Happiness is within us
Each one of us seek happiness. The spiritual part is always happy. Our mind and thoughts hide this happiness essence, like a cloud hiding the sun, but it is there all the time. Unfortunately we seek happiness outside, because we believe it is out there, but it is actually always within us.
At the peak of happiness, there is a stoppage of the thinking process. There is inner silence and peace. Happiness is always within us, but it is clouded by thoughts, desires and fears. It is experienced when these covers disappear for a while.