Although happiness is available in every moment, in miserable moments it is not readily available. Miserable moments are not so bad when they are momentary. When they pile up and turn into hours, days or months, they can take their toll on you. When you experience too many miserable moments they can mess with your belief system and lead to a miserable outlook. A miserable outlook can generate an endless supply of miserable moments. Even the most miserable of miserable outlooks is made up of many miserable moments. Although miserable outlooks are daunting, miserable moments are manageable.
Moments come and go. They are each filled with opportunity. Misery can blind you to the opportunity of the moment, but if you understand that even the most miserable moment contains opportunity, you can begin to transform your misery, moment by moment.
The mechanism of miserable moment transformation is mindfulness. The first step of mindfulness is recognizing the miserable moment. When you see that you are in a miserable moment then you are being mindful. When you are mindful in a moment, you are participating in the transformation of the moment. Despite a lingering miserable feeling, you are no longer a passive victim of mood, you are an active participant in a revolution.
To use mindfulness, look at the thoughts that are swirling around the miserable moment. The thoughts will tell you if you are miserable because of you or because of somebody else. They will tell you if you are miserable about the past, present or future. Following your thoughts will lead you directly to the circumstances of your misery. If misery seems to be the only reasonable response to those circumstances, then there is something wrong with your reasoning. Keep looking for that faulty, compelling reason to be miserable. When you find it, it will explode. That will feel nice.
As a mindful revolutionary, you may need to go on many such missions to uproot and destroy all of your ideas that lead to miserable moments. Each miserable moment though, can be a call to action. You are up to the task. All you need is your mind and a moment to reflect. With that, you can transform the world.