How to get happiness? Once a group of 30 friends were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in an adjacent room. The delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos. At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within 3 minutes everyone had their own balloon. The speaker began. “Exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the well being of other people. Give them their happiness, you will achieve your own happiness.”
NESFAS has begun its preparations of the Indigernous Terra Madre Conference that is slated for the October of 2015. The event will be held in Mawphlang at Lawkyntang by the Sacred Groves. Communities, not just from the North East of India but also the world will be participating in the celebration of indigenous food and the discussion of how their knowledge and vision of food production can be brought into modern times.
Indigenous Well Being will be one of the important topics that be discussed at the Conference.
Happiness story source: Propel Steps – http://propelsteps.wordpress.com/?s=happiness
In loving memory of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, dear friend of NESFAS
Originally published in Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) "In loving memory of ...read more