What is luck? Where do we find it? How do we get it? I read that it is important to have enough money for our needs, but otherwise money has little to do with real happiness.
Happiness is the most intelligent state that we are looking for in our entire lives. In our pursuit of true happiness in life, we experienced too much pain and sacrifice. There are even times when we lose our own source of happiness. But there are only a few who know that real happiness lies in ourselves.
Happiness does not always require success, prosperity or achievements. Real happiness has its roots in selflessness – its blossom is in love with a species. The present is an era of seeking pleasure, and men are losing common sense in the crazy rush for sensations that excite and disappoint. In this day of counterfeits, counterfeits and basic imitations, the devil is busier than he has ever been in the course of human history, in the production of pleasures, both old and new; and he offers it for sale in the most attractive way, falsely labeled, “Happiness.
What is luck then? How does it differ from pure pleasure? Happiness does not leave a bad aftertaste, it is followed by no depressing reaction; it requires no repentance, no regrets, no remorse; pleasure often necessitates conversion, repentance and suffering; and if it is admitted to the extreme, it brings about degradation and destruction.
Where happiness is lived time and time again in memory, always with a renewal of the original good; a moment of unholy pleasure can leave a barbed wire stitch, which, like a thorn in the flesh, is an ever-present source of fear. Happiness is not equal to light-heartedness, nor is it one with light cheerfulness.
It seems that happiness is something that we all wish for, but few find it. Is it a career? Is happiness in our ‘things’? Looking for happiness in things will never suffice. Ultimately we just see ourselves looking further.
Just don’t take yourself too seriously. True perfection is really accepting your imperfections. In this way you do not struggle with yourself or reject yourself. Make friends with yourself. Never knock yourself down due to too many emotional problems. It is natural to feel everything, whatever it may be.
Try to meditate. There is an overwhelming amount of research that shows how meditation changes the circuits in the part of the brain for satisfaction and happiness and stimulates the “feel-good” factor. Meditating on love and kindness makes you much, much happier! And the only way to know this is to try it, so don’t hesitate. It has been proven that even just 10 minutes of meditation per day can lead to physical changes in the brain that improve concentration and focus, calm the nervous system and help you become friendlier, more compassionate and even more humorous.
Let go of negativity. Learn to forgive and forget. See every challenge as an opportunity for further growth. Be grateful for what you have. Don’t worry about the little things. Take enough “care vacations” where you train your mind not to worry about a certain time.
See the humor in life and in our experiences. Take life less seriously and learn to laugh at yourself. Serve and be kind to others. Treat everyone with kindness. Speak well about others. Really listen to others. Support them without introducing yourself. Be careful with your words. Speak softer, friendlier and wiser. Respect others and their free will. Trust in others and be trusting back.
Work as part of a whole. See others as partners in your efforts. Practice generosity and give without expecting anything in return. Live in the present. Do not repeat negative events or worry about the future. Accept and honor transience. Be grateful for your life, for every moment of every day.
Observe yourself in the moment. Choose a healthy lifestyle. Keep a daily routine. Wake up at the same time every morning, preferably early. Get enough sleep. Do not eat too much and try to practice healthy self-control. Exercise daily to the point of sweating.
Smile more. Laughter is the best medicine. Practice deep breathing and yoga. The body and mind are connected. Take care of your mind. Stay informed to learn new things. Be creative.
Be free inwardly. Live minimal and simple. Often extravagant life brings more stress, not more satisfaction. Make your house clutter-free to contaminate your mind. Feel good in your own house. Make it your sanctuary by keeping it clean, organized, and uplifting. Go without certain things that you think you need.