4 thoughts on “Is Happiness What We Think It Is?

  • October 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Sometimes I will read something that really, really resonates with me and I just want to shout out, “Yes! Yes! That is EXACTLY how I feel.” This article had that effect on me. Many of the statements in the article could have come directly from my lips. I could not agree more with this. I hope others will read it and learn how to attain true happiness through “present moment awareness and living authentically.” I have learned and practiced this for the past few years and it is blissful. I am posting a link on my blog to share this with others. Wonderful article!

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  • October 17, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Sometimes I will read something that really, really resonates with me and I just want to shout out, “Yes! Yes! That is EXACTLY how I feel.” The article I have linked, “Is Happiness What We Think It Is?” by Mike Bundrant had that effect on me. Many of the statements in the article could have come directly from my lips. I hope others will read it and learn how to attain true happiness through “present moment awareness and living authentically.” I have learned and practiced this for many years and it is blissful. I am sharing this article on my blog.

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  • October 18, 2018 at 2:37 am

    I agree wholeheartedly that we are confusing pleasure with happiness. I never thought of fulfillment I thought of contentment. I decided that happiness was overrated and fleeting. Contentment with my everyday life was what made me feel good. Tuning out the relentless adds that are always telling me I need the latest and greatest of everything really helps too. You cannot buy your way to happiness and trying to do so just causes more problems. We have really lost a lot of our core values. Relentless consumerism is making people so unhappy and depressed.

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  • November 7, 2018 at 8:57 am

    You’re right, talking about happiness is complex, subjective and sometimes you risk confusing, thinking of material things as a source of happiness or worrying too much about what makes others happy. Certainly, authenticity and awareness are very important to understand what makes you happy, how to be happy. Happiness is above all a state of mind, a way of experiencing things, and not just the moment of pleasure linked to the achievement of something.

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