I believe that one can learn the art of being happy. There are several things people can do to invite joy and peace into their lives and keep them there for good. I will explore the many facets of the art of being happy over the next several weeks, a step by step guide for getting there, a life manual for a life fulfilled.
Just as the alphabet starts with the letter "A", the art of happiness also has a beginning, a first key concept:
Cultivating a belief in something higher than yourself is a good start.
Religion is a very personal thing. I don't know how to tell you to find your "Something Higher". My journey was one of research and perseverance. I observed. I read. I asked a lot of question, I listened... and then IT found me. One day it just happened and I've never been the same since.
Believing in something higher than myself has been a huge relief. Learning to pray for specifics took some getting used to, but now I practice it every day. I believe in the power of prayer as much as I believe in gravity and black and white, and anything else that one is sure of. I have seen miracles generated by prayer.
Praying and not believing is like eating air. It means nothing; it does nothing. For prayer to work, one must believe. For the agnostics and atheists, there is ample proof in the power of visualization. The mind is an amazing instrument...
Where are you in your journey?