Happiness is Simplicity
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful. ~ Kailash Satyarthi
So in this age of FaceBook, if your friends are like mine, you see a lot of signs and slogans posted each day on their walls. Most of the time they are fairly cliché or cute but occasionally one catches your eye as being a little bit deeper than you might expect. The other day a friend posted the image below:
I thought this was beautiful in its simplicity and wanted to pass it on with a few additional words and links to some of our past posts discussing the same things.
Free your heart from hatred – This is huge, for many of us we live our lives with the scars of the past. These scars can truly limit our ability to reach new heights. The fact is, although it is not easy, we are the only people who have power to remove the scars we carry. Work to remove those scars my friend, sometimes it takes a long time, but the work is worth it in the end.
Free your mind from worries – Worrying is the enemy of happiness, worrying is completely unproductive, and worrying is a waste of time and energy. If you are worrying about that which you cannot control just stop. And for the things you can control, stop worrying, start planning and do something about them, otherwise you have no one but yourself to blame.
Live simply – Living simply is about making sure your actions burn clean, that you don’t leave residue after you leave a situation or a relationship. This involves thinking before you act about the implications of your actions.
Give more – This has been a consistent theme for the Ministry of Happiness, the more you give, the more comes back to you, altruism is a two-sided gift.
Expect less – lower your expectations in life, this doesn’t ever mean you should get less than you deserve, but you shouldn’t always expect everyone and everything to come out right all of the time. Lowering your expectations to a more realistic level will make those times when everything goes right, even more sweet.
Have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane