Want to lead a happy life? Sure, why not. It should be easy. Easy? Truly easy, but how?
Before I go into talking about personal cup and stuff, I’d like to share this very inspirational speech by Sam Berns who had suffered a rare progeria disease but led a very happy life.
He shared with us his philosophy on how to lead a happy life despite his condition. Here’s a summary of his philosophy.
Berns’ Philosophy on how to lead a happy life
- Don’t waste your energy feeling bad for yourself, focus on what you can do not what you can’t do
- Surround yourself with people you want to be with, people who gives you positive energy
- Keep moving forward, always find something to look forward to
One of the many things he mentioned was about bravery and I believe it’s something not many people today fully grasp on how to handle bravery.
“Being brave isn’t suppose to be easy”, was one of his comment on how to face challenges when it hits you.
Personally, I believe that conditioning your brain to think this way sort of eases the entire journey of challenges. Ironically, admitting that it’s not suppose to be easy makes it become easier. This has the same effect when it comes to admitting your own weaknesses. By admitting your own weaknesses you become stronger. You open up your mind and allows a positive physiological change.
My friends who have known me for long, will know that I’ve always talked about cups and it being full or half filled. “Urgh, there she goes again on the cup thingy”, LOL, I can imagine what some of them would say.
To me everyone has a cup, personal cup. How one live their life, the way they see themselves, the things they do in life all revolves around how they value the contents of their cup.
It’s a very simple analogy. When one’s cup is full, you no longer allow others to fill it for you. Meaning to say, when one is full of themselves, when one thinks that they know everything, have everything, there’s nothing you can say or do that they will learn or see their lives differently.
Same goes to those who sees their cup as half empty versus half full. When you see your life as half empty, you are constantly thinking of the things you can’t achieve. And the more you think about it the more frustrated and angry you get. Then you are unhappy with your life.
When you see your life as half full, you will constantly think of how blessed you are and being grateful for what you already have. Your mind will not be shrouded with anger and frustrations. Being happy and relaxed, you open up your mind to possibilities of what you can achieve more. That’s when you are able to recognise opportunities and find ways to grasp it. You will also have better ideas on how to grasp it.
All in all, to lead a happy life, it’s all about reconditioning your brain that leads to positive physiological change. Then great things will happen and you will be happy!