3 thoughts on “Happiness is an Inside Job: An Interview with Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D.

  • September 26, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Thank for that insighful interview. My colleague, Dr. Fred Horowitz, at http://www.happiness-after-midlife.com/midlife-changes.html, engages in the practice of mindfulness meditation for at least 30 minutes each day. He contends that most of our suffering (depression, crisis) can come from believing our thoughts or automatic thinking – such as “I’m not good enough” or “What’s wrong with me?” This practice allows him to relate to his thoughts like clouds passing in the sky or the noise of a truck passing. He doesn’t get hooked as much by such thoughts. His relationship to his thoughts and feelings are much more accepting and friendlier; it allows him more space to be. It’s a practice that he highly recommends to everyone.

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  • September 28, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I think this statement is exactly right: “happiness is not contingent on external events”. I only more of us would come to realize that, we would all be more content.

    That’s a mindset promoted long ago by the Christian apostle Paul. I explore his principles for acheiving that inner joy in Journey to Joy. For more information, see: http://amzn.com/144218776X

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  • September 30, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Thanks for sharing so much refreshing ideas.Happiness is absolutely the eternal thing of our mind that we can feel.

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