The reason why there is so little happiness in the world is dependency. Happiness is not dependent on ‘anything’ or ‘anyone’ or found ‘anywhere’.
Happiness is only possible when we are able to accept everyone as they are. That means an end to judging or resisting others, an end to complaining and blaming, an end to criticising and controlling and an end to competing with anyone.
It is only when we choose thoughts and feelings aligned with our true nature of purity, peace and love that we shift from - asking to sharing; holding on to letting go; expectations to acceptance; past & future to being in the now. We create a life of joy, contentment and bliss, because we have the choice and the power. Happiness is a Decision.
The search for happiness consumes our lives. Many of us continually postpone our happiness - indefinitely. It's not that we consciously set out to do so, but we keep convincing ourselves, "Someday I'll be happy". We tell ourselves we'll be happy when we get out of school, get our first job, when we have a nicer car, a better house. The truth is there is no better time to be happy than right now.
1. The quality of thoughts we create in our mind generate corresponding feelings. Therefore, our happiness is directly linked to what we choose to think.
2. In challenging situations we lose our happiness because we have been living in the illusion that the external situation decides our inner state.
3. When we blame external situations, other people or even God for our current state of mind, we cease to take responsibility of our own creation – our thoughts, words and actions. External situations are only a stimulus and we always have the choice in every situation.
4. We always have the power to create positive thoughts, irrespective of the situation. Happiness is a personal choice.
Here we explore the journey to overcome expectations and desires, forget the past, not depend on the future, live in the present, not ask for happiness, instead create it and share it with them. Happiness is not a destination, it is a journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now.
HAPPINESS IS NOT A DEPENDENCY, IT IS A DECISION.
- Prachi Rathi
Psychologist, Counsellor, Graphologist and Life Skills Trainer