Gandhi said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Agree or disagree? Is there more to happiness than that?
I would tend to agree with this. If you think about it, if one of those elements is not in alignment with the others, there isn’t a genuine stream of happiness. Well, providing that having those three elements in alignment is something that gives you happiness… for some it may not.
I’ve never really thought about it too much, but I feel that at it’s core, this is what truly matters the most. To some people, happiness is gauged in terms of materialism – houses, cars, money, travel, holidays, gadgets, clothes etc, and whilst that might be fine for you, others take a much simpler approach, and consider simply being true to yourself, and how you act, and what you say to be the real form of happiness… therefore thinking, saying and acting the truth is the key to them.
I should probably take a page out of that book, and start saying and acting upon what I think, because a lot of the time, what I think / say and what I say / do are sometimes so completely different, which would probably explain why I’m so filled with inner turmoil and regret and sadness and anxiety… but unfortunately once you become accustomed to spending so many years constantly behaving in a certain way, it becomes quite a daunting habit to break free of, for fear of the unknown.