The quest for happiness is one of the oldest and best-known battles that each of us will face in our lifetime, one that will ultimately shape our experience here on earth. How about if someone could share a secret to finding this happiness? You may be lucky!
If you ask a psychologist how to define happiness, they are unlikely to find the right words. Why? Most stick to the fact that happiness is an “elusive state”, which is highly individual for each person.
Therefore, what you experience as “happiness” in your life can differ significantly from what constitutes “happiness” for me. With that in mind, how could you ever find a secret or a trick to create this incredible feeling and this way of life?
Although the state of happiness can be very different from one person to another, there are many common links. It’s the little details that are universal, a framework on which this much larger and wider concept is built.
For example, at the root of “happiness”, experts say that you can often find self-confidence, which in life means the strength of character and interpersonal skills. All of these traits help them cope with life’s challenges and stand out, freeing themselves from the dark clouds that can enter our lives.
There is a concept that has been explored by many historians, religious theorists, and numerologists, and that is the power of the number 3 throughout society. Stop and look back for a moment.
In most cases, when the number of 3 is mentioned, it is with a feeling of power, completeness or importance.
Numbers like trifecta, triad, triplicate, and trilogy can be seen everywhere. There is just something about the number 3 that feels “good”.
The Christian faith is largely centered on the Holy Trinity (Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer). Meanwhile, God Himself has 3 incredible attributes, including omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is not the only faith that gives priority to the number 3. Those who follow the Buddhist teachings learn the “three jewels” – the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
What about outside the arena of faith? Our lives are made up of 3 important periods – the past, the present, and the future. They can also be defined by the 3 important phases of our own life cycle, including birth, life, and death.
We subscribe to 3 primary colors and 3 notes in a basic chord when we study music. In order to live a happy and full life, it is said that we will find balance and unity of body, mind, and soul – another example of the number 3 at work.
It stands to reason, then, that we would be able to use the power of number 3 in our own lives in order to find balance, peace, and happiness.
Try to follow these rules based on the power of the number 3:
- There are three people/groups of people that hold an important place in your heart: family, friends and yourself (never forget to love yourself).
- The 3 most difficult things you will have to say in life are: “I’m sorry”, “I love you” and “Help me”.
- It is said that these 3 things can adequately define a person: hard work, honesty, and personal achievements.
- These 3 things, if neglected, can completely destroy even the healthiest relationships: jealousy, indifference, and dishonesty.
- Keep these 3 things that should be considered a high priority at all stages of your life: honor, hope, and peace.
- Although the first 3 are a high priority, there are 3 other things in life that you should be careful to never enjoy, love, trust, and self-respect.
- Never forget the three things which, once lost, can no longer be recovered: an opportunity, a word or a moment in time.
- Be careful, these 3 things have the power to completely destroy a person: anger, guilt, and pride.
- Although these things can be tempting, never fall into the trap of relying on these three things in your pursuit of happiness: power, material goods, and the ego.