Many of us spend a lifetime on a quest for true happiness. Meditating, praying, gaining knowledge, seeking advice that will lead us to our path of happiness.
We make it a top priority in our lives and actively search out answers.
Many travel to distant lands to to visit their Sensei or the spiritual mentor to find the path of enlightment. A trek through Europe, or a retreat in Bahli, all of these can bring that sense of peace and happiness but for most of us this journey to enlightment and happiness is unrealistical.
Snap back to the real world. Most of us have a 9 to 5 job, children, PTO, taxes, inlaws, chores, and all of the other harsh realities of life. So does this mean we are condemned to unhappiness?
No. Happiness is a state of mind and body and despite the stressful lifestyles that we put our mind and bodies through, happiness is within reach and closer than you think.
Happiness is a decision we make, we decide we want to be happy and we take action to make it happen.
Happiness is defined as by the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary as a state of well-being and contentment. Mahatma Gandhi said that happiness is “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”.
So where do you begin your own journey to finding happiness. Closer than you think.
Knowledge is power. Since you cannot jump on the next spiritual retreat to Indonesia, nor do you probably have your own spiritual guide you will have to be in control of your own knowledge.
Finding knowledge on your path to happiness is as close as your nearest Barnes & Noble Bookstores location and your local library.
The Barnes and Noble in Geneva at Geneva Commons has even done the legwork for you. Realizing the desire of people to find happiness, they have grouped together some of the best happiness books for you. Their display is entitled the Art of Happiness.
These books can be the starting point for your journey to happiness. Delivering Happiness, is one of those books. It is the story of Zappos founder Tony Tsieh and his quest for happiness through business and success, His book has become a best seller and he has created an entire country wide pop culture movement on finding happiness. He is finding happiness the Generation Y way by taking immediate action and urging others to do the same.
Taking action begins by picking up on of these books.
Other titles available include:
Happiness for Dummies
The Happiness Makeover
The Great Little Book of Happiness
The Happiness Project
And these are just a few of the many books available to start your quest. Search keywords at the library also to find those spiritual books that will have you on your way to happiness in no time.
Aristotle taught us that “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human experience”.
Begin your journey on finding your own meaning and purpose for life today.
Happy and Healthy, The Heather Way.