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This category looks at the connection between happiness and wellbeing, health, purpose and meditation.

Fundamentals of Happiness

Fundamentals of Happiness

One of the things that all of humanity seems to have in common is that we’re constantly searching for happiness. Even with all the technological advances and scientific breakthroughs there is nothing that allows us to be genuinely happy for longer than a brief minute. My experience has been that the faster new products and shiny objects are created and marketed the more fleeting their effect on my happiness meter. This generation – and by that I mean the people living in this age and not people of a certain age – have lost the ability to connect with the ... Read More »

Happiness is Knowing that You are Enough

Happiness is Knowing that You are Enough

Happiness is knowing that you are enough. But the question is, do you think you’re enough? Do you think you are enough to handle all the responsibilities in life? Do you believe you will ever be enough? These questions haunt everyone because they are all about judgment, sometime we all dislike. Sure we dislike it but we’re aware that it’s happening to us all the time or at least we imagine that it is. I believe that in this case our imaginations are working overtime. No doubt we are being judged all the time, the tone of that judgment, I’m ... Read More »

Is Happiness Your Responsibility?

Is Happiness Your Responsibility?

Is happiness your responsibility? It’s the kind of question that most of us sit around contemplating. In the world view that most of us grew up with happiness just happens, and mostly as the result of our acquiring or achieving something. Acquiring or achieving something is conditional happiness, but real happiness, like true love is unconditional. And like love its unconditional happiness that we really desire. Unconditional happiness arises from within and that means that no one else besides us is responsible for our happiness. The question is, “If I’m responsible for my own happiness how and what do I ... Read More »

How do You Spread Happiness?

How do you spread happiness?

How do you spread happiness? The answer may not be as easy as it would seem at first blush. Happiness is very subjective and we are all pursuing the feeling. But when we catch it we want to share (an important clue to having success in finding it); we want to spread happiness in our own little ways. When we were young, a lot of us wanted to do something to change the world. End hunger, eradicate poverty, and help bring about world peace. However, as we grew older we became a bit more jaded; believing that no one person ... Read More »

The Key to Happiness is Self-Mastery

The Key to Happiness is Self-Mastery

The key to happiness is self-mastery but many of us find it hard to maintain self-control; sometimes we complain that we can’t resist temptation whether lack of willpower like eating too much or staying up late, or the temptation of something more powerful such as gambling, or cheating in our relationships. But the truth is, everyone has the ability to control themselves and to move in the direction that they want go. The “locus of control” is a theory in personal psychology that refers to the extent to which an individual believes that they can control events that affects them ... 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 »

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 »

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 »