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Be Happy

My take on Matthieu Ricard's "The Habits of Happiness".
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Dana Morita

on 11 February 2013

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Transcript of Be Happy

Be Happy Hap· pi· ness A state of well-being and contentment. Matthieu Ricard: The Habits of Happiness Happiness is a rare commodity that many search and fail to find. The most BRILLIANT The most GIFTED The most powerful AND EVEN the greatest achievers have failed to find their true happiness. WHY IS HAPPINESS SO ELUSIVE? Is it just UNACHIEVABLE? Is it buried treasure? Matthieu Ricard, often considered the happiest man in the world, Claims that through training, we can create minds filled with habits of well-being to generate a full sense of SERENITY and FULFILLMENT However, You must know that the definition of "Happiness" IS NOT From this: And you must remember that Henri Bergson once said,
"All the great thinkers of humanity have left happiness in the vague so that…each of them could define their own terms" Many people think of happiness as a trap of destruction. Similarly, we run from OUR true happiness Because we don't know what happiness really is. HAPPINESS ≠ Pleasure First of all, "To have everything to be happy… That very sentence already reveals the doom of destruction of happiness. To have everything. If we miss something, it collapses." -Ricard Because happiness doesn't come on a silver platter. You must look inward and locate the negative emotions instead of what caused them. After all,
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” -Abraham Lincoln So do yourself a favor, And So your happiness is yours to keep!... If you find it.
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