The Path To Happiness - In this connection we can say that Happiness is something that so many people strive for each day and yet many times it eludes them. Often, they feel that happiness can be theirs if only their situations were different. Have you ever felt like that ?
Do not let “if only’s” stay in your mind - For instance If only my husband were nicer to me. If only I had a better job. If only the ........... The list can go on and on.
We can waste so much of our precious time dreaming of the “if only’s”. So many people fall into this trap and end up miserable most of their lives.
In contrast they are looking for happiness to come to them somehow.
People erroneously think that happiness is just a feeling like some passing fancy. I am here to tell you that happiness is not a feeling, it can be a way of life. Happiness can be yours on a daily
basis if you will only follow some basic principles.
Above all, First, you must live in the NOW. You need to be present in the now. Tomorrow is not promised to us and yesterday is gone.
If I live in Texas and I want to be in California I need to change
Moreover, Secondly, you must control your thinking and the thoughts that pass through your mind. Happiness can be called a state of mind and the way to happiness is bringing your mind into its proper state.
In order for me to be in that State I need to make some changes. In this analogy we will decide to take a train. The train must be going in the proper direction and we will arrive at our destination. We must know which train we are on, or we may end up where we don’t want to be.
For instance, Think of this train as your thoughts. That’s right, your train of thought. If you don’t want to stay in Texas you have to get on the right train. That If you let any train of thought into your mind. Then you will be taken to and fro. As a Result you never arrive at the destination you want.
The question then is how do we get on the right train?
Gratitude is the ticket to getting on the right train. Moreover gratitude is an attitude and as we look to all that we have to be thankful for. Instead of dwelling on what our problems are. We will find that we too can be moved away to the state that we wish to be in.
There is a path to happiness and that path is gratitude.