I think that question can be answered in several ways, depending on what framework you use.
But one answer would certainly be-self-knowledge. It's the Fifth Splendid Truth: We can build a happy life only on the foundation of our own nature.
But it's surprisingly hard to know yourself! So how can you sneak a glimpse into your own nature?
You can ask yourself: Whom do I envy? What do I lie about? The answers to these questions reveal the way in which your life doesn't reflect your values.
You can ask yourself: What did I do for fun when I was ten years old? You'd probably enjoy as an adult a version of what you enjoyed as a ten-year-old.
You can ask yourself: What do I actually DO?
You can ask yourself: Who are my patron saints? (A "patron saint" is a saint who has a special connection to a person, place, profession, or activity, or in more casual terms, aRead More »from Who Are Your Patron Saints? Here Are Mine