The pursuit of happiness

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If someone were to ask you, “What should I do to become happy?” what would you advise them? Probable answers likely range from maintaining a positive outlook to doing nothing at all since you are not in control of what happens to you. Is personal effort involved in achieving happiness at all?

And how does one differentiate between happiness and joy?

Things that elicit a happy response and bring a smile to our face may be as elementary as the music that resonates with our emotions, a hug from a loved one, or even a surprising shopping discount. Everyone responds with differing impulses of emotion, and the unsuspecting customer may value the hug over the discount, while the musician may value his music over the hug. Regardless of who we are, what we feel, or how we react, happiness emerges in the everyday moments of our lives, clinging to the…

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The art of mindfulness

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“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” ~ James Baraz

In your mind, visualize yourself in a typical zone of your day-to-day life. Think of the same routes traversed every week, or perhaps every day; the moments accustomed to; the identical tasks almost robotically done. Now imagine your entire life frozen in time. You are amid one of these very familiar moments.

Unperturbed, you look around. To your left and right are the people you know, the activities you regularly partake in, the things you value and the others you dismiss, and the thoughts invariably playing through your head, all religiously following the daily regimen of your life. But what happens when you swivel…

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Inspirational Quote of the Day- September 17, 2016

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Hello everyone. 🙂

I apologize for not keeping you updated for some time, but I promise to resume more frequent posting.

Fall is already upon us! With the transition of one season to the next, now is a perfect time to create fresh goals, set desires for the future, and act upon dreams to move in a prosperous direction.

With that, I remind you to feel like a creator because you are one. Feel empowered by knowing you are capable of shifting your mindset, choices, and lifestyle-even if it entails slow progression- to set foot on the path you imagine yourself on.

Consider the irony of life- we are aware of what we want and we have the right to materialize it, yet we are often slowed down by an internal or external limit that makes us question our reality.

To break the circle, we may just have to stop…

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Inspirational Quote of the Day- July 25, 2016

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Hello everyone. Today I would like to share one of Mother Teresa’s (my favorite!) thought-provoking sayings.

So full of insight and wisdom, Mother Teresa was an incredibly inspiring figure whose teachings live on and continue to influence people’s lives through their simple, yet deep focuses.

This famous quote is titled, “Do It Anyway,” for that is the key to achieving success and living a meaningful, joyous life. Doing “it” means doing what we love, doing what we feel is right, and giving it our absolute best.

Life holds a collection of obstacles intended to challenge and steer us away from our ulterior motives…but nevertheless we must do it anyway.

Even the harshest, rudest people we encounter do not incidentally end up in our lives. We learn the majority of our lessons through people we do not like, or who don’t like us. So how about we become grateful for our…

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