Gratitude is something that can be experienced almost every minute if you are aware of the benefits of your life, however few they might be at any given time. Gratitude is a recognition of the giving of others and of the giving of life. It is a recognition of what you have right now. It is a recognition of the miracle of your existence. Read about how you can bring Joy and Gratitude into your life.

“You cannot play all day long and be happy.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community

“The thing that betrays us, the real traitor, the Judas, is the pursuit of happiness–the thing that seems most noble and embraceable and the thing you can share most easily with people, the pursuit of happiness, the desire for happiness. So why do I say that’s a traitor? It seems so normal, so natural, so acceptable. It’s because if you’re committed to that pursuit of happiness, you will compromise yourself.” — Marshall Vian Summers

“Spiritual development leads to complete participation and contribution in the world. This provides a satisfaction and happiness that nothing else can.” — Living the Way of Knowledge

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” — The Dalai Lama

“You are an individual unaware of your Source and your total inclusion in life. Your individuality is a burden now, but it will be a great happiness to you when it can express life itself.” — Steps to Knowledge

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.” — Buddha


“People often think that spirituality is about being happy, peaceful and joyful all the time, turning life into a sort of slumber party. This is not true. Spirituality is not a form of escape. It is not a form of intoxication. It is not an aphrodisiac. It is a way to empower you by bringing you into contact with Spirit so that you may fulfill your purpose and your mission here.” — Greater Community Spirituality

“Look at all your comforts and conveniences and think of the people who created these so that you enjoy them. Be happy with what you have because you have so much already. Unless you are living in a state of extreme poverty, you have so much already. Look at your clothing. You have more than you need. You are rich….Be happy with what you have. Learn to recognize what you have. Deeply experience what you have as an antidote to this endless wanting and searching and yearning and all of the unhappiness, disappointment and aggravation that it brings to you.” — Joy and Gratitude

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“You can never find any real happiness or contentment if you are a stranger to yourself. This self within you is deeper and far beyond your intellect, beyond your beliefs and ideas, your habits and the nature of your personality. Your real nature is far deeper than this. So you build a kind of life in the pursuit of happiness, but it is not really an authentic life. It is not really a life that you are committed to wholeheartedly, for your soul is not committed to it, even if you are attached to it in your own mind.” — The First Commitment

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” — Eckhart Tolle

“People want to retire into kind of a listless happiness, without a care, but when you see this, it is pathetic. It is sad. There is no intelligence. There is no inspiration. There is no honesty. There is no true connection with others. There is no service and contribution. They have cast themselves out of the meaning of life in their life of constant repose.” — The Shock of the Future

“The question is not about being at peace and being happy. The question is about living the true life. This will give you inner peace. This will give you true happiness.” — The Turning Point


“After you have tasted the pleasures and the sorrows of this world, after you have tried to fulfill yourself with people and places and activities and holidays and hobbies and sports and every other form of distraction that may be available to you—when you finally come to yourself, whether it be from a great disappointment or a sudden realization or a lucid moment in your hectic life, when you finally come to this, you will realize there is a greater need within you and that it cannot be fulfilled by all the desperate attempts at happiness that everyone around you is attempting and committing themselves to.” — Freedom

“When your happiness is dependant upon what is happening outside of you, constantly you live as a slave to the external situation.” — Sadhguru

“In isolation you are miserable, but in relationship happiness is regained.” — Steps to Knowledge

“To escape the world to pursue happiness is no different than trying to enrich yourself with possessions or with gaining high social position. It is still a focus on one’s own fulfillment. But you did not come into the world to fulfill yourself. You did not come here to be a mass consumer, to use everything in the world for your own edification, for your own satisfaction, for your own happiness.” — The New Message from God

“Happiness has nothing to do with what you have or don’t have. Happiness is related to what you are.” — Osho

“Happiness is a quiescent state. It is not jittery. It is not trying to go anywhere or get anything. It is very still, so you have to become a little still to come into proximity to it. It is as if happiness is going five miles an hour and you are going a hundred miles an hour! Well, you passed it by!” — Wisdom from the Greater Community


“So what about happiness? Happiness is of two varieties: There is the happiness in the moment, which is the result of fun and play and, on rare occasions, true recognition of another person. Then there is happiness of an enduring nature, which is born of your satisfaction that your life is truly engaged. It is perhaps not as spectacular a happiness. You do not go around laughing all day, but it abides with you. No matter what happens to you or to the world, you have found your place, you have found your way, and there is a very great certainty that your way will lead you on.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” — Albert Einstein

“A Greater Will exists within you that wishes to express itself. When you experience this, you will finally feel that you are known to yourself. You will finally experience true happiness.” — Steps to Knowledge

“The goal is not happiness but preparation, readiness, contact, reunion and ultimately contribution to the world, wherever it may be appropriate for the individual. That is why the pursuit of happiness is so deceiving because the Revelation will make you uncomfortable. It will challenge you.” — The Initiation

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” — Buddha

“Some people think that God guarantees happiness and satisfaction. When happiness and satisfaction do not exist, people are either being unfaithful or somehow God is failing them and their unquestioned and often unconscious expectations.” — Where Will You Place Your Faith?

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You see, when you are not tyrannized by your own thoughts, you begin to feel the Presence that is with you, the Presence of your Spiritual Family. You can feel their Presence here. So powerful is their Presence. If you persist in your development, then not only will you feel it, you will receive it and it will move within you. It is a very great process. Very powerful… Read more about giving in the world.

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