Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happiness in a Nutshell

If you were to ask your neighbour,
"What would give you peace of mind?", he might tell you,
"A vacation in Bermuda!" or,
"An extra hundred grand would give me peace!", or,
"A new Ferrari would make me contented!"

But going places and getting stuff is usually a temporary solution.

Let's say you buy a lottery ticket and by some miracle you win your dream Ferrari.
Today you are contented.
Tomorrow you are saying, "If I could just catch that little punk who scratched it in the car park!"

Peace of mind rarely comes from getting more stuff.
Getting more stuff usually leads to wanting even more stuff!

Peace of mind starts with being grateful for what you have right now.
Gratitude is Power, and here's why.

When you are thankful for what you have -
for the friends you have, and for the things you've got,
you attract more good people and good things!

People who always complain about what they DON'T HAVE, stay stuck.
Complainers attract more things to complain about!
It is a law of life.

It's hard to explain, but you can observe it around you.
We get more of what we dwell upon.

That's why all the spiritual masters have taught the same lesson.
"Start by being thankful.
Be happy with what you have now,
and more will come your way."

In a nutshell,
every time you say a silent 'thank you',
you become more peaceful and more powerful.

Life is full of choices.
Never say you have no choice as 'no choice' is a choice itself.

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