Happiness needs to be given a reason to stay with you. You nourish it. Buddha spent his whole life meditating to find ways to live a happy life. And indeed, he did.
Read the 5 ways Buddha learned and gained from meditation that led him to a happy life.
1. Letting go
Not everything that you believe brings you happiness; actually brings it. They just create the illusion. Maybe someone told you about them and you think that you need it. But in actual, they are just obstacles because you get too attached to it and now, it is difficult to be separated from it.
2. Mindfulness-based joy
Mindfulness makes us realize that present is all that matters. You forget the past and the current problems and tend to seek the happiness in the present moment.
However, neither the past ever leaves nor the tension of future. Hence, it is necessary for you to stay focused on the present. Concentration helps us in identifying the things or thoughts that make us sad or unhappy. It’s the key to a tension-free present life.
Once, you concentrate on what you really want, your insight releases all the tension and opens the door to happiness. It provides the clarity that everyone needs to live a happy life. It changes the way you see things. A bad memory may sadden you, but insight makes you see that you are past that now and you can live happily.
5. Inviting positive seeds
Like I said before, we nourish happiness. It’s in our hand to choose what we want to nourish. The more you tend to the negativity inside you, the more it grows. I do not tell you to ignore them, but instead, let positivity outgrow it. Positivity is what brings about the happiness. It makes even ugly things beautiful.