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Old 10-01-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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I was expecting it to be a little more complex than that. If you are a high wire artist in the middle of your act, letting go isn't going to increase your happiness very much.
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I was expecting it to be a little more complex than that. If you are a high wire artist in the middle of your act, letting go isn't going to increase your happiness very much.
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:06 AM   #4
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Some people over think moments of there life, and they end up not living it at all.

So i think for the most part, humans that are happy, do not over think stuff. Humans that over think stuff end up unhappy, as they always will over think every moment and not just live it.

I think most people let there hormones rule them, and these people generally are more happy. People that are constant thinkers will always just over think things, and its just the way they are.

These people whom over think there life, will just end up not living any life.

Thats my opinion, not sure if others agree or not. But i think most people are controlled by there hormones, and do not really over think there life, or moments, they just go with the flow more.
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Having studied the subject of Happiness a lot during the last half of 2014 (work-related duty)... I have learned the following:

The "secret" to Happiness is to take responsibility for your own happiness.

One quick way to feel happier instantly is to talk about Happiness with someone else!

So many people wait for happiness to come to them... "I will be happy when I lose 10 lbs." or "I will be happy when I have $100,000 in the bank" ... etc, etc.

Happiness has become a "hot" topic in the past several years. Corporations "on the cutting-edge" are putting more stock into how happy their employees are. Happy employees have less sick time, increased productivity, and less turn-over... which results in increased sales & profits.

Studies have shown that happy people live longer, recover faster from illness, are more energetic, remain calm under pressure, achieve aggressive goals, have less stress and earn higher incomes.

It has also been shown that Happiness predicts Success... instead of the other way around. Meaning were are hardwired to perform our best when we are happy.

Now... all that said, I am still jaded to this whole "happiness business"... Because it SHOULDN'T be a business! Take a look and you'll find a host of websites selling happiness and happiness related paraphaneila (ie, t-shirts, mugs, etc.) UGH. And that "Happy" Song????.... don't get me started.

However, there are some valid points. One being the first thing I said: Taking responsibility for your own happiness. If you are not happy, no one is going to do anything about it but you! You (not you, OP... the generalized you) constantly have a choice. And shit yeah, it's hard to be happy when are surrounded by sheep-zombies and evil. BUT that's the challenge of it all.

Personally, I find diet helps immensely with happiness. It's one of the things we can directly effect. One thing we cannot effect, however, is our happiness set-point. We all default to our baseline of happiness. I think it's genetic. (Though even that I believe we can change.)

Alright, I'm rambling. ciao
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I agree but I don't think that includes everything.
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I was expecting it to be a little more complex than that. If you are a high wire artist in the middle of your act, letting go isn't going to increase your happiness very much.
They're just too highly strung
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the secret of happiness is to

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Having studied the subject of Happiness a lot during the last half of 2014 (work-related duty)... I have learned the following:

The "secret" to Happiness is to take responsibility for your own happiness.

One quick way to feel happier instantly is to talk about Happiness with someone else!

So many people wait for happiness to come to them... "I will be happy when I lose 10 lbs." or "I will be happy when I have $100,000 in the bank" ... etc, etc.

Happiness has become a "hot" topic in the past several years. Corporations "on the cutting-edge" are putting more stock into how happy their employees are. Happy employees have less sick time, increased productivity, and less turn-over... which results in increased sales & profits.

Studies have shown that happy people live longer, recover faster from illness, are more energetic, remain calm under pressure, achieve aggressive goals, have less stress and earn higher incomes.

It has also been shown that Happiness predicts Success... instead of the other way around. Meaning were are hardwired to perform our best when we are happy.

Now... all that said, I am still jaded to this whole "happiness business"... Because it SHOULDN'T be a business! Take a look and you'll find a host of websites selling happiness and happiness related paraphaneila (ie, t-shirts, mugs, etc.) UGH. And that "Happy" Song????.... don't get me started.

However, there are some valid points. One being the first thing I said: Taking responsibility for your own happiness. If you are not happy, no one is going to do anything about it but you! You (not you, OP... the generalized you) constantly have a choice. And shit yeah, it's hard to be happy when are surrounded by sheep-zombies and evil. BUT that's the challenge of it all.

Personally, I find diet helps immensely with happiness. It's one of the things we can directly effect. One thing we cannot effect, however, is our happiness set-point. We all default to our baseline of happiness. I think it's genetic. (Though even that I believe we can change.)

Alright, I'm rambling. ciao
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those that are really serious about escaping suffering
are not interested in happiness
its because its fleeting. it dont last and you can get very attatched to it
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those that are really serious about escaping suffering
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its because its fleeting. it dont last and you can get very attatched to it
I agree

It's not about finding happiness but ironically, it's a by product of just letting go. Or in other words

Ego says, once everything is in place I'll find peace
Spirit says, once I find peace, everything will fall into place

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and that by product may be happines but so what?
the enlightened sage wouldnt care if this happiness by product
was there or not

freedom from suffering is freedom from happiness, too

everybody wants happiness. wrong target
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I agree

It's not about finding happiness but ironically, it's a by product of just letting go. Or in other words

Ego says, once everything is in place I'll find peace
Spirit says, once I find peace, everything will fall in place
yes

Happiness is Peace
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and that by product may be happines but so what?
That would depend on who you asked

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the enlightened sage wouldnt care if this happiness by product was there or not
Happiness is a journey not a destination

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freedom from suffering is freedom from happiness, too
Ultimately, yes. Especially if you crave only happiness. That's missing the real target.

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everybody wants happiness. wrong target
Yes. The target is learning to let go. Happiness isn't the target, it's a by product of finding peace. If the label happiness is the problem, let's use peace.

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why dont we go deeper? you got anything better to do?

happiness is a product. it cannot "just happen" for no reason
youve got to be doing the causes for it to happen

to the serious practitioner aiming for freedom from suffering-happiness
is a danger and potential disaster. very easy to get attatched to it. very
easy to get stuck in the pleasant happy state

it should be treated with contempt

all the great teachers warn about it

but its practically irresistible. happiness and sensual pleasure have
prevented us from reaching the target lifetime after lifetime
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I was going to say I really wish I'd used the term 'peace' instead of happiness. But then I realised my wishing was really just craving

So I just let it go
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I was going to say I really wish I'd used the term 'peace' instead of happiness. But then I realised my wishing was really just craving

So I just let it go
peace...it is said that peace is the highest happiness. i dont reckon
your so wrong

let it go. oh, man---that is the way
keep on trucking!
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The secret to happines is to just be happy.
Its that simple .There is no need to over complicate happiness.

But thats not to say you will escape unhappiness.
You cant have one with out the other -Or atleast you wont appriciate one with out the other.

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The secret to happines is to just be happy.
Its that simple .There is no need to over complicate happiness.

But thats not to say you will escape unhappiness.
You cant have one with out the other -Or atleast you wont appriciate one with out the other.
rubbish

go tell exactly what youve typed to some starving africans in the desert

your happiness is largely dependent on conditions
and whilst youre at it go find some guy being tortured with redhot pokers
and tell him to just be happy

where are you getting these views from?
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