Category Archive: Happiness

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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Aug 31

Never better

“Never better” is what I answer most of the time when people ask how I’m doing. And their astonishment to my response never ceases to surprise me. Could my approach to the turmoil of life be so different from their own, different to the point that my answer leaves them bewildered? Thus, although this approach …

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Aug 20

Living without regret

It is entirely normal to experience regret. It’s an uncontrollable emotional reaction that can occur whenever we make a decision. It occurs when a doubt related to the adequacy of our choice persists when there is more than one suitable option on the table and it is even more probable in situations where the decision making …

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