The reality of life is something that most of us are prone to misconstrue as being unfair to us. The prime reason for this is our focus on what we crave and do not have and our envy of those who have what we crave. At times when things seem to be going our way or are in a happy frame of mind, we do appreciate the blessings we have but these periods of bliss are far few and in between. So how does one etch happiness into our psyche?
Happiness is a state of mind and the key then is to fine tune the mind to allow happiness to seep in and envelope us. This is best done as under:
Appreciate the reality:
We need to appreciate the fact that we are human. This means that we can think, we can emote and we can decide.
We need to realize that we are not perfect and as a result we have to learn to forgive ourselves, tolerate the mistakes of others and make efforts to correct the mistakes rather than give up in hopelessness.
We need to be ecstatic that we are alive for we now have limitless opportunities to leave our mark in this world and energize the environment around us.
Focus then on thinking positively, being more forgiving and grasping opportunities.
Realize the truth:
That as human beings we will make mistakes, we stumble, we fall and we may even get hurt. The truth is that these are like vaccination pricks that are temporarily painful but leave a long term positive effect in ensuring our well being. Seen in this light, it dawns on us that every fall makes us more humble, every mistake teaches us a new lesson and that hurt is a mechanism to alert us to impending dangers that can be avoided through caution and alertness.
Every setback, every tumble we take and every obstacle that comes our way is just a blip in the larger scheme of life; recognize this truth and you shall be free of worries.
Clasp all possibilities
Understand the innumerable possibilities that come with the knowledge that we can rise again, we can try again, we keep learning and we keep growing. Seen amputees participate in games and athletics or heard Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata a classic that one finds hard to believe has been composed by a deaf composer. If these seem extreme examples, look at the physically, financially or academically challenged in and around you who have succeeded despite all odds.
So do you see the innumerable opportunities around you just waiting for you to clasp them and turn them into successes?
Now be thankful for the priceless opportunity of life for as long as life exists we can find happiness in the little things and big things that surround us.
Don’t forget that LIFE is Love Inside Finding Expression – start with loving yourself.
Write down the following immediately
- The one new learning you would like to acquire E.g. Learning a new sport or language
- The one physical good that you desperately want to posses, which is a realistic possibility for you sometime in the next 5 years. E.g. A high end music system (name the brand of your choice)
- The one limitation / trait that you would want to eliminate at the earliest. E.g. Being more decisive or being more organized
- The one change you would like to bring to your life E.g. Lose weight or spend more time with family etc.
Now work on ways to realize these desires before the end of 2013
- Click on this link and watch this inspirational and motivational talk by Nick Vujicic a truly physically challenged but most engaging speaker http://tinyurl.com/6oqnzk
- Click on this link and watch the Last Lecture by Prof. Randy Pausch to appreciate the need to embrace life http://tinyurl.com/2z3wsx
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