“Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy.”, so exclaims the WikiPedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness
Happiness is freedom from suffering.
Martin Seligman considers happiness the result of experiencing positive emotions.
Whatever happiness means it is something people are desperately seeking. Where is this happiness that life is supposed to produce?
The answer is, we have to create it, in our terms, in our experience and in our thoughts. Coming in the next few days is a book that is going to help people discover those moments of happiness. The Happiness Project written by Gretchen Rubin will hit the bookshelves Dec 29th. If you are seeking methods to help generate happiness there may be just a few clues on how to do that.
Stop by the Happiness Project and learn more. Better yet, pick up a copy of “The Happiness Project”
Is happiness a goal of yours?
|“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”
– Dale Carnegie
For so many happiness comes from external things, like work, financial rewards, status, or power. What if that isn’t where happiness is found? Where do you go to find it? For some people it might mean focusing on destructive vices that medicate the heart. For others it may be buying things, things that have no long term value but do just enough to fill a void.
Where do you find happiness?
Can you find happiness or do you create happiness?
Do you think happy thoughts?
Do you believe in yourself?
Is your day more positive than negative?
What makes you happy?
Perhaps the words of Dostoevsky might help,
“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. “