Preferred Perception

to create reality is life's purpose – lessons from Nowheim

Is Happiness A Choice?

 

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.” Abraham Lincoln

What is happiness? Does it depend on outer circumstances? Can I be happy even when I am sick? Would I still be sick if I were mostly happy? Is it  something I can choose?

As I understand it, happiness is being at peace, appreciating life, oneself, the universe and everybody and everything in it.

I believe being happy means understanding, or better yet, knowing that all is well, no matter how it may look at the moment.

Happiness happens in the NOW and prepaves the future.

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2 Comments

  1. Wilma Reiber says:

    Those words probably sound hollow (even cynical) to somebody who is battling a serious disease or somebody who has lost a loved one.
    “All is well? Really?”
    It probably doesn’t help either to point out the ‘big picture’, that physical life is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
    And to appreciate life, even when it is miserable, seems impossible. But every moment is a steppingstone to the next moment, and there are steppingstones all around. It’s a matter of where to look to bring into focus the next one.

  2. Wilma Reiber says:

    Mother Teresa said it and lived it. What a smart woman she was!
    “There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.” Mother Teresa

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