WISDOM FROM A YOGI: HOW TO BE HAPPY
Have you ever taken a moment to observe a child playing? With an empty box, a metal pot, or some water and dirt, they can create an adventure. They are naturally joyous.
As we grow up, the cost of our happiness increases. We may route our happiness through earning an education, having a family, developing social relationships, or even keeping busy doing various activities.
Happiness may become dependent on someone else, or by doing or obtaining something. But when you become naturally happy, you make better decisions, and your life becomes enriched and effortless.
When do you really feel well in your life? When you’re really happy, you’re well. Even if you’re physically ill you’re still well. Isn’t it? Fundamentally, well-being means a certain level of joyfulness, a certain exuberance of life. What is happiness? We can say happiness is this or that, but in terms of life, your life energies are happening in a more exuberant way than it normally happens. Depression means your life energies have become in a very low state. Happiness means your life energies are exuberant.
Everybody has been happy, but the problem is they’re not able to maintain it. All this effort of life, everything that you did — education, career, business, family, whatever you did — was in pursuit of happiness. Everything that humanity has done on this planet is in pursuit of happiness.
Sadhguru, a yogi and mystic whose work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs, will be conducting the Inner Engineering program at the Tampa Convention Center on April 29-30. For details, visit www.innerengineering.com