There is only one way to achieve happiness.That way is to simply be happy.You are probably thinking right now how do i get to be happy.” “Things just don’t work like that, It doesn’t take into consideration the times that I am miserable because of problems or mishaps that come up in my everyday life,not to mention the tragedies.” At this point I have to stop and meditate. Meditation can be done many different ways, just find the one that works best for your purposes.
Being happy much more of the time than you have been is an incredibly difficult task to accomplish-not in the doing of it once you know how and then in keeping aware of what you have discovered.Yet,I still say that with meditation you can do it.The path that you have chose that led you to your current situation was not a few days or months in the making,but a long and strenuous path that has spanned through many years.
In reality it has taken you as long as you have been alive to become the way you are today.It has also taken you that long to achieve what you have achieved, to possess,and to arrive at your current condition.By taking the time to meditate and think about who you are,and what you have in your life is truly what you want,If you are completely satisfied with the way your life is going,congratulations-do more of what you have been doing and you will get more of what you already have in your life.
But if who you are,what you want,what you have,and your current conditions are less than what you want or perhaps are different from what you want,you have to start meditating about some basic changes you will need to make in your life.Failure to make those changes will find you continuing to seek the things you really would like in your life as the years pass by.
Because some of this that you are reading will seem impossible,ridiculous,or to you maybe even foolish and it may at first offend you,causing you to ridicule what you are reading and maybe even cause you to reject what you have read. I really want to suggest to you that before you may reject how meditation can help you through your life,ask yourself whether or not you want it to be true-then for your benefit please give yourself the chance to see it as true.
In this day and time with all the things we have to deal with in our lives it is very hard to stay on a positive level and be happy all the time,But just taking a few minutes a day just meditating by yourself will help you keep things in perspective where instead of being unhappy about the situation you are in you can find a way to find the happy part of being unhappy.
While people who are happy are certainly more healthy and successful than thosewho are angry and depressed, Dr. Ed Diener of the University of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign told Reuters Health, people who are moderately happy may achieve more than those who are extremely happy. They might also live longer.
“Our findings suggest that extremely high levels of happiness might not be a desirable goal and that there is more to psychological well-being than high-levels of happiness,” Diener and his team report in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
The researchers looked at six different studies of happiness and life outcomes to investigate the optimum level of happiness.
One study, the World Values Survey, which included nearly 120,000 people from 96 countries, found that those who were moderately happy, rating their life satisfaction at 8 or 9 out of 10, made more money than those who rated their satisfaction level at 10. However, 10s and 9s were more likely to have stable intimate relationships.
Another study found that the happiest college students were also the most social, but they had lower grade-point averages than their slightly less happy peers.
In four studies that looked at individuals’ well-being several years after their happiness level was initially assessed, the happiest people wound up with less education and lower incomes than the moderately happy individuals.
While the current study didn’t look at happiness and health, Diener noted in aninterview, other research has shown that the happiest people may not live as long as moderately happy individuals.
While the current study didn’t look at happiness and health, Diener noted in an interview, other research has shown that the happiest people may not live as long as moderately happy individuals.
Extremely happy people may be less likely to follow-up on health concerns, he suggested. It’s also possible, he said, that being in an “aroused,” extremely happy state can take a toll on one’s cardiovascular system. People for whom extreme happiness is a goal may also be thrill-seeking risk takers.
The truth is that we human beings require each time more that we already have. So, rich people complain that money has stolen their happy days and those who are not so financially fortunate say that only money could complete their life, that they would surely get everything else on their own if only they had the means to do that.
The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
It is not accurate to say money brings happiness, because it doesn’t. But at the same time one can not claim money has nothing to do with it. We are never really happy, maybe just for the brief moment when we reach our purposes or complete one of our dreams. But then, very soon after that, a new totally different problem or desire arises to take that happiness away. It’s human nature to be unsettled and uncertain and it is not a bad thing.
Whether we want to admit it or not, we all are happy at certain moments in life, but all we say is that we are never happy. There’s always something to inflict with our self-assurance or way of living that makes us nervous, sad or depressed.
And money is indeed one of those factors. Many people need it just to pay for food and shelter and they are happy if it’s enough to provide just that. But others, and I’m not talking here about rich people, they already have some living assurance and need more money for other desires or things they want to buy. And the list can go on and on as we climb social and financial levels one at a time. Everyone wants something, and once they have it it’s not enough or just too much and too stressful to deal with.
In fact, we should be happy just with what we have and stop thinking about money so much. Money is an important factor in achieving stability and eventually even happiness because we let it, we even push it up to that pedestal. Money does not equal happiness, it’s even worse than that: because money exists happiness is harder to reach.
But then again, if not for money, we’d come up with something else that we would let interfere with our life and cause us an infinite diversity of problems…It’s just human nature.