3 Shortcuts to happiness!
Posted March 15, 2011on:
One of my friends, Mr. Nuruddin Abjani (Read his post: 100 years from now on http://wp.me/pHUHq-cl) shared a book summary with me for readers of this blog. Name of the book is ‘Shortcuts to Bliss’ by Jonathan Robinson. Bliss means happiness. Author has shared 50 power tools which a person can use to have happiness, peace and satisfaction. Here are 3 of those tools:
1. How to stop worrying about money?
Let’s say the money (notes & coins) we have in our pocket, starts talking to us!
What will the money in our pocket say to us?
They will say some thing like this: You are never happy with us. You always complaint too much. I am always helping you, supporting you and doing things for you but you never thank me!
No matter how much money a person earns, at the end, there will always be a desire to earn more.
So, the first idea to be happy is to be grateful for what we have. Worrying about not having money results in non-productive thoughts of worrying more. Instead, we should try to be thankful for what we have.
Feeling peace inside ourselves is the real wealth. (Do you remember 7 forms of wealth? Read here and be grateful: http://wp.me/pHUHq-dr)
2. How to encourage ourselves?
Why employees work hard? Due to incentives or rewards in form of money.
So, how can we encourage ourselves? By giving ‘reward’ to ourselves!
Have we ever thought if I am able to pass this exams, I am going to take vacation to some good location as my own reward?
Second idea is to set goals and set rewards for ourselves.
3. How to be at peace with self?
Maha Rashi Yogi told Beatles a form of meditation. “To get the greatest benefits from meditation, it’s important to meditate consistently. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi suggested people
meditate for twenty minutes in the morning and twenty minutes in the evening. Any amount of meditation is better than none and the being consistent is more important than how long you do it for”.
Third idea is to meditate regularly. Be silent for 10 minutes in morning and 10 minutes in evening (to begin with). Set some good ‘mantara’ for meditation and attain harmony with nature and our higher self to experience peace.
By the way: Is there any shortcut to happiness, except having peace within ourselves?
Thanks brother Nuruddin for sharing.