There are several happiness approaches that have been successfully adopted across the world that can be easily adopted by anyone.
“There is no path to happiness; happiness is the path” ~ Buddha. Post the pandemic this is a lesson that many people swear by. Happiness probably is more important now than ever before and if you are wondering how to be happy, we share some tested methodologies from across the world. So, don’t worry, be happy.
And if you need ideas on how to be happy we list some concepts that can come handy.
Susegad, which comes from the Portuguese word ‘sossegado’ that means quiet, is something you will see all over Goa.
In recent times, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) has become a commonplace aspect in home decor, as it roughly means coziness, but it is much more than that.
Ikigai is a concept that is all about happiness in living. Incidentally, Ikigai is the age-old Japanese ideology that has been associated with the long-life expectancy of the Japanese.
Another Japanese aesthetic concept, the premise of Wabi Sabi is that there is beauty in all objects whether they are simple or imperfect.
A Swedish concept, Lagom means the right amount – not too much, not too little, the right amount, and is a philosophy that aims to lead life with awareness, moderation, and sustainability.
Another Danish concept lykke (pronounced loo-ka), is built on principles like togetherness, money, health, trust, freedom, and kindness.
A traditional Korean concept nunchi is the art of understanding what people are thinking and feeling and is all about being sensitive to other people.
Asian Zen The concept of Zen is believed to have its origins in Mahayana Buddhism in China and is believed to have spread to Vietnam, Korea and even Japan.
Read the full story that first appeared in Seema Magazine’s August 2022 issue here: