Hi. My name is Indika De Fonseka. I’m a writer, happiness addict and love activist. I believe that a happier life and a better world is possible and that all this takes is a change in our thinking.
But I wasn’t always like this…
I used to believe that the world was what it was and that life was something happened to you – something you struggled through, with the occasional happy interlude. Even so, I couldn’t help wishing for a happier life and for a more peaceful and loving world. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, I somehow felt that this was possible. Though I did my best to get on with my life, I was always searching for answers and hoping for something better.
Eventually, my search led me to the idea that everything is determined by thought and consciousness – that our thoughts have the power to shape our lives and the world around us. I learned that what I experienced as ‘life’ and the ‘outside world’ was simply a reflection of my inner world and state of consciousness: my thoughts, feelings and beliefs.
These ideas resonated deeply within me and filled me with hope and optimism, both for myself and for the world I lived in. All of a sudden, the happiness I wanted in my life, and the more peaceful and loving world I wanted to live in, seemed possible. But it meant that I would need to make changes in my thinking and in the way I led my life.
If I wanted to be happy, then I would need to think happy thoughts and do the things that brought me happiness. If I wanted a world that is happier, more peaceful and loving, then I would first have to become all of those things. I would need to embody the love, peace and happiness that I wanted to see in the world around me and project this outwards.
These change seemed like such a small price to pay. I was committed and there was no going back.
I began learning all I could about the things that now interested me. I read, watched and listened to anyone and everyone whose message intrigued or resonated with me.
I began making big changes in my life – both on the inside and the outside. I worked to become a happier, calmer, more peaceful and compassionate person. I began steering clear of the things that would lead me off this path. I gave up my career as a lawyer. I turned vegan. I stopped watching TV, reading newspapers and following politics. I became more mindful and deliberate about how I spent my money. I began exercising regularly. I learned to be more present and aware of my thinking and emotional states and to consciously guide my thoughts and self-talk. I began writing a gratitude journal and giving thanks for all that I had in life. I began dissolving beliefs that were limiting or otherwise unhelpful.
I have learned much and my life has been transformed as a result, but this is only the beginning. I am still learning and I’m still working on myself. I see it as a life-long process. But it is by far the most rewarding endeavour I have ever embarked on!
I’m on a mission to spread my message and to help people create more love, peace and happiness in their lives.