It is solely up us to develop the virtue of happiness and joy, and in fact practice that virtue in our everyday life.
Daily practice – You are responsible!
Not only does this practice have a positive influence on us, it also leaves a remarkable level of positivity to those we also come in contact with. Asides that, the practice of happiness helps to alter the vibration of our global consciousness. If you can, find something that will bring joy and happiness to you at this very moment.
Can you at this very moment cease what you are doing and be happy?
Can you do that?
What we see as very ordinary things here in the western world is a very big luxury. Even rice which we regard as very ordinary here is something that some get to eat only very few times in a couple of months. So many of my trips that served as a reality check to realize how fortunate we are here.
Most of the people in the underdeveloped nation (which is, most of the world) can only imagine the life that we live. How they would in a flash trade their problems with ours. And here is the whole point of the matter here, what I refer to as “Western Disease.”
Most of us have drowned in our constant and petty desires for things that we have failed to realize and appreciate the simple everyday joy and pleasure that life has accorded us with.
We are always on the search for more, our appetite is insatiable. We suffer in our blindness and neurosis when the reality is that we have an abundant and joyous life, we just fail to recognize and realize it.
The practice of joy and happiness is a virtue because it forces us to appreciate and realize what we have without the thirst and hunger for even more. This appreciation accompanies awareness, and with awareness comes even more happiness.
I would like to share a little tip with you, shelve aside the thoughts of a happy life or even a happy month or week.
Instead, practice joyful and happy moments. To attempt to have a happy life is a step to great.
Moreover, nobody has a totally perfect and happy life. Every life has its own share of struggle, difficulty, sickness, pain, confusion, and uncertainty.
Not one life is without these and still, yet every life also entails friendships, happiness pleasure, joy, success, beauty, adventure, creativity, choices, love, free will and so on.
Learn to notice and to be thankful for the uncountable moments of joy and happiness that you experience each day.
Uncountable? Exactly, when we make it a habit to practice searching for happy and joyful moments, you will be amazed as to how much we can potentially experience in our everyday lives. Of course, this means that we have to abandon and give up our pettiness and mentality that life is being unfair to us.
Make every moment a perfect moment.
It doesn’t get any more perfect than this.” Just allow the whole happiness to consume you. Get this highly pleasurably feeling. It also makes me realize that this is exactly how our life unfolds – in countless moments such as this moment. If you cannot perceive and value these NOW-moments, do you even stand any chance of being happy?
Enjoy whatever you do.
Improve Your Life – Inspire Others.