Dr. Arun Bhardwaj
Handling Difficulties in Life
You might have noticed many times that people including yourself complain: "I didn't have a good day". Often the root cause of this feeling and our other complaints from life is not getting the desired experiences in the course of the day. When our desires are not fulfilled, the unwanted experiences of unfavourable circumstances make us feel as if our lives are joyless and we are unlucky.
I believe that a happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. I read a thought recently that connected with me well, "We don't get what we desire, we get what we deserve." And to deserve desired results, we have to make an important change in our way of thinking. Instead of living the effects of our unwanted life experiences, we will have to become the cause of the desired experiences.
Unfortunately, we are often only interested in favourable results and not concerned about required efforts. And the irony is that we only have effort in our control, not the desired result. I invite you to reflect on this thought. Let us not just live with the desire for a happy life, but also put our best effort to become the cause of joyful experiences in life.
A happy person is one who has the least number of complaints in life.
Let us light a lamp of positive efforts to drive away the darkness of unwanted experiences from our life.