Life is journey. Life is not about imitation; it is about being your true self. No matter what you are going through in your life, you are not your circumstances. You are you. You are powerful. You are a blessing to yourself. You are a blessing to your friends. You are a blessing to the world.
By knowing yourself, by being true to yourself, by loving yourself, by making yourself happy, by believing in yourself, no one can make you unhappy. Because you are in charge of your life. According to Eckhart Tolle, “By knowing yourself as the awareness in which phenomenal existence happens, you become free of dependency on phenomena and free of self seeking in situations, places, and conditions.” You are not without; you are within. So if you want to know yourself, look within.
Princess Diana said, “I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.” Don’t think you know what people need. No, you don’t. If you want to know what they want, ask them. If you ask, they will tell you. Money is good, but not everything in life. Money can make you feel good about yourself. But money can’t buy you real happiness. Real happiness comes from within you. It does not depend on how much you have in your bank account. Happiness doesn’t care about your bank account. It cares about your heart.
If you think you can buy happiness, you have a lot of work to do. Why is that? Because happiness is not for sale. Happiness is free. It doesn’t depend on your wealth. Stop chasing happiness. You don’t look for happiness. Do the right thing, happiness will come to you. So if you want to be happier, you must focus on what makes you happy. If you can’t make yourself happy, you can’t make other people happy. Why? Because you can’t give what you don’t have. In order to make other people happy, you must first plant the seeds of happiness.
“I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.”- Princess Diana
If you want love, plant the seeds of love. If you want happiness, plant the seeds of happiness. If you want peace, you must plant the seeds of peace. Remember that everything begins with you. You are responsible for making others happy. Above all, you are responsible for making yourself happy. Don’t buy gifts. It won’t work. Instead of buying expensive gifts, why not give part of yourself to someone who is suffering. Gifts can’t do it. Gifts are good, but can’t make people happy. As Princess Diana said, “I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.” Right. People want to be safe and secure. They want you to be there for them. They want you to appreciate them, love them, kiss them, and huge them. If you want to make people happy, show them some love. Real love. Just do it!