Finding Real Happiness
Too often people search for happiness in a wrong place
It’s a pity that no one teaches to be happy. Can you tell that education given to you in all the educational institutions that you’ve been through made you happy? You may have learned how to make a lot of money or maybe you mastered this or that skill, but does it really make feel on the seventh heaven?
Tony Robbins, one of the greatest motivational speakers, has talked about very rich people, who were his clients. Despite their incredible wealth – they were miserable. Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan nation, writes in one of his books that when he arrived in the US, he met a lot of wealthy people. He had an impression that their level of comfort had to increase satisfaction and happiness in these people. How surprised he was to see lots of antidepressants in the bathroom of one of the rich couples he visited. They had to take them to sleep and become relieved from the shackles of stress.
The real lasting happiness never comes from the external events. It always comes from the inner self. This is exactly what all ancient spiritual teachings are conveying. Don’t seek happiness in material and forever-changing things; discover the bliss within.
Easier said than done, right? Absolutely. But it is very much like physical training. You can’t become fit without a daily exercise routine. Happiness is constructed in your mind, and you should learn to create and maintain it. Is it worth it? Totally! It’s one of the greatest skills that a human being can master.
Start your training with following these 7 tips:
- Don’t take yourself too seriously. 7 billion citizens of our planet face problems like you. In fact, if you’re reading this text you will probably never face the problems that people are facing in Africa. Don’t get too involved in the negative aspects of what’s happening.
- Make friends with yourself. Be kind to yourself. You have to live with that person all your life.
- Accept. Whether you’re suffering or experiencing joy – remember that it shall pass away. Accept and enjoy every moment and make friends with your feelings.
- You’re not your suffering. You’re not that label. You’re the universe in the miniature. Be free to become whatever you want.
- Express yourself. Don’t be afraid to show your true persona and give your greatest gift to the world. Maybe the world doesn’t need it right now. But YOU definitely need it.
- Forgive and love yourself. Failing to forgive yourself, you accumulate stress. If you accumulate stress, you develop illnesses – both mental and physical. Whatever happened, learn to accept it and keep marching forward. Who knows what lies ahead? Critical situations are often followed by new beginnings.
- Meditate. This stimulates the “feel-good” factor. Do it!