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The Inner Happiness

by Tapaswini Harichandan
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Life is a beautiful journey. This journey consists of surprises. Some of them are good while some of them are bad. In this journey, Happiness plays a main factor. It acts like your tour guide. It guides your path and makes your life smooth and interesting. Just like how a tour guide makes one’s journey more interesting and smooth. But at the same time, it’s very difficult for one to stay happy all the time. Everyone wants to be happy but circumstances occur which cause hindrance to our happiness. We become sad. But being sad is perfectly normal. We have various emotions, and it’s very important to explore and embrace these many emotions. Sometimes, people do not show their sadness. It’s because being sad is sometimes seen as a stigma. But what’s wrong in being sad? We will get hurt and no one can escape from sadness. We can't control the circumstances which life has planned for us. We have to face it, but more importantly we have to embrace it and show it.

Let’s focus on what we can do. What is in our hands. Now let’s say we are facing a tough situation. Now we have to change our perception towards a situation. Whenever there is a problem we have to look at it from a bird's eye view perspective. This will give you a clearer picture of the problem. From this angle everything will look like they are on the same platform. Just like how things look on the same platform when we
peek outside an aeroplane’s window. Whether it be the ocean or the building, everything seems to be on the same level. Similarly if we keep our happiness and sorrow in the same level, we will be at utmost peace. A peaceful person is the happiest person. happiness is within yourself. You have to be a monk while staying in the midst of all the luxuries of life. Bring that calmness and focus in your life. Happiness is everywhere, in dawn, in dusk, in blooming flowers, in season’s first rain etc. You just need to find it.

But one may ask how can one ‘s life be happy when there are so many ups and downs?

Well There will be ups and downs in life, and I think these variations make life more beautiful, interesting and meaningful. I have read somewhere that the universe has this strange rule that the way you think about life, life will shape according to that thinking. If one always thinks positively then more likely positive things will occur in one’s life, and the same rule applies to negative thinking as well.

We have one life. So why not to live it positively, happily & die happily. Start loving your self, start talking care of yourself, do what you want to do and love what you do. Don't over think about any issue. We should always keep our mind occupied with the thoughts which will help us to grow or make us positive. Because, what we bring to life, becomes our life.

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