Is it hard to find our life purpose? There is no limit on the number of people whom we could help, or inspire, or support. There are many reasons why you may need to know your life purpose that also leads to a truly happy and meaningful life. But if you want to change all that and find your life … Continue reading 11 Simple Ways To Find Your Life Purpose
During my 4-year long sabbatical, I got an opportunity to serve in a hospice. These moments were some of the most profound and meaningful of my life. I sat beside dying men and women as they tried to make peace with their time spent on this planet. Although each person’s life story was unique, certain regrets … Continue reading 10 Most Common Regrets In Life
In 2013, this image from the internet ripped away my heart. I was unhappy. I had been complaining and comparing all my life but after seeing this, I had to introspect a lot. I found that social comparison is one of the main culprits that was taking away my happiness. But can we distance ourselves … Continue reading Comparision Is The Thief Of Joy
A combination of science and ancient wisdom say YES. Our happiness level is a result of a complex interaction of genes, behaviors, and what’s going on in our lives at a specific moment in time. And while each of us has a genetic set point for happiness in the way we do for weight, we … Continue reading Can We Train Ourselves To Become Happier?
In addition to happiness and love, we all want more time and money. However intriguing new studies by Zoe Chance of Harvard Business School shows that, when we do compassion, our sense of time expands; and when we give money away, our sense of abundance and wealth also increases. Anyone who has ever engaged in … Continue reading Compassion Gives You Money And Time
We live in a world based on based on achievement and competition. Many times, we're looked upon as weak for being too nice. We become cynical, pessimistic, and hard. Thinking that it is the only way to survive. What we do not realize is that we are shaping ourselves into something that is not us. … Continue reading The Power Of Kindness
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most ancient religious scriptures of the world and it provides a scope for deep thinking and perspective of life. What is the purpose of our life? What do we want to achieve? What is it that we crave for? It's happiness. We may be keen on performing certain … Continue reading What Does Bhagavad Gita Say About Happiness?
With a scarcity mindset, you believe that everything is limited. Time is limited. Money is limited. Love is limited. This causes you to worry about the future. You’re consciously or unconsciously more concerned with what might go wrong than with what could go right. You make fear-based decisions. You’re afraid of missing out. You’re afraid … Continue reading It’s All About The Right Mindset
दया की परिभाषा क्या है ? अधिकतर लोग ये कहते है दयालु होना यानि दूसरों के लिए कुछ अच्छा करना | कुछ ये भी कहते है के दयालु होना यानी खुद पर दया करना होता है | क्या दयालु होना मुश्किल है ? जी नहीं | आसान है | दया क्या है ? मैत्री, सज्जनता, … Continue reading दया की शक्ति
How do you define kindness? Most people would intuitively answer that being kind means doing nice things for other people. Others might add that kindness includes being kind to oneself. Is it difficult to be kind? No. It is easy. It's so easy that sometimes we do not realize how simple it can be. What … Continue reading The Power Of Little Acts Of Kindness
Striving toward happiness is our very nature. But that doesn't mean you won't experience sorrow. In fact, sorrow is an important part of your pursuit of true and everlasting happiness. If you live life, sorrow will occur. The more you live, the more you love, and the more deeply you live and love, the greater … Continue reading Learn To Live With Sorrow, It’s A Gift
I love you. The most powerful word in the universe. The supreme mantra. We talk about it endlessly. We argue over when to say it, how to say it and if it was too early to say it. Love is not just assigned to one other human. Your love isn't just for the missing piece … Continue reading You Should Be Saying ILU To More People, More Often
Moving on seems impossible at first. One may feel like they will never get over their relationship. This blog post is for everyone out there who doesn't think they will move on. I assure you, that's part of the process. The moving on the process will take time, probably longer than you might think. I … Continue reading The Art And Craft Of Moving On
Negative thinking can ruin your life. It’s not a joke; this is one of the major obstacles towards happiness. Even when you’re on your way to achieving something great, the negative thoughts can stress you out. I said the wrong thing again. How could I be so stupid? I hate this job. But I couldn’t … Continue reading Positive Ideas To Stop Negative Thinking
Yesterday, while cooking dinner, I suddenly realized that I am somewhat ambidextrous i.e. I can work with two hands on two tasks simultaneously. It's not something unusual as such but that reminded me a good lesson I have learned—problems are opportunities. In 2006-7, I broke my right-hand elbow and my hand was in plaster for … Continue reading Believe Me, Problems Are Opportunities!
