Apr 10

“Happiness is within you” Part 4 – Happiness is within you and nowhere else

“Happiness is a state of mind that can only be found within us and that is therefore by no means accessible through external ephemeral pleasures.” Jacques Dufort   At the beginning of his film “The Shift”, Wayne Dyer cites Carl Jung with the following quote: “Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of …

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Apr 03

Happiness is within you Part 3 – Living your life through the success of others

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics coverage made me reflect upon the sudden infatuation with patriotism, where each viewer had eyes only for the athletes representing their countries, but even more so, where everyone was flaunting their athletes’ successes or was appalled by their underperformances. Ironic isn’t it; As if the reputation of an entire nation …

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Mar 30

Happiness is within you Part 2 — Overly Comparing Ourselves to Others

Judging by the enthusiasm so many people have towards certain reality shows (which we can hopefully agree on, don’t require a great deal of intellectual effort from the viewer), or for shows about Hollywood celebrities for instance, I’d say these are two perfect examples of activities “to pass time” as I referred to in the …

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Feb 21

Happiness is within you Part 1 – The Utopia of Modern Happiness

During recent decades, when we’ve learned to commercialize everything, happiness not being exempt, the consumer society from which we stem has made us evolve from beings in search of larger-than-life genuine happiness perhaps at times unattainable, but at the very least that made one dream, to beings living from one passing delight to the next. …

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Dec 25

What meaning does Christmas have for you?

On the eve of this holiday season, I would like to share my thoughts on the meaning of Christmas, for you to ponder over. Thus, for not so long ago, this holiday mainly reflected a religious nature, at least in regards to people of the Christian faith. And since a certain level of humanism and …

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Jun 19

Father’s Day

While I was at the “I can do it Toronto” conference last May, I participated in a group meditation where we were asked to clear our minds and to try to remember a happy moment from our childhood. It took me back to a memory of my father sitting on the floor, his back against …

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Dec 03

Do we journey on after our last breath?

Do we journey forward after our last breath? Does physical death signify the end of our being, the ultimate death? It all depends on how we define “Being.” Interestingly, a press release by the Pasteur Instituted, dated June 12 [1], 2012, establishes that muscle stem cells survive 17 days post-mortem in humans and 16 days …

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Sep 25

Can blind faith be applied selectively?

“As soon as a topic deemed “paranormal” is brought up, it is met with more scepticism than any by the scientific community, our entourage and society in general. For example, when a patient claims that they feel the presence of God, they are perceived as appeased. However, if they are fearful because they claim to …

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