Hi Tim Dibble, this is such a great comment, thanks so much.
The happiness which I refer to is not a state of mind (like Nirvana), it is a state of being. When you are in a constant state of being of happiness, you could still experience sadness, anger, and many other feelings and emotions. However, they do not shake you or leave a mark on you. They simply do what they do and move on. And you are grounded and secure in the underlying happiness that is present within you all the time.
This type of happiness is not a process, it is not another goal to be achieved either. It’s more like a by-product of self-realization.
I hope this makes sense.