CREDOS : Secret of happiness - II

Ajay Shukla:

To many of us, happiness seems to be something elusive, something that is not with us right now, but might come sometime later in life, if we achieve a particular thing, or if we reach a particular situation. It seems like a mysterious thing that is likely to come to us sometime in the future, like a milestone that we would pass one day.

I have seen so many people passing their precious days of life in unhappiness, doing their daily chores grudgingly and saying that they would be happy only after they reach a certain stage of life or pass a certain post. Unfortunately this never happens. Once they cross one goal post, they find another one standing before them. Solving one problem makes way for another one. That is how life is, always changing. Those who think that happiness might come sometime later in their life may never receive happiness.

That mysterious happy day when everything would be fine never comes. That is utopia. Such a time or such a place, when or where everything is perfect does not exist anywhere. Such a time never comes. Even if it does come, how can you be sure it would not change the very next day. So why keep all your happiness pending for that elusive day? Do not wait for a dream about that day. You should

not postpone happiness to that unknown and indeterminable day. It is something that you should try to attain right now, today itself. And it is possible. In fact, happiness is waiting for you, here. You must firmly believe that you can be happy today.

The question is how. Remember, happiness does not come from any outside source. It can come only from within you. - Stress Management, concluded