Tag Archives: happiness

Ourselves

“The happiest people I know are always evaluating and improving themselves. The unhappy people are usually evaluating and judging others.” ~Qasim Rafique

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Look!

“Look. This is your world! You can’t not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don’t hesitate– look! Open your eyes. Don’t blink, and look, look– …

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Recreating

“It’s a question of removing the clouds, rather than recreating the sun.”  ~Chögyam Trungpa

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Joy

I was given a copy of The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, and I looked forward to reading it.  I admire both of those men, and was sure they had insights I would find helpful. Their days are striking similar.  Tutu begins his day …

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Hit Sideways

If you have a few minutes, David Brooks has written a wonderful article for the New York Times about building a happy life and healthy society:  The Moral Peril of Meritocracy Here is a short excerpt: But in the lives of the people I’m talking about — the ones I really admire — something happened …

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Wonderful

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Tea?

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Vulnerable Human Beings

In this excerpt from Wunnerful, Wunnerful! the Autobiography of Lawrence Welk, © 1971,  Welk discusses the lesson he learned when his first band left him to tour on their own: Some of the bewilderment and pain began to lift the moment I returned (home) to Yankton, and a day or so later when I dropped …

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Change, Conquer or Exploit

Excerpted from Plain and Simple:  A Woman’s Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender, ©1989: “Why is the Amish land so beautiful?” I asked one evening. “What makes it feel special? I’m a city person, Eli, and I didn’t see a cow till I was twelve. I don’t know where the sun sets, or how …

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For The Right Reasons

“There’s nothing like the deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”  ~Stephen Chbosky, Perks of Being a Wallflower

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How

“Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.”  ~Marwa Rakha • “How how how how.”  ~ZZ Top …

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Carries It On His Head

“The Lord bears the burden of the world. Know that the spurious ego which presumes to bear that burden is like a sculptured figure at the foot of a temple tower which appears to sustain the tower’s weight. Whose fault is it if the traveler, instead of putting his luggage in the cart which bears …

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