The Power Of Deciding Happy

The Power Of Deciding Happy

For many years now, I’ve been saying that happiness is something you choose.

It’s not always easy, but if we make good decisions, over and over again, we can massively increase our chances of enjoying happiness and of living a good life.

We won’t ALWAYS be happy, but we can decide to be happy more often than not …

via Thrive Global by Pooja Mottl

We all seek happiness because it feels so good. But where is it? How do we find it?

Buddhist and yogic knowledge tell us we already own it – we just have to quiet our mind enough, quit the craving and regret, and live in the present moment in order to tap into it from within.

Western science and eastern philosophy also tell us that compassion, caring and pursuing a selfless goal in service to others, what yogis refer to as Karma Yoga, can bring about lasting happiness, too.

Both roads will lead you there, but there’s an often forgotten bridge that you must also cross along the way: the choice you make to be happy.

The idea that contentment and happiness is predicated on choice is not new.

Sentenced to prison twice for his controversial views on the French government, 18th century Paris-based writer and philosopher, François-Marie Arouet, known by his pen name, Voltaire, held the strong conviction that happiness was based on choice: “The most important decision you will make is to be in a good mood.”

Two hundred years later …

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