Meditation Wisdom for Happiness

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.”

The lesson I got from a nature walk

The other day I was walking in nature near a lake in an autumn afternoon. The lake was rather calm and I could see the reflection of trees on the other side of the lake in the water. The photo above is the actual scene.

As I saw this reflection on the surface of the lake, it reminded me of a metaphor about our mind. Our mind also reflects! It reflects reality and what we see in the outside. How we see life depends on the quality of its reflection of on our mind.

Like this lake, how much clear or how much distorted our mind reflects what is in outside depends on how calm or how agitated it is.The more still the lake of our mind is, the more clearly it reflects things.

How is this relevant to our day-to-day life?

Our mind is the basic tool that we have to live our life. The choices we make, the way we perceive our life, even our happiness or unhappiness, our stress or calmness, they all depend on how our mind functions.

If we want to have a clearer view of our life and its reality, we need to let our mind become quiet and still. A busy and over active mind is like a lake in a windy day. It has many waves of thoughts and it cannot reflect the life out there clearly and with the right proportion.
That is why when we are facing situations that cause us stress, we tend to exaggerate certain things and ignore some other things. When our mind is agitated, it loses the ability to see clearly.

In today’s world with all the stimulants that we constantly face during the day, whether through our busy jobs or through our digital devices, the lake of our mind is constantly wavy. Too much activity in the mind without sufficient rest brings us stress and anxiety. We need to step back from constant activity and give some rest to our mind to settle down the waves of thoughts so that our mind can become quiet and still. Only then we can see and reflect the beautiful picture of life with its unlimited potential.

Meditation is the way to still the mind. Invite meditation to your daily routine to enjoy a stress-free, peaceful and enjoyable life.

Meditation Quiz


Meditation is the buzzword these days for its amazing benefits.

Are you wondering if meditation is for you or not?

Take this quiz to find out.

1. Do you feel stressed at least once a day?
2. Do you feel unhappy most of the time?
3. Do you lack inner peace?
4. Do you have anxiety?
5. Do you get distracted easily and find it difficult to focus?
6. Do you have problem with self-esteem?
7. Do you have health issues?
8. Do you get headaches frequently?
9. Do you have problem with your sleep?
10. Do you get angry or out of control easily?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then meditation is for you.

If you answered yes to 5 or more, then you must add meditation to your life. It will be life changer for you.

Simple and Effective Way to Reduce Stress

According to World Health Organisation, stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century.

We can all identify with that. In this fast pace of modern lifestyle, we keep our mind occupied all the time. We are always doing something. This can be overwhelming to our mind and lead to stress.

But stress can have a dramatic effect on the quality of our life and our well-being. Although short term stress is good and can drive us to perform better, prolonged stress is harmful and can potentially lead to many illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, immune problems, cancer, depression, and more.

It is important to address stress and learn how to manage it.

Meditation is one of the most efficient ways to reduce stress. Meditation is a mental exercise that calms down your mind and relaxes your body. It is an ancient practice and a scientific process.

Meditation has many benefits. Science in the past few decades is increasingly pointing out to effectiveness of meditation in almost every area of our life. And stress is one of them.

Stress activates the amygdala, which is part of our brain responsible for the fight or flight response. Meditation on the other hand, deactivates the amygdala and activates the prefrontal cortex, another part of our brain that is responsible for higher level thinking, creativity, focus, ….

Meditation is a natural antidote to stress.

Thanks to its wonderful benefits, many athletes, celebrities, CEO’s, leaders of countries, … are adopting meditation as a daily practice.

Is meditation part of your daily routine as well?

Meditation, Wisdom and Celebrating Life

This is one of my favourite quotes from Vikas Malkani:
“Life is a celebration.”

As we go through the journey of our life, we get so busy with our jobs, our problems, our to-do lists, … that we forget that we are here for a short journey and we are here to enjoy this journey.

We might even start to believe that life is difficult and full of struggle. But as Vikas Malkani says, “life is a celebration.” Life is meant to be a celebration.

Stop for a moment and see if you are celebrating your life right now. Because if not now, then when? If we don’t consciously pay attention to the quality of our life now, then it is easy to get caught up in our daily routine and miss the essence of joy as we live our life.

Wisdom and techniques of meditation teaches you how to make your life a celebration.