Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.
Happiness goes further than the exhilarating awareness we experience when we expect something good to happen to us. It is about a constant effort to make positive changes and choices to re wire the brain to start to produce ‘happy pathways’ and alter it from repetitious pessimistic behaviour patterns and thoughts which result in unhappiness. What I learned was that, although you can’t be happy all of the time, you can be happy most of the time. You just need to recognize more of the happiness that’s already happening.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy. True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. One of the secrets of happiness originates from our thoughts. Years of indoctrinating ourselves with negative and harmful thoughts have resulted in unhappiness. However, all this can change by taking accountability and simply maintaining your thoughts and fixing them on happy events. This is not an overnight ‘fix’, so patience and endurance is paramount in achieving the end result which is of course happiness!
Happiness is not only important to our personal and societal lives, it is important to our global community because happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have. Try not to take small things for granted, remember how it felt to be a small child choosing an ice cream or the feeling of sand on our toes. Remember, happiness is a choice we make as adults, why not smile today and see what happens because the best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.