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Meditation is not a Path to Happiness

Meditation is not a Path to Happiness

                     And Happiness is not Bliss “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”  ~Deepak Chopra~ We think of happiness as the ultimate goal, the goal of all goals, but the wisdom traditions offer something greater. This “something greater” is a place that we have a primal yearning for, a longing that comes from the depth of our soul, it is the place of profound peace, love and joy, and it’s or true home. It is bliss. Once we’ve had even the ... Read More »

Happiness is Changing Your Mind

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Mindfulness, presence, or as Ram Dass expressed this experience of a certain state of conscious awareness as “being here now;” is this a meditative practice that could change the world? Could it be that easy, that true happiness, experienced through meditation, is changing your mind and in so doing changing the world? This was the discussion, to make the world a happier and healthier place, at the 2013 “Change Your Mind, Change the World” conference held in Madison, Wisconsin.It was there in Madison that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and a panel of experts, came together to discuss how ... Read More »

Two Types of Happiness

Two Types of Happiness

Scientist and Sages agree there are two types of happiness, conditional and unconditional. We are all confronted with choices and make decisions, not just daily but an almost, moment-to-moment basis,which affects our lives and our level of happiness. Knowing this, it begs the questions, how do we find true happiness? Why is lasting happiness so evasive that we feel as if we are in an endless pursuit of it? There does not appear to be a simple answer, and while, each of us has a unique world view, the vast majority of us hold the same basic beliefs about what ... Read More »