Huff Post: by Gadadhara Pandit Dasa.
We all want to become free of stress and anxiety and live peaceful and happy lives. We try so hard to avoid anxieties, but somehow they find themselves into our lives. It is very natural for us to hanker for and work towards a perpetually happy existence. Rest assured, this is achievable. All it requires is a shift in consciousness.
First of all, we need to understand what it means to be peaceful and happy. There are certain things we need to accept before we can be peaceful:
1. Things won’t always happen the way we want them to.
2. Trying to control our loved ones will only distance them from us.
3. Happiness and distress come and go in cycles and we should be ready for both.
4. Distressing situations come into our lives to help us grow and mature.