"Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions."
- Dalai Lama
Are you happy?
What does happiness mean to you?
Would you like to be happier?
A couple of weeks ago I finished reading a book that I highly want to recommend.
The name if it is..... The Art of Happiness - A handbook in the art of living.
It's written by Howard C. Cutler together with the Dalai Lama.
( The title of the book in Swedish - Lycka )
In this book the author describes and talks about long conversations that he had with the Dalai Lama. And the topic of the conversations were how we can live a more happy and fulfilled life.
In this book they talk about things like sources of happiness. How to train your mental muscles to increase your happiness. Compassion for ourselves and others. How to confront suffering and how to find meaning in pain and suffering. Suffering that we create ourselves. How to create change. How to handle rage and hate and also how to handle worry and anxiety.
"The purpose of our lives
is to be happy."
- Dalai Lama
What is the meaning of life? Is it to strive for more happiness?
It doesn't matter where we live in this world or what our beliefs are....we are automatically striving for something better in our lives.
When you have compassion and understanding for others you will soon see and understand that people like you and me are very much alike.
It doesn't really matter where you live in this world because the bottom line is that most of us want to be seen and heard and to be happy in life.
We want to know and feel that our lives matter.
Be brave and confront your own suffering and you will be better equipped to deal with problems, setbacks and crisis in your own life. Never try to deal with a problem by avoiding it. It won't magically disappear by itself. Instead learn to confront your problems head on.
If you want to live a healthy in life I suggest that you start TODAY by increasing your own happiness muscle.
Make sure that you check out this fantastic book!