Happiness is...

Happiness Is…

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Happiness is something we can be or not be at this moment. We create happiness. We can choose to feel good now, regardless of circumstances, or not. No amount of doing, sacrificing, or plotting can deliver the happiness we seek. No amount of moaning, worrying, or hating will help either. As we start this week, […]

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What’s Your Choice?

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Happiness, for most of us, is a choice. Reality is not. It seems, though, that choosing to be happy ends up changing the reality that we keep track of.  — Seth Godin Well said. We can choose to struggle against the reality we have seen or to adjust our sights and select a better reality. Raising our buzz and choosing […]

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There is Only One Reason Why

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What do you most want right now? And why do you want it? And why is that? And why is that? (et cetera)   If we keep asking, “Why?,” we will eventually land on, “Because I want to feel happy.” Whatever we want, we want it so that we can feel happy. Beyond this, there […]

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In A World…

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In a world–heck, even in an organization or family–where things are tense, chaotic, stagnant, or dim, we can lose sight of things. Yet beyond, beneath, or behind Left or right, Hawk or dove, Boss or subordinate, Subways or streetcars, Right or wrong, Good or bad, Old or new, there are always love, growth, freedom, and happiness. […]

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The Direction You Face Matters A Lot

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“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman There are things that we have wanted for a while and have not yet received. They have eluded us because we’ve been facing the shadows. We seem to think that the way to happiness is to master the shadows: getting great at […]

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Take the Time

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“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen. Simply wait, be quiet, still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” –Franz Kafka Just beyond the hurly-burly […]

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Why Wouldn’t You?

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What if every thought was a self-fulfilling prophecy? What if every notion, judgment, or idea you had would eventually become a reality? If it was true but you were not aware of it, your life might appear sort of random. Positive, good-feeling thoughts about what you want and negative, yucky-feeling ones about what you don’t […]