“Want what you have, instead of have what you want, including your own existence. All that it takes to be happy is the fact that you exist, and to be satisfied with that. Be happy with what you have.” – David R Hawkins
“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Happiness is something we must create for ourselves. No one else can give it to us.” – Daisaku Ikeda
“It is clear that inner peace is the principal cause of happiness. We can observe this in our daily lives. On days when we are calm and happy, even if difficulties arise or we fall victim to a mishap, we take it well, it doesn’t bother us unduly. But on days when we feel sad or have lost our usual calmness, the least little annoyance will take on enormous proportions and be deeply upsetting to us.” – Dalai Lama
What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn’t take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out — no matter what is going on in your life. Marci Shimoff shows you how: Happy for No Reason Video – Marci Shimoff
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Gandhi
“It takes courage to become happy – courage to remain true to one’s convictions, courage not to be defeated by one’s weaknesses & negativity” – Daisaku Ikeda
“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron
How to be miserable. How to be Miserable
Happiness is not a disease. It does not creep up on you slowly. It is something that happens in an instant. And the truth of the matter is that you can alter your state to a state of happiness, by simply choosing to be willing to have it be the way it is. In other words, if you walked in here tonight troubled, or if you’ve been sitting there troubled, or if you’re troubled in any way, in the next instant you can be totally untroubled, and it comes from a simple willingness. I’d really like you to get this. It comes from the very simple willingness. It is the willingness to look at what is as what is. It’s the willingness for it to be the way it is. Now, it may take you some days, or years to move through all of the circumstances of life and move from a resistance to them, an unwillingness for them to be the way they are, to a willingness for them to be the way they are. You can do all that. You can spend your years moving through all of it happily. You don’t need to do it unhappily. Happiness isn’t at the end of the rainbow. Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow. Following the rainbow is happiness, not getting to the end of it.” — Werner Erhard.
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ~Dale Carnegie
A quick self-help course. Mad TV Bob Newhart Skit – Mo Collins – Stop it
The trouble with “ordinary” is that it allows us to overlook so many miracles. I am struck by how ordinary the miraculous is and how miraculous the ordinary is. What is our potential?