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How Can We Be Happy?

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Ask a selection of people what they consider success to be and you will get a wide range of answers: they might talk about earning more money, living somewhere exotic, reaching a higher level in their company, finding the purpose of your life or perhaps spending more time with their families.

At the back of most people’s perception of success however is the idea of happiness. I think most people really want to be happy.

Happiness is a misunderstood term. How many people really understand what happiness is and how they could be happy?

Sadly this leads to many believing happiness is an impossible dream. This is such a widespread misconception that the idea of becoming happy is derided by many. Even politicians forget that the people who vote them in are looking to them to improve their lives and make them happy; in many cases they have very little idea how their policies will affect general happiness.

This is true of so many countries: including the United States of America. The American constitution even contains these words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Ah, so what the American constitution is telling us is that we cannot wait for somebody else to make us happy? Yes, that is perhaps the key to being happy. William Arthur Ward wrote: “Happiness is an inside job.”

In reality we each have to decide to be happy where we are. We can seek inspiration messages from other people to help us but in the end we are responsible for our own happiness.

Ironically, when you change the way you see your life, the world around you will seem to change for the better too.

To be happy we simply have to accept what we cannot change and change for the better anything we can influence in our lives. In reality money has very little to do with your happiness: if you are rich, you can be happy or miserable.

Happy people are grateful for the life they have and the blessings they have. Of course, you may feel that the blessings are hard to find but, believe me, they are there.

I used to beat myself up about not having enough money until I realised I did have a great relationship with my partner, my family and my friends and that was more important. I also forced myself to get out into the surrounding countryside where I understood how lucky I was to be able to do so. There is always something there that will give you the inspiration messages to make you happy. You just need to get out and look.

Avoid criticising others or gossiping against other people. Every time you talk ill it pulls you away from your own happiness and such actions somehow erode your own well being too.

James Allen wrote this in his book, ‘Above Life’s Turmoil’: “If you would have your home and your surroundings happy, be happy. You can transform everything around you if you will transform yourself.”

So why be happy at all?

Recent studies have shown that being happy can extend your life. Being happy reduces the stress in the body and the body’s functions work more effectively: this includes the immune system, which has been shown to operate better in happy people.

There are benefits in the wider world too. People are naturally drawn to a happy, positive person and will be positively affected. Your own self-image will be improved still further when you realise the good you are doing the people. Business or work will improve too as people will be happier to work with you, as will your personal relationships because you will be fun to be around and will be seen as more trustworthy.

Ironically, it is possible that your financial situation will improve with your attitude. James Allen believed the world waits for happy people and will reward them: “It is our cheerfulness and happiness that is needed for there is too little of that. We can give nothing better to the world than beauty of life and character.”

Resolve to be happy and you will be amazed at the results it brings.

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Abraham Lincoln

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