The Relevance of Social Connections & Happiness

Have you ever wondered what makes you happy in your life?

The answers that come to your mind must be traveling, retail therapy or a weekend getaway and much more. We all have our definition for the art of contentment in our lives, which is driven by these worldly pleasures.

Is it long-term happiness?

Every time you come back from a beautiful vacation, the happiness you felt goes away within a week. So, what is the driving factor for long-lasting happiness in your life? What is the actual meaning of happiness?

Happiness, by definition, is the state of being happy. At its simplest, it’s all about minimizing pain and maximizing pleasure. Many of the famous researchers and psychologists had tried to decode the theory of happiness.

Let’s dive in and start with finding out the meaning of it.

What is Happiness?

Happiness is when you feel well in your life. It has been researched in the field of positive psychology by Sonja Lyubomirsky, and she described it as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.” Fundamentally, it means a certain level of joyfulness when things around you are happening in a more exuberant way than they usually occur. Continue reading The Relevance of Social Connections & Happiness

Nature’s Way Of Making One Happy

There are many different problems that people face in life. But one of the greatest risks they face is not being happy. Even when there are those fleeting moments of happiness they can be short lived. It is because the majority of people live such a hectic lifestyle. They don’t take the opportunity to enjoy that happiness. Others seem to be in constant search for happiness. But have very little success at finding it. What most people do not realize is that happiness could very well be in front of them. It can be all around them. The sad fact is that they just haven’t discovered it.

Happiness and Your Well Being

So many people suffer from a great many ailments. The average person will complain many times during their life that they generally do not feel at their best. In fact, most people don’t know what feeling at their best is. As humans, many of us tend to take things for granted. People that feel happy tend to feel good. A happy state of mind is a positive state of mind. Those who are happy feel positive about life. It has been proven that those who possess this state of mind may live longer and be in a healthier condition.

Quality of Life

It is common knowledge that people don’t want to grow old. There is that constant search for the “fountain of youth”. But people would be much better off searching for their happiness. They don’t have too far to go for this as nature holds the secret to happiness. All of the elements of nature serve a purpose. One of these is to create an aura of peace, relaxation, and happiness. Continue reading Nature’s Way Of Making One Happy

Do Playing Video Games Relieve Stress?

We all remember the days when video games started to become popular in households all over the world. It all began with very rustic looking games in the 70’s and then things started to evolve in the 80’s and 90’s, but it wasn’t until the early 2k’s that the video game industry started to make games that had adult content. When this happened, it was very clear that video games were no longer for children. Now video games have all kinds of genres and have labels that rate them depending on their content.

The reason why we are mentioning this is quite simple. Video games have turned into an extremely popular activity for adults. There are games about war, games about fantasy and Sci-Fi and games about sport to name a few. There are horror games, action games, role playing games and fighting games. All of them are quite different but they also have one thing in common. They are all great to help people get rid of stress. Continue reading Do Playing Video Games Relieve Stress?

What is Karma? : Based on the Wisdom of Bhagavad Gita

During a live-streamed event, yoga philosophy and meditation expert, Acharya Das, teaches us about Karma Yoga of Bhagavad Gita – What is Karma?

Acharya Das shares that “the process of Yoga [in general] deals with the process of self-realization.” As human beings, we automatically find ourselves materially entangled, and Yoga provides us with “direction on how to progressively advance along the spiritual path to a full spiritual awakening.” In order to understand Karma Yoga and advance spiritually, we must first gain an understanding of Karma and how our actions have consequences.

As Acharya das explains, “Karma literally means action,” and this is a very significant concept that we need to consider seriously. There is an unavoidable problem with Karma. Continue reading What is Karma? : Based on the Wisdom of Bhagavad Gita

Alive Forever: Now You can Conquer the Fear of Death

Ignorance gives birth to misery, but wisdom gives birth to enlightenment and happiness. Every other day, we come across situations where we question ourselves what will happen to us. We are living a life – we passed the kids stage, gradually the young age, and reached adulthood and then we become old. Truly there is no control of this aging process. In the midst of innumerable happy and sad events, finally we have to face death.

Many a times we are bereaved of death news of friends, relatives, citizens etc. Casualties, diseases, drugs, violence, anxiety, suicides all result to death. Basically what is death – is it the ceasing of the person or only the physical body. As a person, we always intend to stay well, youthful and longer, we don’t want to die. Someone having a happy family with good wealth, relationships, reputation and a healthy body want to live forever. Continue reading Alive Forever: Now You can Conquer the Fear of Death