The Essential Pursuit Of Happiness

The Essential Pursuit Of Happiness

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Openheim. Happiness is not a feeling. Happiness is a state of being. It’s important to understand the difference between happiness and joy. Joy is a feeling. We feel joy when things fit together well, when the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Happiness is this harmonious fitting together of parts. Joy is the feeling we get when it happens. For many people, finding self satisfaction is what they really want in life. Some want money, power and fame. If they can have anything they want, they are satisfied. But others, though they don’t have money to buy their wants and other luxuries in life, just their basic needs, they consider themselves grateful. Why- because for them, as long as they are with their family, everything is all right. For some people their top priority for the pursuit is not personal happiness. For them, they can be happy if they sacrificed for other people. But we must remember though we please other people, we should not sacrifice our own happiness. And we can’t be truly happy if others are lonely because they have sacrificed for us. After we have determined our pursuit of happiness, we need to know what makes us happy. We should remember joyful memories and think of activities that make us smile. That is one of the keys to find true gladness. Now that we have identified the key element for the pursuit of happiness, we should engage in that activity or start with a new one....

Finding Joy – Rising Above Yourself

How are you feeling today? Average…below average…above average? It may seem a silly question but it is something that we all consider as we go along our daily life path. You know what I mean. You wonder if you are making a difference in the world and suspect that you are capable of so much more. Keep listening to your questions, because you are capable of much more. Once you realize this, you will discover that finding joy is as simple as looking at your potential. We all do a number of things on a daily basis. Most of these tasks are routine and even feel rather mundane. Our daily lives require the completion of these tasks…they can’t be avoided such as paying bills, going to work, raising a family…etc. The problem is you want more. What about your dreams and fantasies of a better future? There is within all of us a special task, skill, desire, knowledge, or dream. I can’t say what that may be for you, but you do. What is it? What is that one special thing you want or do or know? It doesn’t matter how fantastic it may seem to you. If it is in your mind then you are capable of achieving it. No, I’m not just spouting off here. The mind is capable of doing far more than we usually allow it to. Have we not been to the moon and sent probes out past our solar system? Have we not touched other worlds? Of course we have. These tasks may have seemed impossible at one time, but once they were...

The Importance of Sense of Humour and Laughter

A sense of humour is the most important asset in a person. Humour is infectious and it evokes laughter. Humour can help us to improve our communication skills and help us to pay attention. Humour can also keep us hale and healthier throughout our lives. A humourous person can chuckle and make others laugh and keep them enthusiastic, satisfied and happy. Everyone enjoys the company of a highly humourous person. The main essential features of humour are– Humour stops an individual from getting bored Reading jokes help us think and make us laugh. Also, watching a good comedy serial will keep our minds engaged and joyful. Listening to jokes at a social gathering can also amuse us. Playing with a pet also makes us glad and we laugh and have fun. Humour can get rid of our problems and sorrows A person with a high sense of humour will laugh at real life situations and the issues he encounters. He would mask his problems through his humour and focus on the solutions to solve the problem without wasting any time. Humour can relax our whole body and helps to stay emotionally healthy Laughter reduces stress and melts upsetting feelings. We cannot feel nervous, upset or sad when we are laughing. Instead, it increases our energy levels boosting it, in the process and allows us to finish more things we set to do. Humour can help us write books Humour can help us write comedy plays, poems and stories. A person with a great humour trait can become famous through his humourous books and a group of people will flock...

How To Feel Good About Life When You Are Single

Many single people feel as though a relationship will make them complete and happy. They feel as though they are living a pathetic life that is not really worth living unless they have a partner. This couldn’t be further from the truth! True happiness starts within yourself, and if you are not happy with yourself while you are single, then you most likely won’t be happy in a relationship. This is because you have less time to be with just yourself, and figure out what makes you happy without distractions, when you are in a relationship. Yes, it’s nice to be in a healthy and happy relationship, but it is also nice to be able to focus solely on you and your happiness. When you are single you have time to work on yourself and your life. This includes overcoming your mental, physical, and spiritual challenges. You can work through issues that you find are affecting your life in a negative way, and form new beliefs that make your life richer and happier. Take this time to figure out what you want to do in life, and where you want to be in the future. Learn how to be the happiest and healthiest you can be. The other bonus of this is that you will accept only a good and healthy relationship into your life which fits with your fully understood happiness. When you are single you have time to really understand what your likes and dislikes are. Many times in a relationship we don’t allow ourselves to do what we love to do for fear of what our...

5 Ways to Find Happiness During Your Retirement Years

Your retirement years present opportunities for you to do the stuffs you’ve always dreamed. It can be scary at first, but with a positive attitude you can find the happiness you desire during this special time in your life. The key concept is to figure out what makes you happy and then go for it. 1. Be open and receptive. Change your attitude and you’ll change your life. Retirement is simply a new phase of your life one that you can succeed and enjoy if you’re open and receptive to doing so. It is a time to pursue your dreams, aspirations and make your dreams come true. 2. Plan physical and mental activities. A busy mind is a happy mind. By staying physically and mentally active, you’ll lift your spirits and will be happier. 3. Keep fit and stay healthy. You will enjoy a better quality of life when you are in excellent physical condition. You can then be active in your free time activities with your family and friends. 4. Be charitable and give more. Giving doesn’t necessarily mean monetary gifts. You can give others your time, moral support, happiness, understanding and more. You will gain happiness simply by making someone else happy. 5. Always laugh. Laughter is said to be the best medicine. If you take time to enjoy funny and relaxing activities, your mood will always be geared towards something positive. Don’t deal with life with utmost seriousness. Your happiness in retirement will enhance the quality of your life in retirement and is likely to prolong your...

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