Happiness


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Happiness Is Man's Nature

If happiness is man's nature, why do we go on choosing to be unhappy? “Happiness is man's nature. You need not worry about happiness at all, it is already there. "It is in your heart – you just have to stop being unhappy, you have to stop the mechanism functioning which...

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Being Happy Is up to You

Being happy is our choice to make. It really is that simple. “A Sufi mystic was dying. His disciples gathered and they said ‘One thing we always wanted to ask but we could never gather enough courage to ask… If we don't ask now we will never be able to...

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“Man can be happy, more happy than the birds, more happy than the trees, more happy than the stars – because man has something which no tree, no bird, no star, has. Man has consciousness “But when you have consciousness then two alternatives are possible: either you can become unhappy...

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Meditation Is a Device

“…without intelligence there can be no happiness. Man can only be happy if he is intelligent, utterly intelligent. “Meditation is a device to release your intelligence. The more meditative you become, the more intelligent you become. But remember, by intelligence I don't mean intellectuality. Intellectuality is part of stupidity. “Intelligence is...

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“Misery loves company” is a centuries-old proverb, and isn’t it true that when we have a sad story to tell we can always find an audience? But why do we have such an investment in being miserable, when we could just as easily choose to be happy? “Misery has many...

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Using Imagination to Change Negative to Positive

"First thing in the morning, imagine yourself tremendously happy. Get out of bed in a very happy mood – radiant, bubbling, expectant – as if something perfect, of infinite value, is going to happen today. Get out of the bed in a very positive and hopeful mood, with the...

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Vacations and Happiness

Everyone is waiting for and dreaming about their next vacation, whether it's just a simple weekend or a long winter break, holidays are an integral part of working life. The question is: does the dream ever come true? Do people enjoy actual time spent on their favorite picnic spot? I always wondered...