Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen.
Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room. The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes.
Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos. At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker then began, "This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life...the pursuit of happiness."
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
They say Happiness is like a butterfly, it keeps fluttering until you stop chasing it. If you give it space it will settle down. Perhaps some of these articles may help you align with yours!
There’s More to Life than Being Happy: Five Things More Important than Happiness
Becoming the Laughing Buddha: How to Invite Humor to your Spiritual Journey
5 Ways to Nurture Happiness Within
Why Seeking Meaning is Healthier than Seeking Happiness
Creative Detachment: The Secret to Freedom and Happiness
Why Moderation is the Key to Health & Happiness
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