A few weeks ago I asked the questions we all have asked ourselves at one point or another: Why do I feel empty inside? Why isn’t my work completely fulfilling? How can I become more content with my life? How can I be happy? We all seek or have sought to fill a void within ourselves at some stage – and for it to be filled, one must first ask the necessary questions.
As a part of this series wherein I post a compilation of thoughts and testimonies of people who have battled with becoming “whole people,” here are some more nuggets of wisdom from other men and women.
My good friend Christopher C. recently shed some light on how to increase happiness in daily life.
Be in nature.
Kids are happiest when they are with their parents in nature. Thus, being around people who love you and being in an untainted, natural environment, such as nature, brings about an innate, fresh and pure sense of happiness and contentment. This will bring you a step closer to feeling alive!
Achieve a goal – with someone else.
The value of team sports should never be underestimated. When working together with other people to achieve a goal – when being successful at something together – it is a great reward to have all the hard work and training pay off in a successful game (even if you lose!). Especially if you can manage to be yourself throughout it all – then your truer self has a better chance to emerge out of the experience. This indeed produces great happiness and satisfaction.
So go forth and achieve your goals, preferably in nature!