Be Happy! It's Your Birthright
Hey! What a lovely day it is! Rain is falling and blessing the earth, we get soaking wet and life is beautiful.
We've finally cracked it, early this morning. Life is one great game, a play (Leela). The point is to combine the calmness and reason of the Buddha with joy of living of Zorba the Greek. A form of spiritual hedonism!
Compassion says: "I want you not to suffer."
Love says: "I want you to be happy."
There is nothing to achieve other than to bring happiness into your world and pour it over others near you. If everything we do follows this maxime, then amazing things will happen. The goose is out of the bottle. It was never in there in the first place.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is an inner state of well being. A state of well being enables you to profit from your highest thoughts, wisdom, intelligence, common sense, emotions, health, and spiritual values in your life. Lionel Ketchian
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle
Happiness is man's greatest aim in life. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness. Epicurus
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. George Santayana in The Life of Reason
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. Dr. Benjamin Spock
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert G. Ingersoll
Happiness is not merely a life lived by accumulating moments of pleasure. On the contrary, happiness is a long lasting enduring enjoyment of life, it is being in love with living. It is your reward for achieving a good character and personal rational values in life. Some important values are a productive career, romance, friendship and hobbies. Dr. Ellen Kenner
Happiness is not in having or being? It is in the doing. Lillian Watson
Happiness is living in a state of freely choosing to create and exchange one's rational values with others. John Roberts
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. Albert Camus
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. John Lubbock
Happiness is not a destination; it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living. Haim Ginott
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually. Stephen Covey
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer
How to be Happy
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh
To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content. Confucius
Happiness is contagious. When you reflect happiness, then all others around you catch the happy bug and are happy, too. Jennifer Leese
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Countess of Blessington
What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. Henny Youngman
Whoever is happy will make others happy, too. Mark Twain
Realise that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Og Mandino
Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow. Swedish proverb
To live happy, live hidden. French proverb