“Happiness is all about how content & satisfied you’re at this moment”
What is happiness?
Happiness is a state of bliss wherein no matter what is going on within or outside, one has CHOSEN to be at peace. Happiness doesn’t mean just a smile on our face. Pretending to be happy outside and lost amidst the wants and desires of life doesn’t make you a happy person.
Let me share an interesting conversation that took place between a saint (S) and a common man (M).
S – What do you do to earn a living?
M – I work at a XYZ company.
S – Why do you work for 12 hours? Isn’t it stressful?
M – Yes! It is stressful, but I get paid for it.
S – What do you aim to achieve, 5 years from now?
M – To get a promotion and a big salary hike.
S – What will you do once you have a big bank balance?
M – I would spend on rejoicing good moments with my family.
S – What will you attain at the end?
M – A smile on my little daughter’s face would make me happy after all.
S – Aren’t you happy right now?
M – Yeah! I’m but not as much as I would be then.
S – When your ultimate goal is to be happier than you’re today, why do you want to run behind these worldly things? Make your mind happy once and look at the world then. You’ll find that happiness lies within yourself and not outside.
The saint had clear ideas of what happiness truly stands for. It’s the mind which is required to be trained to be happy at all times, and it’s us, who are responsible for doing that. Money can buy everything but never happiness.
Tip on how to live a happy life
When you find yourself searching for happiness, pause and ask yourself :-
“Why am I running?”
“What will I achieve at the end?”
“Will this step lead to my ultimate goal of becoming happier?”
When you answer these questions, you might realize that it’s possible for you to be happy even now. You don’t need something to be happy. You can choose to be happy in the present moment, irrespective of any and all external stimuli
Being happy isn’t about being perfect. It’s all about trying out different things and looking beyond all the imperfections.
Learn from a child
A child is happy in all his senses. No evil thoughts, no fears and yes a crystal clear mind. He’s happy with his surroundings, with his choices. He has no regrets.
The feeling of fear, feeling of loosing things, fear of getting less than the other person, feeling of jealousy has lead us to become more hypocrites than we actually were. “Human beings have entered in a never finishing race of wanting more than required.” And this greed leads us to the world of floating enemies; stress, hypertension & disease.
Like every atom has two parts: Positive (nucleus) & Negative (remaining part), we also have two choices either the correct way or the incorrect way (which seems to be more appealing). It’s only what we choose, what we desire to be, what expectations we carry that decide our lives. So choose Happiness. Choose to be happy at every point. Try to dig out the positives out of everything you do or become a part of. Use your circumstances wisely to attain happiness. And yes never keep happiness just to yourself; spread it across the whole humanity, after all,
“Happiness is not a thing to keep, but an experience of bliss to live with.”