Everyone is in pursuit of their own happiness. We are not happy with our current possessions despite many positives. What makes us happy? The contributors to happiness vary from one human to another. What is ecstatic to one individual, may be normal to another. Some like big cars, others find it a wasteful expenditure. Some find pleasure in work being a technology geek; other find peace in jungles and caves. Some find happiness in the valley of flowers, others can find happiness in a single flower in the garden. No one should ape another to find happiness. Always look within.
The things that make us happy change over the period of time. In school days, a simple candy makes us happy. As grownups, it doesn’t excites us. Our needs and desires change over a period of time. Every materialistic thing has a law of diminishing return. It will give you pleasure for some time only. Then we look for another one and then another one.
So, what gives us constant happiness? I suppose rising ourselves to higher consciousness( that gives permanence to your thoughts) or pursuing a life dream(not a job!).
I don’t know about higher consciousness , but I want to walk the path of meditation and spirituality to discover it myself.
Recently I read the book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ and found the resonance of my thoughts as narrated by Sri Yukteshwar, the teacher of Paramhansa Yogananda and I quote “How quickly we weary of earthly pleasures! Desire for material things is endless; man is never satisfied completely, and pursues one goal after another. The ‘something else’ he seeks is the Lord, who alone can grant lasting joy”. “Outward longings drive us from the Eden within; they offer false pleasures which only impersonate soul-happiness. The lost paradise is quickly regained through divine meditation. As God is un-anticipatory Ever-Newness, we never tire of Him. Can we be surfeited with bliss, delightfully varied throughout eternity?”