I WANT Happiness

People across the globe are dying to GET Happiness.

People across the society WANT Happiness.

People across the proximity NEED Happiness.

What have you observed while reading above pasted three sentences?

You must have observed that I have emphasized on words like ‘GET’, ‘WANT’ and ‘NEED’.Positive Thinking Quotes: Quick 400+ Successful Quotes in Images to Boost Your Self-Esteem & Confidence Everyday

Why I have emphasized these words with caps? Okay, before we talk about these, let me tell you one small story about the great Buddha.

One day an exhausted man from his life went to meet God Buddha. He belonged to a rich family and had all comforts in his life.

He irritatingly shouted in front of God Buddha, and said, ‘Lord, I have been blessed with a big name, fame, beautiful family but still am not happy with my life.’

He screamed in pain, ‘I WANT Happiness’.

i want happinessLord Buddha smiled and said politely, ‘First remove ‘I’ that is Ego. Now remove ‘WANT’- That’s Desire.’

Now you are only left with ‘HAPPINESS’.

Happiness is around you. You can never be happy when you trying to satisfy your own ego as you are saying ‘I want Happiness’. How?

First, when you use ‘I’ then it shows that you are self-centric. I want Happiness. I want this. I want that.

A person with self-centric can never be happy.

To be Happy, you must give.

happinessFor Happiness, you must share love and positive emotions. You must help others unselfishly. And when you share your love and smiles you receive immense satisfaction which makes you happy.

Second, when you use words like ‘Want’, ‘Need’ etc. then it shows your ego and desires which you Zen-Joyare trying to satisfy.May be by hook or crook. Or in worst case, by hurting anyone’s feelings.

Can you grow roses on a barren dead land? No. Similarly, Ego and Happiness can never accompany.

Be unselfish, give and share your love, smiles with everyone. Help others. And see the life changing results.

Lastly, what makes you happy?

Shaping your Attitude – Jeff Botch

Everyone of us can learn from our seniors, mentors and those we admire.  Every day is an opportunity to learn.  One of my inspirations, whom I admire and respect is Mr. Jeff Botch from San Diego, USA. He is a talented writer, personal development coach and a sales professional.

Jeff BotchIt is with great pleasure that I share with you today, the wonderful prolific writer who invented The ASAP Model along with hundreds of motivational articles and published his book, “BIG FEATS” on children’s development.

Mr. Botch says that the determining factor in how your days, weeks, months and years will ultimately play out is directly related to your attitude.  If you choose not to shape your attitude than what you are ultimately doing is giving other people and situations the ability to determine the outcomes in your life.

Below are 3 action steps he offers that you can use to take control of your attitude.

1. Affirm “Today is going to be MY day,” when you wake up in the morning.

today is my dayIf you are not someone who has bought into affirmations yet than you are going to need to change your thinking. Affirmations are simply a way to program the types of outcomes you desire into your sub-conscience mind. The simplest way to explain the power of affirmations is using the example of that 1st song you hear in the morning. If you wake up to a clock radio and hear some corny song you’ll likely be humming it all day long. By affirming the same positive thought into your mind from the moment you wake up you’ll surely be replaying it throughout your day and ultimately giving your sub-conscience mind the ability to manifest the result.

2. Smile at everyone!

be_nice_and_smile_to_everyoneTake this as a challenge and try to make good on it for an entire day. Everyone that you make eye contact with should receive a smile from you. This simple change from not smiling to smiling at everyone will not only brighten up the other person’s day but it’ll change the way your day unfolds.

3. Let drivers merge in front of you when you have the opportunity. You should have a couple opportunities every trip you take. By focusing on this simple act, you’ll start to change your mind frame from that of “What’s in it for me?” to “How may I serve?” When you start to think of the other person and honestly care about their needs you’ll start attracting the things you want into your life.

truthfulAccording to Mr. Botch, these are 3 simple action steps that will help you to begin shaping your attitude and he offers them as a challenge to you.

Keep Smiling… 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

Forwarded and Edited by Mr. Jeff Botch

Let your fragrance rejuvenate

maya angelouPeople come and go in our lives.  Everyone writes their own chapters in the book of life.

Some people leave us and we forget them, while others leave and we remember special moments.  These people have become unforgettable.

Why are we reminded of their words?  Why do we remember the special moments with them?  Why do we feel love and affection for them when they are gone?

One day someone asked me, “Do you love pets?”

I replied, “Yes I do.”

He continued, “Do you have any?”

I said, “No, but someday I would like to have a dog. I love dogs!”

After listening to my reply, he thought for a while and asked, “Aviral, do you know why we care for dogs when they give nothing back?  Sheep give wool and cows give milk but we don’t care for them.  Why do we care for dogs?”

This conversation made me think.  Human beings do love dogs!  Dogs become family and in some cases, more than family!  In many cases, we spend thousands of dollars on our beloved dogs.  Why do we do this?

The answer is simple.  Dogs give LOVE!

Dogs will desperately wait for their master and greet them at the door, jump on them with Dogs love for masterexcitement and lick them to show their love.

I have experienced this level of affection with my uncles black Labrador. My uncle lives on the 9th floor and whenever he comes back and parks his car in the parking garage he starts barking and waits for him at the door.

Imagine if you were to come home from a stress filled day and your significant other were to greet you in a way similar to that of a dog.  How would you feel if you were showered with this type of love and affection?

You would likely feel Energetic, Rejuvenated and you would be left with a smile on your face.  It would ease your stress and remove your uneasiness.

The moral is, people remember how you make them feel and the memories you’ve left them with.

If you have made someone feel special then they will never forget you.  They will desire your presence.

On the other hand, if you hurt someone’s feelings and make them feel bad they will neither forget nor will they forgive you.

So, spread love and make your family members and loved ones feel the fragrance of your soul.

Keep Smiling.. 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

Edited and forwarded by Mr. Jeff Botch