Sunday question: is there a chance for Happiness with our behavior (lifestyle)?

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Matthieu Ricard states, the purpose of life is to be “Happy”.
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Three things need to happen.
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First: Doubt, worry, fear and unworthiness are reduced to minimal levels.
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Second: Desire and need are replaced by gratitude and giving.
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Third: We live in the moment, the only place happiness exists.
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We explore life, let go, empty the mind, then bask in the expanse of now.
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When we shower first thing in the morning, observe who and what your mind gravitates toward.
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If it searches for ways to avoid the day, sees gloom and doom, then happiness will be a stranger.
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If opportunity and brilliance await you in the shower, happiness is at hand.
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Happiness endures hardships and daily loss.
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Check out the truly happy around you.
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Their lives are not void of loss or tragedy.
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Happiness endures.
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That is what I have witnessed and experienced.
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How about you?
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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by kelly on June 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I agree with this totally. This is a skill i have been working on. For as long as i can remember i wake up in a state of panic and fear and unworthiness. i now make a effort to retrain my brain. i now wake up and if my thoughts are dark or have anxiety i sit with my breathe and regroup. When i do this i feel a calmness come over my body like never before. It is amazing. In just 3 short weeks if i feel my mind slipping into to many thoughts, anger feelings or any emotion that takes me from here and now i sit with my breathe. AMAZING.

  2. The Daili Llama does the same thing.

    As you asked me in group, What will a day look like if we lived it mindfully.

    My response was nothing externally changes, it all looks the same, the change is within.

    Much of the change is making the nervous system a friend and then creating a space between an event and our reaction.

    Anger is a decision,

    Create enough space with mindful living and anger may happen on rare occasions.

    We learn to let others own their own behavior without us having to pass judgment

    Life is not to be narrated, judged, over seen, it is to be lived with our flaws and mistakes,

    But it is to be lived full out, taking action, risking intuitively

    It is a journey not a destination, not a goal, it is being in this moment, then moving to the next moment encumbered.

  3. Posted by chickenlittle2017 on August 8, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    You are responsible for your own happiness.
    No one can make you happy.

    DVT

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