Happiness embrace the imperfection

Finding Happiness in Life

Happiness as a pursuit isn’t a great goal because happiness, also called joy, is transient and short lasting. It is possible to create a peaceful life if you set your priorities straight. If you want to live a peaceful life, it is vital to stop controlling others and have harmony in your relationships. Try to accept the people who surround you, and embrace their flaws instead of trying to change them. If you are always dwelling on the past and thinking of the people who hurt you, you will never find true peace. The key to happiness is acknowledging the power of Allah. Allah says:

لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“For Him (is the) dominion (of) the heavens and the earth, He gives life and causes death, and He (is) over all things All-Powerful.” (Surah Al-Hadid 57:2)

Peace is available to us at any moment, we just choose against it. Even a quick glimpse at your own experience will tell you that you already experience peace when things go your way and you are happy. Practising genuine gratitude takes care of a number of suffering states. Start small with an appreciation for health, intellect, and love in your life (maybe not so small), any safety or security, worth, value and purpose you can attribute to. Think about solutions, not about problems. Allah says:

الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

“They are those who spend in charity during ease and hardship and who restrain their anger and pardon the people, for Allah loves the doers of good.” (Surah Al Imran 3:134)

A peaceful and happy life is a life that is lived with a balanced harmony inside you, and around you. It means that you feel content with whatever is going on in your life or around you, and nothing and no one can disturb this inner peace of yours. With suffering, in general, found to be about our perceptions and imaginings, we can better curate our thoughts, especially those associated with future ruminations, which are harmful in belief and lead to emotions we prefer not to have.

Here are some ways to live a really happy and peaceful life:

  1. Feel infinitely calm and happy no matter what is happening around you
  2. Feel and practice every day to get a happy and peaceful life
  3. Feel like nobody or nothing lives up to your understanding
  4. Feel this life is more than just work and responsibilities
  5. Feel like there’s more to life than just a never-ending
  6. Feel more gratitude for the things you already have
  7. Feel like a simple life could be more meaningful
  8. Feel inner peace for the rest of your life
  9. Feel and spend hours on a work task
  10. Feel exhausted by life’s problems
  11. Fee a good look at your life
  12. Feel surrounding our loved ones
  13. Feel  your emotions and let them go
  14. Feel and keep lower your expectations
  15. Feel  on your way to a happier life right away
  16. Feel and take precedence over your happiness
  17. Feel affecting your life without you even noticing
  18. Feel and focused on chasing the dream that you forget 
  19. Feel a fog lifting from your head, you will find a happy life
  20. Feel and let go of the urge to control everything around you

Happiness and peace are not dependent on possessions and circumstances. Everyone wishes to live a peaceful life, but most of us are clueless about achieving it. Living a peaceful life is about being in harmony with yourself and the surrounding world. Peace begins from within, and once your mind is at ease, you will start to see the harmonious effects in everything that surrounds you. Allah says:

لَهُمُ الْبُشْرَىٰ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ

“For them (are) the glad tidings in the life (of) the world and in the Hereafter. (There can be) no change in the Words of Allah. That is the success the great.” (Surah Yunus 10:64)

Controlling your fears, respecting others, releasing grudges, and not letting the small things get to you are the stepping stones toward a happy and healthy life. Once you are on the journey, peace will find you soon enough. However, if we swap out happiness for non or less suffering we have something transformative to work with. You will also need to make some inner changes and remove negative influences from your life.

Here are simple tips to create happiness and peace in life:

  • Do not depend on possessions and circumstances for happiness
  • Connect with inspiring individuals, and make new friends
  • Find a quiet spot, sit on a comfortable cushion
  • Find mindfulness practices help in peace
  • Take precedence over your happiness
  • Create a way to lead a successful life
  • Make time for the people you love
  • Take relax and improve your mood
  • Adopt a positive attitude toward life
  • Don’t let your fears occupy your mind
  • Allow positive thoughts to enter, and flow 
  • Finding your inner peace and reclaiming a peaceful mind
  • Put things in perspective and spend time in a peaceful place

Happiness is the only goal on earth that all people without exception are seeking to attain. Finding your inner peace is a journey, but with some effort, you will get there and reclaim a peaceful mind. If you want to live an endlessly peaceful life, you have to start by finding your inner peace. Make time for the people you love and the things you love to do – then a peaceful life won’t seem like a dream anymore. You will lose motivation to work and reach your goals less often as well. Allah says:

يَوْمَ تَجِدُ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَا عَمِلَتْ مِنْ خَيْرٍ مُحْضَرًا وَمَا عَمِلَتْ مِنْ سُوءٍ

“The day will surely come when each soul will be confronted with whatever good or evil it has done. As for its evil deeds. it will wish they were a long way off.” (Surah Al ‘Imran 3:30)

Happiness is not only when you reach success, wealth and better social standing. It comes from our soul, you have already been satisfied with what you have. Material possessions, money and fame, might bring temporary happiness and inner peace, but true happiness and inner peace come from within you. Everyone needs a happy life. We worry about tomorrow, fearing something bad might happen. We try to predict it, we prepare for everything, and we try to plan our days.

Quranic verses about our life, Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

  • “Be not sad, Allah is with us.” (Quran, 9:40)
  • “Allah is All-Hearer, the All-Seer.” (Quran, 19:65)
  • “And the Hereafter is better for you than the first life.” (Ad-Duhaa 93:4)
  • “The life of this world is merely the enjoyment of delusion.” (Quran 3:185)
  • “I have not created men except that they should serve Me.” (Quran, 51:56)
  • “you have that day, nor for you will there be any denial.” (Ash-Shura 42:47)
  • “So hold that which I have given you and be of the grateful.” (Quran, 7:144)
  • “And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him.” (Al-Talaq 65:3)

The Quran contains beautiful words and rhythms that when recited will give peace, both to the reader and the hearer.  Try to connect with your inner self by disconnecting yourself from your surroundings. Find a quiet spot, sit on a comfortable cushion, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Pay special attention to the present moment. Allow positive thoughts to enter, and flow through your mind. If peaceful life sounds inviting, decide to change your world, and make a conscious choice to work for this change. Allah says:

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

“Our Lord, give us goodness in this life and goodness in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of the Hellfire.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:201)

Happiness and peace also come through simple things you love. Deal with the problems without letting them affect your life. However, if you want to lead a peaceful life, you need to broaden your horizons and become susceptible to the ever-changing world. Accepting diversity is the first step towards this, and you will feel a considerable difference once you start respecting other peoples’ beliefs and opinions (instead of fighting them).