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Is Happiness a Spiritual Practice?

Is Happiness a Spiritual Practice?

Is happiness a spiritual practice? Well there’s a Japanese missionary, who is a leader in a new spiritual movement, the movement of happiness, who believes it is. Dr. Jiro Imai, who joined the “Happy Science Movement” in 1986, is a leader in the movement and a former research scientist at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.   The Happy Science Movements goal is increase the number of happy people in the world because this will increase happiness throughout the world. According to Dr. Imai, “It is not just about material happiness but the joy obtained through enlightenment and a ... Read More »

Creating an Abundance Mindset

Creating an Abundance Mindset

Our mindset, or our paradigm as it is sometimes known, is made up of our thought patterns, beliefs, habits, opinions, values, and our perceived identity about ourselves and others in relationship to our experiences of life. In other words, it is the filter through which we interpret all our experiences. It is your mindset which shapes your life and attracts to it results that are a mirror reflection of that mindset. This is how we create our world based on our personal mindset. It is only through examination of our personal paradigm that we can determine the answer to the ... Read More »

Happiness – Finding Pleasure Within

Happiness - Finding Pleasure Within

We started this conversation discussing the relationship between happiness and personal development or individual growth. We explored the concept that the key to success is happiness and not the happiness found in material objects or even in our relationship with others, rather the source of all real happiness…our inner happiness. Pleasure as a Personal Happiness Strategy Yes, you know intuitively that finding and experiencing pleasure is part of being happy but you might not think of seeking out pleasure as a personal development strategy, but the fact is that the desire for pleasure is what drives all human behavior, this according to ... Read More »

Happiness – On the Path to Your Abundance and Prosperity

Happiness - On the Path to Your Abundance and Prosperity

Creating Your Abundance We have been exploring “happiness, success and personal development.” So far we have seen that the key to success is happiness, not the happiness found in material objects or even in our relationship with others, rather the source of all real happiness…our inner happiness. We have learned that success is how you define it, and that it falls into two categories, worldly success and personal success. Furthermore we have learned there’s a blueprint, a science, to achieving success. We have explored the first of the four components of this blueprint, your purpose. In this post we will discover ... Read More »

Happiness is Finding Your Unique Purpose

Happiness is Finding Your Unique Purpose

In my last post, “happiness, success and personal development,” I asked the question, is there a key to happiness; how can we move toward greater self-awareness? We discovered that the key happiness is the key. But not the happiness found in things, the stuff we want, or even with others, the relationships we’d like to have…rather a kind of happiness that is already within our reach. We also saw that success is how you define it, and that it falls into two basic categories, worldly success and personal success. We learned that there’s, a blueprint, a science for achieving success. This blueprint ... Read More »

Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi – Super Brain

Super Brain

A Rosetta Stone between Science and Spirit For many their intuition is enough, they need no other proof, their spiritual experiences are real. However, others find that, even if they really want to believe, there’s always a little nagging doubt hanging out just below the surface in the dark corners of their subconscious. For those folks there is a new book by Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi called “Super Brain.” This book takes you to the event horizon, the transition point between the physical and the non-physical and it’s not “out their” somewhere. Rudy, as he refers to himself throughout ... Read More »

Happiness Success and Personal Development

Happiness Success and Personal Development

Happiness is the promise and the goal of personal development. Happiness is the reason we desire anything and everything, including self-improvement. We all have a basic, if a somewhat vague almost intuitive knowingness that in order to be successful in life, whether in relationships, personal achievements or business, we need to be willing to grow and expand. Sure, personal development is about growth and expansion, but is that all it takes to be successful…a personal development practice or is there another key? The Key to Success This may seem silly to some, and obvious to others, but the key to ... Read More »

What is the Ultimate Purpose of Life

Inspiration – A Companion to the Forgotten

Inspiration – A Companion to the Forgotten Inspiration can arise out of the darkest corners, spreading hope, joy, happiness and light before it. Inspiration flowers from a single small seed, a thought, act or deed, growing and spreading new life over what was barren ground. To be inspired is to live In-Spirit meaning to live life like the Source, the essence, from which we came…it means to live authentically, connected to the invisible reality. We know when we are In-Spirit because we know what it feels like…joy, abundance, creativity, wellbeing, peace, harmony, laughter and love. All the things we feel ... Read More »

Happiness Wellbeing and Meditation

Happiness Wellbeing and Meditation

Happiness research, over the last few years, has found that we each have a “happiness set point,” which is a combination of “nature and nurture;” that is the genes we inherited and the environment we grew up in. The good news, especially for those of us who are predisposed to seeing the “glass half-empty instead of half-full,” is that the happiness set point is not a point set in stone and there are ways to reset our set point. New discoveries have shown, both your brain and your genetics continue to change and evolve throughout your life, which opens the ... Read More »

Happiness and Relationships

Happiness and Relationships

Relationships, according to the research are not just important to our happiness, they are essential.  Studies have shown that having close friends and loving relationships are the strongest predictors of personal happiness. Related research found that while having close friends was the key to happiness, those who valued money, success and status where more than twice as likely to be unhappy. It seems that we all need other people in order to create a state of wellbeing and happiness for ourselves. One important feature to deriving the “happiness benefit” from relationship is the intention to bring happiness to the relationship rather than ... Read More »