Happines and habits of happiness


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Post Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:13 pm

Happines and habits of happiness

I was going to mention a link below in the "clutter pantry" section. Maybe better place is here..

Matthieu Ricard - interesting man, interesting speech:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbLEf4HR74E
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Post Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:09 pm

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Post Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:09 pm

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Uh, that gets mildly on my nerves, but maybe some people need to listen to this, I don't know!?
He does make a decent comedian, though. However, the useless approach to seek inner happiness, when outside everything turns to crap is no solution, nor a good idea what so ever.

Our society, maybe even what we call our "civilization", is pressing itself into fabricated molds, forcing people to work consciously for themselves, for rewards, doing shit they should've never had to do, living in schedules that should never apply to them, getting punished for things their misery makes them do and numbing themselves with the lies of entertainment. Constant brainwashing makes it appear as though the world has to be that way and had been that way ever since we've managed to outlive a wild boar or the likes. <<"Because, before we had police enforcing the laws that keep us from harming each other, because humans are born to hate and harm each other, we only lived to 18 and 30 was a very old age">> (idiotic bullshit, of course) :roll:
So, anyhow, so we live in this manufactured life-style, deprived of true purpose, deprived of access to sincere fulfillment and an understanding of what could possibly motivate us to get there. We do not learn that we exist for each other, to function as a community and offer our powers and understanding with the logical expectation to being offered the power of understanding of the other. Instead, we are starved, torn away from any true chance to experience a real sense of function and with it a real and sustained sense of happiness along the way. But happiness is like the least relevant side effect, no matter how pervading it actually may become, hehe. It's never the goal, never the desire and its purpose is not within us, but for those others, who may recognize that one has found happiness, which means this person has found his purpose.
So...happiness, like laughter, like crying or any expressive emotion is an indicator for others that one is ready to serve as an example. More or less like the "check" on a list of "things to do". Happiness is only that "check", not the thing to do, and you didn't do that thing for the "check" mark.
Anyway... I might finish listening to him, but it just is a bit difficult for me, pff...danged. :P

Thanks anyway, of course! And he truly has some funny moments already! :)
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Post Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:46 pm

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Here is the talk that really got me inspired. It presents a very simple recipe for being happy by being grateful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtBsl3j0YRQ
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Post Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:21 pm

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Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:47 am

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Hey Veji, being grateful as a vehicle to a great sense of joy is something I noticed many years ago, when I suddenly was utterly impressed by a preserved scorpion kind I was given as a birthday gift some time before then. I somehow decided to look at it more carefully and it struck me just how stunningly brilliant and complex life has formed and the many marvels it has already created in such astounding details and concepts that far exceed our imagination. Something we would readily call perfection, if we were to grasp the depth of its composition. And suddenly I felt so eerily grateful for it all, for being part of it, for driving such a marvel myself in form of my body, but my attention was totally dedicated to this creature in my hands. (...let's ignore the slight morbidity of it all, of course, it being a dead thing in a glass box!)
Anyhow, this deep sense of appreciation gave me a tremendous high of happiness.
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:50 pm

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I strongly believe that happiness is a choice.
I want to share this article that I found on the internet.
Hope this makes you feel happy too: https://ponbee.com/happy-life/
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