Many of us grew up believing that it’s nobler to give than to receive. This proclamation safeguards us from becoming self-centered monsters—scanning our environment to see what we can extract to fill ourselves. But this may turn us into a narcissist because we think we become great as we’re giving, and just giving. But I have a … Continue reading There’s Receiving In Every Giving
Before we comprehend the simplicity of life let us understand our role in it. People are complicators; they convert simple things into something horribly complex and difficult to interpret. The only reason we have something called sixth-sense is to complicate things. But then think about it, without making things complicated we might feel extremely dull … Continue reading Life Is Too Simple, We Complicate It
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Happiness is one of the most sought-after goals in life, yet for many, it seems to be elusive. A big house or a new car won’t actually make you happier; it’s the simple joys in life that bring … Continue reading 15 Simple Ways To Live A Truly Happy Life
I am 38 now and I had been reading and trying to understand the wisdom of life for a long time. I read quite a lot of ancient scriptures and books on various subjects; ranging from science to philosophy. I also went one step ahead to take a 4-year sabbatical to understand my self and … Continue reading Life Hack: Welcome Suffering, Pain and Negativity In Your Life
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation. It's a mindful acknowledgment of all that we have been given. When we focus on the abundance in our lives, we discover a greater capacity for generosity, cheerfulness, and contentment. Expressing gratitude is a rewarding habit that affirms the grace of the giver. Gratitude opens … Continue reading Gratitude Is Good For You
My internet was not working for few days and I was working with my service provider to solve the issue. Both of us were confused about the solution. And hence, we were struggling. Finally, I could speak to one of their expert who told to check in one setting in the control panel. To my … Continue reading Change Your Settings, Change Your Life
Taking the first step is the most difficult part; for most of the people. But, as it’s said that a thousand-mile journey starts with one step, the first step can take you far. I want to share some personal experiences with an emphasis on the first step. My father was a victim of the Partition … Continue reading The FIRST STEP Is The First Step Towards A Successful And Prosperous Life
It's a lovely day today. In fact, as one of my friend, philosopher and guide said that today is the first day of rest of our lives. But, this lovely day is because of last night. If there was no night, there wouldn't have been this morning. In regard to this the thought, I have … Continue reading Listening Is An Act Of Love!
A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. I decided on the spot to begin a systematic study of happiness. It did. I made myself happier. And along the way, I learned a lot about how to be happier. Here are those … Continue reading 10 Ways To Be Happier!
There is a constant fight over what is good and what is bad. I think it's very subjective—every good has bad inside, and every bad has a good inside. Every being or thing is made up of a good and a bad combination. According to me, we should focus on the good part, and leave … Continue reading Take The Good, Leave The Bad
Happiness is so important to us, both as individuals and as a world, primarily because happiness is really all there is. As human beings, although we possess cognitive abilities and are highly thought oriented, the quality of our lives is ultimately entirely determined by our emotions. For example, which life would you rather have; that of … Continue reading Why Happiness Is So Important?
Few people realize the huge impact the ability to forgive can have on their happiness, nor do most people think of this as a skill that they need to teach and practice with their children. But important it is: forgiving people tend to be happier, healthier, and more empathetic. The inability to forgive, on the other … Continue reading Forgive And Feel Happier
The term empathy is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective. You place yourself in … Continue reading What Is Empathy?
Service is a beautiful word. It can mean very different things to people, depending on whether they are talking about sports, cell phones, the military or volunteerism. Here I use the word to refer to the practice of selfless giving—something that each one of us has the capacity to do. We contribute to discovering abundance: … Continue reading Why Should I Contribute To Community?
