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Happiness is a choice [Sep. 28th, 2009|08:10 am]
Lanette
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This morning reading an article about poverty in other countries made me wonder why when so many are unable to even feed their families in the world there is so much misery combined with so much comparative wealth here.

I suppose at the moment I'm feeling patient about this topic because I'm doing all I can to move towards it. It helps to be focused on a happy future rather than stuck in my own head about the past. Your own brain can get stuck in a cycle of being a tormentor, yet if someone were floating above you they would see no reason at all for your misery. We are not a helpless servant of the brain unable to do anything about the natural tendency it has to roam about the same paths over and over. We are able to course correct it, although it is very difficult and signals from within our body and outside events can certainly influence it. However, the main choice lies in how we respond, how quickly we recover, and how surely we get back up when knocked down.

If we are to truly move towards happinessa more frequently optimistic attitude, there is no reason to fear external events as we can trust our ability to handle what comes and respond in as positive as possible a reaction. What can I do today to replenish the store of happiness and gratitude for small pleasures in life along the way? Because this day isn't going to come again, Monday or not.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-09-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
Nope, I didn't see it as criticizing at all, just feeling like I didn't express my thoughts well as I wanted to. That one word can mean so many different things.

I guess the point I was trying to share was "move towards" more in the default attitude, you know? I just think we all have lots to be thankful for, even the freedom to discuss such philosophical things freely is a gift.

I agree with you totally and I think that our points are quite complimentary, but I wanted mostly to explain that our thoughts were in alignment here.
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