‘If you are looking for happiness, it will not work to look for help from talismans or other magical objects, precious stones, metals, perfumes, etc., for the only true magic is life itself.
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Improve your health
If you want to be happy, work to make your life purer, richer and more fruitful. Once you work in this way on your physical body, your astral body (your feelings) and your mental body (your thoughts), you will immediately begin to see results. Your health will improve; you will feel the constant presence of love within you and all round you; each day the meaning of life will become clearer to you.
How do you set about this work?
The whole of our teaching addresses this one question. For years I have been giving you methods—so many, in fact, that you could never put them all into practice. But choose at least a few of them and work with them seriously.
Otherwise, if you do nothing, the years will go by and life will be obliged to take you in hand and teach you its own hard lessons. And this will involve much suffering. Believe me, you cannot be happy if you are content to live an ordinary, mundane life.
Put this method into practice at once and you will see the results.
And now, if you would like me to give you a method that you can start applying at once, here it is: get into the habit of saying, ‘Thank you!’ Yes, give thanks every moment of the day; give thanks whatever the circumstances. Be grateful always, even in the midst of difficulties, sorrow and suffering. In this way, all the poisons seeping into you from those negative influences will be neutralised and all your wounds will be healed, for gratitude is such a powerful remedy that nothing can resist it.
Give thanks, therefore, until you reach the point where you sense that everything that happens to you is for your good. Starting now, say, ‘Thank you, thank you, Lord!’ Give thanks for all the things you have, but also for all the things you haven’t got, for the things that give you pleasure and the things that give you pain.
In this way you will be keeping alive the flame of life within you. I can see that you are thinking to yourselves, ‘Is that all?’ Yes, that’s all, but put this method into practice and you will see the results.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Izvor Book 231 The Seeds of Happiness
Chapter 8. If you want to be happy, be alive