State of mind is key to happiness: –
There are many levels of happiness. In Buddhism, for instance, there is a reference to four factors of fulfillment, or happiness: Wealth, Worldly Satisfaction, Spirituality, and Enlightenment. Together they embrace the totality of an individual’s quest for happiness. In a worldly sense, there are certain key elements that we conventionally acknowledge as contributing to joy and happiness. 1. Good Health is considered to be one of the necessary factors for as happy life. 2. Material facilities (Wealth) are another factor that we regard as a source of happiness. 3. An additional factor is to have friendship or compan- ions. We all recognize that in order to enjoy a fulfilled life, we need a circle of friends with whom we can relate emotionally and trust. In order for individual to be able to fully utilize them towards a goal of enjoying a happy and fulfilled life, your state of mind is the key and it’s crucial.
Without the right mental attitude, without attention to the mental factor, these things have very little impact on our long-term feelings of happiness. If one can maintain a calm, peaceful state of mind, then you can be a very happy person even if you have poor health.
So leaving a side the perspective of spiritual practice, even in worldly terms, in terms of our enjoying a happy day to day existence, the greatest the level of calmness of mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy and joyful life.
Secret of Happiness: –
As long as there is lack of inner discipline that brings calmness of mind, no matter what external facilities or conditions you have, they will never give you the feeling of joy and happiness that you are seeking. On the other hand, if you possess this inner quality, a calmness of mind, a degree of stability within, then even if you lack various external facilities that you would normally consider necessary for happiness, it is still possible to have a happy and joyful life.