Finding True Happiness

True happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give (pleasure, possessions, power) but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. – Dada Vaswani

As we grow older we’ll realise that true happiness is NOT found in how much money we have or how many degrees you’ve acquired or how big your house is or how fancy your car is. But soon we’ll get to know that finding peace and joy and calmness in life is the most important thing.

True Happiness; if you ever find yourself believing that you have to find someone or get something in order to bring you happiness, then you are counting on external factors for your happiness. However, happiness can only exist within you. You are the only person who can bring yourself true happiness. Although other people or things could bring you some joy, but you will notice it’s all temporal… They aren’t happiness!

The happiness that you can always control and have forever is the happiness that you develop within yourself. No-one can take away your happiness when you are in control of it. The only time anyone can take away your happiness is when you allow them.

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is YOU. – David Burns

Do not risk your happiness by relying on others for it, once you rely on another person to make you happy then, you automatically give them the power to toy with your happiness. This means your happiness could be gone in a flash of a second because this person could decide to walk out of your life at any given time and believe me, there would be absolutely nothing you can do about it because you do NOT have control over them.

According to the theory of happiness, 75% of true happiness is based on your strength, courage, and confidence, and how well you treat yourself, and 25% is from external factors such as material things and other people.

Find what you’re passionate about and make it a goal in your life. Do you know what your gifts are? Everyone has one or several. The happiest people are those who are living out their passions using their God-given talents to make a difference. You have a purpose. If you are yet to discover it, don’t stop searching. Find a place where you can thrive. Relive the days of your youth if you have to, but by all means, discover your passion and live your life to the fullest.

You don’t smile because you have it all, you smile because you have what you need. True happiness is not wanting to live out the life of others, but making the most of your own. Being happy is knowing that life doesn’t last forever and a happier life is always a better one.

When you develop, build, and keep your happiness within yourself, then it does not matter what happen or how other people treat you, no-one and nothing can take your happiness away from you.


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