Is happiness and energy derived from within yourself

By Bala
@balasri (26553)
India
October 16, 2007 1:14am CST
or from the outside elements?
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6 responses
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
17 Oct 07
Balasri, I have noticed that some ppl are generally happy and some are generally sad. Some, even amidst bitterness in life, are happy with positive spirit and some having everything still yearn for happiness. Happiness is essentially that of state of mind that we are born with or inherit. In that regard, I am a happy kind of person, who would love to shrug off bleak things in life. But for that I need support. I derive my happiness from loved ones, my near and dear ones whose well being is the source of my state of sanity. When they are not happy, I cannot rejoice. My happiness is directly proportional to their happiness. That's how I am!! smiles...
@balasri (26553)
• India
17 Oct 07
I am so happy to derive happiness from my happy family members and happy friends.
@balasri (26553)
• India
17 Oct 07
I am so happy that I derive happiness from my happy family members and happy friends.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I think that you can create your own happiness and transmit this happiness to others around you. If you are not happy with yourself is very hard to make others happy.
@balasri (26553)
• India
17 Oct 07
So you mean to say the the happiness is within you.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Yes, happiness depends on us and we all have the potential to be happy and make others happy. The important thing is to be positive and surround yourself with positive people and remain in a positive environment.
@subathra (3519)
• India
17 Oct 07
Offcourse happiness and energy is derived within us..only when we feel happiness we can enjoy it and nothing outside can affect it..similarly when someone is worrying us its us who need to control our emotions and never allow it to change our behaviour which results in loss of our energy and happiness..finally being human beings i feel we have great control on ourselves.
@balasri (26553)
• India
17 Oct 07
Yes Suba.Our life is in our own hands as Super star says.LOL
@SViswan (12071)
• India
16 Oct 07
I'd like to believe that hapiness and positive energy comes from within myself...but the truth is that I am sometimes affected by outside elements especially people who are close to me (spouse, parents,etc.).But generally I gain happiness from within and outsiders do not really affect me. I just hope I can also move away from the mood swings of people who are important to me. I think it will take a lot of work on my part for that to happen.
@balasri (26553)
• India
17 Oct 07
YesIt is in our hands in getting upset or keeping calm .Losing and gaining happiness is within our control.
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 07
It derived totally and entirely within myself, I must have strong guts for this matter and I cannot rely on others to achieve, foster and maintain it in my life. Happiness and energy in our life actually very unpredictable as it can come and go unintentionally.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
16 Oct 07
Hi balasri, Happiness and energy comes from within. Nothing outside of you has any power over you, except the power you give it. Blessings.