Did you know that you could learn how to be permanently happy by just simply altering a few aspects of your life?
In this article you would learn quite a lot about happiness: its underlying processes, its relationship with good health, success and people magnetism.
Show me one human being who does not want be happy?
The wicked man and the friendliest of mankind have a common intersecting desire which is happiness. The desire for happiness by most people is pursued in a very egoistic manner and happiness gotten in this way is not long lasting.
''Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties''.-Hellen keller.
Happiness arises from a combination of factors which are both intrinsic and extrinsic. The intrinsic factors are our thought patterns, beliefs, self-confidence and self-image. The extrinsic factors are our relationship with friends, family, colleagues, loved ones and our daily activities.
What is happiness?
I like to think of it as a feeling of well-being when the internal environment and the external environment are in harmony, when your emotions are positive and you just "love life".
When asked what most people want in life they often say happiness even before money. Thus the common saying, ''money cannot buy happiness" but happiness can create the rightful environment for money to flourish and grow in. Therefore seek happiness and the rest shall come to you.
How is this possible?
Before i answer this question it is good that i establish how this feeling comes about. Thought and Emotions are central in the whole process. The ability to control these two variants would determine largely ones ability to generate and sustain happiness.
When your thoughts are positive and you continuously feed your subconscious mind with nothing but positive and healthy thoughts, you begin to create the happiness reaction.
A number of factors tend to determine whether one is liable to enter the unhappiness creation process or not. These factors are: our living conditions, our self-image, financial situation, love life, family, friends, jobs, school etc...
Any of these factors can inject a positive or negative thought into the subconscious mind and when this occurs, in the case of a negative thought the body response appropriately by negative emotions. The victim becomes irritated, sad and angry.
When these thoughts and emotions persist it leads to stress and then depression. At that stage it becomes a medical problem that needs adequate and prompt intervention.
Happiness and Success
The emotional state of happiness is a very suitable milieu for positive thinking and goal achievement to flourish. Habitually being happy shuts down the negative thoughts and emotional patterns, creating room for your positive thoughts and dreams to infiltrate your subconscious mind. Constant impression of your subconscious mind means a faster creative process is in place and the rate of goal achievement is accelerated, hence success.
''Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony''.-Mahatma Gandhi.
Self-Contentment and Good Health
When your emotional state is in the happiness mode, your body is in harmony. Every functional unit is working as a team to create good health and to sustain it. Ill health arises when part of your body starts revolting, your body starts to experience a state of anarchy. Some cells and certain biochemical processes start acting wayward.
Harmony within the entire system is stimulated when the signals flowing are in a positive emotional state. A state of happiness is therefore a kind of an immunisation process, building a barrier against foreign invasion by disease and psychosomatic illnesses.
Happiness and People Magnetism
This one is a cliché right? It’s widely known that people are more attracted to those who are always happy and ‘wearing’ that smiling face. Resolve to be happy today and you would start realising a glowing personality. People would want to spend more time with you because you are pleasant and fun.
In order to create more and more happiness, engage in making others happy because their joy would radiate more energy for you and hence a vicious cycle.
''If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion''.-Dalai Lama.
''If you want to be Happy, make others happy'' Ebasone P. Vanes
The take home message is that you should alter your thoughts, beliefs, self-image and the nature of you relationship with others and your daily activities. In this way your brain will initiate a happiness process that will create magic for you.
''Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions''.-Dalai Lama.
Try as much as possible to create an environment for happiness to come and stay and you would see how your life would transform for the best.