Be happy

Be Happy

Life has it's ups and downs, as you've probably heard before, it has it's challenges, it's joyfulness and it's sorrows. But even in times of despair one should always hope to see that there will be light at the end of the tunnel, that there is hope out there, no matter how far it may seem. That may sound quite cliche, but it's true.

Think about it. What has happened? You've lost your wallet? Your house? Your keys? Your job? Sure, they are all tragic and unfortunate events, but what one should realise is that these are all the 'westernised' lifestyle items that we have come to believe can mean the end of the world for us. As it has been so engrained into us that these things are so important, so precious that without it our life is no good. That isn't true though is it?

I'm sure you still have your loving family, friends, food to eat, a place to stay, and the core elements of human life that ensures your survival. I know it is hard, but if you stay positive and reflect on life as life, i.e. without all these processions and materials that have been accummulated and look at the core parts of your life. Always strive to be grateful and happy for what you have, as at the end of the day, if you do take everything the western world has given you and keep only the core elements of your life (i.e. your family, friends, a home, shelter etc.) then you will find that there is hope and that your worries are only those that society has put forward onto you. Ultimately, you have everything you truly need and that is where true happiness lies - so be happy :)

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  1. Happiness is found from within and will always be due to ones expectation and perception of what happiness is. One finds true happiness when looking within oneself to find the true happiness which can only come from your own inner expressions.

  2. Here's another great link to why it is always great to stay happy and calm too!

    Here's a sample:
    "The basic sources of happiness are a good heart, compassion and love" HH Dalai Lama.

    This week I was privileged to attend teachings with His Holiness Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama spoke about how it is immensely helpful to maintain a calm mind, particularly when there are a lot of challenging things happening in your life. It is impossible to eliminate all these troubled times, but we can develop an inner state so we are not disturbed by these outer problems. The Dalai Lama said "Problems are bound to happen; try to develop inner peace and inner strength."


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