Inner Harmony vs Outer Harmony
Most of us spend our lives chasing after transitory moments of happiness, without ever recognizing the possibility for genuine, lasting happiness. Did you know there’s a difference between transitory happiness and genuine happiness?
We have all been brought up with believing that external factors are the causes of our happiness. Whether its money, love, relationships or far fetched goals. we believe everything that leads to happiness is always something on the outside.
As relative as it may sound, as i have seen Life more and more, deeper, the less i believe Happiness has anything to do with external factors.
I have seen the happiest beggars and the most unhappy millionaires. I have seen grateful women who could never become mothers, and others ungrateful after even being blessed with their heirs. I have seen Love under moonlit skies and i have also seen no love under a palace.
The transitory nature of this type of happiness – the kind that depends on external factors – only leads us to crave more and more. This put us into an endless cycle of seeking the next object or experience that will bring gratification. As one astute Indian writer once said, “Indulging our senses and drinking salt water are alike: the more we partake, the more our desire and thirst grow.”
No. Happiness has nothing to do with whats on the outside. You can be happy if you are internally peaceful, content and in love with yourself. Being content doesnt mean you cant have goals...yes they are necessary and need to be achieved, but happiness lies is where you are right now, being the person you are right now, and being perfectly happy in it. Gratitude, Love, Content spells Happiness.
Build happiness inside of you, and the world will automatically be a happier place.