We all wish we could always be happy, healthy and in harmony! But the real life situations make it such a daunting task! Those who are closest to you, they always have something to pick on you about and disturb the quiet of your mind. The quiet that you would love to linger! This is happening daily, with spiritual and non-spiritual people across the world.
But the very idea that it is difficult to maintain the joyful state in the midst of these occurrences is the first idea that we need to renounce, give up!
Instead we must be Mindful of our own resolve to not be reactive and our wakeful state, even if we need be “pretend” to be happy. This pretension may sound un-spiritual, but let us not forget that you are pretending with thoughts and emotions within the energy-field of joyfulness. It may not work overnight, but it works. The other side of it is, the situation is grim, and you become gloomy inside. There is no pretension there. But you have surrendered to the wrong energy-field and eventually; more of such grim, gloomy situations will surround you. What have you achieved by being true to your negative emotion?
To be happy and joyful, if need be, just be preventive, but don’t step into the trap! Your goal is to be happy in life, and you can be happy if you TRAIN your mind to remember not to surrender to the external pricks and provocations, which are sent to you only for you to use them as tools of your TRANSFORMATION.
Courtesy: Speaking Tree