Thursday, December 31, 2009

Everlasting happiness!!

It is that time of the year when one gets flooded with mails and messages conveying best wishes for a happy new year. I wish my readers very happy times ahead. But rather than merely wishing you, dear reader, I would like to also share with you some thoughts on how to be happy. And what we should do to be happy always.

Happiness is not something that is based on a certain event happening. It is not based on being with loved ones, having our intense desires fulfilled, on earning huge amount of wealth or spending it, on travelling to exotic places etc. Indeed, we do get pleasure when these things happen but this pleasure is short lived and very temporary in nature. In a short while, we seek some other pleasures as the existing pleasure ceases to satisfy. It is very much like children who get excited and happy on seeing a toy but soon lose interest in it and develop a desire for some other toy.


Happiness is essentially a state of mind wherein we feel complete and satisfied with what we have. What we do not have does not bother us. What others have or do not have does not gladden or sadden us. Wherever we are placed in life, whatever be our circumstances, we are in a state of permanent bliss. If we achieve that state of mind, we become happiness personified and radiate bliss all around us.

So on this happy occasion (all occasions can be happy occasions if we choose it to be so), I wish you happiness always. Whether the sun is shining or rain is pouring, whether it is hot or cold, whether you are young or old, whether are you richer or poorer, whether you have company or are alone, be happy.

Be happy always.

4 comments:

Cyrus Rumi said...

Happy New Year!

Cyrus :)

V Rakesh said...

Sir - your posts are a wonderful read and carry a whole lot of meaning and thus are very important to me! I cherish my association with you and this space and look forward to continuous inputs on life!

Wishing you a very happy new year!

Rhapsody B. said...

Namaste:

Blessings, joy, health and infinite happiness to you and your family.

Thank you for the well wishes.

Anya said...

Thanks for your visit Vish :-)
Have a wonderful evening ....

(@^.^@)

(Thanks for your fw mails its always very funny :-)