Do you know what is the most elusive and coveted thing in the world? The one thing that everyone hankers for, but very few actually manage to get it. For most people in this world, the most coveted thing in this world would probably be a material object, and in order to achieve that, the most desired object in this world has become money. However, what everyone actually yearns for and wants is not these material objects, but happiness. We need to realize this eternal truth ourselves that the art of happiness lies in us.
We want material comfort because we think that by obtaining these objects we will be happy. However, does anyone actually know what is the art of happiness, how do we go about achieving this? Money and material goods certainly do not bring in happiness. How many celebrities have committed suicide in spite of having every possible riches simply because they could not master the art of happiness?
People from all over the world, travel to the Himalayas to search for this art of happiness. However, the simple truth of the matter is that the 'art of happiness lies in you'. Yes, each one of us can master this art of happiness ourselves without having to do penance or by living an ascetic's life. We are the makers of our own happiness, and we also have the power to master this art of happiness ourselves.
The first and foremost thing is to be peaceful. We should have a clear heart, and should not involve ourselves in petty politics, or demeaning others behind our back. We should have a clear conscience, and do only those things which we think are correct. The worst possible thing that one can do is to lie to oneself, and one can never achieve the art of happiness in such a way.
Art of happiness can also only be achieved if one is not greedy for more. In today's world, we are never satisfied or happy with what we have; we constantly want more and this cycle never stops. Therefore, in order to master this art of happiness, we should be happy with what we have, and not crave for more than what we can achieve. We should appreciate our life and be grateful for whatever God has bestowed upon us.
One can realize that it is easy to achieve happiness by simply respecting others. If we do not respect our elders, our family members, our colleagues, and fellow human beings, we can never learn the art of happiness. The key to art of happiness lies with you. Only your actions and good deeds will help you learn and appreciate this art of happiness.