Adapt,, heal,,, let worry go,,,locate happy,,,pursue with all energy..

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.
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CHARLES DARWIN
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Mindfulness adapts with each new breath.
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Mother Teresa seems filled with wisdom to me, happiness engulfs her journey of sacrifice…

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“One filled with joy preaches without preaching.”
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Mother Teresa
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Give without need for reward and the ego will recede for a while.
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Without gaining any courage, my fear level has dropped 99%!

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Delusional fear has lost its power, I have outlasted it, having meditated daily without reacting to it.
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Slowly my fears lost power, then faded from consciousness.
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More and more intervals of time were spent in this moment, more and more worry disappeared.
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My need for approval evaporated, then I lost concern for disapproval.
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Acceptance had blossomed, my mind chatter dissipated, happiness appeared on the horizon.
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You can delete those delusional trauma fears, also.
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. “Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” Samuel Johnson

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“This is my “depressed stance.” When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand.
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The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better.
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If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.”
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Charlie Brown
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Part 3 //… Joy or happy//.. Ricard!

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“These emotions all possess an element of joy, generally bring a smile to the face, and are manifested by a specific expression and tone of voice.
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But in order to participate in or contribute to happiness, they must be free of all negative emotion.
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When anger or envy erupts, joy is abruptly extinguished.
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When attachment, egoism, or pride creeps in, it is slowly smothered.
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If joy is to endure and mature serenely—if it is to be,
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in the words of Corneille,
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a “blossoming of the heart”—it must be linked to other aspects of true happiness:
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clarity of mind, loving-kindness,
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the gradual withering of negative emotions,
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and the disappearance of selfish whimsy.”
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No easy task.
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Joy versus Happy part two:: a little long but what a resource!

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“The word joy is equally vague, since, as the psychologist Paul Ekman has shown, it is associated with feelings as varied as the pleasures of the five senses:
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amusement (from the the chuckle to the belly laugh);
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contentment (a calmer kind of satisfaction);
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excitement (in response to novelty or challenge);
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relief (following upon another emotion, such as fear, anxiety, and sometimes even pleasure);
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wonder (before something astonishing and admirable,
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or that surpasses understanding);
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ecstasy or bliss (transporting us outside ourselves);
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exultation (at having accomplished a difficult task or undertaken a daring exploit);
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radiant pride (when our children earn a special honor);
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elevation (from having witnessed an act of great kindness,
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generosity, or compassion);
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gratitude (the appreciation of a selfless act of which one is the beneficiary);
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and unhealthy jubilation, schadenfreude (in relishing someone else’s suffering, such as through revenge).
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We might also throw in rejoicing (in someone else’s happiness),
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delight or enchantment (a shining kind of contentment),
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and spiritual radiance (a serene joy born from deep well-being and benevolence),
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which is indeed more an enduring state of being than a fleeting emotion.
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Matthieu Ricard, Happiness; Joy versus Happiness? Part one…

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“As Christophe André stresses in his work on the psychology of happiness:
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“There are unhealthy joys, far removed from the serenity of happiness, such as that of vengeance. . . .
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There is also calm happiness, often far removed from the intrinsic excitation of joy. . . .
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We jump for joy, not for happiness.”
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We have seen how hard it can be to agree on a definition of happiness and have tried to pin down the meaning of true happiness.”
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