Does Happiness Come From Within?

I enjoyed this article so much from the blog “Transitions,” that I figured I would re-blog it. Great read….

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Meditation

With Eastern philosophy currently on trend in the Western personal-development genre, gurus have been popping up everywhere, preaching the idea that happiness comes from within. This perceptual change is usually achieved through detachment from ego and the material world of possessions through meditation or present-centered breathing practices. This ultimately leads to a state of non-striving whereby the practitioner finds happiness by no longer seeking happiness.

Personally, I’ve found many benefits in inner-based practices, particularly those of Eckhart Tolle. Although working on our inner-life can free us from the forms of striving that prevent happiness, we are still stuck with a problem: all forms of striving can’t disappear. If this were the case, our societies would immediately collapse and idleness would ensue. And who really wants to give up all forms of striving? I personally love striving to write better, think of better ideas, lift more at the gym, and become…

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About The Power to be Happy

Lissette - a.k.a. "Mommy Warrior" and Author/Founder of www.thePowertobeHappy.com. She is a social media and communications professional with over 15 years of experience. She is mom to an amazing "blended" family of 5 children. She is also the author the founder of "A Gift of Life: A Living Kidney Donor Group."
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