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  1. 1. Happiness
  2. 2. Happiness <ul><li>What does Happiness mean to you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you were a child: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you were a teenager: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you were in college: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>While you are a young adult: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you will be old: </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Happiness: In the present moment <ul><li>Each one of us looks happiness at some point in time. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be happy when we………and the story continues. </li></ul><ul><li>How many of us are happy now, at this moment ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Happiness: What makes us unhappy? <ul><li>We our mostly unhappy because our desires are not fulfilled. </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking about yourself and your desires all the time is a sure recipe for depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking about what someone else has and making that your desire may also lead to discontent and unhappiness. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Happiness <ul><li>We mostly blame the outside world (someone else) for our unhappiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Can someone really make us unhappy until we ourselves want it? </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness is a state of mind which has to come from within. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Happiness: Feverishness to be happy <ul><li>We are often in a feverishness to be happy. </li></ul><ul><li>Seldom do we realize that happiness is like a butterfly . The more you chase it the more it will elude you. If you shift your attention to other things it will quietly come and sit on your shoulder . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Happiness <ul><li>Can we be happy in the present moment? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we appreciate life now? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we go beyond me and myself? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Happiness <ul><li>Happiness is like a fragrance. You cannot spread it until pouring a few drops on yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Laugh on the situation, the event and yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness is incomplete if it is just a feeling; it should be embedded in with Joy that comes from a true heart. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Happiness <ul><li>The time to be happy is now . </li></ul><ul><li>The place to be happy is here . </li></ul><ul><li>And the way to be happy is to make others happy and we will have a heaven down here. </li></ul>