Where does happiness come from?
Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are; it solely relies on what you think.
Who Was Buddha?
Siddhartha Gautama was born around 400 BC in eastern India or Nepal. He eventually became a teacher and the Buddha, or “Enlightened One.” His teachings became the foundation for Buddhism.
Note: I am not Buddhist. All I care about is truth regardless of the source. The Buddha taught many things that ring true and I think we can use those truths regardless of what religion or spiritual practice you participate in.
Where Does Happiness Come From?
The bottom line is your happiness comes from you. Today’s quote from the Buddha says that your happiness depends only on what you think, the thoughts you choose.
That’s an incredible power that you have over your own life.
The problem is a lot of people give that power away. They search for happiness outside of themselves, whether it be another person, a thing, or a circumstance.
They decide they will be happy when they meet the right person, live in the right house, have the right amount of money, or get the right job. All of those thing are out of their control and the happiness they generate is fleeting at best.
You Can Be Happy Right Now
Like I said, happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy right now even though you don’t have any of the things you think you want.
Choose happy, empowering thoughts. Choose gratitude.
No matter what is going on in your life, you can find something to be happy about. After a rough day you might settle for being grateful you made it through the day. Whatever it is, just find one thing to be grateful for.
Then build on that. You can do it, if you choose to.
Here’s one short and to the point.
What we think, we become.
Check out the previous quote of the day for some advice about success from Eleanor Roosevelt.