This is a whole new thing, a very unique perspective on happiness that the Bhagavad Gita speaks about and it’s in the very last chapter. Speaking to Arjuna, Lord Krishna says: O best of the warriors, now please hear from me about the three kinds of happiness by which the conditioned soul enjoys, and by which … Continue reading 3 Types Of Happiness As Per Bhagavad Gita
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Actually, there isn’t any art behind it. Just that you were born to be happy, and you can … Continue reading The Art Of Smiling
Something to Do. How many times have we felt unhappy with life because we simply had too much idle time? I know it has happened in my own life. When I get bored, I get down, and I only snap out of it when I start to get busy again. The thing is, we have … Continue reading 3 Keys To Happiness
Find the good and positive in every situation: This is not difficult. In every situation, there must be something good, happy or amusing. Why not focus on it? Your mind might drag you down, to think about negativity and difficulties, because that's how it is accustomed to thinking. Don't let it. Endeavor to change the … Continue reading 10 Tips To Help You Choose To Be Happy
This is the problem! The capacity of the senses to enjoy is limited but the desire in the mind is unlimited. This discrepancy between wanting to enjoy and the ability to enjoy causes all sorts of ailments. Bulimia is one such ailment. It's is only related to food but similar diseases can be related to all … Continue reading Happiness Is Within You
First of all, your comment that money is the root of all evil is a misquote. We’re referencing 1 Timothy 6:10 from the Bible, which is usually translated as for the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil or simply for the love of money is the root of all evil. Not … Continue reading Money Isn’t The Root Of Evil
Have you ever noticed that children have happiness down pat? They spend a majority of their days laughing, smiling and just enjoying life. Wouldn’t it be great if you can be that happy about life again? The good news is that you can. It may be hard to imagine because, after all, we as adults … Continue reading Why Children Are Happier? And How You Can Be Too!
For centuries, the field of psychology focused on addressing the negative—investigating what was wrong with us or relieving suffering from depression, trauma, and addictions. But over the last decade, we've seen a significant shift: scientists are now turning their attention to what makes people thrive. What thoughts, actions, and behaviors make us more productive at … Continue reading What Is The Science Of Happiness?
Many people believe that happiness comes from success, health, and great human connections. However, the inverse of this principle is actually the statement that is the truest: success, wealth, good health, and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause. When you are happy, you are more likely to make choices that lead to … Continue reading Reinventing Happiness
There's a huge difference between happiness and pleasure, yet there is still a correlation between them. We believe that by seeking pleasure and avoiding pain we will feel happy. And to an extent, that holds true. Pleasure is a momentary feeling that comes from something external while happiness is an internal state of mind. Pleasurable … Continue reading Happiness Vs. Pleasure: There’s A Difference
Forgiveness is good not just for the person forgiven, but for the person who forgives. We often think of forgiveness as a kind, magnanimous act—an act of mercy or compassion extended to someone who wronged us. While that can be true, research over the past few decades has revealed enormous personal benefits to forgiveness as … Continue reading Why Practice Forgiveness?
It's essential to forgive yourself and others in order to release your guilt and decide to not allow it to suffocate you and your future opportunities. Forgiveness is not the same as acceptance of the hurt. It's about taking care of yourself so that you can move forward with your life without being controlled by … Continue reading The Heart Of Forgiveness
The research suggests that happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are with your life and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis. Both of these are relatively stable—that is, our life changes, and our mood fluctuates, but our general happiness is more genetically determined than anything else. The good news is, with … Continue reading What Is Happiness?
We need to change because our situation has changed. There are 10 powerful benefits of change: Personal Growth: You grow and learn new things every time something changes. You discover new insights into different aspects of your life. You learn lessons even from changes that did not lead you to where you wanted to be. … Continue reading Why Do We Need Change?
I realized that nobody is the owner of money or wealth, we're just a trustee or nominee. We have to share it away. It never belonged to us and per Vedas, this is all there for thousands of years. I think, we become frustrated or suffer because we try to become an owner. Once we have a … Continue reading Money Can Buy Happiness!