Happiness comes from within.
Have you heard that before? I think many times we seek an object or a person to give us that happiness and we lose control by giving in to our senses. Be it food for comfort( taste/smell ) or relationships ( feeling wanted, physical touch). When that becomes an addiction we end up not being focussed on the important things in life.
We need to understand that we are whole without the external influences. The mind when attaches to these stimulus will always seek for it to find happiness.
Sutra 2.55 tells us to withdraw the mind from the senses and take it inside you. That’s where you’ll find bliss.
This is something i would love to practice. The shan Mukhi Mudra is what i’d want to use in my practice to attain this.