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Inspiring quotes on happiness July 2016

Paramhansa Yogananda Happiness Quotes:

The following inspiring quotes on happiness come from the book: How to Be Happy All the Time by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi and inspiration for the film.

  • “Be ever happy inside. You can’t change things outside of you, but you can change yourself.”
  • “There are no obstacles: There are only opportunities!”
  • “There is no greater power than to smile at failure, no more beautiful an ornament to your being than a genuine smile, and no beauty greater than the smile of peace and wisdom glowing on your face.”
  • “Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.”
  • “Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! Forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! Control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise.”
  • “Accept change as life’s only constant. Life is change.”
  • “Never lose hope. Your soul, being a reflection of the ever joyous spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself.”
  • “Lasting happiness is of the soul.”yogananda_pic
  • “Happiness blooms naturally in the hearts of those who are inwardly free. It flows spontaneously, like a mountain spring after April showers, in minds that are contented with simple living.”
  • “Try to do one thing at a time that you thought impossible to do.”
  • “All things in future will improve if you make the spiritual effort now.”
  • “Happiness comes, not by helplessly wishing for it, but by dreaming, thinking and living it in all circumstances.”
  • “Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances, and say to yourself: Happiness is the greatest Divine birthright – the buried treasure of my Soul. I have found that at last I shall secretly be rich beyond the dream of Kings.”
  • “Although it is necessary to make money, it is more necessary to gain happiness.”
  • “Learn to be happy by being happy all the time.”
  • “Avoid speaking negative things. If we concentrate on the bad side, we lose sight of the good. When we concentrate on the good. We take on goodness.”
  • “Even if life gave you at one time everything you wanted – wealth, power, friends — after awhile you would again become dissatisfied and need something more.  But there is one thing that can never become stale to you – joy itself.”
  • “In all your seeking among different things, directly or indirectly, you are in reality seeking happiness through the fulfillment of your desires. Why not seek joy directly? Why seek it through the intermediary of pleasures and objects?”
  • “If you have given up hope of ever being happy, cheer up. Never lose hope. Your soul, being a reflection of the ever joyous Spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself.”
  • “If it is happiness you want, have it! There is nothing that can stop you.”
  • The self-improving man is the increasingly happy man. The happier you become, the happier will be the people around you.”
  • “Happiness lies in making others happy, in forsaking self-interest to bring joy to others.”
  • “If you do not choose to be happy, no one can make you happy. And if you choose to be happy, no one can make you unhappy.”
  • “The best way to be unendingly happy is to be conscious of the Divine.”

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