“There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.” - Mother Teresa
Bhutan is a good example of a country following that. As a nation and a culture, the South-Asian country has managed to be one of the happiest places in the world, for a long time and what is even more interesting is the way it does this.
The Bhutanese culture emphasises on everyone to think of Death, atleast five times a day! It is believed that the fear of dying binds the mind in many ways and ultimately blocks the flow of positivity. Being at ease with death just makes living easier.
So, how does it work?
Thinking about death is naturally depressing. Yet, researchers conclude that, “death is a psychologically threatening fact, but when people contemplate it, apparently the automatic system begins to search for happy thoughts.” Doing so on a daily basis gradually eliminates the fear of leaving this world and without fear, a new vision towards life begins to develop.