“Hey Bernie! Don’t take away my iWatch!”

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I wonder whether Bernie Sanders realizes that he is not really seeking the presidency — he is after the American soul. The soul of America is consumerism, and the fact that the top 1/10 of 1% owns as much as the bottom 90% is consistent with a culture in which consuming more and more material wealth is fundamental to who we are. He is rejecting who we are as a culture. How can he possibly win with that attitude? Continue reading

Look Inside for Happiness

 

This video shows that the most important thing you can do to be happier right now is to learn that happiness is natural to you and is already inside of you waiting to be released. You just have to allow yourself to experience it. All it takes is an idea – a trigger – to bring more happiness into your life.

You are the source of your own happiness. Where else would it come from, if not from inside of you? If you can begin to see this truth of happiness, you have made an important start on your journey to being happier. Once you know this truth of happiness, and incorporate it into the way you look at life, your level of happiness will increase.

This is the second in a series of videos on happiness by author, D.E. Hardesty.

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Be Happier in One Hour

 

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Finding Your Power to Be Happy

 

Number 7: Find Happiness in What You Do

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Humans do things. This is an obvious observation, but an important one. We never just sit idle — even when it appears we are doing nothing. We breathe, think, move around, look at things, listen to things, work, play, talk, etc. We are always doing something. The challenge is to find happiness in what you do, no matter what it is.

The challenge is to find happiness in what you do, no matter what it is.

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Number 6: Find Happiness Through Selflessness, Charity, Compassion and Forgiveness

Photo(c)Brian Jackson/DollarPhoto.com

Photo(c)Brian Jackson/DollarPhoto.com

Humans are social by nature, and our mind-bodies have evolved in such a way that when we help each other we become happier. It is in our nature to build secure relationships with each other. One of the most important ways of connecting with others, even perfect strangers, is to focus on their needs. As we feel more connected, and as we act in ways that help build and maintain secure relationships, we become happier. The four main ways we focus on the needs of others are by practicing selflessness, charity, compassion and forgiveness.

The four main ways we focus on the needs of others are by practicing selflessness, charity, compassion and forgiveness.

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Number 8: The Purpose of Life is to Be Happy

god-adam-sistine-chapel---learn-to-be-happyThe biggest question we face as humans is, why are we here? What is our purpose? To become a happier person, you should try to answer this question for yourself. I take my cue on this from the Dalai Lama who said, “The purpose of your life is to be happy!” This may sound selfish, unrealistic or even wrong to some people. But I think it is true. The purpose of life is to be happy. Continue reading

Number 1: Look Inside for Happiness

Photo: © Sunny Studio / Dollar Photo Club

Photo: © Sunny Studio / Dollar Photo Club

The most important thing you can do to be happier right now is to learn that happiness is natural to you and is already inside of you waiting to be released. You just have to allow yourself to experience it. Once you know this truth of happiness, and incorporate it into the way you look at life, your level of happiness will increase. Continue reading