When we seek happiness we are seeking something fleeing and
Happiness depends solely on our perceptions of the moment.
Something external must take place to either induce the feeling
of happiness or take away that feeling. This emotional roller
coaster has been on men's mind since the dawn of times.
Man covets this high (happiness) and will do almost anything to
get a glimpse of it. Drugs, alcohol are part of this quest if not
to gain happiness then mask the empty feelings of the lack of it.
There is something natural and wholesome that would take away the
need for drugs, and this is Joy.
Instead of chasing of Happiness we should try establishing Joy in
our lives. Joy is more even, and permanent. It requires no
external feedback to spring it up but the deep, inner knowledge
of our destiny and true purpose in life.
Studying the ancient wisdom can help you getting Joy into your
life. Finding and fulfilling our Dharma should be your first and
Dharma is our path of achievement - knowing and fulfilling our
Dharma is the key to gain bliss and joy in this life and the
The other side of our destiny or Dharma is free will; we are free
to choose to take up the mission or abandon it and pursue other
less lofty goals. It is said that the storehouse on the subtle
worlds are filled with unfulfilled prophecies. This is because we
have our free will.
So whether you have joy and bliss in your life is entirely
depending on you.
great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom,
and joy in the universe are already within us; we don't have to
gain, develop, or attain them. We're like a child standing in a
beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need to imagine
trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our
eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are -- as
soon as we quit pretending we're small or unholy."