Tag Archives: happiness

Our World

This is just a lovely little song. Full lyrics HERE.

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And Keep Going

“When someone spews something really hurtful, don’t pick it up and hold it and rub it into your heart and snuggle with it and carry it around for a long time. Don’t even put energy into kicking it to the curb. You’ve got to see it and step over it or go around it, and …

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Document

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself:   what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.”  ~Warsan Shire

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Without Judgement

“This is maybe the greatest gift we can give another human being– our undivided attention. To listen without judgement or agendas. The great psychologist Carl Rogers once described empathy as ‘looking with fresh and unfrightened eyes.’”  ~Frank Ostaseski, On What to Do When the Going Gets Rough.

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Spreading Good Vibes

I just completely admire someone who goes to such lengths to get a smile. Their YouTube channel is located HERE.

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Two Roads Diverge

“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem (link), they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road– the …

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Say “Bless You”

Yoko Ono’s Cleaning Pieces CLEANING PIECE I Write down a sad memory. Put it in a box. Burn the box and sprinkle the ashes in the field. You may give some ashes to a friend who shared the sadness. CLEANING PIECE II Make a numbered list of sadness in your life. Pile up stones corresponding …

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Don’t Do It

“It’s easy to focus on the negatives in your life and start complaining about what’s not good enough or what’s lacking. Don’t do it. Because it will steal your peace and you’ll never be satisfied with what you have, always wanting more. Don’t let your hearts be troubled.”  ~Ismail ibn Musa Menk

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Take Inventory

“Buddhism teaches that joy and happiness arise from letting go. Please sit down and take an inventory of your life. There are things you’ve been hanging on to that really are not useful and deprive you of your freedom. Find the courage to let them go.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Framing the Question

“When we start to feel anxious or depressed, instead of asking, ‘What do I need to get to be happy?’ The question becomes, ‘What am I doing to disturb the inner peace that I already have?’” ~D.T. Suzuki

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Every Inhale, Every Exhale

A reminder from Yumi Sakugawa: Your life is not on pause or delayed. Your life is still happening, so then the question is: Are you fully awake to it, paying attention even if it is completely different from your idea of how it should be like in an ideal scenario? There are no ideal scenarios, …

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Beware of Darkness

“Don’t let the darkness from your past block the light of joy in your present. What happened is done. Stop giving time to things which no longer exist, when there is so much joy to be found here and now.”  ~Karen Salmansohn  (I found it HERE, he found it THERE)

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