Getting socially accepted without jeopardizing your happiness

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

What does living healthy mean?

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?

Are you lying to yourself? Self deception

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

How to find spiritual happiness through prayers

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

Motivation

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

Lying and 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

Reflect your way to happiness

Have you ever made a list of things that make you happy? Have you ever looked at this list, sighed and said “ only if …...would happen then I would be so happy”? Have you ever seen a genuine happy person and thought to yourself how could they be happy all the time and called … Continue reading Reflect your way to happiness