2 Simple Steps that You Can Take to Achieve Happiness

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Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.                                                                                                          Alice Meynell

Happiness is a definite status and is capable of providing a novel vision to the present lifestyle of an individual. There have been several attempts to achieve the desired status through various means and processes. Here, I would like to describe 2 simple, but vital steps concerning the subject. If you are able to incorporate these steps in your day to day activities, you would surely enjoy the warmth of the happy state of mind.

Mindset:

Frame of mind plays a great role in motivating the entire process, which is based on the sayings “The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha “. The world is a place where diverse things and incidents occur and individuals are to face them accordingly. It seems a sad place when you look to the negative side of everyday incidents. On the contrary, if you are positive minded, you find an opportunity to detect a ray of hope in every subject that comes to you as experience. It is the positivity of the outlook of the person that creates a different position from others and helps gain great success in the professional field. Even in situations of failure, you need to maintain the strong will of positivity so that you are able to overcome the negative situation effortlessly and move forward for a better future. You must appreciate the experience of the great basketball icon, who observes, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan”

Simple Life:

Simplicity in the lifestyle is a bold step towards attaining happiness of the mind. People in the modern society are subjected to various kinds of pressures and tension due to different reasons. Have you ever thought of finding reasons of such pressure and tension? They all make people suffer in different ways and life becomes really cumbersome. If you are leading a critical life style, you must also experience the agony of tension and stress. The more you embrace critical lifestyle, the more affected you are. Leading a life full of complexities would ultimately mean that you are under the clutch of severe stress and tension. The reality is that you can fight tension and stress for some time, but cannot go on tolerating the same aggression for an unlimited period. Hence, it is vital that you seek option to cut loose of the vicious cycle of stress syndrome, which dries up the juicy part of your life. You must have observed the experience of several celebrities becoming victims of the oppression of complex lifestyles.

You have only one chance of living a beautiful and colorful life and you owe the responsibility to your life in this respect. Get rid of living in an artificial world of complexities, shake off all the false barriers and accept the call of the inner-self. Lead a simple life. It comes with simpler stress pattern, which is easier to bear as well. It maintains the original flavor of a happy life, which you can definitely enjoy in full blossom. You feel much comfortable with life. When stress and tensions are absent, you feel free and content, which helps achieve success.

Happy New Year 2016

Practice Calmness: The Ultimate Key to Happiness

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We live around many sounds. The world is full of noise. Television, conversations, the door bell and all such sounds are present in home and when you go out you have to confront various types of car horns, exchanging of dialogues, specific noises in the work place and many other types of sounds. We dislike many of them and feel disturbed. The situation is not at all conducive for a person to concentrate on a specific thing. It decreases the performance level of the individual substantially. Hence, the key to good performance is to acquire the high level of concentration. You can focus on the job when you are truly calm.

Achieving calmness depends on the power of your mind. You have to change the mindset to improve attention. Many people choose the route of meditation to acquire the characteristic, which, I think, is a little bit difficult to understand. The best way of achieving the power of concentration is to practice becoming calm. Give a minute or two every day to sit alone in the room with eyes closed in a totally relaxed posture, which should be the first thing that you do before leaving the room when you get up in the morning. If you practice it for a few weeks, you would like to continue it further and would enjoy the bliss of calmness. There will be a change in your attitude, which is the key to achieve success in your work.

Changing the mindset is a great achievement, which helps gain optimistic vision in life. Calmness of the mind helps you concentrate on a specific matter. Regularizing the practice brings a sense of approval for the task that you take up. You are able to understand problems and get the strength to find a way to overcome it.

I find the same strength when I sit before the picture of my Divine Guru, Baba Lokenath. I spend at least 10 minutes in the prayer every day before I take my meal. We call it worshiping. I feel rejuvenated with energy. For me, it is the ultimate happiness because it sets me lead a stress-free life. It has been going for more than 25 years and without a miss, except when I am indisposed due to illness. It has provided the strength to remain steady in acute calamities and here I enjoying life to the fullest with my grandson, my closest friend today.

Love people around you and see happiness coming to your way.

Merry Christmas.

5 Simple Ways to Achieve Happiness

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First, you must agree that happiness is really very easy to achieve. When you are happy, you find yourself in best health conditions, relationship improves and you are able to give best in the workplace in the friend circle as well. If you want to experience the feeling of happiness, you need to change your thoughts. You become kind and grateful to others and perform all the duties with a smile on your lips. You love the life you live.

5 changes in the life-pattern bring the coveted condition of happiness. Stay away from negative thoughts and follow these easy recommendations to feel real happiness in life.

I am going to take up matter relating the creation of circumstances to become happy. There are definite ways to create situations where you feel happy, when you are convinced to promote happiness.

Believe In Yourself. When you are confident, you can achieve many goals. Confidence works in a miraculous manner, which you do not dream ever. You find surprising results.

I left smoking way back when I was 42. I had taken the habit of smoking at the age of 22 and had been a chain smoker. Smoking had an obvious harmful effect on my throat. I needed to speak incessantly during sales speeches to motivate the field force of the company that I was working. One evening, I could not continue speaking in front of a gathering due to throat trouble and as a result I had to give up the speech. It was due to smoking. I really cursed the habit and wanted to get rid of it immediately.

I was adamant and did not touch cigarettes since the particular day. I started feeling proud of not smoking where most of my colleagues smoked. I maintain the same feeling till today. I am sure; the feeling of self-confidence gave me the strength to achieve the goal.

Things are going to change when you honestly desire a change in the lifestyle. Use your confidence. It is a powerful tool to bring changes.

Know Who You Are. It is immaterial what others think about you, which is mostly untrue. Delve deeply to understand your own motives and find the real individual inside. Happiness is felt within the inner core of heart and hence it is essential that you know yourself better and in a perfect manner. Guru Ramakrishna Paramahansa said ‘Who am I’ and he achieved the divine life through seeking the answer of the most important question in life and succeeded. There lies the path of happiness.

Love the Work You Do. You will not find it frustrating or tiring when you do the work, which you love. Pick up a line that you love most or start growing love for the work that you are entrusted with. Start your day with a positive feeling. You do the work that you really love. Life becomes joyful when you develop the mindset.

Discard Anger Welcome Gratitude. Anger is the first and most powerful foe in the life of an individual. It only destroys. Keep away from anger, you would be free of resentment. Do not let the past rule your present moments because you are going to walk forward. The word hate is a monster in life and hence never let it come in your blessed life. Welcome the feeling of gratitude, which clears the pathway for happiness. Opening the door for somebody or helping a man in need helps change the mindset, which is the best thing that you can do for yourself. Be your own personality, a distinct individual so that you are the perfect person in your eyes.

Lead an Honest Life & Smile A Lot. Live in the present and try to learn the real condition around you, however difficult it may be. An honest living in the current time is always better than making castles in the air. Be honest in your dealings either with family members or friends, which sets the tone of expectations from each other. There would be no room for frustration or unhappiness.

A smile is more powerful than many words. When you smile back to a person, you grow a sense of happiness, which lingers all through the day. The journey to happiness reaches its destination when you are confident about yourself.