Happiness decoded🙂

Ashutosh Jain
Apr 6 · 5 min read
Photo by Larm Rmah on Unsplash

Four women sat for hours under the hairdryers at the beauty parlor. After exhausting their gossip, they turned to philosophy. The first lady said, “Happiness is when my husband brings home his paycheck.”

The second lady stated, “Happiness is gambling in Las Vegas and winning.”

The third lady commented, “Happiness is vacationing without my husband or my children.”

The fourth lady concluded, “Happiness is eating without worrying about calories.”

Upon eavesdropping, one hairdresser whispered to the other, “Happiness is not having to listen to these cackling hens.”

It is clear that the idea of happiness has no universal definition — it is a personal phenomenon.

Happiness is not a result. It is a way of life. It is an attitude, not a desire. “You can be happy here and now if you know how to be, but you will never be happy if you don’t know how to be and you go on desiring it. Happiness is an art. It is a way of life.”

How to achieve happiness?

Happiness can be achieved through training the mind

If you desire happiness, you should identify those factors which lead to happiness and those factors which lead to suffering. Having done this, you can gradually do the following:

  • Cultivate those factors which lead to happiness.
  • Compassion
  • Patience
  • Generosity
  • Greed
  • Envy
  • Frustration

Happiness can be achieved by shifting your perspective

we should do is shift our perspective by doing the following:

  • Taking a wider perspective.
  • Thinking of how things could be worse.

Compassion and altruism lead to happiness

Compassion, the Dalai Lama explains, is a mental attitude based on the rationale that all human beings have an innate desire to be happy and to overcome suffering, coupled with a desire for others to achieve this as well. It’s associated with a sense of commitment, responsibility, and respect toward the other.

The importance of fun

One normally has to work for a living.To live a full life, one also needs play, leisure and fun.

Spirituality helps

Spiritually speaking, long lasting happiness cannot be achieved through worldly things as it is momentary and perishable. The eternal happiness, when one lives in unending joy and contentment, is the happiness of realizing self and God.

Conclusion

Whichever way we look at it, happiness can only be built on the foundation of a calm, stable mind. That is the simple secret of happiness. If we want to be happy then we should enjoy what we are doing and not let the past or the future move our mind. We should firmly live in the present and try to find the beauty of life at every step.
Let us make some changes to our attitude and shift our perspective a little to be Happy.🙂

Thoughts And Ideas

An attempt to bring all heart-touching and thought provoking writings under one roof to make an impact.

Ashutosh Jain

Written by

In quest of the Self!✍

Thoughts And Ideas

An attempt to bring all heart-touching and thought provoking writings under one roof to make an impact.