Happiness Is Just A Matter of Mind. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing that happiness is just a matter of mind. Though one could be infinitely happy by just enjoying nature and family and all the human-made things, millions of people are still unhappy. In the developed countries, there is a very fortunate circumstance of having both God-given and man-made things. However, still, the majority of people there are unhappy.
Happiness Is Just A Matter of Mind
In developing countries, where there is an absolute scarcity of even basic needs for millions, people seem happy. Some people are engaged in challenging tasks, and warfare even incarcerated in prisons, and still happy!
We have just discussed the factors of happiness.
Millions of people have them. Still, they are unhappy.
There are millions of others who don’t have them, yet they are happy!
You would realize that the mere availability and abundance of God-given and human-made things are not enough. There is something else which should be suitable to be happy. But, of course, it is our mind that must have the right attitude towards and capacity to be satisfied.
Milton in Paradise Lost says,
‘The mind is its place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.’
Mind Can Influence Our Body
One can give various examples of how the mind can influence our body:
- For example, Pavlov’s dog starts salivating at the sound of the bell without any food in sight.
- If we are tense, we often get headache, backache, and spondylitis, etc.
- Heart attacks are directly linked to worry and tension.
- The right mental attitude helps in curing many bodily disorders.
- By self-talk, motivation, and a positive attitude, we can become happy and prosperous.
- Through hypnosis, one can have command over another person’s mind and body.
- Through meditation, one can have a healthy body and extrasensory abilities.
The mind has extraordinary powers, and as far as happiness is concerned, it has the ultimate authority.
We should, therefore, have a positive attitude towards life. Instead of concentrating on bad things in life and people, we should focus on redeeming features in them. We should not keep on thinking about past failures and bad experiences but be encouraged by our past success and good experiences.
Similarly, we should not be unduly anxious about the future as our anxiety will not have a positive effect, but we should plan and work hard for the future.
In whatever circumstances you are, you can never have a total lack of God-given and man-made happiness. You cannot wholly remove nature from somebody; you cannot take away all man-made things from somebody. But, even if everything is taken, one’s family and friends are there. One’s precious body is there. And, even if you chain somebody securely in a dungeon, one’s mind is free. One is free to be happy in one’s mind! Of course, the reason is difficult to be mastered by oneself, but it is impossible to be conquered by anybody, any authority, or whatever conditions or situations.
Abraham Lincoln has beautifully expressed it: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
I hope you enjoyed that.