Seeking happiness doesn't work. At best, it's a bumpy road. It's because you already are free and peaceful. The real problem is you are at war with ‘what-is'. Life unfolds as it does, and yet, you want it to align with your desires. Attention is externally focused, judging and hoping things to be different. You're engulfed by conditioned mind noise. Pivot away from the judgments toward the silence of your inner sanctum. There's no call to seek anything special, you are content to just be as you are.