In life, it can be a huge challenge to find true happiness. There are sorrows and pain that come our way, problems that could bring us down dramatically and difficult situations that seem impossible to overcome. These worries and problems block our ability to be happy.
Finding true happiness should not be difficult. You just need to know what makes people truly happy. It is never the material things or the success of a person. True happiness comes from within. One exercise that can help you attain true happiness is mindfulness meditation.
Art of Acceptance
One skill that you develop when you practise mindfulness meditation is acceptance. During mindfulness meditation, your thoughts could wander and become rapid. You need to accept those thoughts and let them be, and then return to your focus on your breathing.
Part of the meditation exercise is giving yourself some slack for not being perfect, for losing your concentration every once in a while. In the process, this helps you to accept your imperfections and the imperfect situations around you.
In most cases, you become unhappy because of your expectations, in the situation you are in, expectations in others and in yourself. You could become envious of other people’s achievements in life or the luck they seem to be getting. But if you learn to accept this, you unlock the first step to attaining true happiness.
Finding Love Within
Meditation encourages us to develop a loving attitude, which is essential in gaining true joy and happiness. Not only is this love projected to things and people around you, but it also goes inward. Meditation can help you to focus within, and in doing so, you learn more about yourself. It opens up the mind, helping it to be more loving in every situation.
Most of the time, the cause of unhappiness is not being able to handle difficult and stressful situations. Some people fall into despair and end up hurting themselves or others. In stressful and challenging circumstances, meditation can help a great deal. Mindfulness meditation relaxes the mind and body. It helps the mind to be more resilient during challenging times.
Taking a breather and spending a few minutes a day to meditate will help improve your ability to handle stress. You become a more tenacious problem solver. Because your mind is more relaxed, it is able to take blows that could knock down some people.