Tag: happiness

Suffering — a Powerful Motivator for Change

We live in the shadow of our experiences. It is in this indecisive shade that great battles take place for our own truth, between...

Optimism

An excerpt from the book Feeling Great, Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment "Sweetness is a virtue that searches for the good in...

Top Five Reasons Forgiveness will make You Happy

You can never be happy if you cannot forgive. The truth is if you can't forgive, somewhere inside, you will always be a victim...

The Joy of Discovering That Suffering Is Optional

Who you are at your core is aware, alive, completely fresh and entirely at peace -- and this has always been so. This is...

METHICS Discovery — Discovering Well-Being

METHICS® is an acronym for: My Enjoyment Today = Happiness, Inspiration, Control, and Satisfaction. Control refers to trying to control ourselves and our life, rather...

Living in the iEra

An excerpt from the book, Be Nobody: Find Freedom in Being Everybody, by Lama Marut (Atria Books/Beyond Words) Humility does not mean thinking less of...

The Joy of Living Breastlessly — after mastectomies

FROM THE MOMENT OF diagnosis, the cancer center's conveyer belt hurled me towards surgery, chemo, radiation, more surgery, and bad news. I mean, really bad...

Awakening to the Present Moment: The Lotus and the Woodpecker

I'M NOT PICKY about when or where I meditate. When the urge strikes, I sit quietly, inhale deeply, and wait for my guides to come...

There’s no use in Trying + Time is of no Essence

SOMETIMES THE BEST ACTION is inaction. When the world gives you grey and drizzle, all we want is sunshine and blue skies. Most of us are...

The Buddha’s Smiling Meditation

THE BUDDHA, IN all his great wisdom, taught about his smiling meditation many long years ago. Although I do this regularly anyway, yesterday I...

Finding Happiness In The Forgotten Divine

My Answer to Peace, Love, and Joy I spent my first 30 years accumulating -- stuff, jobs, men, money, debt, fat, resentments, blame, victimitis --...

Planting the Seeds of Bliss

An excerpt from The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a...

We don’t really want to be happy…we want bliss

Read the lengthy excerpt from The Bliss Experiment: Planting the Seeds of Bliss What if you don't really want to be happy? Most of us spend...

Happiness and Joy

Often yoga is associated with discipline, hard work, denial and even rigorous practice. Sure, we talk a lot in Yoga about discipline, and yes,...

Happiness, it is sitting right in front of you

I am: a psychologist with more than 30 years of clinical experience; a qigong teacher with nearly 15 years of study, practice and teaching;...

Choosing the Difference

Several years ago, I entered a three-week retreat, during which time I disconnected from everyone and everything. Something hugely powerful and irresistible was pulling...

The Best Is Yet To Come

"The power to fulfill our dreams is within each of us. We alone have the responsibility to shape our lives. When we understand this, we know...