Very often in our quest for happiness, we look outside. We think that if we could gather this and that, then we would be happy. However, our control over the outer world is limited, temporary, and often illusory. So, what if one of the things that we think we need in order to be happy is missing? Then it all collapses. If we look inside, instead of looking outside of ourselves, we realize that it’s the mind that translates the outer conditions into happiness or suffering. And our mind becomes happy when we make others happy. The road to your happiness is via happiness of others.
Believing in this concept, Art of Giving family in 2021, will try to construct this road to happiness by making others happy. It can be by giving material things or just in terms of some sweet word, advice, suggestion, gratitude, patient listening.
Giving is the most satisfying source of true happiness, the meaning of life, the source of the greatest emotional and psychological returns.
It’s the best way to recover from the worst tragedies, even from the grief of losing a loved one. It’s a greater pleasure than the creation of wealth, the most direct route to happiness, which neither money nor career success can provide. So, this 17th May, International Day of Art of Giving, create the road to happiness by Giving, without an expectation of return.