There are no simple and instant paths to happiness.
It is something that needs to be worked upon.
To achieve happiness you have to work towards it.
Not working as in physical labor but working as in developing a certain attitude towards life and living in general.
Most of us are driven by greed and power.
Power can be good and it can be bad.
We generally equate power with money power, status power but never with mind power or spiritual power.
The day, a person begins working towards spiritual power, he has made his way towards happiness.
Acquiring mind power and spiritual power is not as easy as acquiring money or status.
It is a slow and arduous path, which demands a lot many sacrifices.
Work is worship, Spirituality is following your passion.
While we are working towards the greater spiritual power, we can observe some small things that will eventually add to our happiness and give us a state of contentment.
Taking a personal inventory to identify what makes you happy is one of the first things to do.
Taking full personal responsibility for your thoughts, feeling and actions are important for inner happiness.
Appreciating your life and the people in it is a cornerstone to happiness.
Actively desire to be happy.
Commit to happiness.
Make a fully conscious decision to choose happiness over unhappiness.
Once you have opted to be happy and made a commitment
it is most likely that you will try to find happiness in the same situations that existed earlier.
Make a choice to create the life you want to live.
Assume full personal responsibility for your actions thoughts and feelings.
Emphatically refuse to blame others for your own unhappiness.
Look deeply within yourself to assess what makes you uniquely happy.
Apart from what others tell you about happiness.
Each person has his own factors of happiness.
What may make you happy may not make the other person happy too.
You have to evaluate the elements that will constitute your happiness.
Make this self-reflection a routine part of your life.
Insist on making what creates happiness.
When you have focussed on the central object in your life it will be that factor that becomes prime importance.
Choose to convert problems into opportunities and challenges.
The ability to transform trauma into something meaningful, important and a source of emotional strength is another aspect, which will teach you to handle the adverse with equanimity.
Approach life by creating multiple scenarios.
Be open to new possibilities and adopt a flexible approach to life’s journey.
Options give us strength and flexibility is one of the factors that go a long way towards making life far easier than an unbending attitude.
Choose to deeply appreciate your life and people in it
To stay in the present by seeing each experience as something valuable.
Choose to share yourself with friends and community.
To give to the world at large without the expectation of a return.
There is no greater joy than giving.
Choose to be honest with yourself.
To act towards others in an accountable manner by not allowing societal, corporate or family demands to violate your internal contact.
It is no exaggeration that truthfulness keeps a soul clean and brings peace to the mind.
A dishonest person is always insecure.
He lives in fear of being discovered.
Know that you can’t change the world or the things around it.
So change your own thinking and your own self.
Trying to change oneself is far better an option than trying to revolutionize and change the universe.
Know that to forgive you need do nothing.
It is an act of the heart, not the body.
Let go give up cease to a harbor.
Harding ill feelings and harboring resentment causes more harm to you than to the person whom you don’t want to forgive.
Letting go will bring you peace and happiness.