On this International Day of Happiness, take a few minutes to ask yourself, what defines happiness in your life?
According to the recent World Happiness Report, while Finland is at the top, Kenya ranked 124. (See more on: http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2018/)
Undoubtedly the ever smiling person you can think of immediately is the Dalai Lama and here’s an interesting read on what he thinks about Compassion and Happiness, his blog post https://www.dalailama.com/messages/compassion-and-human-values/compassion-as-the-source-of-happiness
What is happiness to you can be different to the person sitting right next to you. Also the state of mind in changing constantly even in moments, for example you might experience joy from eating your favourite chocolate cupcake and right after feel guilty for indulging in the choice of eating a sugary item. Thus, is the state of our mind, bouncing from thought to thought, positive to negative or vice versa.
To bring yourself into a constant state of happiness, there is much work to be done. While some seek Prayer, some seek motivational talks, some seek pleasure with friends or family, you have to realize it is again a unique proposition and satisfaction index.
Here’s a definition that inspires me:
“Humor opens closed hearts. Humor can free us from the grip of our thoughts. When we smile, we feel we can accept things we previously could not. We feel we can forgive those who have wronged us. Humor is an essential part of life.”- by Haemin Sunim
Take some time periodically in your life to get in touch with your inner happiness and your quest for success will surely continue to charter its course smoothly.