True education begins in the heart
The wisdom of the heart easily get dismissed in our society due to rampant emotional immaturity. It makes sense that a focus on reason would help to correct the errors of the heart to create more certainty in life.
But the problem with a lot of certainty is that it is boring — and it’s an illusion.
Nothing in life is certain and the heart knows that. If reason and logic don’t seem to be working to make sense out of your life, it may be time for an inward look and tend to the education of your heart. It has more potential than your mind could ever conceive.
So many of us look outside ourselves to find happiness, but the truth is that the search needs to begin within. Learning to accept ourselves as we are and broadening our definition of happiness is critical to experiencing more happiness in our lives.
Definition of Happiness:
A mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
Are You Putting Off Feeling Good?
Why wait for happiness to show up when you can experience it now? If you find yourself starting off sentences with “I’ll be happy when…” or “I’ll be happy if _______ does this”, then you, my friend, have put too many rules around being happy. (more…)
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~ Mandela
Have you ever been driving to work and noticed in the rearview mirror someone speeding up behind you driving like a maniac? Sure, we’re all in a hurry in the morning, but get a grip people!
Well, this was no ordinary person. It was a police officer. OK — he must have been pursuing someone. That’s his job, right? Wrong. He wasn’t pursuing anyone. He was just driving like an ass. After he passed me, he cut over into another lane without signaling. All stuff I would get a ticket for if I’d been in front of him. (I may have participated in a small amount of verbal road rage at that point.)
Anyway, so what? Rules don’t apply to cops. I get it. They have to deal with nasty lawbreakers everyday and I don’t. Maybe driving like a maniac is their form of stress release or just their way to feel significant and show that they can do whatever they want. Could I have gotten the plate number and called in his unruly behavior? Sure, but why? It would be for nothing.
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Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations ~ Edward de Bono
Life provides us with an endless amount of things to do. Sometimes we want to do it all. Sometimes we just want to lay on the couch and veg.
Having something to do can give us a lot of opportunities to feel good about ourselves. It can even provide us with a certain amount of meaning and purpose. But having too much to do can freak us out. It can cause anxiety and many times it unfortunately causes us to procrastinate. (more…)
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony ~ Ghandi
If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time ~ Edith Wharton
To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches ~ Cicero
In the pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you have caught up
R. H. Grenville