Last week I came across this quote from Osho.
“Happiness needs no reasons. If you are looking for reasons, you will never be happy.”
It is very relevant to our today’s way of life. Many of us are looking for reasons to be happy, and we chase things — let it be success, wealth, fame, family, love, … — to feel happy. And we often find that the happiness that they bring to us is temporary. We depend our happiness to the externals of life, while happiness is a state within us.
If we learn to simply be happy for nor reason, then our happiness is in our own hand and no one or no thing can take it away from us. Life itself is a beautiful gift that we have and is enough to be happy for. Don’t you think? All the rest that we gather through our journey of life are accessories to this precious gift.
Yes, it is important to have success, to earn money, to find love, to experience the best things in life. But none of these things will bring us true happiness if we don’t know the art of happiness, which is simply be happy, not looking for reasons. If we learn this art, then we enjoy our life and everything in it more — all our success, achievements, experiences, …
As Osho says, “Happiness needs no reasons. If you are looking for reasons, you will never be happy.”