svatini D Posted almost 2 years ago Is happiness internal or external? Happiness though very internal to you but is definitely influenced by external events. Your emotions govern your level of happiness and contentment. As emotions are the results of your thoughts, which are ultimately the generation of your mind. Thus in this way, it can be concluded that happiness as a result of your thoughts is internal to you essentially. However, external events may create a imbalance of thoughts leading to a state of being not happy. However, by getting rid of negative thoughts/emotions, you can experience everlasting happiness in life.