|Life's fabulous for me|
The most basic search by any living organism is for happiness.Every endeavour by any living being ,community,organisation,society,or civilisation is for hapiness only.
Why do we want to be happy and not be unhappy .We want to be happy because that is the most fundamental attribute of our human constitution.At the most rudimentary level each sentient and non sentient system wants to attain equilibrium & stability .Happiness is the biggest reflection of stability,balance & equilibrium in the internal “ecosystem”.
What comes in the way of your happiness
What interferes with your happiness is the misunderstanding that happiness follows having,being,doing something .This is the dichotomy that separates happiness from the experience that is you and me .The fact is that happiness does not follow acievement but it’s the genesis of achievement.
Can happiness be obtained
Happiness can be obtained for those who believe it must be obtained.However,happiness will prevail for those who know it is a state of being ,instead of an event heralding the acquisition of something (happiness).So ,essentially happiness is a state of being .It is not in having everything happening our way necessarily all the time.Rather,it is a state of mind & being to be in grace inspite of what ever is happening outside.So at best we can “incline ourselves towards happiness”as Marci Shimoff says.
Happiness is within or without?
When they opened the Tomb of Hermes the most powerful piece of wisdom was emblazoned on the stone,which said “as within so without”.Which means that your entire universe is a reflection of whatever is happening inside.Happiness is also an outcome of what is happening inside.
What happens inside
Whatever is happening inside is very important .Your thoughts and feelings dictate how happy you end up feeling.You are always asked to think positively, and towards that end there is a huge industry focussing on teaching people to think positively.Affirmations,hypnosis,neuro linguistic programming,meditation,are some of the holistic methods used for increasing your happiness quotient,other than the run of the mill pursuits.Thoughts ,doubtlessly,are very crucial in ensuring you have a positive outlook towards life.Even more important are the feelings & emotions you harbour about life.
|Find your joy everywhere|
Emotional well being
“Feeling is everything in life”.Eminent thinkers like Robert Collier emphasised on the importance of feelings and he was specific about the far reaching influence of feelings.How do you feel about your life generally?Good?Bad?OK? well the fact is whatever you do feel at the back of your mind constantly is what will recurringly return to you .So if you feel happy about life constantly,regardless of whatever is happening on the outside, things will improve and feel better.
Now feeling happy constantly,unconditionally is a huge responsibility,which only you can execute.Do it with aplomb throughout life.It’s one of the best things to be alive about.
Some one said “some people live as if they’d never die,and some people die as if they never lived”.
Well how you feel about life makes all the difference.