Happiness to All
In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution. It recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”.
In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013 and every year thereafter.
And, that’s the first step. To make the endeavour to be happy all the time. New research has been backing up what many people have instinctively assumed all along: that happiness and health really are connected and that one’s level of happiness really can impact the level of one’s health. A landmark study involving nuns was able to pinpoint a fact that positive emotion is correlated with Longevity! Reference – http://stress.about.com/od/hapinessandpositivity/a/happiness_and_health.htm
In a review of dozens of human and animal studies, Illinois professor emeritus of psychology Ed Diener, who is also a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization, found that ‘’the overwhelming majority of studies support the conclusion that happiness is associated with health and longevity.’’
How can we be happy? Let us start by accepting ourselves as we are. No human being is perfect. Be kind and gentle to yourself. Acknowledge your feelings.
Reflect on your thoughts, feelings and emotions at the end of the day. Mindfulness helps you to touch the wonders of life for self-nourishment and healing. Mindfulness is the awareness, balanced acceptance of present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. Live your life in complete awareness. This will help you to blossom a new person in you.
Can money buy you happiness? Happiness is not materialistic. It cannot be determined by social status. It comes from within you. You can’t always block a thought. Mind is a bundle of thoughts. Allow the thoughts to turn its natural course. Do not add emotions to the thought. Meditation has proven scientifically to bring changes to certain part of our brain. Meditation is applying mindfulness without feelings of being hurried or under pressure. Focusing our mind should help us to avoid distractions and unpleasant thoughts.
It is not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Wellness is greatness.
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