Man kind has been running towards endless journey. To be happy.
Everyone wants to be happy, so work in their own way to be Happy. Some people follow path of religion , some goes to parties , many travel around…..But its momentary relief in most cases. After certain time, its same routine…..A time comes , when your mind says ‘I want to break free”.
I am so fortunate that I meet so many people from different streams, Businessmen ,Travelers , Party goers , Students , Families , Yoga followers , Astrologers , teachers , Social workers . My e commerce work allows me to spend quality time with them and in return they have always given me few lessons on their true experiences.
Here I sum up their common experiences in 5 Point action plan
Don’t seek materialism over everything else in life.
“Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money.”
“Money is not everything, but for everything you need money”.
While money certainly is a great gain in this life, it doesn’t bring happiness. Its perspective of life , which changes in life and we get mature. Think about how you would feel if tomorrow was your last day to breathe.
Would you really want to make more money, or would your focus turn to connecting with people or having certain experiences? If you live by your values and some principles, you will find more fulfillment than materialism could ever bring.
Don’t ignore opportunities in Life, Take risk
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Jefferson
If you take a risk, a failure will not kill you, but tech you a valuable lesson. But success can give you so much enthusiasm, you cant imagine its power. Success is biggest energy booster in life. Take the risk, and jump; you may be surprised how much it changes your life for the better.
Sometimes, when opportunity comes to knock on the door, people just decide to keep the TV droning on and not to answer the door. Or, the opportunity looks too much like work, or pushes them out of their comfort zone that they choose to pass on it. However, if this becomes a habit, you will find yourself frustrated when you see times where you passed when you should have held on with every fingernail fiber. It’s hard to be happy when you can’t hold onto the good things that come your
Don’t chase the wrong things.
“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.”
Sometimes we get confused about what really is important for us. Our relations and god gifted family is our trasure for lifetime. Don’t give them low priority . Stop taking them for granted.
Do a deep dive inside to discover what you value most. Then, don’t waste your life chasing the things that don’t really matter.
Have a spiritual life.
“In the mental calmness of a spiritual life, I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you.” – Clarence Clemons
Religion is not in temples, but inside us. A spiritual bent means we are more humane. Its nothing to do with God, but our emotions. Be spiritual, go to a place where you find like minded people.Be it meditation , marital arts, yoga or any hobby.
Being part of a group of like-minded people who focus on helping others and unconditionally loving people certainly would help you find fulfillment in life.
Also, many people find prayer and meditation to be very calming and beneficial to their emotional well being. All of these factors, as well as many others, contribute to an overall better mental outlook of people plugged in to the spiritual realm.
Don’t equate comfort with happiness.
“Western culture has things a little backwards right now. We think that if we had every comfort available to us, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now we’re so comfortable we’re miserable. There’s no struggle in our lives. No sense of adventure. We get in a car, we get in an elevator, it all comes easy. What I’ve found is that I’m never more alive than when I’m pushing and I’m in pain, and I’m struggling for high achievement, and in that struggle I think there’s a magic.” – Dean Karnazes
Just because you’re comfortable in your life and job, doesn’t mean you’re necessarily happy. Learn to distinguish between the two feelings. You may discover that even though you have a cushy life, you are dealing with depression. If so, find what makes you happy, and pursue it even at the cost of your comfort.
This last point , I got from a beautiful article from net.
Try these points, it will make a difference