Happiness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment.
The happiness we seek is our birthright. Everyone wants to be happy.
Although everyone wants happiness, most people suffer from mistaken ideas about what brings it. Looking at our possessions and priorities, our society, and media, makes it very apparent that most people believe that will bring true happiness; things and lots of them. And we have them all now, an endless list of things and possibilities. Are we happier having them? What happens when we obtain them or lose them? How attached is our happiness to them?
A belief that “bigger and better” leads to a happier life, results, paradoxically, in less of it.
Today, I am sharing my favorites practices, based on scientific research and personal experience, that help me and could you to attain lasting happiness.
“Savoring is about learning to live presently to fully enjoy the gift of each moment, to give that moment the space and attention it deserves. It takes practice, but it’s a delicious practice. As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life.” Buddha said.
“The past is history. The future is a mystery. This moment is a gift, which is why it's called “the present” beautifully said by Roger Walsh.
Learning how to live in the present moment is an essential ingredient in a happy life.
3. The art of being
The invitation is to find the balance between doing and being that works better for us, so as we perform at our best but also allow ourselves to replenish, pause, rest, surrender, and go through life with ease, peace, and wisdom.
4. Daily Silence time
Silence softens our minds and we gradually learn to quieten our minds and make friends with our thoughts. In silence, we find wisdom, and the answers we are seeking will come naturally from within.
The mindset “if only I had then I could be happy”, keeps us trapped and even more attached to the external environment. We become addicted to them and crave for more and more. How can we be happy with what we have now?
Happiness lies not in feeding and fueling our attachments, but in reducing and relinquishing them. Freedom from attachment brings freedom from suffering.
Happiness is a choice, a daily choice. Happiness is all in our minds and hearts.
Being happy is about YOU, no one and nothing else should affect it.
A happy life is a journey, not a destination.
The journey becomes more enjoyable and fun and gratifying than the moment we achieve the goal.
Enjoy your journey to happiness.