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The Road to Authentic Happiness

The Road to Authentic Happiness

Being honest there are times in my life (though they are fading) when the happiness I’m experiencing is superficial. It’s conditional, based in my self-image. As my meditation practice evolved I discovered that the road to authentic happiness as nothing to do with my self-esteem, or maybe more accurately, my self-image. Self-image arises from what from what you believe that other people believe about you. The authentic-self lies beyond the belief of others. The authentic-self is, according to the great American Psychologist Abraham Maslow, independent of the good or bad opinion of others. Shifting my identity from my ego oriented ... Read More »

Morgan Freeman Happiness and Birthdays

Morgan Freeman Happiness and Birthdays

Riding the Happiness Curve Morgan Freeman just turned a spry 76. Happy Birthday! You have to believe that someone as successful and talented as Mr. Freeman has a lot of wisdom to share about life, happiness, and birthdays. There has long been a belief that as we age life gets harder, if not financially, at least physically.  As we approach the mid-point of our lives we face a growing pessimism about what aging inevitably brings. The studies bear this out; up to a point, that is. Recent studies done in England, using data collected in 80 different countries measuring levels ... Read More »

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 »