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Defining Happiness

Defining Happiness

“I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness. “The Dalai Lama Intuitively, I believe the words of the Dalai Lama to be the truth. Happiness like love is something we all experience. We know how it feels. There’s an old joke about defining art, “I don’t know what it is but I’ll know it when I see ... Read More »

Two Types of Happiness Revisited

Two Types of Happiness

When I decided to begin my exploration of happiness I quickly began to realize that the word had hundreds, if not thousands, of definitions. Most of them tied to an emotion. I don’t know, maybe it just seems that way to me, because it’s what the word happiness has evoked in me. The First Type of Happiness In her article, “A History of Happiness,” Meghan Keener, a positive psychology major from the University of Pennsylvania, shared her research on “a definition of happiness.” She found that, “Happiness” is a word with a thousand definitions. When most people today use the ... Read More »

On the Path to Abundance and Happiness

On the Trail of Abundance and Happiness

Happiness is the goal of all goals and the true purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. For a long time people have assumed and lived as if happiness was the by-product of material wealth, good health or good relationships, in other words…success. However, we now know that’s a mistaken belief, it’s the other way around; loving relationships, good health and true wealth are the by-products of happiness. Even with a personal definition of happiness and an understanding that it’s the key to achieving real abundance; we still need to know how we define abundance…a definition which is just ... Read More »