Video: Happiness vs. Ambition

Happiness vs. Ambition

Is it possible to be happy with what you have and still strive to achieve more?

Byron Katie takes on this urgent question from a caller who feels a conflict. “You’re living your max right now, given the stressful thoughts that you’re believing,” Katie says. “You’re only held back by fear, and fear is what I invite you to question. If you had no fear, what could stop you?”

Then Katie asks if power or possessions result in happiness. The caller is not so sure. “If I had one wish for you,” Katie says, “it would be that you could be happy no matter what your situation is—rich or poor, sick or healthy, old or young. When your question your stressful thoughts, you’re happy wherever you are.”