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ABC's of Happiness

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by Humble_Gursevak, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Humble_Gursevak

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    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Feteh

    Alphabet of Happiness

    A - Accept
    Accept others for who they are and for the choices
    they've made even if you have difficulty understanding
    their beliefs, motives,or actions.

    B - Break Away
    Break away from everything that stands in the way of
    what you hope to accomplish with your life.

    C - Create
    Create a family of friends whom you can share your
    hopes, dreams, sorrows,and happiness with.

    D - Decide
    Decide that you'll be successful and happy
    come-what-may, and good things will find you.
    The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

    E - Explore
    Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer,
    and you have much to give. And every time you try
    something new, you'll learn more about yourself.

    F - Forgive
    Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and
    inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and
    remember that everyone makes mistakes.

    G - Grow
    Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no
    longer hurt you or stand in your way.

    H - Hope
    Hope for the best and never forget that anything is
    possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

    I - Ignore
    Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus
    instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments.
    Your past success is only a small linking of what
    the future holds.

    J - Journey
    Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining
    open-minded. Try to learn something new every day,
    and you'll grow.

    K - Know
    Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll
    always get better. The warmth of spring always follows
    the harshest winter.

    L - Love
    Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate
    is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when
    love is in your heart, there's room for endless

    M - Manage
    Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll
    suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to
    focus on the important things in life.

    N - Notice
    Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or
    suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and
    always your kindness and understanding.

    O - Open
    Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you.
    Even during the worst of times, there's still much to
    be thankful for.

    P - Play
    Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means
    nothing without happiness.

    Q - Question
    Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.

    R - Relax
    Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and
    remember that things always have a way of working out
    in the end.

    S - Share
    Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with
    others. Everything that you invest in others
    will return to you many times over.

    T - Try
    Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try
    anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

    U - Use
    Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's
    wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring
    unexpected rewards.

    V - Value
    Value the friends and family members who've supported
    and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

    W - Work
    Work hard every day to be the best person you can be,
    but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals.
    Every sunrise offers a second chance.

    X - X-Ray
    Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and
    you'll see the goodness and beauty within.

    Y - Yield
    Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain
    dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road.

    Z - Zoom
    Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow
    rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your
    goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, your
    dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.
    #1 Humble_Gursevak, Jul 8, 2005
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  3. spnadmin

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    March 5, 2009 - Posted by Guruka Singh

    "One thing IS, (and that is) happiness. Happiness cannot be bought. If you have a good car, you sit in it and drive it. You don’t leave it sitting with a cover on it. Walk over the entire United States, and see if you can find one shop where happiness is sold. You cannot. This is because happiness is one thing which can never be bought and which cannot be sold."

    http://www.{url not allowed}/files/imagecache/thumb/news/image/teaser/large/IMG_0380-hppy.jpg
    Happiness runs in a circular motion. Thought is like a little boat upon the sea. Everybody is a part of everything anyway. You can have it all if you let yourself be. Why? Oh, because. - Donovan
    "Now, this is the secret of happiness: This last line. Why? Oh, because. That’s it. That’s it. Why? Because. Whatever you put out will come back to you. I myself learned the secret of happiness from this song. And I’m asking you, whenever you will fail to understand and practice this line, you shall be unhappy … Even Almighty God who created this earth cannot keep you happy." - Yogi Bhajan, August 21, 1988

    We all know what 3HO means, right? Healthy, Happy, Holy. Well, healthy is healthy. It’s a spectrum of wellness and you can measure yourself on it. Everyone is holy. We are sacred beings and we all have nine holes. (Think about it.) So all we have to do is be aware and in control of whatever comes into and out of our nine holes. But what about happy? That one seems a bit more elusive.

    Most people ride the emotional roller coaster from day to day. I’m having a good (or bad) day. I’m feeling happy (or sad.) But actually, happiness lies beyond emotions – it’s much, much deeper than that.

    Sometimes doing yoga makes you feel happy. Sometimes doing sadhana makes you feel happy. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes a lot of garbage or weirdness comes out in your meditation. But actually, those meditations where you process your garbage are the best of all. After all, that’s why we do sadhana - to clean our subconscious mind, balance our positive and negative minds and stimulate our neutral mind.

    So what’s the secret formula to be a happy person? To find that deep wellspring of happiness that lies beyond day-to-day emotions? Well actually, it’s very simple. … Pay attention now, ok?
    How happy you are is inversely proportional to how much time you spend dwelling on your own predicament in life.

    Go ahead, read it again … I’ll wait.

    Yes, it’s that simple. Serve others and forget about yourself. The universe will take care of you. You do not have to do it yourself. Every little baby bird and every little bug under a rock has its food provided for it. Why not you? Just pay attention to what the moment is asking of you and then do it! Care for others.

    Serve others, and let yourself be served. Only those who spend their lives serving are truly happy.

    Source: http://www.mrsikhnet.com
  4. Tejwant Singh

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    Antonia ji,

    Guru Fateh.

  5. spnadmin

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    No I am not the author. Humble Gursevak ji found that somewhere. I have to delete my screen name from the post. It showed up when I corrected thread punctuation. And I can't get rid of it.

    VaheguruSeekr ji

    Thank you for finding that error. Apologies. :eek:
  6. Tejwant Singh

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    Antonia ji,

    Guru Fateh.

    Although you did not write it, but your love for Sikhi and your contribution especially in this forum reflect this inner Deja vu of yours.

    Hence, this unintentional error is a subliminal reflection of yourself. At least for me.

    Love & regards

    Tejwant Singh
  7. spnadmin

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    You are very compassionate to put me at ease like this, VaheguruSeekr ji. :star: I was able to fix the error, after the fact. But still do not understand how it happened.
  8. pk70

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    Happiness is within us, it is very delegate, and should be protected from those bacteria living within us that always are waiting to eliminate it. Those bacteria are also known as lust, anger, greed, ego and deep attachment. If these bacteria are negated with love for the Creator and His creation, conflicts can cease and happiness becomes permanent
    A sadhu was sentenced to death and his followers started crying. Sadhu asked them, “Do you believe me?” They replied, “Yes Sir, we do”.
    He questioned again, “What I told you about happiness, do you remember?”
    They said,” Yes, we do but it is not fair what the king is doing to you”
    Sadhu smiled "Who are you to judge His Ordinance, poor King is just doing his duty, have pity on him. You have just lost what you have gathered in my company because you have become attached to me not to my message”
    The followers realized the mistake and started smiling. The story is about understanding the attachment and the anger. When both got slightest chance, they negated Sadhu’s message from his followers. So to keep happiness within, a fight with these bacteria must be continued

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