Happiness

A Quote by Mark Epstein on happiness, buddhism, accumulation, completion, surrender, letting go, and perfection

When we seek happiness through accumulation, either outside of ourselves--from other people, relationships, or material goods--or from our own self-development, we are missing the essential point. In either case we are trying to find completion. But according to Buddhism, such a strategy is doomed. Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

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A Quote by Arielle Ford on love, soulmate, manifesting, relationship, and happiness

The universal Law of Attraction states that we draw to us those people, events, and circumstances that match our inner state of being. In other words, we attract experiences that are consistent with our beliefs. If we believe that there is plenty of love in the world and we are worthy of giving and receiving that love, we will attract a different quality of relationships than someone who believes in scarcity or feels unworthy of happiness. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. If we believe the world is a chaotic, stressful, and fearful place, then eventually that will become our reality. So, believing and knowing that your soulmate is out there is a critical first step in the formula for manifesting him or her into your life.

Arielle Ford

Source: The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction

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A Quote by Michael Leunig on love and happiness

Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.

Michael Leunig

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on happiness, freedom, life, living, work, love, play, rest, and connection

The happy individual is able to renew daily and with full consciousness all the basic expressions of human identity: work, love, communication, play, and rest.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 161

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on love, demands, expectations, and happiness

Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, But I do not cling.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on relationships, love, life, happiness, and joy

We're crazy, We're living on crazy ideas about love, about relationships, about happiness, about joy, about everything.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on happiness, blessing, magic, moment, and conquest

Sometimes happiness is a blessing, but generally it is a conquest. Each day's magic moment helps.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on acceptance, responsibility, tolerance, happiness, and change

Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 68

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A Quote by Byron Katie on love, awakening, anger, happiness, action, peace, freedom, and activism

I've heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they're afraid that without them they wouldn't be activists for peace. “If I feel peaceful,” they say, “why would I bother taking action at all?”
 
My answer is “Because that's what love does.”  To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what's right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day wiith drool running down her chin.

My experience is the opposite.

Love is action.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Byron Katie on heaven, thoughts, awakening, enlightenment, belief, happiness, and stress

So, how do you get back to heaven? To begin with, just notice the thoughts that take you away from it. You don't have to believe everything your thoughts tell you. Just become familiar with the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness. It may seem strange at first to get to know yourself in this way, but becoming familiar with your stressful thoughts will show you the way home to everything you need.

Byron Katie

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