My characteristic: Happy

Definition of happy: satisfied with the quality or standard of.

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The opposite of happy

Let's first start with looking at what the opposites of 'happy' are.

They are feelings and states of being such as: sad, dissatisfied, unhappy, miserable, discomfort, etc.

Who wants to feel like that?

I haven't met anyone yet who consciously wants to feel any of those emotions.

So I have worked hard on understanding how to be happy and then actively be happy as much as possible.

What is happiness?

Having listened to many experts on the subject matter, definition of happy can be many different things.

This in itself can lead to confusion and funnily enough, unhappiness.

To me happiness is about satisfaction in all realms of life: financial, social, physical, emotional, spiritual, academic, etc.

So I work all the time to ensure that all those realms of my life are at optimal levels.

It is all relevant and it is also possible for us to keep all those aspects at optimum levels.

Why am I able to be happy?

Happiness comes from making a conscious choice from oneself to want to be happy.

Once someone makes this choice, their existence starts moving towards that state of being.

I made that choice many years ago and all the work I do helps me increase my happiness in life.

I work continuously to ensure that I have no excuses for being happy.

As the Chinese proverb says: 'The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and the next best time is now.'.

I planted the tree 20 years ago and I constantly look after it, water it and nourish it so that it continues to fruit all the time.

What you think, you are

It is more than possible to 'think yourself happy'.

In fact, it's arguably impossible to do anything other than that.

A psychological statements says: 'You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are.'.

This is a profound piece of wisdom which has guided my work and existence over many years.

You are your own thoughts and you can teach yourself how to have happy thoughts and reflect them into your physical reality.

That's what I do all the time and intend to continue doing until I die.

What does happiness sounds like?

When I think of 'happy' I also think of this song.

Published on: 27 Mar 2016

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