I found the following happiness formula on one of my favorite yoga blogs, Julia Lee Yoga, and had to share it on Daily Cup of Yoga. I love how each step builds upon the other.
In every life you are meant to commit. That is why the word is commit-meant. Commitment gives you character.
Character is when all your characteristics – all facets, flaws and facts – are under your control. Yin and yang meet there, totally balanced. Character gives you dignity.
People start trusting you, liking you, respecting you. Dignity will give you divinity.
Divinity is when people have no duality about you. They trust you right away. They have no fear about you. Divinity gives you grace.
Where there is grace, there is no interference, no gap between two people, no hidden agenda. Grace gives you the power to sacrifice.
You can stand in any pain for that person. That sacrifice gives you happiness.
You should make yourself so happy, that by looking at you, other people become happy.”
~ Yogi Bhajan