The Snowball Effect
March 6, 2014 kcuthriell 7 Comments
Henry Eghosa says
March 6, 2014 at 11:43 am
Kristin, you are very right. Most times, we say we want something but we will refuse to do things that relate to such. Thanks for sharing. Peace!!!
March 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm
Peace to you! Thank you!
March 7, 2014 at 9:44 am
Words are air without action, wanting and doing are far apart.
May I ask a question! Kristin , what is real happiness?
In my experience it is not possessions, a career, a win, power or anything impermanent. Wondering how you define happiness?
March 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm
I define happiness as an emotion. Life ebbs and flows and we can’t expect to be happy all the time. I think what we are really looking for is a life in which we experience more joy than sorrow. There are things we can do to increase our joy (our happiness), but we need to be able to embrace it all. If we numb the pain, we may miss the joy, embrace it all.
March 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm
Ok, funny I wrote this in a post yesterday
Real happiness is not an emotion for me, it lasts infinitely longer and seems to be void of the ego’s influence.
I guess I humbly diverge from your definition, a little. I believe happiness is a way of travel, it is a commodity that we carry with us, or I have found this to be on my journey.
My mindfulness practice allows me to stay present, let go of judgment, then life opens up for gratitude and then giving. In specifics, I left a safe, secure environment, to support my daughter and Grandkids, living with them and entering the day to day life’s struggles. I experienced no loss and found my spirit carries this joy of knowing my actions are better than I ever thought possible.
Well made possible with a strong mindful living space. It happens below my ego, like intuition, it carries on so much longer than a happy moment of impermanent conquests.
Most people would describe happiness with things that contain only fleeting strong feelings of euphoria.
ONLY a layman’s opinion, what do you think?
March 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm
Great explanation! I work with my clients on mindfulness, and it is a big part of DBT therapy. I believe we are on the same page. What you are referring to as happiness, I often refer to as peace of mind. It does happen below the ego. Again, great explanation.
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