I have been thinking about ‘Happiness’ as it seems to be everywhere at the moment. It is sort of like the next ‘new’ thing. But thats whats so funny, I think since the beginning of time when humans walked the earth, they have wanted happiness.
Happiness is a funny thing too, as it is not an object, you cant hold it or buy it. That is where I think our western society has gone wrong. In the western society we place so much emphasis on making money and buying objects. It is commonly thought that you are successful and HAPPY if you MAKE LOTS OF MONEY and you will be happy if you BUY LOTS OF THINGS. But that is wrong, as happiness does not come from the things we surround ourself with, happiness comes from within, and the sooner we realize this, the nearer to true everlasting happiness we can be.
Some people believe that buying a BIG house will make them happy……
But in reality to get a house like this you will need to work loads and loads, so you can accumulate lots of cash to spend on the house, you will need a huge mortgage and you may worry about paying your bills each month. The funny thing is that once you have this house you may well want a bigger one in the future. Also because you will need to earn lots of cash it is that which will drive you. But you can take money with you when you go, and it wont bring you happiness. As happiness comes from within, so you can be in a big house like the one above, but if you are upset or stressed then in reality you are not happy, so this house that you dreamed of in reality cannot bring you happiness.
But surely if you have money it can make you happy?
But in reality this cannot bring us happiness either, we can have lots of money and still be sad, as money itself cannot bring happiness from its side. Money is essentially useless, it is an object that we as a society has put a value on, but it is essentially useless, of course we need some to keep food in our mouth, but we dont need millions, in fact having lots of money can actually make us more unhappy.
Happiness come from within, so no matter where we are, how much money we have we can remain happy all the time. But how do we do this? Well I am going to record a video to further explain this, so keep an eye out for it. In the meantime, place more emphasis on family friends, being virtuous, giving help to others and thinking more about others than yourself and you will be on the way to it.