“If you want to be happy, be.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
We have all been hearing and reading so much about Happiness.
How to find happiness? How to be Happy? How to …..blah blah blah….the books on the subject are endless, and the money people have made cause of this very topic are millions and millions. Everyone seems to want to cash in on this rage of Happiness.
But, is it really a rage?? Or is it our own insecurities and unhappiness, that is giving these money making books(which are only slightly helpful), the fuel to become national or international bestsellers?
This is not going to be one of those articles where I tell you how to find happiness. Why? Simply cause I believe happiness is within each and every one of us. We need not look for it elsewhere. We don’t need to search for happiness, because it can never be found!
It’s inside of our hearts and just needs a bit of a loving nudge from our side.
What can you do that will ignite this dormant happiness to be felt and experienced? these four positive tips…that’s it!
4 Positive Tips to Ignite Happiness from Within
1. Give Ceaselessly-
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Give with all your heart and soul. Give your love, give your affection, give your smiles, give your time, give whatever you can to those who need it. Whether it’s the poor, whether it’s your family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances or just someone who passes you by on the street. Give whatever you can and see how good you feel. That feeling, that is happiness that you are feeling…right there when you give something to someone. It’s indescribable yet felt so deeply…sometimes you just break down.
2. Help Completely-
“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” ~ William E. Gladstone
Helping another human being is the simplest task in the world. Yet we have made it out to be such a big deal. It’s simple, just open your heart and talk to another person. Know and understand what it is that’s troubling them, and help. Help in whatever way you can. Sometimes just talking to another person, lending a loving ear is help for that person. Just being there for someone when they need support, is help. Babysitting your neighbor’s kids for an hour or two while she runs an important errand is help. But help from your heart and do it with a genuine smile on your face and in your heart. The feeling that comes of being of service or help to another human being is Happiness. You feel it when you see the other person you ‘re helping breathe a sigh of relief.
3. Love Unconditionally-
“Where there is love there is life.” ~ Gandhi
Loving has been grossly understated lately. I don’t mean the muah muah on the cheek showoff kind of love. I mean the real genuine felt from the heart and soul kind of love. Love everyone, love everything. Love the good, love the bad, love the nice, love the not so nice, love the mean and rude, love the shy and moody, love the small faults, love the little things, love everything! It’s Simple, yet it can be a daunting task if you’re used to feeling from your mind ONLY! Do every act with genuine love without even a hint of malice within you and see how you feel. That feeling of bliss and clarity, that’s happiness.
4. Live Purposefully-
“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ~ Helen Keller
We are all living a life that has been overshadowed by our past experiences. Our life’s purpose today has become having money and leading a comfortable life. But, is that really a purpose that brings you happiness? A purpose is something far greater than that and no amount of material objects like big cars or big houses or big money can bring you even remotely close to that purpose. YOUR Purpose of being in this world…what is your Unique gift to the world?…discover it! The minute you have discovered your purpose for living..you will have hit an all time jackpot of happiness.
Happiness Can’t Be Found
Happiness can never be found. You can read umpteen books. You can attend hundreds of lectures. You wont find it anywhere but within YOURSELF.
What is my definition of Happiness? A state of euphoria that comes from overcoming the hallucinations of the separate self. Happiness, that has reason, is usually a form of misery as the reason can be taken away from you at anytime.
I am a happy person because my life has love, meaning and purpose.
My happiness is not dependent on my external situation. Its not like I don’t have problems….cause I have a boat load of them! But problems, become so minute when you have the above 4 : Give, Love, Help and Purpose in order. Problem are but little speed bumps on the way…you have to go over them to come out on the other smooth road.
What are your thoughts on this topic? What is Your definition of happiness? Do you really think we ought to run behind happiness or is it an inside job? Share your beautiful thoughts in the comments of this post. I’d love to hear from you!
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5 thoughts on “4 Positive Tips to Ignite Happiness from Within”
Wow, what a positively radical post! I just love it. I love the energy you bring of going all out and not doing anything in a half-hearted way. I believe that love is wishes for the happiness of others and acting accordingly. Yes, in it’s most profound way, our happiness is connected to the recognition that we are all connected. And, yes love and happiness lies within waiting to be called forth. These 4 ways are the perfect formula for doing just that.
I love how you used the word ‘radical’ here 🙂 Makes me feel all awesome! Thank you!
So glad you liked my take on the whole running behind happiness business.
Happiness, which undoubtedly lies within us multiplies when we give with an open heart, when we don’t expect anything in return but if we get it, its our own goodness coming back to us. Love your inspiration of purposeful living…when we discover that purpose and live according to it, happiness comes uninvited. We have already talked about unconditional love, which ignites that happiness of giving. All this is interconnected.
LOVELY thoughts, as always!
Isn’t it funny how we keep chasing external objectives to become happy when its really an inside job?
And you are so right…its all interconnected. In-fact there is a positive ripple effect that is created by starting on just one of the 4 tips above…which automatically leads us to the rest of the tips easily and wholeheartedly.
Thank you for your lovely comment here.
This was such a beautiful and timely post for me, personally. I’ve watched a couple of interviews with a happiness “researcher” recently that really made me stop and think about how to shift my perspective when I start to feel a bit down. You are spot on – happiness is not based upon external factors. It is the connection to within…the whole body self-care and self-love…that then radiates and ignites happiness! Thank you for your great post today!
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