How often are you happy
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How Often are you Happy?

If the measure of your happiness is whether you are happy now and your Happiness Ratio is how much of your day you spend being happy, let’s get to the big question: How happy are you?  Or better, how often are you happy? To get a sense of how happy you are, consider how much of your day you have…

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How do you Measure Happiness?

Are there different levels of happiness? Does it start with sort of happy and go all the way to very happy? Or is happiness binary – either you’re happy or not happy? Can you even measure happiness? There are all kinds of studies and tests – some of them on the internet – that claim to tell you how happy…

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What a busy couple of weeks

Beth and I have had a fantastic couple of weeks. It started off two weeks ago when we went to the Science and Nonduality conference in San Jose, CA.(https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/conferences/sand17-us/).  This was an amazing conference with hundreds of participants learning from over 50 presenters.  The presentations ranged from highly technical new research about how biology, physics, math and the sciences support…

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What is Happiness?

Happiness is complex yet amazingly simple.  You know it when you feel it but often struggle to describe or define it.  Is it an emotion?  Is it internal feedback?  Is it a frame of mind?  Is it even more? The good thing about happiness is we don’t have to know what it is to feel it.  Just like we don’t…

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What’s in Your Handbook on Life?

One of the most fundamental concepts is the power of our beliefs. Beliefs influence everything in our lives, from how we interpret people and events to our ability to manipulate the world. Beliefs are like rules. They are agreements we’ve made with ourselves to make living easier. They allow us to deal with what is right in front of us…

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Condemn the Violence, not the Beliefs

The violence in Charlottesville should be condemned. We have laws against committing violence and using a car to kill is called murder. We don’t have laws about having different beliefs and we shouldn’t condemn people for having them. All of the discussions are missing the important difference between actions and beliefs. Everyone has different beliefs. It’s what makes the world…

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Levels of Forgiveness

There are three levels of forgiveness. The first level is to forgive others. This can be a difficult step. To forgive implies that at one time there was a flaw, offense or mistake committed by another against us. The offense may have been heinous, reprehensible or unimaginably cruel. Or it may have been a simple misunderstanding that has grown out…

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General Anxiety

Here it is, a beautiful Saturday afternoon and I have an anxious feeling in the pit of my stomach. There is no upcoming event that has me worried. At least nothing I’m aware of. I’ve been very productive today. I had a nice morning and I’m getting ready to head out for some errands and shopping. I’ll stop back home…

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The Right Choice
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What is the Right Choice?

How to make the right choice? I have a limited number of choices available to me. At a crossroads, I can go right or left. I must choose one and forgo the other. Is one ‘right’ and the other ‘wrong’? Is one ‘best’ and the other ‘less’? While both roads are filled with potential, my thoughts are on the potential…

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