Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What is Happiness?

"Happiness in the quiet mind" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.

Here's one idea about happiness:

“By happiness I mean here a deep sense of flourishing that arises from an exceptionally healthy mind. This is not a mere pleasurable feeling, a fleeting emotion, or a mood, but an optimal state of being. Happiness is also a way of interpreting the world, since while it may be difficult to change the world, it is always possible to change the way we look at it.” ~from Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard

1 comment:

Janet McLeod said...

I like that a lot. It is all how we look at it. Thanks lank 😊