Everyone wants to be happy and also be the source of happiness to others but I discover we cannot make others happy if we haven’t discovered our happiness or we have not been. In my search for what makes for true happiness I discover some useful points and I thought; why not share it with my fellow hippies… I think it could really help. Make sure you share with others and share your other thoughts.
1. Don’t confuse joy or elation with happiness: One is a short-time high; the other is a long-term inner peace.
2. Cultivate friendships: Spend quality time with friends and relatives, and be open about your thoughts and feelings.
3. Apply moderation, even to good things: Do everything in moderation, overindulgence so often leads to pain.
4. Don’t worry too much about the future: Today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.
5. Live more in the present and pay attention to what’s around you.
Forgive: In a study of college students, an attitude of forgiveness contributed to better cardiovascular health. In other words, you could say forgiveness literally heals the heart.
6. Do more of whatever it is you like doing.
7. Be content with little: Happiness has nothing whatever to do with a person’s material circumstances.
8. Don’t worry about what people think: Wisdom and happiness belong to the person who is independent of society.
9. Forget a bit about yourself: Ego is something of an illusion. The Buddha taught that the source of all ignorance and unhappiness is none other than the failure to recognize the illusion of the self.
10. Sleep well.
11. Volunteer: Helping others enables you to put your own problems into perspective and also provides social interaction.
12. Spend time alone: Although relationships are one of the best antidotes to stress, sometimes you need time alone to recharge and reflect.
13. Count your blessings.
14. Make happiness your goal in life: This goal that is not a means to an end but an end-in-itself? This Supreme Good, says Aristotle, is nothing other happiness.