How To Be Happy All The Time
How To Be Happy All The Time
Happiness is a large key to success in life. Trying to be happy all the time takes a lot of work and just a different way of looking at things, what is worth worrying about and what is not.
So you decided you want to be happy all the time. In this video, I'm going to give you a few simple guidelines to get more inner peace into your life. The sages and the wisdom traditions tell us, in fact, that you are already happy all the time.
Our truest nature is to be completely peaceful, and completely happy. It is only your thoughts that take you away from that natural state of happiness. If either in meditation, or maybe while sipping a cup of coffee, if you just take a moment to step back and start to watch your thoughts, what you'll notice is that thoughts just appear out of nowhere.
And as a thought arises anytime, you grab onto that thought and make it serious, then new thoughts will spawn out of that thought. If we can cut off the original thought right at the beginning, then what I call the thought cascade doesn't have the opportunity of starting in the first place. So, one way to bring great peace into your world is to develop a practice of spotting these assassinating thoughts right at their root, and choosing perhaps to think about something else, something that brings you joy or peace, as opposed to the thoughts you'd rather not have.
If you develop your own mediation practice, you also have the opportunity of fundamentally slowing down the rate that those thoughts appear, creating even more space and peace in your life. One of the greatest opportunities also to bring more peace into your life is to move to a place of what I call acceptance. Indeed, this is the fundamental of the teachings of the Buddha.
It?s to move to acceptance of what is. In acceptance, there is no noise; if we only ever accept whatever is showing up for us in any one moment. Then, we are peaceful.
A very common type of thought form is what we might call worrying. Are you a worrier, you know what worries are about? Let me ask you this, if something is out of your control, is it worth worrying about? Ask yourself this, is it worth worrying? Probably not. Some of the greatest insights to your innate inner peace will be available to you by developing a practice, a mediation practice.
It is in this practice that you can truly engage with that deepest inner peace. In parallel with that mediation practice, I've also learned that it?s important to look after the temple, is the way that I like to word it. By looking after the temple, this is about eating foods that are nourishing to us, that give us a good vibration.
It?s about undertaking exercise, and looking after our body so that we don't feel sluggish in this world. It?s also about going out and having a lot of fun. It?s also about getting the right amount of sleep.
And it?s also about fostering a practice on an on-going basis. And it?s through all these mechanisms that over a period of time, more and more peace will come into your world.