Thursday, 20 August 2009
The way to happiness
Happness is found in a balanced life, open mindedness, forgivenes and a willing to accept change.
In order to achieve happiness we must first find balance within ourselves. This is because in finding balance we must first come to know who and what we are. Obviously we all know who and what we are on one level, but on a more deeper level will this still stand? How many of us actually objectively look at ourself and see all our own faults and equally all the good. This is the beginning to understanding the truth and finding complete happiness. It is so important to see firstly the truth within, forgive ourselves for any wrongs we have done, forgive others who have wronged us and embrace our own goodness. Letting go of the past, living in the present and understanding that the future is just a vision of a possibility.
"If we live each moment in peace and harmony all our memories will be happy memories"
We all strive to achieve a state of happiness no matter where our backgrounds may lay, this is our basic driving force. Some people will find pleasure in material wealth, some in religious beliefs, but ultimately collapsing ourselves into any extreme causes a biased perception of the world and creates a blinkered view. It is important to remain open minded and accept that there is truth to be found everywhere, we just need to remain mindful and open to the signs. By remaining balanced creates a unique vantage point, unbiased by extreme views and able to move and grow as our experiences and understanding grows, this attitude creates an enviroment of willingnes to change.
Change is important, without change we could not grow and all would become stagnant and die, change allows us to look within and alter the wrong, let go of the past and move on in the present. We live on the crest of a wave, in constant change, to deny change is to deny our own potential.
"Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow is a vision, it is only now in the present where we exist. So learn from the past, plan for the future, it is in the present where we plant the seeds. So forgive and rejoice from the past, be patient for the future, it is in the present were we find happiness"