The Quest for Happiness

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For some the quest for happiness lies in the pursuit of money and success. If one amasses a lot of wealth and is capable of buying the finer things in life, one is happy. If one reaches the pinnacle of success in his career and acquires fame and money, one is happy. For some happiness lies in the attainment of inner peace and the ultimate feeling of being one with the Almighty. Others find happiness in the wondrous beauty of nature; be it a lovely flower, the hills and the vales or the birds chirping.

It would be wonderful if happiness lay somewhere in between; if happiness was an amalgamation of the love of God and money and success and the love of nature. It would be the ideal situation. We can have the love of God and nature in our hearts as also make monetary gains. Then we would have inner peace in our minds. Of course, this situation calls for some moderation from our side on all accounts so that we can maintain a balance.

4 thoughts on “The Quest for Happiness

  1. I’m reminded of Jesus’ words, “No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:23). I would respectfully suggest that true happiness is found in gratitude toward God alone, and that everything else is merely a manifestation of God’s love.

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