Happiness Is Key: Part 1
Today for Lifestyle Thursdays I will be tackling the topic of happiness.
I’ve narrowed tons of insightful lectures from the world’s elite to two very wise gentlemen. Both happen to be monks but I’m going to chop that up to coincidence.
I’m going to start off with the research provided by Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, who believes happiness is more of a state of being rather than emotions, which comes and goes as it pleases.
He believes those who seek happiness from outside will always be left with a temporary sensation of happiness because they will always be looking for something bigger, faster, and shinier and trending whether it be clothes, car or a house. I like to call this the “keeping up with Jones mentality.”
Ricard calls attention to the fact that most of us look to control the outside world, which we have little to no control of whether we like to admit it or not. He says, “are control on the outer world is limited, temporary and inversely. “
Here is a tidbit of audio from Ricard, discussing happiness which he has defined as well-being.
Ricard touched on the foundations of happiness and next week I will be covering David Steindl-Rast theory on how to be happy.
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