For many people, happiness is associated with the perception of how lucky we are. What many people don’t realise is that karma and luck are closely linked. Karma basically means “what goes around comes around”. Good karma can be generated by making good choices in life.
Change your Perspective
Ever notice how positive people just seem to be happier than those who are perpetually negative about life? By simply choosing to change your perspective on life or on a bad situation to a more positive one, you may be pleasantly surprised when better things start happening.
The simple act of smiling can have a positive impact on our state of mind. A smile can elevate self-esteem and relieve stress. By smiling at a complete stranger, you may be brightening up his day. This generates positive energy we call good karma.
In order for yourself and for others to be happy, choose to practice compassion. When someone wrongs you, take a step back and assess the situation with compassion. It will only serve to make you feel great and probably annoy them to no end as well.
Showing affection to your friends and loved ones is another way to generate good karma. Hug a friend or tell your parents you love them today. Knowing that you care about people and people care about you makes you feel good inside and this generates the kind of positive energy that makes you happier.
Respect Yourself and Others
Recognizing your own self-worth is one of the first steps to being happy. Once you acknowledge your own worthiness, treat others with respect as well. When you feel good about life, you’re more likely to make choices that are good for you and your karma.
Even if you don’t believe in karma, practicing kindness and compassion as well as the act of positive thinking can only serve to make you and the ones around you happier.