Today we begin our new journey of A2Z Challenge 2019 in search of ‘happiness‘. I will be sharing My Happiness Mantra, this year as a reminder for all of us to enjoy the Life.

Enjoy, even if it is too tough to smile, enjoy even if you feel bombarded with loads of responsibilities. Enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

The Purpose of our Lives is to Be Happy.

H.H. Dalai Lama

There are times when we feel helpless and stress even on the smallest or most trivial things. Overexert our brain for things which are sometimes beyond our control. Or keep thinking on the same issue/problem with various permutations and combinations. In the end, we just sulk into the worry even deeper than one could think.

Some call it unnecessary stress, or anxiety. Stressing over trivial things which can be ignored or sorted easily. We often keep ourself engulfed with an army of such issues. Basically, there is this tiny bubble inside us which keeps haunting to change the natural human behavior. As human beings, our nature is to feel content in whatever we do. However, with the evolvution, as we grew into smarter species, our search to seek happiness outside grew even further. This is the root cause of all the worries.

My Happiness Mantra – All Is Well

My Happiness Mantra for Blogchatter A2Z
Image – Etsy.

Without going too heavy on the ‘preaching mode‘, here is what I intend to do from now on. Remind my heart to stay happy No matter what the situation is.

Happiness is a state of mind! You have to make an easy attempt to select it and keep reminding yourself – to be happy. I remember my solo time in Melbourne, during the corporate training back in 2006. It was a typical routine of 9 to 5 job, wake-up, go to the office, work, come back home and look into oblivion. Being an outsider, I wasn’t very warmly welcomed in the beginning. And slowly, that sulky feeling took over me. The problem started cropping when the work got affected. I had to make a choice to either pack my bags, say good-bye to an opportunity or face it and fight over it.

I hopped into a cyber cafe on a weekend and started surfing chat-rooms. That was when I found this solo-travelers who meet post office hours and explore the city. It was my very first International trip and was just two years into corporate-culture. I was skeptical and discussed this with a lady in office (an Iranian lady in her mid-fifties) who warned me off from venturing with lurkers. However, the sardarni inside me prodded to try it once. With a razor blade in my bag and Hanuman Chalisa on the lips, I took the road into the wilderness chanting all will be FINE.

Man, what an experience it was. I had my best time in and around Melbourne with those strangers. When I saw the Bollywood movie, 3 Idiots it reminded me of how I also fooled my heart into trying something unknown – All Izz Well.

If you think deep down, happiness is easily achievable by just peeping inside your heart. We search high and low, go on pilgrimage in search of life’s attainment (I am not against pilgrimage). But the truth is – Happiness is an emotion which lies within us. We just need to keep reminding our self to keep tapping on it and say ALL IS WELL under duress.

90% of human problems have a simple solution – A Smile.

Image Sourced – Etsy.

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36 Comments

darshanasbh · April 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

Glad we share the same interest…looking forward more from you.

    gleefulblogger · April 1, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Hello there, that’s great. Would love to read your take on Happiness too. Thanks for stopping by.

    Srishti · April 1, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    You say it right that “I am not against pilgrimage”. Instead, we can also go to donate our time to orphan age children, it gives happiness and makes us strong and we can say all is well:)

    Nice post Deepika!

Mayuri6 · April 1, 2019 at 11:59 am

So true, Dipika. Happiness is an inside job, and we go looking for it all over the place. Thanks for the timely reminder. Looking forward to your posts.

Puspanjalee Das · April 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

All is well, all is well! I so agree to the point that happiness comes from within. No earhtly measures can bring happiness unless you find it within you.

Sonia Chatterjee · April 1, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Beautiful post. This brought a smile on my face. Often we forget how essential it is to stay happy. Your posts are those small days of hope that bring positive vibes in life.

    gleefulblogger · April 1, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you so much Sonia, glad you liked it

nooranandchawla · April 1, 2019 at 12:23 pm

That’s a wonderfully positive way to begin our day and this challenge! Yes indeed, all is well 🙂
Loved the post.

    gleefulblogger · April 1, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks a lot Noor, glad you liked the post.

    Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy) · April 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Very well said Dipika, happiness is an emotion and we at times overlook the little things and go overboard and stress ourself. Love your post

    Trapti · April 1, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Although, It is difficult to stay positive in negative environment. But your article gives the true learning.

      gleefulblogger · April 2, 2019 at 8:10 am

      That’s when we intend to do with Happiness Mantra. Try to stay positive. Thank you

Meena · April 1, 2019 at 1:22 pm

This post is very meaningful. The quote by Dalai Lama is inspiring, I laughed out loud at the things in your purse, a razor and hanuman chalisa! 🙂

Cheers
Meena
http://www.balconysunrise.wordpress.com

Varsh · April 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Our attitude determines how we lead our lives. Negative thoughts foster only negativity and reiterating positive thoughts can very well be the push we need in life. This is a lovely post, D. Great start to your theme!

    gleefulblogger · April 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you so much Varsha, glad you liked the take on my happiness mantra.

OneLife · April 1, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Really interesting and inspiring. You have a subtle and effective way of approaching the topic and the overseas experience would be relatable to a lot many people. Looking forward to more from you.

    gleefulblogger · April 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by, glad you liked the topic and could relate to it.

    mahekg · April 1, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Summed it so well Dipika.. I am sure this series of posts will make us realise we must enjoy every small bit of life and happiness is all around us..

Deepika · April 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm

You are right. We have to find reasons to be happy in every situation. It is very easy to take the stress and sit quietly in the corner but Is this solve our problems? No, so don’t find the excuses and jump upon the find solutions.

    gleefulblogger · April 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you Deepika, glad you liked the post.

romagptasinha · April 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

I loved the grit of the Sardarni and her mantra too. With time I too have learnt to believe that all is well and it’s ok this too shall pass😊

Abhijit Ray · April 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm

I enjoyed reading your post. Yes one should explore. Compared to places in India, Melbourne is much safer. People there understand no mean no, at least most of the times. Imagine the joy and satisfaction you got from your adventure.

JhilMil · April 1, 2019 at 6:20 pm

Such a happy post. It’s a beautiful reminder for us to be happy on small episodes of life rather than searching out those perfect moments to be happy

Sanjota Purohit · April 1, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Very true! Happiness is state of the mind. IF we feel happy we are happy! Thats it 🙂

MeenalSonal · April 1, 2019 at 11:39 pm

True Dipika happiness is a state of mind and if that is well, all is well. Good theme.

Cheers
MeenalSonal

Frédérique · April 1, 2019 at 11:50 pm

I agree! See you tomorrow 😉

Deepa · April 2, 2019 at 12:10 am

I agree.. happiness is an emotion which lies within us. It’s all about keeping positive mind set. Good one Dipika. Waiting to read your next post.

Roopali kadam · April 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Another interesting post on important topic. I too use this All is well mantra many times.

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