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Happiness, Harmony, and Integrity July 15, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Spirit & Ego.
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

When our thoughts, words, and deeds are not in harmony, we know it.  We feel splintered, fragmented and incomplete.

When each aspect of our being flows easily to all others, that integrity creates happiness, harmony, and self confidence because we know who we are without using an external reference point.

Integrity => Soundness => Completeness => Wholeness => Happiness

So how do we increase the integrity in our life?


Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.

That determination forces you to look within, and use your internal compass to guide your actions.

When you stop looking to others for guidance, your life becomes your own.

You become Captain of your ship, able to make immediate adjustments and corrections when you veer off course.

Instead of looking outside yourself, you look within.

In time, what you think, what you say, and what you do converge.   You achieve inner harmony.  You have reclaimed your power.  You are complete.

And that integrity instills you with happiness.

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The Goal Behind All Other Goals July 15, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Mindfulness, People.
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I’m convinced that the goal behind all other goals is happiness.  

We desire what we believe will bring us happiness. 

We form relationships in pursuit of happiness.

We choose careers and occupations to directly or indirectly (through our purchasing power) add to our happiness. 

We engage in pursuits which we hope will enhance our happiness and well-being. 

We shop and consume because we believe doing so will increase our happiness in life ~ even if it often has the opposite effect.

Of course, life is not one-size-fits-all

Some people are happy with vanilla ice cream.  Others prefer chocolate.  Still others don’t enjoy ice cream at all. 

If we want to maximize our happiness, we need to make choices and set our  priorities based on our unique preferences. 

If we allow others to make important life choices for us, we are apt to be disappointed.

What we need to be happy is for us alone to decide.

No one else has sufficient perspective on how we feel inside.

Look deep. 

The answers lie within. 

No rules.  Just write!

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137 Steps To Flawless Perfection July 15, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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Beauty is only skin deep . . .

Of course, in a superficial society, that encompasses just about everything.

Marketing moguls use images of beautiful people to sell us STUFF ~ clothes, food, alcohol, technology, cars, travel, etc.

Other than the Travelocity Gnome (100% genuine!), how real are these images??? 

And should we aspire to achieve the marketing images we perceive?

Of course!  To attain flawless perfection, just follow these 137 steps:

Who’s responsible for deception in advertising?  

Marketing managers . . . or the consumers who buy into their lures?

Quote:   Although a book with an attractive cover may catch our attention . . . it won’t hold it for long without a compelling story between the covers.

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