Secret to Happiness in Life
Finding Happiness in Life
Many masters have pointed the way for achieving true happiness in life and regardless of the differing cultures and backgrounds they come from, the teaching has been the same. Realize that everything is just the way it is supposed to be, realize the perfection of "what is", realize that there is nothing lacking. In other words, trust life and go with the flow, stop trying to control things. Whatever comes let it come, whatever goes let it go.
We can never be reminded of this enough, so in case you are going off track and getting caught in wanting and seeking, here are the insightful words of Lau-tzu to help you rediscover your path and once again be at peace.
Book: Tao Te Ching
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Lau-tzu’s on Finding Happiness in Life
Fame or integrity: which is more important?
Money or happiness: which is more valuable?
Success or failure: which is more destructive?
If you look to other for fulfillment,
you will never truly be fulfilled.
If your happiness depends on money,
you will never be happy with yourself.
Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
Happiness in Life Analysis
This is really the secret to true mastery and freedom from suffering. The reason we seek constantly is that we have believed in fictitious ideals and now believe that we are somehow less, that in our life something is lacking. This sense of lacking, this belief that happiness will come due to some achievement or state, material or spiritual, then becomes the root cause for our endless restlessness, discontentment and suffering. Realizing the perfection of everything just the way it is, and realizing you are perfect just the way you are, is the key to freedom and enduring happiness.
So relax. Take it easy. Trust your natural instincts and intuitive nature. Trust life. Just trust.