The Art of remaining Happy

I often drive past those swanky cars in my neighborhood and almost instantly make a mental picture of those who own it and their lifestyle. The frequent 5 star visits, expensive clothes, diamonds and the level of opulence that we can’t even imagine that they are experiencing with the possession of wealth always makes one jealous. But does this make them the happiest creatures on Earth?

I know some of these people and although they are happy but with there is the absence of real fulfillment and contentedness. It’s all in the mind. Being happy is a state of mind and it possible can’t be achieved truly with only the possession of materialistic things. Happiness is one thing that God has reserved equally for everyone. God has given the same rights to the poor as to the rich to be happy in life.

Real opulence doesn’t come with an empty cradle. A cradle is beautiful only when a baby is sleeping inside it or smiling even if it is a wooden one. An empty gold cradle has no value in my eyes. I learnt this from my Guru. If real happiness comes from the materialistic things then what would happen if that is taken away from you? If your house catches fire then make a point of saving the photographs and video tapes first as you can buy everything else but you can never have those memories back.

Keep good people near you. People may also just mean 1 person to you as you need someone who truly loves you. If you are fortunate then you may have a bunch of people who truly are there to share your sorrows and happiness. But even if it is only one person then make sure that you always value that person and thank God that you have a living soul with whom you can confide your secrets and be yourself. This is real happiness. Rich people slowly leave behind the importance of valuing people and although I have tried to make sense of their ways, I end up with nothing to support such a trend.

Spiritual happiness is tough to attain and although it is the highest form of experiencing God within you, people ignore it. The simple art of remaining happy is to understand that happiness comes with love. Love everyone around you and people will love you back. What you sow is what you reap. Cultivate love and true happiness will flow to you. Being rich means is to value what you already have. You are a rich person if you value what you already possess and you are being loved because that would mean that you really have perfected the art of being happy.

 

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31 thoughts on “The Art of remaining Happy

  1. very true and I agree. i would add one thing and this is vital for us to first learn to find happiness and love with ourselves (soul). We are truly naive if we think happiness and love will flood our lives, when we don’t even know how to love and be happy with ourselves. Great post again!

  2. “I wanna be happy, I bet that we all do.
    But ninety percent think they’ll never afford to.
    What a shame what money’s done to the brain,
    Any country any colour everyone’s in it’s range.”

    -Bliss N Eso (At Midnight)

    Just like some people may have preconceived notions of the family who owns that broken down old car, people seem to keep to those same notions concerning rap and people who listen to it. And yet they never open their ears to listen to the words and the tales of courage and heartbreak that many of these artists go through.

    Don’t get me wrong. There is some rap out there that is far from art (IMO) but my point is the same one you just made. Happiness has nothing to do with the quality of the success you achieve at the end of your journey but rather the struggles you had to overcome to reach it.

    I’ll try to tell the world this while telling it to myself as well. You do the same. Keep up the wonderful posts.

    Thank you

  3. Hello Tanushree, where ever did I find your blog? :) Very nicely written. You must be a sweet and wise soul. I loved and needed to read this !

  4. “It is easier for a camel to walk through a needle than for a rich man to walk through the gates to the Kingdom” The Messiah (paraphrased)

  5. Thanks for visiting wordimagery! Great thoughts you shared here… Jesus said, “A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” “Do not lay up treasure on earth where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break in and steal.” But rather, lay up treasure in heaven.
    His grace and peace be with you for your journey,

    Stephen

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