Tagged: Happiness

To Be or To Do 0

To Be or To Do

The value of an individual is measured by existence not performance. There are things that I want to do because they increase my ability to enjoy existing. There are things that I do in order to continue existing. But if I begin to base the value of my existence on what I accomplish toward these ends, their accomplishment becomes meaningless and my value becomes an illusive hope that someday I will possess the validation of my existence. -Charles M. Heyworth

Desire, Posession, and Happiness 0

Desire, Posession, and Happiness

Why do we desire that which we do not possess and seldom possess what we desire? Why do we seldom desire what we possess and possess what we seldom desire? If we were to discover that we desire all that we possess, we might be supremely happy. But for some reason, the desire is almost always directed toward that which is immediately unobtainable. Ironically, if the desire becomes a possession, the desire fades and the possession loses its value. What if we were to have desire only for that which we possessed? What if we never desired that which we...

Commit to be Happy! 0

Commit to be Happy!

Only by fully committing to an experience can I realize its full potential. It may be more profitable to commit to a mediocre experience than to half-way enjoy a great experience. Happiness is determined more by effort than by circumstances.

The Joy of Being Human 0

The Joy of Being Human

Tonight, I experienced the joy of being human. It was everything I needed to feel and part of the truth that I needed to know. The magic of the moment was created through the belief that each person contributed to the occasion and in the process of coming together, each contribution became somehow more valuable. Identity was not lost in community, but rather strengthened. As the speaker said, the magic of the moment was not a result of the setting, but of the individuals who gathered there. It could be reached by letting go of self-inflicted boundaries, reaching across pointless...

A 4-D Lifestyle – Initial Thoughts 1

A 4-D Lifestyle – Initial Thoughts

In the past few days I have come to understand something a little bit more clearly.   The enjoyment of music is the same If not greater for the lonely barefoot man with nothing else than for the man who has everything else. For the first, the most beautiful things of the world are his. They are his because they are free. They are his because no one can take them from him. Even a deaf person can still hear the music of his or her soul. A blind person can still see through his or her imagination. While it...