Excerpt from my book - Creation Of Happiness- The Energy War, a soul's perspective, chapter 1:
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"Since centuries, human beings have been trying to find a route to
happiness by methods which are externally focused. We have been
seeking to succeed in the external world, hoping we would find
happiness with our efforts but usually, we get disillusioned because
our vision of happiness turns out to be a mirage.
A mirage in a desert is an illusory picture of water. It gives travelers
in the desert an indication that an oasis is nearby.
Similarly, our success gives us hope that happiness is nearby, but in
life, we keep finding mirages,not real water. The oasis of happiness
seems to move further away inspite of passing one exam after
another to meet the demands of traditional success. But, following
success or power or fame does not automatically lead to happiness.
As a human race, we have focused on technologically developing the tools of happiness, but we have not yet found how to develop happiness, per se. It is as if we are desperately trying to catch our nose from behind the head when it can be caught easily from the front.
From our soul’s perspective, we are taking unnecessarily challenging roads to happiness by seeking external success, money and power while grossly ignoring our soul needs of evolution.
Yet, empirical evidence proves that these traditional routes to success have failed success have failed in leading us into a happy world.
To find happiness, the aim has to be on achieving a direct outcome of being more satisfied and positive as a result of effort not an indirect outcome of success or marks or money. For example, when you read , you need to do the action to feel the direct outcome of satisfaction by reading not to get satisfaction as an indirect outcome of marks.