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Happiness Come from Inside Motivational Story
Happiness Come from Inside Motivational Story

Happiness Come from Inside Motivational Story

Over the last 100 years of human history, the number of millionaires on the planet Earth has increased a thousandfold. 

But have you read or heard anywhere that the number of happier people multiplied even ten fold? if not, then does it not mean that the external luxuries and opulence are not correlated to the inner happiness?

The connection between becoming a happier person and becoming a better person. 

If happiness lay in success and fame and popularity, why then was Elvis Presley so unhappy? 

He holds the record of the maximum number of albums sold in the history of published music. In the 1960s, he was the icon of an entire generation. 

He was called the king of rock and roll or merely the king. 

However, what was his public life? 

In his last few years, his daily routine went something like this. 

When he returned from his evening performance, he would tell his servants, “Give me the first hit.” 

They would offer him different colored crystals, barbiturates, and shoot a syringe under his shoulder blade. 

He would just revive himself in time to go for his public performance with the help of chemicals. 

And when he returned, the same routine would repeat itself. 

When he died, people could not figure out whether it was a suicide or an overdose of drugs. 

Look at this person who had tremendous good looks, a golden voice, immense popularity and a huge amount of wealth. 

Yet he was bankrupt from the inside. Contrasts him with somebody else who had practically nothing, and yet seemed to have discovered the art of happiness. 

This was Helen Keller, one of the very popular philanthropists of the last century. 

When little Helen was only 18 months old, she was stricken by an infection as a result of which she lost her sight and hearing together. 

When somebody touched her, she would throw a tantrum. 

When she became six years old, her mother took her to a nearby school for the physically challenged. And Sullivan, the principal of that school, touched little Helen, and she threw a tantrum as usual. 

Anne Sullivan told her mother, “Leave her here tonight. I will try to communicate with her.” 

And then placed little Helen’s hand under a water faucet. And on the other hand, she wrote the letters, water. 

All of a sudden a light went on in Helen’s mind. 

For the first time in her life, she realized that physical objects have designations our names. 

She became so excited. She wanted to learn more names. 

By night she had learned the names of 30 objects. After that, there was no stopping her. 

She grew up and started reading books through Braille language for the blind. 

She took admission in the women’s wing of Harvard called Radcliffe College. She started touring and serving humankind. 

But she was still not satisfied. She wanted to give lectures. 

So while Anne Sullivan spoke, Helen through kinesthetics understood, how she was moving her throat and lips. And miraculously she was able to replicate those sounds. 

She started traveling the world giving lectures and died at the ripe age of 87. 

She said at the end of her life,

 This world has been so beautiful. I have enjoyed every moment of my life.  

Now contrast Helen Keller with Elvis Presley. 

What did Helen have that Elvis Presley did not? One Western philosopher, john Milton, expressed it so well, when he said 

A mind is a place of its own, and in itself can make a heaven out of hell and hell out of heaven.

This mind of ours is so powerful! Sitting in the midst of heavenly luxuries, it can make us experience the torments of Hell. 

And sitting in the inferno of hellish conditions, the mind, if it is calm and peaceful, can make us experience heavenly pleasures. 

That is why happiness is not a function of the externals, but dependent upon the inner state of our own mind. 

Think about this today. 

And think about how so many people are rushing for external enhancement in the illusion that it will bring them happiness, while actually, they are merely chasing a mirage.

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