Spirituality & Happiness

I was fortunately born into a religious family that has enabled me to explore spirituality and devote a significant amount of time to it. Without that, I don’t think I would have a genuine interest in understanding “happiness” the way that I do. We all want to be happy, but we keep looking in the wrong places – myself included. Studying & practicing religion is one step that can help us select more of the actions that result in a longer lasting happiness. Ultimately it has to be universal, irrespective of the religion we identify ourselves with – everyone can be happy if they choose to be.

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Whether we are here on this planet because we all chose to be or because some higher power or energy put us here it really doesn’t matter – “all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” (Gandalf via J.R.R. Tolkien).

We have wants and desires that we want to fulfill. I certainly don’t want to leave the world just yet, that’s why I’m here… but leaving it as a better person is the ultimate goal. This goal drives me to spend more time on the things that matter (live life to the fullest!) and continually try to improve myself. I’m all about that carpe diem stuff, and I highly recommend you go watch Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara if you are into that too.

Direct spiritual influences in my life:
  • – Parents
  • – Pujya Dadaji – Swadhyay (D.A.Y.)
  • – Swami Chinmayananda – Chinmaya Mission
  • – Rajneeshji – OSHO
  • – Family / Friends
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