April 15, 2016

Every morning when I wake up, I meditate for five minutes and I say to myself, ‘Listen, there are two possible ways for this new day to unfurl: you can be miserable, or you can be incredibly happy. Choose.’ And I always choose to be happy.’


‘Happiness is a choice. A decision. A life selection. I guess going by what philosophers have to say, it could very well be a state of mind. Or if we are to believe what scientist have to say about how the chemicals in our brain makes us feel happy or sad, it could perhaps even be a body of knowledge like Biology ….but for me, I rather just keep it simple and regard it as simply a choice…a decision…an attitude which I have chosen to live my life.

It took me many years to reach this one realization…..and when I reflect back, it was perhaps a sort of waste to have gone so many times around the block without even knowing it was always right in the palm of my hands and that it was always there for the taking…..that’s the really strange thing about people. We tend to look for happiness outside. We believe it’s to be found in that special person who will one day come into our life. Or that if we get this or that, then happiness will follow. That is maybe why we search so hard and long for it.

I only realized this one day when I was sitting so very still all by myself after searching for so very long and not finding it, then like a phantom image that one sometimes sees in the corner of one’s eye….it suddenly stood there before me.

I wasn’t consciously searching for happiness then…you could even say, I had given up completely on the idea….but there it was….right before me.

How strange.’

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