Your Responsibility is to Create Joy in Pain
Why it happens that no matter how much we plan, life takes turn and we find ourselves in pain? This is the nature of life. It is our duty to find light in the darkness.
Life brings challenges at every stage of life. What we can do is, first accept the negative shades of life and stop fighting with them. See bright side of everything and keep yourself delighted.
Do you think that one day all of your problems will get resolved and you will be happy forever? Forget it. It is never going to happen. You have to learn to be happy along with all the troubles life brings you.
As Milton Erickson said, “Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.”
Let us see how to Create Joy in Pain:
Do not wait for Result to Enjoy:
I can see people around me work hard to produce the desired result. They think that once they accomplish this, they would be happy and find some time to enjoy. Once they accomplish it, they got another assignment. This is life.
If you postpone your happiness for later, it will never come. Enjoy while working on daily activities. You have already heard it many times that Life is a journey. If you cannot enjoy your journey, destination will not give you much to enjoy. If you know how to enjoy journey, you know how to enjoy life.
Do not forget about Happiness:
Life is a never-ending mission. We cannot keep our happiness for retirement. By the time, you will forget what happiness is.
“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” ~ Jacques Prevert
Enjoy being Alive.
When did last time you wake up and said thanks to god for another lovely day. You can enhance the value of your day by paying gratitude every morning. Be happy that you have given another day. Enjoy being alive.
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Today is a new day:
Every day when you wake up remind yourself that today is the new day. Forget all the pain you had on yesterday. Today brings new opportunities.
However, the reality is we live in the past. We often bring pain of past into today and spoil our chance to live in the present. Why do not you do the new? Feel the beauty of today and live it fully.
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri Nouwen
Happiness is a decision. If you can choose to be happy, you can be happy right now. If you set conditions to be happy, they will never get fulfil. Even if you met conditions, your happiness would not last as conditions keep changing.
Most of us buy material things to make us happy. These things can bring us comfort but not happiness. Comfort can provide us happiness for a while, but internal happiness is eternal happiness. Feel the bliss inside of you.
If you care for your happiness, happiness takes care of you. Find the activities that are close to your souls. Play like a kid. Being an adult never meant to serious 24 hours. Being a professional never meant to find happiness only in weekends. No matter how busy you are, do little things that you love. Care for yourself.
“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Do you share happiness? It does not take much effort or time. Your one smile can share happiness around you. Spread the fragrance of happiness with your surroundings. As Mother Teresa said, “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”
Life is hard for those who treat themselves as a victim of life. Life is fun for those who take it easy and find moments to laugh every day. No matter what worries you have, you can still find happiness around you. If you know how to find it, your problems will start hating you and go straight away.
“We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Remember: This moment is life. You will not get your moments back. Live as much as you can in this moment. A wise knows how to celebrate the simple pleasures each day so that you can enjoy your life ride. Be wise; be happy.