How to Find Happiness?
Demi Lovato: How do you encourage someone to find happiness in their career, especially if it is hard work?
Sadhguru: No work is hard, unless you make it hard. If you do it joyfully, it is exciting. If you do it miserably, it is hard. If you are joyful, you will swim up and down twenty-five times. It is hard on your muscles, but it is not hard work. Your work can be hard only when you are doing something that you do not love. Someone was telling me that a good percentage of Americans hate their work.
If you are doing something that you hate for five days of the week, of course you will overdose on the weekend. You should not do that. This life is not about you making it hard and then having fun in the end.
Demi Lovato: We live in this world that teaches us that we have to work from paycheck to paycheck, and then some day, we will be happy.
Sadhguru: It is not about paycheck to paycheck. Right from kindergarten, you are taught that you must always be ahead of everyone else. In other words, your only joy is other people’s failures. If we do not change this, humanity will never find joy. Above all, no one can find joy in their work because there is no such thing. Both joy and misery can only happen within you.
The seat of your experience is within you, not out there. So it does not matter whether you sweep the floor or you are a rock star – if you are joyful, you can do everything joyfully. Work and activity are not joyful; nothing is joyful – only you can be joyful. If you are joyful, everything you do will be like that.