Today I had a conversation with a friend and he was complaining about his bad luck and how he has not been so lucky lately. Is this really true? What is luck? Are we borne with bad luck or good luck? Do we have control over our "luck"? Dictionary definition of luck is, "an unknown … Continue reading We make our own luck
Lately my 4 year old has been trying to play very rough at home, and everytime I have to remind her that this is not the way that we play; punching and kicking can hurt others. I have noticed that she gets more aggressive the days that she is at school or is getting prepared to go … Continue reading Getting socially accepted without jeopardizing your happiness
If you live in our society today, you for sure have either been criticized by someone or have critiqued another person. It is sad, but is the world that we live in. We give ourselves the right to judge people. Criticism's definition is: "the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes" … Continue reading How to deal with criticism?
I have been talking and writing about living healthy for a while now, and I have been practicing it for a lot longer and I think it is time to explain about what living healthy really means. Can you say that you are living a healthy life when you are eating healthy and exercising regularly? … Continue reading What does living healthy mean?
To be continually giving out for the good of our fellows undeterred by the fear of poverty and reliant on the unfailing bounty of the Source of all wealth and all good – that is the secret of right living. (Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian: 32). These days Baha'is all over the world are … Continue reading The power of giving
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the effect of lying on happiness (Lying and Happiness). In that article I went through reasons that we lie and how they can affect our happiness. I also briefly mentioned lying to ourself. Today I would like to take a moment and dive deeper into why we might be lying … Continue reading Are you lying to yourself? Self deception
Supplication to God at morn and eve is conducive to the joy of hearts, and prayer causes spirituality and fragrance. Thou shouldst necessarily continue therein. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 185-186) One of the very important steps towards happiness is meditation and prayer. Why? Because There are two aspects of happiness, Physical happiness and spiritual happiness. … Continue reading How to find spiritual happiness through prayers
What does motivation mean? How can you get and stay motivated? What does motivation have to do with happiness? Let's start with defining motivation. Motivation has been defined as a reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. Here are a couple of examples: a high school student wants to … Continue reading Motivation
It seems like most people are in search for the road to happiness. Don’t you wish, there was a big sign pointing toward the road to happiness? Can you imagine how awesome it would be if there was an address to happiness and we could just put it in our GPS and boom there we … Continue reading Secret to happiness
When we find truth, constancy, fidelity, and love, we are happy; but if we meet with lying, faithlessness, and deceit, we are miserable. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 65) As a child, I got to know my father as a loving, caring and happy guy. He was cheerful and playful all the time. I will never … Continue reading Lying and Happiness