Happiness is elusive. Men seek it in others, in food, in alcohol or drugs, in other external “things” that may or may not be lasting.
Indeed our whole life we have a death sentence hanging over our head, except when the days comes, is uncertain. This condition warrants some consideration whether we seek happiness in the wrong place…..
When we seek happiness we are seeking something fleeing and temporary;
Happiness depends solely on our perceptions of the moment.
Something external must take place to either induce the feeling of happiness or take away that feeling. This emotional roller coaster has been on men’s mind since the dawn of times.
Man covets this high (happiness) and will do almost anything to get a glimpse of it. Drugs, alcohol are part of this quest if not to gain happiness then mask the empty feelings of the lack of it.
There is something natural and wholesome that would take away the need for drugs, and this is Joy.
Instead of chasing of Happiness we should try establishing Joy in our lives. Joy is more even, and permanent. It requires no external feedback to spring it up but the deep, inner knowledge of our destiny and true purpose in life.
Studying the ancient wisdom can help you getting Joy into your life. Finding and fulfilling our Dharma should be your first and foremost goal.
Dharma is our path of achievement – knowing and fulfilling our Dharma is the key to gain bliss and joy in this life and the next.
The other side of our destiny or Dharma is free will; we are free to choose to take up the mission or abandon it and pursue other less lofty goals. It is said that the storehouse on the subtle worlds are filled with unfulfilled prophecies. This is because we have our free will.
So whether you have joy and bliss in your life is entirely depending on you.
“The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don’t have to gain, develop, or attain them. We’re like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don’t need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are — as soon as we quit pretending we’re small or unholy.”
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