Happiness is all about having peace of mind. We usually begin looking for peace of mind when we have finished 50-60% of our lifespan, but I believe that understanding the meaning of happiness at an early age is essential for achieving peace of mind. To begin, everyone should strive on decreasing superfluous needs in their lives and attempting to be content with whatever they have.
Parents are crucial partners in this attempt to teach children how to be joyful rather than assisting them in obtaining unneeded requirements. Based on my observations, such parents have very little money but, in order to meet their children’s superfluous needs, they take out loans to make them happy. The greater the fulfilment of children’s desires, the higher their expectations.
Failure to meet these children’s requirements leads to frustration, and they begin to lose happiness because happiness does not exist in all of those needs. One person’s loss of happiness affects many people, including parents, family, friends, and relations. You should now understand where the fundamental foundation of happiness begins.
The happiness approach is relevant to all types of people, whether they are from the lower, medium, or upper classes. You may be asking why I have been describing happiness at such a young age, and the explanation is that as a person’s age increases, so does their ability to understand the meaning of happiness.
You may have noticed that people start taking yoga, meditation, and exercise classes once they get married or start working. People in their forties who strive to get peace of mind through yoga and meditation only achieve transitory peace of mind since it was not created within them at an early age, and it is difficult to digest peace of mind later continuously.
The preceding is a peek into what, how, and why we lose our peace of mind.
Let me now explain how to achieve happiness and peace at a young age with no effort. Encourage youngsters to use natural rather than artificial items because natural items are less expensive and last longer. Going to the temple, gardening, reading at the library and taking them for a morning stroll so they may feel the purely natural air rather than artificial things built at home are all examples.
If they want ice cream or other outside items, see if they can be made at home or bring them home to eat with the family, which will provide them more delight and help them stay connected. Spend money on games, clothes, shows, and movies, but keep it within reason. Every three months, I take a short trip to a different location.
I know it’s easy to say but difficult to perform, but if at least 60% of these things are done, then yoga and meditation will be within them for a long time. Even if they lose happiness/peace at any point in life, the foundation will assist them in regaining it.