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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” - Buddha

Happiness, The Ever-going Pursuit

Through out time Humans have searched for the meaning of life and their purpose here. From the Scholars and intellectuals of ancient times to modern leaders of thought, happiness has been an ever-going pursuit that we have strived for.

Is happiness something every living being can have? If so where can we find it? The life long answer to this question is simple, maybe too simple, because a lot of us cannot comprehend something this simple. Are you ready for this simple answer? Here it is, happiness is inside of you. I am going to repeat this one more time for those of you that already read past and did not think to reread this ever-changing sentence. Happiness is inside of you.

Only you can bring out the happiness in you. It has always been there and it always will be there. It is up to you to nourish these seeds of love inside yourself, to help them grow so that you can be who you know deep down inside you are meant to be. Your happiness starts with YOU and ONLY you can bring yourself true happiness.

Are you perfectly happy in your life? Do you ever think if you had more money you would be happy? Or if you had the perfect relationship, if only someone loved me more, the perfect job, the perfect house, the perfect car, or the perfect… the list goes on and on. Everyone has these types of negative thoughts, some more than others, but happy people know not to listen to these negative thoughts, which are created by the conditioned mind. These negative thoughts are our ego and it is in no way our true being; our ego is and always will prevent us from finding true happiness.

Many scholars, religious leaders, and intellectuals of thought, found happiness through out the centuries and laid down a foundation for others to follow. For the love of humanity these people rewrote these concepts in their own words so others might be able to relate and find the inspiration they need to live a happy and fulfilling life.

These guides are all around us, the more you learn about these concepts and open yourself up to these beliefs the more you will find how all of these ideas are connected, a single source from which they all come.

It does not matter what sex, race, finical background, religion, if you believe in God or not, or any other thing that separates us into groups, it just does not matter. These guides were written for a chosen people, these chosen people are among us everywhere; these chosen people are the ones that have the courage to choose for themselves to find the happiness with in.

One of my favorite quotes is from the Buddha and has helped me find my own happiness, which you know now starts right here, right now, in the present moment within ourselves. I created this wallpaper a couple of years so I could be constantly reminded of the Buddha’s powerful words. I am posting it here for download for anyone else that would like to be reminded.

Buddha Motivational Wallpaper

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha

As I mentioned before it does not matter where your ancestors came from or what religion you are, we are all the same. These powerful quotes came from different parts of the world at different times, yet all share a similar message with one shared source.

 

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil (Classical Roman poet, 70 BC – 19 BC)

 

“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”
- Mahatma Gandhi (Political and Ideological Leader, 1869 – 1948)

 

“Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.”
- Leo Tolstoy (Russian Writer, 1828 – 1910)

 

“A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.”
- Seneca (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD)

 

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
- Epicurus (Greek philosopher, BC 341-270)

 

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
- Mahatma Gandhi (Political and Ideological Leader, 1869 – 1948)

 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw (Writer, 1856 – 1950)

 

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
- Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States, 1809 – 1865)

 

“The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.”
- Montaigne (Writer French Renaissance, 1533 – 1592)

 

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
- Agnes Repplier (American essayist, 1855 – 1950)

 

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist)

 

“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy…is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, lecturer, and poet. 1803 – 1882)

 

“Genuine happiness consists in those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness and so on. For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others’ happiness.”
- The Dalai Lama

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