Happiness Religion: Positive Intent and Visualization

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One of the most fundamental questions we all struggle with in our lives is: Why are we here? What’s our purpose? Some people would say things like building a house, family, company, contributing to society, humanity, or any other similar answers, which are arguably all good answers. 

However, an answer I will propose today is even deeper and more profound, and it comes with a certain territory, which is God. Now, there are many Gods out there, or rather interpretations of who or what that entity or group of entities may be. My purpose here is not to debate who is wrong or right, nor do I want to discuss religion overall, keeping it an open-ended question as to why we are all here.

Indeed, depending on where you are from and the family you were born into, this is likely to have a significant effect on your religious worldview, which is interesting in itself because if you were born into a different country or family, you could easily have had a different religious worldview. In this way, since no single religion has managed to dominate all others, it helps us keep the question of who is right open-ended.

So why are we here? Is it really just to buy a house, car, pet, start a family, or business, or is there something more to this question? After all, as Buddhists say, we are living in the most karmically opportunistic world, where every moment we are either building positive, neutral, or negative karma, and among all other beings human beings have the best chance to move towards enlightenment. Now, Buddhists believe in reincarnation, which is a bit different from most other religions, but for the rest, it seems rather similar to many other worldviews. Most religions, after all, will agree that the way how we live our lives will reflect on what happens afterward. 

It is, therefore, interesting to note that religion is one of the most stable institutions that has stood the test of time, and while companies, countries, and people came and went, religion somehow stayed with people for centuries at a time. Again, I don’t want to debate specific religious texts, such as stories of origins, what will happen in the afterlife, or otherwise holy men and women, and what we call “God.”

What’s important for me to say is that it doesn’t seem random. After all, we are born into a vast and endless universe, with no beginning or end, somewhere in the endless continuum we call time, in one universe among the infinite multiverses (if you believe in that), and somehow we say that our lives are significant, unique, and supposed to mean something beyond cars, homes, and our everyday stress?

This is a great logic that tells me that there is more to the world and life than meets the eye, as, honestly, I still believe what we do matters, but in a different way than we might think it does. After all, in my life, I was able to become whoever I wanted because I willed it to be, I could choose, and life wasn’t just set in stone for me. I’m sure that most people’s lives won’t be similar to mine, but what matters is how we lead our lives.

I think we are creating our lives by choosing what will happen next, what ideally we want our lives to be, as the universe provides us with our desired outcomes sooner or later. You can call it destiny, prayer, manifesting, the law of attraction, or any similar concept, which we can find across virtually every religion or belief system in the world.

And when people who aren’t getting what they want simply confuse the universe by contradicting themselves and saying things like “I want to be rich, but I don’t think money is ethical,” or “I want to be famous, but I’m camera shy.” 

As such, I always said that the law of attraction (or whatever you want to call it) will work the best if you put all your intentions in a positive voice, such as “I want X, and I have no objections as to why my dream shouldn’t come true.” In fact, we should have many reasons why what we want should come true. On the contrary, this statement shouldn’t say “I don’t want Y” or “it is because of Z that I can’t have this or that” as these reasons are stated in the negative, and they will be exactly the reason why we don’t have what we want.

In turn, religious institutions have been around for centuries, and they are here to stay long after we are gone. Religion, or generally speaking spirituality, remains an important part of our lives, something we need to consider and embrace, as I believe that the more we practice it, the better our lives will be in the process in this current life, and hopefully in the one or ones afterward to come.

I don’t say that we all need to become priests, shamans, or otherwise holy women and men. We just need to have a positive intent and live our lives accordingly, as if we do everything from this positive worldview, it will make our lives better, and the world as a whole a better place in the process. We will live more virtuously, and our lives will be more meaningful, as scientists agree that the best way to set our goals and cultivate a meaningful life is by putting positive intent towards our own life, but also that of others.

In other words, we should follow a religion of happiness and positive intent, which is compatible with all other religions out there since virtually all religious pursuits are virtuous at their core, so this one rule of choosing happiness and positivity over unhappiness and negativity will lead us to a great life.

Furthermore, science has told us again and again that we are all connected to all other human beings, animals, plants, and the world overall, and if we can learn to view the world in these colors as being part of something whole and bigger than all of us, whereas all of us are, in essence are the same, then we will treat others as a part of ourselves, trying to make the world a better place for everyone, as by helping others we are ultimately helping ourselves. 

And if this truth can be adopted by everyone on a global level, then we will have an instant collective enlightenment, we will act differently, and the world will make a great leap forward towards becoming more like a utopian dream.

Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

4 thoughts on “Happiness Religion: Positive Intent and Visualization”

  1. Thanks. This is Great! People needs to be reminded to be Happy whatever it takes. This site is a great help for people to find Happiness in a safe and doable ways. You are such a blessings!

  2. Thank you, Apu! I just think that people never consider what truly makes them happy, but instead focus on tools that are supposed to make them happy. When these tools don’t work and they become unhappy, we create a whole system that promotes wrong goals and consequently achieves the wrong results. This is the world we live in, and while it may be the most karmically balanced world possible (if you believe in that), we can still make the best of it. Even if it’s just you and me striving for well-being and happiness, so be it, but hopefully, we can spread the message of happiness to more people, positively affecting more lives.

  3. I can only with to get there some day! Only who goes through it all knows exactly how it feels and all the hardships we go through! I keep my journey with faith and focus! Thank you for sharing 🙏

  4. Correct Ana, I will never know your inner experience, and you won’t know mine. However, as a psychologist and happiness expert, I believe that there are some approximations or best practices that we can follow to better understand what people feel and what it really takes to feel better. I am looking forward to our call!

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“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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