When we are asked about what we are trying to achieve, what do we answer most of the time? Most people I know will relate the answer to either a material goal like financial freedom or a spiritual goal like self realization. However I want you to ask yourself, have you ever considered about having a life full of joy at all time no matter what happens as one of those goals you have in life?
Are you truly having happiness in your life? If you are given a chance to change something, is there anything you would want to change?
Someone asked me again today for a life advice on why we people are unhappy with their life. I have written here and here about it. Anyway, it is true there are so many among us who are unhappy in life. If asked, why they are unhappy?
Happiness is a momentary balance. When everything in our life is going smoothly and is well balanced we have happiness. When we are faced with conflicts and challenges, we are unhappy. We cannot find permanent happiness in this world because of the dual nature of this world. Happiness and sadness must co-exist. Sometimes we are happy, sometimes we are not. Life is a cycle. It is an ongoing process.
There are many definitions of happiness. Sometimes said to be the state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Whatever the definition is, we all want to be happy. It is one of the greatest thirst of human beings. Usually, something is making us happy. When this something is taken away from us, we are unhappy or sad. Ask yourself, what makes you happy? What if that thing is suddenly taken away from you? How will…