NOTE: Some parts of the text (marked as text) are illustrated for you. It is scientifically proven that the human brain remembers pictures easier than text. In this case it is even more powerful because the illustrations here are directly associated with phrases and concepts expressed in this article. Allow yourself to “read” from these pictures. It will be fun. But more valuable than fun is obtaining superior results in business and academia and doing better on educational tests like PISA. This has been shown to be true in Asian nations whose alphabet consists of pictorial images rather than mere linguistic letters. And it is proven that PISA test results are proportionally connected the academic growth and GDP of said nations. China is a good case in point, as it is one of the most successful on PISA tests and also one of the most successful economies in the world. Think about that! Enjoy! Learn! Be happy! And achieve success!
"Happiness depends upon ourselves." —Aristotle
Happiness is a happiest state of mind.
Some people believe in a bright future. They think positively and life leads to Love. They are smiling and cheerful. It seems that they have everything they want.
Are their desires small or they are "Gods of reachable small things," satisfied and grateful for what they have?
Some people perceive the worst possible outcome, so if it does happen, it happened, and they "knew" that it would. Most likely, they will say, "See, I've told you so." Apparently they are proud and egocentric, but they are really unhappy, sad, lonely and without love.
Are their desires too big or they are "Gods of unreachable big things," unsatisfied and ungrateful with what they have?
I believe we should be grateful for what we have at this moment. Start with a small goal, reach it and become a "God of small things." Be grateful. Then push up your goal, reach it and become a "God of bigger things." Then make it small for you again, set and reach the next goal and your way will become limitless.
But if you start with a big goal and you don't succeed several times in a row, how will you feel? Maybe some of us get more strength from that and do it until we succeed. But most of us just quit, right?
The suggestion is to start with a small goal and rise from it. Even the longest road begins with the first step. And though you are not a bird to glide, at least you will not overfly the road. You only have to go one step after another.
Many things, in our lives, make us happy. For some of us, happiness is being in love, for others it is in family, or in abundance, or in success, or in whatever brings a smile upon our faces and peace in our hearts and minds.
Every man is the magnificence at his own shape, perfection one of a kind. You are perfection. He, she is perfection. I am perfection.
Maybe you wonder:
How can it be if we are so different? It can because perfection doesn't exist. It is not real. We are the best versions of ourselves. That is perfect enough.
All of us individually, different things, situations, events and actions make happy. Wouldn't it be great if there existed a Special Power which would connect people by those things that make them happy? Then we would easily find someone who suits us, the one who has the same desires, the same goals the same opinions, and we will merge our lives into one successful, happy life. It would be perfect! Everyone would be happy in love and in life.
But life doesn't work that way.
Life can be an unexpected set of events, and it demands tolerance and a lot of friendship and love from us. Otherwise, where would be the excitement of life if we all know our way from birth to the end? How would we grow and what would we learn if we were the same or if we spend the most time with people that are just like us? Would we really be happy? Or just our ego would be happy because it is self-satisfied?
LHM Happiness Formula
1. Take a few minutes for yourself.
2. Find peace inside you and feel your breathing and heartbeat.
3. Ask yourself this simple question "How are you?"
4. Answer from your heart.
5. If the answer is "Great," "Happy," "Satisfied," then you are on the right path. But if the answer is "Unhappy," "Sad," "Lonely" or it is just silence, then you have to ask yourself another question: "What would make you happy? " The answer is your wish.
6. Make a goal from your wish.
7. Feel it!
8. Do it! Make an action plan and do one by one an action by action. You will reach it! And when you accomplish it, you will feel satisfaction, and satisfaction leads to happiness.
9. Do not stop!
10. Take responsibility of your life and create your happiness.
Catherine B. Roy
Author of “Live from Your Heart and Mind” (LHM) system for emotional and intellectual development