What’s your definition of happiness?
Do you measure it in terms of an experience from the past or something you’ll obtain in the future or do you believe like many it comes from living in the moment?
Happiness is a quality that determines everything in our life. We’re all motivated to avoid pain and suffering but sometimes, without realising it, we end up running towards it.
Pleasure is a temporary fix contingent upon time, a place perhaps, an object and it traps us because no sooner have we enjoyed the experience it’s over and we yearn to recreate it.
Too much of anything is a big thing, creating addictions as we try to satisfy that desire for pleasure.
The Buddhists define happiness as a state of being not just a pleasurable sensation that you go after but a deep sense of serenity and fulfillment. Matthieu Ricard educates us that certain states of mind can cultivate happiness and well-being and that we do not need to rely on external factors.
Re-programming our minds enables us to experience the positive emotions that enhance our state irrespective of what’s going on in the world.
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