This is what I discovered after getting sober. I had been looking for something to make me happy all my life. I tried to find happiness in things, people, places, and partying. Those things always eventually ended in pain and misery. I finally found peace, joy, and contentment when I stopped looking for it outside myself. I discovered true happiness through a connection to my spirit, my higher self, my soul. Once I began to have a loving relationship with my own soul, my whole life healed. So quit searching outside. Quiet the mind and look within. You already have it, you just don’t know it yet!