Smile for No Good Reason

Simple Things You Can Do to Get Happy NOW

In years past, I would accomplish a goal, have a moment of satisfaction, go on to the next goal, and achieve that one, only to repeat the pattern. I became a busy achiever but I wasn’t very happy. I had the trappings of success, but the grass was often greener on the other side. Consistent peace of mind eluded me.

Despite being unhappy, I used to think I was successful because I could reach many of the goals that I set. Now it seems crazy to consider myself successful if I am not happy. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the key ingredient to success is happiness.

Some goals can be very important, like making enough money for your kid’s education, or eating a healthier diet and exercising more. There are many books and seminars on clarifying, setting, and achieving these types of goals. Yet many of these approaches miss an important point:

There is only one goal that ultimately matters, one that is an essential part of all others, one that is available to you at all times–peace of mind.

Having peace of mind in the present moment as your single goal allows you to pursue any future-oriented objectives with a sense of calm.

When you have peace of mind as your single goal you are saying to yourself: “No matter what is happening in my life–no matter what my physical condition, rich or poor, no matter if people don’t behave and react to me how I want them to–peace of mind is most important, and is always possible.”

Imagine that your thoughts are like a swinging pendulum. Peace of mind is where the pendulum will naturally come to rest when given a chance. Calmness enters your life when you turn your mind toward peace, because there is nothing more powerful than responding to your call home.

A key ingredient to happiness is to realize that now is the only time there is and each instant is for giving.

Om Namah Shivay

***Write ” Om Namah Shivay ” if you ask for God’s blessing on your life today. Please Like, Tag and Share to bless others!


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