Always try to be cheerful. It is a challenge in this present world, which is full of stress. Cheerfulness will come from our inner life. External environment can help us to some certain extent. Honesty in every work and in every respect is highly essential to be a cheerful person. If we are not honest, it is very difficult for us to be cheerful. Actually, it is impossible. If we are not honest in our family life, in our corporate life, in our social life, we will feel always tensed. Hypertension may attack us.
As a human being, we have different types of problems. As a head of the family, we have to face the problems of our family members also. While solving various types of problems, we have to solve these with honesty and truthfulness.
What is the position of our present life today? All we are want to purchase more, want to consume more. Our desires are unlimited. Literally, we are burning with desires. We are always restless. Peace in our life is like a dream. The desires for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) are growing more and more nowadays. Our mind is restless. The whole world cannot satisfy us. One of the major problems nowadays is Demonstration Effect. We are always feeling unhappy when we are comparing with our neighbours. So, how cheerfulness will come?
An inner look: Take a look in your inner life. Human life is precious. Our life is our capital. We have a sound body and a sound mind. We have a brain, which can think. We have a heart, which can feel. We have our capacities. We have different types of human qualities. We can change our life. We can make our life beautiful. We can make our own future.
Compare yourself: When you are feeling unhappy, please compare yourself with others. There are thousands of people who are not getting a square meal daily. They are not getting the scope of higher education. They are not getting even a glass of pure drinking water. They have to struggle hard for their existence. It is very difficult for them to come out from the vicious circle of poverty. Compare yourself with them. Gradually you can feel their pain and sufferings.
Use your opportunities: Try to use your opportunities (what you are getting today) for a positive end. God has given you everything. Just you organise these factors with an aim in your life. Always try to see the brighter side of everything.
Do not expect any return from anyone: We give Rs 5 to a beggar and demand a big Thank You from him. Do not expect any return from anyone. Just continue your duties with purity and honesty. If you expect something from anyone as a return, certainly you will feel unhappy.
Swami Vivekananda said: ``The first sign that you are becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful. `` (CW – 1:264)
When you are cheerful, your whole surroundings will be cheerful to you. In every step, you will feel encouragement and can encourage others. Your positive way of life can inspire others.