The pursuit of happiness is a goal which is
cherished by every human being. No one likes sadness. We repel
and run away from grief and misery. At times, we pay a heavy
price to be happy. But we gladly do so. It only shows that we
are willing to go all out to attain happiness.
Here are some pointers that may help us in
Firstly, making others happy is a profound
and unmatched source of happiness. In other words, the joy and
happiness we can achieve when we are able to bring joy and
happiness in the life of others is perhaps the most. Moreover,
this is something which is mostly in our hands and control. It
is not contingent or conditional. Helping out others and
bringing a smile to their faces is surely something we can do
with a little effort.
Secondly, in times of sadness, we often
forget the moments of happiness which we enjoyed in the past.
Let us make it a point to always remember the blissful moments
of the past when grief strikes us. It may not be an antidote
to it, but will certainly be helpful in lessening its pain.
Thirdly, one of the reasons that make us
gloomy and miserable is high expectations – in fact even low
ones. One of the keys to happiness is that we should expect
less of others – and nothing at all if possible. At the same
time, we must concentrate on coming up to the expectations of
Fourthly, we must find a purpose in life
which is in line with our aptitude. Often this purpose
manifests itself in the form of hobbies and pastimes. If we
feel satisfied from inside, delight and pleasure will pursue
Lastly, we should remember that the real
place of happiness is the Hereafter. This world is a place in
which happiness and sorrow co-exist in our lives. Divine
scriptures describe Paradise a place in which there will be no
regrets of the past and no fears of the future. Let us make a
concerted effort to reach this place of eternal bliss.