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10 Tips To Find Happiness Within You

Sadhguru is an Indian yoga guru who has been teaching yoga in southern India since 1982. Seeing life and happiness through his eyes and state of mind is worth seeing. So, let’s go through some advice from Sadhguru about how to be happy.

  1. Recognize that being joyful is a fundamental responsibility of yours
    A human being’s first and most essential task is to become a joyful being. Happiness isn’t the most important component of life. It’s the most basic component of life. What else can you do with your life if you are unhappy? Wonderful opportunities can only open up if you are satisfied. 

  2. Recognize that joy is your natural state
    Whatever you are pursuing in life, whether it is business, education, traveling, etc., you are doing so because you have a deep-seated belief that it will bring you happiness. Because happiness is the original nature, every action we take on this earth stems from a desire to be happy. You were simply joyful when you were a child. That’s just how you are. You have control over the source of your happiness.

  3. Put things in their right place
    Did you notice how beautifully the sun rose this morning? Everything in nature is in its proper place. Suffering occurs mostly as a result of most people’s loss of perspective on what life is all about. Their psychological process has surpassed the existential process, or, to put it another way, you’ve elevated your petty creation above the Creator’s creation. 

  4. Take a look at the mind for what it is
    What you refer to as “my mind” is truly not yours. You don’t have your own thoughts. Please take a close look at it. What you refer to as “my mind” is really society’s trash can. Everyone who passes you by is trying to cram something into your skull. You actually don’t have a choice about what you get from each person. This rubbish can be valuable if you know how to process and use it. 

  5. Change your mindset from psychological to existential
    When we speak of a spiritual process, we are referring to a psychological to existential transition. Life is about recognizing and experiencing the creation that is right in front of you, not manipulating it the way you desire. In other words, if you want to enter existential reality, all you have to do is see that what you believe and feel is unimportant. If your thought or emotion is significant, you will automatically devote all of your attention to it. That is, nonetheless, a psychological fact. That has no bearing on the existential.

  6. Stop pursuing and start expressing yourself
    Don’t go looking for happiness. Know how to share your joy with the rest of the world. When you look back on your life, you’ll notice that the most beautiful moments are when you’re expressing your delight rather than seeking it.

  7. Smile
    Your first “task” in the morning is to smile. Because even waking up is a significant achievement. So feel happy because you’ve awoken.

  8. Don’t forget to smile
    For many people, one hour is all it takes to forget about it, and their reptile brain is ready to bite someone. Give yourself some time every hour to remind yourself how important life is. If you’re a particularly sensitive person, remind yourself every half-hour. Remind yourself every five minutes if you are extremely insensitive. Reminding yourself takes only 10 seconds. “I’m alive, you’re alive,” you could say in under two seconds. 

  9. Transform what’s within
    The things you wear, your educational qualifications, your family background, or your bank accounts no longer determine the quality of your existence. Rather, how serene and joyful you are within yourself determines the quality of your existence.

  10. Stop the comparison with others
    The majority of individuals are unhappy because they’re comparing themselves to another person. Those who rely on external circumstances to be happy will never experience true joy in their lives. It’s time to turn inwards and consider how we might achieve personal well-being. 

Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz.