Review: Happy for no reason

Me Elisa Diny - self taken photograph

One of the best book ever, written by Marci Shimoff with Carol Kline.

I read this book several months ago, and I promised myself that I would run through it again, and bring it in my bag every single day to remind me to always be happy even if we have no reason for it.

We often feel happy for external things. Something that is not from us, not from our original self. We seek happiness from worldly objects that neither essentially make us feel complete nor leaven our very essence of living.

This book guides us to be happy, to feel happy. Our happiness depends on ourselves, not others, because it’s an active process.

In order to be happy for no reason; i.e. having an internally eternal and accessible happiness, we need to focus on several things. First, focus on yourself. Second, don’t always trust what your mind is telling you, because sometimes it might harm you with jealousy, worries, and so on. Third, focus in loving (also an active process, such as thanking, forgiving, and loving itself). Fourth, don’t forget your physical needs; your body needs exercise and good nutrition. Fifth, whatever name you use, whether God, or The Force, or The Ultimate Existence, keep on connecting with Him. Sixth, have goals, but be flexible. Just do your regular stuff, and let your goals guide you in making decisions. Seventh, cultivate a strong and significant relationship with people around you.

And let us enjoy life 🙂

Writing this post reminds me of Yui. A Japanese singer, a guitarist herself, and a song writer. Most (if not all) of her songs are self-written. With her unique and strong voice, she has been writing such strong messages in her songs.

This is a translation of one of her song, It’s happy line.

Who are you living for?
As you spend these gloomy days

How much weakness and pain do you feel?

Even if you’re lost in an unsatisfying past
And today doesn’t live up to the day you pictured in your dreams, yeah yeah

The stars that shine before dawn
Have they gone? Have they gone to tomorrow?

Tomorrow never knows
It’s happy line

What should I believe?
As I spend these days I can’t see

No matter what night you’re seeing, don’t look so down anymore

Everyone has a smile they call happiness
Can you see it? Even if you don’t smile, yeah yeah

With my feelings for tomorrow in my heart
I tried to see it through rose-tinted glasses
And smile

Tomorrow never knows
It’s happy line

Even if you’re lost in an unsatisfying past
And today doesn’t live up to the day you pictured in your dreams, yeah yeah

The stars that shine before dawn
Have they gone? Have they gone to tomorrow?

Tomorrow never knows
It’s happy line

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