The above is inspired by the wisdom of the Navajo, what they call hozro:
The Navajo word hozro … means a sort of blend of being in harmony
with one’s environment, at peace with one’s circumstances, content
with the day, devoid of anger, and free from anxieties.
Tony Hillerman, The Ghostway, p. 146
Does this mean happiness happens without any effort? There is a difference between just hoping for happiness and actively pursuing happiness. It takes a proactive approach.