Happiness is nothing but a state of Mind, a state of mind when you get an inner peace of tranquility mind and an essentially a content life. Happiness is something you have to earn and cultivate by warm and compassionate heart. The moment you realize the importance of gracefulness, non-violence, an ocean of wisdom, wealth of knowledge, truth, compassionate heart, and selfless dedications towards humanity. That state of mind will leads you an inception of mind which brings you transformation into a happy and content life. It is not essentially necessary to practice a Religion or to attend a retreat to obtain a happiness or content life, rather important to be an honest, truthful, compassionate or warm hearted person that leads to a happy and satisfied life. In this 21st century Happiness and Content doesn’t come from an individual or isolated life somewhere in the corner of the world, rather, it depends on your family, your colleagues, your friends, your community, your society, surrounding environment, your mentality, even with animals and world at a large. To be a happy and content life, you should know how to be happy and where can I get happiness. Happiness neither comes as it is nor is pre-existed rather you have to earn it by certain principles of life. Many people tried to comfort our family and did very well but our family knew there was one true way to react to this tragedy. That way to react was to take the event and make it positive. We started the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, not to mourn the dead, but to celebrate the living.
Happiness is a must in life. Each and every one of us is longing for happiness. But what on earth is happiness? And how can we obtain happiness? We deal with two states of happiness, a physical state or external causalities, and mental or spirituality state. Former one longs less time so it cause little experiences , however, later one plays wider role for the eternal life. When we speak about physical state, it literally means force and influence from the outer world causes, such as materials, environment, society, and so on. We call them as a temporary state of experiences and normally longer lesser than the mental influences.
We may find it difficult to find a universal definition of the concept of happiness. A sick person is likely to deem health the thing that will most likely bring him or her happiness; a lonely heart tends to regard genuine love from other human beings as the greatest happiness; and a man confined to a wheelchair will have no other wish than to walk like a normal person. Evidently, 1000 people will have 1000 different definitions of happiness. It depends more, in my opinion, on our attitude towards life.
A sense of happiness comes mostly from our inner feelings rather than things we possess. I draw this conclusion from the fact that many people who have a relatively easy and wealthy life are not essentially happy, but others, on the contrary, who have suffered a great deal, remain happy. So who dare say a penniless beggar is less happy than a millionaire?
Nowadays lots of people, in order to get so called “better and decent life” tend to go to extremes, and frantically pursue money, power, high social status, etc., but almost all of them feel unhappy even they have already acquired many things. It is all right to try hard to get what we want, but the thing is we should not forget what our ultimate goal is. We should bear in mind this all the time when we are on the way to pursue our happiness.
We all wish to obtain happiness. Here are two secrets from my view: the first is gratitude. You may find that all happy people are grateful. Maintaining a grateful state of mind will bring about more a sense of satisfaction. The second secret is realizing that true happiness is derived from “giving” instead of