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A number of cultures encourage the use of happiness symbols – such as the lotus flower and laughing Buddha – to portray our innermost desire, keep us focused on this key value and, hopefully, to bring us good fortune. Here are some additional thoughts on the subject which may provide you with some useful details. You thoughts at the end would also be welcome.
Happiness Symbols – It Shows When You Are Happy!
By Abhishek Agarwal
It is an old tradition to associate a symbol with happiness, and that Japanese way has kind of caught on in modern English society, or should we say American society. Over the years, our society has taken to Chinese and Japanese symbols to portray happiness.
We often see household shelves portraying trinkets and statues of all kinds, and we barely give a second thought as to where they come from or as to what their origins are. We often dismiss them as just things people keep!
Signs and symbols have been a part of every society that man has known. Some may call them old fashioned or even prehistoric, while others take them seriously enough to put them up around their living area. The Japanese took their symbols very seriously and associated every emotion with one symbol, if not a combination of two or more.
Now, we all know that wide spaces are associated with unending glory. But it is the Japanese who still give testimony to this by making their unfolding fans.
Maybe even the modern Japanese do not know this, but this is the story behind those Japanese fans. Taking things a little further, Japanese brides carry fans as a symbol of their undying capacity to make their husbands happy through out life. And when some Japanese gets a folding fan as a wedding gift, it only means that the person gifting it hopes for the undying love between the couple.
In this day and age we all know that it is not lifeless objects that can bring exuberant goodness. On the other hand, the beliefs that people have in these can very well make the world of difference in their lives. This is as simple of feeling positive when positive things are around you, or should we say, things you believe are positive.
On the contrary, the reverse is true for negativity. Especially when things are looking bad, an object that you believe is of goodness can make you feel positive and give you comfort in times of sorrow. Even in these fast paced days, people still remember to place a statue of the laughing Buddha on their desks or on the mantle pieces at home. Just one look at the smiling face is sometimes enough to make people realize that there is a higher power taking care of tem.
Another example of a symbol of happiness is the Lotus flower. This can give you peace and happiness in the most troubled situations. Why it happens is beyond what we are trying to say here in this article. The point is these symbols do succeed in giving us peace, if only sort lived.
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