Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happiness -

Remember, HAPPINESS is a way of Travel, not Destination.

Everyone wants to be happy and people always say they want to be happy yet they spend no time thinking about Happiness. Life is full of challenges and it's in how we confront these challenges that determine our levels of happiness.

Happiness research, a field known as "positive psychology," is exploding. Some of the newest evidence suggests that people who focus on living with a sense of purpose as they age are more likely to remain cognitively intact, have better mental health and even live longer than people who focus on achieving feelings of happiness.

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
 Abraham Lincoln

Words of Wisdom by Daisaku Ikeda

“Now I can say with confidence that happiness doesn’t exist in the past or in the future. It only exists within our state of life right now, here in the present, as we face the challenges of daily life.”

 You yourself know best whether you are feeling joy or struggling with suffering. These things are not known to other people. Even a man who has great wealth, social recognition and many awards may still be shadowed by indescribable suffering deep in his heart. On the other hand, an elderly woman who is not fortunate financially, leading a simple life alone, may feel the sun of joy and happiness rising in her heart each day.

Happiness is not a life without problems, but rather the strength to overcome the problems that come our way. There is no such thing as a problem-free life; difficulties are unavoidable. But how we experience and react to our problems depends on us. 

Interesting Reads : 
50 ways to be Happier
The Happiness Project

Very interesting vedio by professor Paul Bloom, Yale University.
The Good Life : Happiness


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