Saturday, October 4, 2008

"You Can Find Happiness Within Yourself"


Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads to a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design. How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness. The greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside.

Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the presents, here's the unvarnished truth - when you are unhappy, and your mind is unhealthy. Watch it pal !! Whose mind do you think you're talking about anyhow? It is really quite simple - when the body is sick, it sends pain signals to the brain to let it know something is wrong and needs attention. When the mind is in a state of distress, the signal sent by our immune system is unhappiness. Just like pain, unhappiness is a clear signal that we must do something about the problem or problems.

Ignoring the problems because we are too busy is not wise. Make no mistake, unhappiness is an illness and untreated has potential to cause more severe damage to both the mind and the body.

There are no pills nor operations for unhappiness so doctors do nothing about it as a health problem. For many years both psychiatrists and psychotherapists took a stab at it only to arrive at the irrevocable conclusion that "every single case of unhappiness on this planet is unique to the individual". The only practical medical treatment is good old self-help. It has always been true that only I can make me unhappy - which of course means, only I can make me happy again.

Just like exercise keeps a healthy body healthy - any work put in on behalf of your own happiness will reap rewards. Unhappy people can work to become happy. Happy people can work to strengthen their hold and maybe share a little with others. When you share a piece of cake, you cut it in half.

When you share happiness, you double it.

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