Category Archives: Happiness

Flavors Of Happiness


The first one is chocolate. Out of every 100 desires, probably 67 must be fulfilled by chocolate. However, it just leaves you wanting more. The happiness lasts only until the delicious texture of smooth cocoa lasts in your mouth. Happiness gained from fulfillment of desires is like this—fleeting. Before you know it, there is something else you need to do or get before you can say you’re happy. It’s an unending race! The secret is in making a subtle shift from eating chocolate to be happy to being happy and eating chocolate. Got it?

Would you like some strawberry next? They add a delightful pink wherever they are—the color of love. Girls are supposed to like pink by nature. Can we safely assume that it’s because they are so loving? Often, we are caught up in analyzing how much love we received from whom, and what’s more, this is judged by what gifts we received or what they did for us. This is totally conditional—our love for someone becomes conditional. The disadvantage is that our happiness is in someone else’s hands. Take charge of it yourself. Move through life asking yourself how much love you can give. In this giving, happiness is an inevitable side-effect.

Vanilla please! Nothing can fill your senses like the fragrance of pure vanilla extract. Otherwise it could take a night in the forest or a storm in the dessert to do the same. Our happiness is stimulated to a great extent by our senses and sensory perceptions. What this means is that we are looking for happiness outside. You really want to be happy? Start looking inside. Find your source. Then nothing can shake you.

In short, happiness is your nature; it grows in giving and is unshakeable when you know that YOU are the source.



Happiness Is Your Very Nature

Peace and happiness is what we are made up of!
  • So the real quest for happiness is actually the quest towards our own inner self
If you turn your mind inward a little bit, and just observe what is happening inside you, you will always be happy. Unhappiness means you have gone away from Your Self. You have gotten caught up in the world outside of you. So take a step back, turn inward and look within, and then you find that ‘you are happiness‘.

It’s the Self or consciousness that always gives you happiness, like the Sun always gives you light. Can the Sun ever give you darkness, no! Similarly the Self always radiates happiness and energy. But when you move away from that, then your energy goes down and sadness wells up.

Broaden your vision
  • and know that life is much bigger than the small events and situations that take place.
What robs you of your smile is unpleasant events; events which do not bring you comfort, or which appear to give you misery. But when you realize that you are much bigger than pleasure and pain, and you are much bigger than the events in your life, both pleasant or unpleasant, then the smile on your face will not vanish. Things come and fleet away. And everything that comes and goes has a purpose. A thorn and a soft rose petal, they both have their purpose.

In the world, some things happen the way you want, and some things don’t happen the way you want. Bundle it all and put it aside. Nothing should take away your happiness.

 What overshadows your happiness is:
  • ‘I want this & I want that’. Wanting something is what pushes happiness away.
Where the wanting and desires end, and the sharing begins, happiness is exactly there.
Whether a desire is fulfilled or not, just be happy. Don’t cling onto a desire, because whenever a desire is fulfilled, it leaves you in the same place that you were before the desire arose. And not all desires can be fulfilled. Some get fulfilled, some don’t.

The secret to happiness is in being without desires, and in focusing on how you can serve others. The more you serve, the more happiness you will get. Having this feeling, ‘I don’t want anything for myself, I am contented’, brings happiness.

When you give and contribute to people who need you more than you need anything else, that also gives you the strength to move through those moments when you cannot smile.

Memories is not happiness
  • Happiness is that which is in the present.
In the world, people are either dreaming of happiness or remembering happiness. That is either being in the past or the future. But happiness is that which is in the present.
Many times you postpone your happiness until some perfect future date, but it never arrives. Be in the present. If you are happy now, the past will not torment you and the future will take care of itself. This is the art of living!
Remember one things:
  • You are responsible for your own happiness. Come what may, whoever says whatsoever, keep yourself happy.
Be determined that: ‘I am not going to let my happiness be taken away by anybody! Make this determination today and see what happens. Nature will support you!
When you find happiness within yourself, you see that your happiness is unconditional.
Posted By:Himanshu

Five Secrets To Happiness

  • Once a wise man drew a line on a board and told his student to make the line shorter without touching or erasing it. How would you do it? You have to shorten a line without touching it. The intelligent one (referring to the student) then drew a much longer line underneath that line. So, the line automatically became shorter. The lesson here is that if your difficulties appear to be very big, lift your eyes because you are only focused on yourself. If you lift your eyes up and look at those who are in a worse condition than you, you will suddenly feel that your burden is not as bad as you thought it was. If you think you have some big problem, look at people who have a greater problem. Suddenly, you will get a confidence that my problem is much smaller, and I can manage it.
  • So, the first point on how to be happy is to see the world where there are greater and bigger problems. Then, your problems will appear smaller. The moment your problems appear smaller, you will get the energy and confidence to deal with it or solve it. In simple words, serve those who are in greater need.
  • Second, look at your own life. In the past, you had many problems. They have all come and gone. Know that even this will go and you do have the energy and power to overcome it. You will get self-confidence by understanding and looking at your own past.
  • Third, and most important, do some breathing exercise and relaxation.
  • Fourth, do you know, in anger we say, ‘I give up’. Without frustration or anger say, ‘I give this problem up, I cannot solve it, let the Divine help me.’ And know that you will always be helped. Have the confidence that you will be helped; a power in the universe is going to help you.
  • The fifth one – what do you think is the fifth one? I leave it to you. You think about the fifth one. I can go on up to twenty-five or thirty (points), but I would like you to come up with it. We are always looking for solutions from someone. We forget that if we turn our mind inward, we can get some idea, some solution. This is the fifth one. Spontaneity! Be spontaneous. Spontaneity will come when you take a few minutes to go deep within yourself. There is nothing great in smiling when everything is normal, and when everything is going the way you want. But if you awaken the valor inside of you, and say, ‘Come what may, I am going to keep smiling’, you will notice tremendous energy, just rise from within you. And the problem is like nothing; it just comes and disappears.



Posted By:Himanshu