I have started doing things consciously, i don't want to laugh anymore, i just want to maintain that inner peace felt in doing things meditatively. But people have started asking that "i am looking sad". Should i smile or should i go with the flow, i want to follow Lord Buddha.
This is a similar experience i've encountered.When I do things meditatively i usually look like i'm in a trance like state.My eyes are down cast.I don't talk a lot.I keep to myself.I have also observed, i also look quite expressionless.This can sometimes be misconstrued as sad.But i feel enormousness peace.I'm just not animated.
In our society today, everyone has to be constantly talking,reacting,bubbly,hyped,on their phones,smiling,being a running commentary on daily events..Two people have expressed concern about me because i don't seem as interested in many things,since they equate happiness with "doing" things.Travelling,partying,listening to music,adventure,talking about anything under the sun etc.(Accumulating more experiences).
After experiencing peace from meditation my idea of happiness is more of peace and stillness.Instead of smiling,looking happy and experiencing more experiences.