The Secrets to happiness




This may be very similar to the title of a popular book, although not necessarily the idea intended. I just saw these three words on the cover of a magazine yesterday and they stuck in my head.

If interpreted correctly, three very powerful words. And I actually do agree that if we were to constantly incorporate them into our daily lives we would be feeling full, rather than empty. Satisfied rather than always searching for something to do, or say, or consume.

EAT: Eat wholesome food that incorporates all 5 tastes rather than just one or two and invigorates the senses rather than dulling them. Eat enough, but not too much. This will leave you feeling satisfied, energetic, focused. You will create a happy digestive environment which will lead to a happy and productive you. Once you have a healthy eating and food routine in place, you can spend less time worrying about food and more time doing the things you love from a much more balanced place.

PRAISE: We are all divine. At the end of the day there is no ‘I’, there is no ‘you’. We are all connected, everything is energy, we all come from the same energy source. Be thankful for everything, even the things in life that may not seem entirely great at the time. Everything is part of a divine whole, we are all constantly contributing to a collective energy, creating reality. Shadow and sunshine are both beautiful. Good and evil are also part of us. Gratitude is an important part of a holistic life, gratitude humbles us, it reminds us of something greater.

LOVE: ‘I see you’. See the divine around you. Embody and embrace the God in yourself, love and acknowledge the God in others. Learn acceptance. The things we dislike in others can often be the things we dislike about ourselves. We all have a light and a dark side. See the beauty in others darkness as well as their light. Tell someone you love them today.

Love, voice it, be it.

x d

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9 Responses to The Secrets to happiness

  1. Jake says:

    Very true and it’s a real pleasure when we discover better ways to live and improve our lives. We take pleasure in discovery and are fulfilled every day by adventure and variety. So when the next enlightenment comes we add that to our lives. Rather than a state of nirvana being a plateau where you can rise no higher, I see it as perhaps the crest of a wave, where as things change and move we’re in a good place to adapt emotionally and materially. Thats why we seem to be more fulfilled striving towards a goal than we are when it’s achieved. What if everyone had been doing what you posted here for years, you wouldn’t need to post it all. how boring is that! πŸ™‚ but everyone isn’t doing it and lots of people would benefit from your observations and advice, so it sits on the crest of a wave that forms part of a forward moving social wave and that’s exciting.

  2. Jake says:

    P.S. Hope that all makes sense πŸ™‚

  3. Mr M says:

    “Be thankful for everything, even the things in life that may not seem entirely great at the time.”

    That is a very difficult thing to do a lot of the time. Sometimes you don’t realize the importance of something that, at the time, you had issue with. Later, it comes to light what you needed from it,a nd it USUALLY is beneficial, but there are those times where it’s difficult at best to see what benefit you can get from whatever the problem was. There have been times where people have been mean to me just to be mean, and finding value from that is tough to do. Even so, I do my level best to be positive.
    Any day on this side of the grass is a good one! Even when it seems to be a bad one on the surface.
    Based on what I have gleaned from here and your old blog, I think you both are fantastic people. You brighten my day muchly, even if it doesn’t need it. How lucky we all are that peruse the musings of both of you here and at your pages! It’s good to run into good people.

    Mr M

  4. gorgeous blog you have here πŸ™‚

  5. Jake says:

    And now you’ve said that, you seem like a nice guy Mr M, pleased to meet you πŸ™‚ like reading your posts.

  6. Jake says:

    Ha ha forgot to write te other half of thw reply. Mr M following on from somethinf you said here’s a quote that might help. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” – The DalaiLama I follow him on twitter and many things he say’s strike a cord.

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