Can Meditation Make You Happy?
The quest for happiness
Most of us seem to be on a happiness quest in life, constantly searching for things which we think will bring us happiness such as more success, wealth, possessions, the perfect body, relationships, the list goes on. If we are fortunate enough to achieve the things we are striving for we often realise that the happiness factor is fleeting only to be replaced by further cravings for more and better, once the newness wears off.
Maybe this is because we are looking for happiness in the wrong place. We expect an external source to provide us the happiness we seek without realising our capacity to be happy comes from within. Life is constantly changing and nothing remains permanent so there is always a limit to the happiness external sources can bring us.
It is often our inner state and the way we view ourselves and the world around us which brings unhappiness, although life can throw us curve balls and bad things happen which cause upset and upheaval. Maybe deep down we are plagued with doubts and inadequacies, dissatisfaction and troubled with worries and so we carry on seeking more to fulfil us from the outside.
This is where the power of meditation comes in
When you learn how to access the quietness within and accept yourself, flaws and all, you can feel more love, contentment, inner peace and well-being and rely less on external sources to give you a temporary happiness high. This is one of the best things you can do for yourself and often one of the most difficult to start with.
If you are constantly running from yourself and seeking validation from others and looking to outside sources for your happiness then you need to take the time to learn to sit quietly with yourself and connect back to you. Now this may be a scary thought for you but it will enable you to access your inner well-being and natural state of happiness, with practice.
To access this treasure that lies within can take time, patience and training
It is recommended that anyone new to meditation start with just 5 minutes and then work up to around 20 minutes. The more you meditate the easier it will become and you will find you can access your inner calm more easily and gain more clarity and a greater perspective of what really matters to you, which goes along way towards living a happier life.
Nobody can take this away from you. The power to be happy lies within you alone.
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