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How Do I Find Happiness? - Happiness Tips and Quotes

Updated on May 14, 2013

How do I find Happiness Like These two Happy Chappies?

Happiness is already within you, it is not some elusive, magical energy that you must seek out
Happiness is already within you, it is not some elusive, magical energy that you must seek out | Source

How Do I Find Happiness? Introduction

Happiness is treated like a force that comes and goes almost whenever it pleases but this could not be further from the truth for the real answer to the question, "How do I find happiness?" is not to be found somewhere outside of you, but there ... right there inside you.

Happiness is an Art

Happiness really is an art-form you see. Just like any form of art the more you practice it the easier it becomes to reignite those flames of passion that, in the early days once had you creating an inner peace that was truly infectious and noticeable to all who came into contact with you. More and more, we have come to rely on happiness triggers from the outside and this is a big no no because when we rely on outer factors to stimulate happiness we are left at the mercy of circumstances and the people that interact with us.

There is actually no need for you to 'find happiness' for it is already there - within you and simply needs to be chosen over the usual unhappiness we seem content to select when faced with a problem.

How do I find happiness? Me? Through trial and error, I have learned to question any ill-feelings of negativity and evaluate the worth of them, which is often nothing!

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Are you thinking - How do I find happiness in these troubled times?

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How Do I Find Inner Peace? Easy - By monitoring your thoughts

The moment thoughts are reined in
The moment thoughts are reined in | Source

How Do I find Happiness? - The Answer to the Nagging Question

Finding Inner Peace

Thoughts are the catalyst for feelings which in turn cause us to behave in a way dictated by whatever the feeling is, followed by more thoughts that are related to the behavior we have begun to exhibit. So it makes sense to think positive thoughts, thoughts of love and gratitude because in doing so we will begin to act and think from a state of inner peace.

According to Dr. Aaron Beck (1976), the founder of cognitive therapy, the way in which a person appraises a given situation can have a long term affect on that person's psyche and is attributed to emotional disorders such as depression.

"Men are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them," observed the greek philosopher, Epictetus so it is clear to see that should we make an effort to change our thoughts and monitor them on a daily basis we must surely come to the answer to that nagging question at the back of everyone's mind - "How do I find happiness?"

The answer is not to immerse yourself in trivial pursuits such as watching T.V, checking Facebook or reading the latest news. These activities will not help in your mission to find inner peace. They will only prolong the negative effects of your inner turmoil. You will find inner peace when you finally start listening to your thoughts and observing how you react throughout your day.

Monitor your thoughts, change your thoughts and do it on a daily basis. Remember, it is not what happens to you, it is how you deal with it.

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life." - Burton Hills

"Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start
each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will
tend to be pleasant and successful." - Norman Vincent Peale

A video on Finding Inner Peace

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    • AnnaCia profile image

      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      This is great. The video is absolutely valuable…I even took notes while listening to it. Thank you, thank you.

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      Richard J ONeill 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Thanks Yoginijoy!

      I have grown used to seeing your name now and I'm always pleased when it appears in the comments section.

      I love the advice the monks give us. So simple yet so profound. We are always looking for the complicated fix when really, all it takes is something simple like thought monitoring.

      Thanks for dropping by again. Always nice!

      Peace to you. :)

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      yoginijoy 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      Hi! I love that you included a Tibetan monk--that is so great. It is such an important strategy to show others that they can change their thoughts and hence their whole outlook on life can improve as a result. Kudos! Keep the faith!