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Excitement Is Not Happiness


Excitement is a state of being emotionally aroused and worked up or something that agitates and arouses. Excitement is not happiness. It is nowhere near bliss. It is actually a negative state of mind. There is no peace. Quite often excitement leads to wrong decisions. There will be health problems. When an excitement does not end with the expected result, it can cause disappointment and depression.

Too much excitement is not good for our physical and mental health. It can increase our blood pressure. It can emotionally blind us and make wrong decisions. It also causes physical accidents. A person should never drive or handle sharp and flammable objects while excited.

True happiness comes when we do something out of love. There is giving in happiness. It is inclusive. Excitement is all about me. It is about possessing, success, power or fame. Excitement is like the firecracker. It provides momentary pleasure with a lot of risks.

There is no peace before and after an excitement. There is only hollowness. There is a feeling of remorse. A feeling of this is it – all this excitement for just this.

In excitement, we hurt the feelings of others. We ignore others. 
True knowledge controls thought and conduct and keeps both away from evil and helps one to keep on that right path. (Thirukkural)
 Knowledge befriends the world. It fosters a spirit of equanimity saving one from both excitement and depression. (Thirukkural)
 A discriminating mind is the greatest of possessions. Without it, all other possessions will come to nothing. (Thirukkural) 
Bhagavad Gita advises – Nityam samacittatvam istanistopapattishu - Equanimity amidst pleasant and unpleasant happenings. 
Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh




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