Tag Archives: happiness

Live a Little

 

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Every Single Thing

  I wished I lived someplace where people wrote things like this then hung it on a wall for everybody to see. In East Texas all we get is profanity and crude drawings of genitalia.

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Happy?

 Nuha Kahn writes of “toxic positivity” for The Walrus: It’s an experience most people can relate to: forcing a smile, holding back tears, saying “I’m fine” when you’re far from it. In a survey by Science of People, over 75 percent of respondents said they had rejected or ignored their emotions in an attempt to …

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Purpose

 I like the idea that our purpose in life might not be Grand and Exulted, it might be something quite simple. Will Rogers (might have) said, “We all can’t be heroes, for someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”  (source) LunarBaboon, on the web HERE, put it like this:

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Homeostasis

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.”  ~Maya Angelou

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Sacrifice and Destroy

“Each of us has our own idea of happiness. It’s because of this idea that we run after objects we desire. We sacrifice our time and, to a certain extent, destroy our bodies and our minds. According to the Buddha, happiness is simple– if we go home to the present moment, we realize that we …

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Right?

  This excerpt from Answers from the Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh, ©2009, illustrates the fundamental difference between Buddhism and Christianity.  Christianity is all about the destination, heaven or hell, while Buddhism is more concerned with the path:  “If you don’t feel that you’re on the right path, happiness isn’t possible. This is true for …

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Just On The Point

“I cannot tell if what the world considers “happiness” is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All …

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The Great Emptiness

“When he was dry, he believed it was alcohol he needed, but when he had a few drinks in him, he knew it was something else, possibly a woman; and when he had it all– cash, booze, and a wife– he couldn’t be distracted from the great emptiness that was always falling through him and …

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It Just Was

 Excerpted from A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, ©2012: “You should get some sleep,” said the bear.  “I’ll keep going for a bit.  It’s a nice night.  Thought I’d row for a while longer and take a look at the moon.” “Look at the moon?” said the boy.  “Why?  It’s …

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Wonderful

 “Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.” ~A.R. Ammons

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Just A Thing

  Butt Poems by J. Smith is on the web HERE.

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