I stopped looking for happiness. Not because I don’t want to be happy, or that I don’t believe in its existence. I stopped looking for happiness because it does not serve me, this constant evaluation of my state of happiness and this relentless searching and eventual disappointment. There is no ‘right-er’ state for me than … Continue reading Le bonheur mon cheri
Hello to all. Florence doesn't know I'm here right now so please...don't tell I came for a visit. "To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance."~Oscar Wilde I give a great deal of thought each day on achieving happiness. Actually thinking in great depth about something brings me happiness, so I guess I … Continue reading Finding Happiness.
Sit. Breathe in the crisp fresh message. Let the words dance upon your heart. Feel its vibrations. Know. Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. Richard … Continue reading Happiness’ butterfly
One step at a time… each step a joy… Enjoy this article!
In an earlier post on this blog, I shared a list of steps I regularly take which add to my happiness.
I originally entitled it Steps Towards Happiness.
My reasoning was that no single steps would automatically bring happiness to me or anybody. Also, it seemed to me that by heading more and more often in the direction of happiness, we’re more likely to be happier more than before. So, “towards” seemed clearer and modest.
A few days after releasing that blog post, I listened to a talk by Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh. He pointed out that happiness is not the destination, it is the way. It’s not where we’re headed, it’s how we are. Happiness is elusive to many of us, because it’s not something we can buy and take out when we want it. It’s not something we can pile up and dole out whenever we’d…
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“How do I structure my life to be at peace with who I am, & comfortable with what I’m doing & not doing?” Elizabeth Grace Saunders ‘Work/life balance’ – a mantra often heard in the quest for happiness and general well-being. Much literature has been written about it. I have certainly attended my share … Continue reading Work-life balance