How to Be Happy
When you get your wishes fulfilled, be happy. When you don’t get your wishes fulfilled, be happy.
Be happy regardless. Be happy no matter what. This is a choice that is yours to make. Make the choice you like. Let’s order happiness. Or, at least, do not order unhappiness.
Heretofore, you have told yourself that certain aspects of relative life will make you happy, and certain other events won’t. It is irresponsible to leave the state of your happiness to outward events. Outward events are not to set the tone for your life. Surely you are not someone whose life is to echo another’s tune. You are not a rower on a galley ship who must follow the beat of the gong.
Certainly, there are aspects of life that you prefer to others. Who wouldn’t? But that doesn’t mean you have to accept a sense of misery. Is it not possible that you do not have to feel ravaged by what occurs?
You know right now that both happiness and unhappiness of the world-at-large fade. You don’t stay deliriously happy forever anymore than you stay direly unhappy forever. When you depend upon the world for happiness, whatever peak of happiness you may be at, you will step down. No matter how deep and awful a pit you may fall into, sooner or later you climb your way out. You can be independent of what occurs.
Nothing in the relative world is permanent. Kingdoms are not. Statues are not. Fame is not, and what is fame anyway? Take happiness instead, and keep it to you.
There is enough happiness to go around. Happiness, like your life, is not for you alone. You are a perpetrator of your life. Your life is like a huge tray of selected foods you offer those around you. Your life affects everyone’s life. Make your life a demonstration of love. Love through thick and thin. Love your life. Accept happiness. Accept your own value.
Beloveds, what if every single person on the Planet Earth, every man, woman, and child let himself be solidly happy for even five minutes? What wonders would you see? Make a date in your heart tomorrow to be happy at the stroke of noon. Give five minutes to being happy. If you happen to feel unhappy, all you have to do is to think of what happiness feels like, and feel it. Go ahead and think of what would make you happy, and be happy in your thought. The whole story lies within your thoughts. Thoughts are key to your feelings. Your thoughts lead the orchestra of your feelings.
There is a recipe for happiness. Thoughts lead to feelings. That’s the recipe.
You give great input to the story of your life.
If someone leads a happy life, he did it. If someone leads an unhappy life, he did it. Somewhere along the line, he took a certain road. He chose either the road called, “Why not be happy?” or he chose the road called, “You have good cause to be unhappy.”
You have every right to be happy, and no right to be unhappy. Too often, you have thought it was the reverse, that you had every reason to be unhappy. Never mind about reasons. Don’t justify your unhappiness. If you must justify something, justify being happy.
Unhappiness is a lot like selfishness. Too much attention on yourself and what you need and how you feel about it. When you feel unhappy, have your cry and go on with your life. You have paid enough attention to dirges and ego. So what, your ego has had its feathers ruffled. So what, your ego feels discounted. Enough of ego. Now you, beloved, now you lead the way.