One of the most desperately searched thing especially these days is I feel happiness. Google too may have got bogged down by the amount of searches per day about “Being happy” . Multitude of happiness programs are run by a great number of organizations where in they teach “How to be happy”. But still we ended up unhappy.Me too have received an invitation by so called happiness organization so as to learn “Being Happy.” Don’t you think by focusing more and more on learning “Being Happy” , it may be through reading stuff on blogs or watching videos or attending happiness worshops we are actually sending a message to us that we are not happy.
Ok lets consider we have learnt it by attending happiness programmes , what we do after it? Do we follow what is being taught ? Have we adopted the processes instructed? If your answer is no then what we have done is simply wasted our time and energy .And then we start creating an another dose of unhappiness inside us by saying it was ineffective.
I feel how can one teach us to be happy when it is something natural inside us. I feel it is not something which someone can teach us until and unless we don’t know its source , its creator and place of origination. It is “ You” who is creating it. There is no other source outside available to bestow you with it . “You” can create your Perennial Happiness when you stop focusing on learning it and start creating considering yourself a “Happy Being”. Somewhere I feel when we forget , it is us who are creating it and try to find outside we feel unhappy. This outside source may be situations, events, or people or so on , the list is never ending. We feel we receive it, on the contrary if we feel it is flowing through us then we are happy every moment.
Somewhere rightly read we have placed our happiness on “if” factor. Me too have committed many mistakes by postponing it on “if” factor. I too used to say if I achieve this or if my son get good marks or if I get promotion or if I have a big home or if I would be travelling around the world , I would be Happy. In that process I didn’t get the real essence of Happiness . But now I am in the process of learning to create it removing “ if “ from my sentences. Now I understood to an extent that it not the destination which is making me Happy but my journey should be pleasant one to reach my destination . Now I understood to an extent that it doesn’t lie in abundance of riches or a high position or a lavish life .But this doesn’t mean I don’t aspire for all these things .Yeah learnt , if I chase these things carrying an itinerary of happiness in my heart , I may get it more easily . If I fill my baggage with contentment , satisfaction , joy , pleasure and cheerfulness then my journey as well as destination is going to be the convenient one.
Though I know this isn’t as easy as I am writing . I too get upset , I too create unpleasant feelings . But still we can just take it as an experiment upon us and can check the results. I am too am on the journey to rehearse it persistently so as to get a final shot of everlasting happiness by believing this famous saying:
“Represent happiness , slowly it becomes your habit and eventually it becomes your character.”
So be on the mission to make happiness your character by representing it.