Life is valuable. It has some purpose and aim. It becomes self discipline when one considers oneself valuable; one will take care of oneself in all ways. The meaninglessness of life results in mental depression and one may commits suicide also. When we don’t values our life we don’t values other life either. Life is for achieving some higher ideals, the highest of which is God realization. Like the real purpose of a seed is to manifest the tree within, taking the help of water etc., the real purpose of life is to manifest this ideal God within, taking advantage of all the necessities that are provided in life.
Worldly ideals like acquiring wealth, power and position will not give real meaning and happiness to life, for they are less valuable than life itself. Life is more valuable than anything in this world, since its human life that gives value to everything.
The warmth and comfort of happiness is hidden with the self when individuals turn within and take strength from the internal powers of peace and silence. At present some make effort to earn wealth. Believing that will bring happiness. Some who have wealth may not have health, and that causes unhappiness. Some seeks happiness through profession, relationships etc. Yet however such measures may bring much happiness, they are temporary and limited sources of the material world. We are looking happiness outside, not inside ourselves and that is why even though we have built up such a wonderful affluent society, we have all the comforts, we have been unable to create a society of great happiness! That’s why the Upanishad, a holy scripture tell us, if you want real happiness, search in the right place, look inside and you have the happiness. A thought Free State of mind is silencing of mind and that is happiness. The power of Truth leads to wealth and the power of peace leads to health. Together they give happiness. For many, self progress and transformations are the keys that unlock the gate of happiness. The greatest lesson to be learnt about being happy is; “give happiness and take happiness, don’t give sorrow and take sorrow”. Happiness is prosperity which comes by being master over mind, intellect, personality traits and physical sense of the body. Happiness is earned by those actions, attitude, and attributes that are pure and selfless. There is a greater share of happiness when individual walks the path together, and through collective actions, draw the lines, the lines of fortune on the living landscape of the world.
Happiness is choosing the positivity and saying no to negativity. When you become free from desires or expectations you will be ever happy. If you cannot appreciate what you have at the moment, how can you value that the future has in store. If you are happy at this moment then the chances of your next moment also being happy are very high. Happiness requires problems, plus a mental attitude that is ready to meet distress with action toward a solution. A problem free life is an illusion-a mirage in the desert. Life indeed would be dull if there were no difficulties. Hold on to the pressure of happiness and you will never cry inside. Let there be happiness in life and there will be newness and creativity. Happiness depends and what you can give, not what you can get. He is truly happy who can make others happy. To remain cheerful, congratulate the self and congratulate others for their specialities. If you do everything with feeling of happiness, there will be no task difficult to perform. Treat every work as an opportunity to learn more. God likes us to clear our mind of confusion and doubt as a simple recipe for inner happiness. ‘YOGA ‘offers man a conscious process to solve the menacing problems of unhappiness. All his faculties-physical, mental, intellectual and emotional develop in a harmonious and integrated fashion to meet the all- round challenges. To have balance in all situations is the key to happiness. So Don’t Hurry be Happy, Don’t Worry Be Happy.
Slavica Gokul is a certified Vinyasa, Hatha and Power yoga teacher through Total Yoga in Bangalore, India. She has been an aspiring yogi for more than 20 years. She dedicated herself to consistent practice 9 years ago and while residing in India from 2012-14 underwent teacher training.