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Does happiness help us get over writer’s block?

From the book Positivity, a series of questions that are the opposite of much of my thoughts: What’s right about me being here right now? What makes me lucky to be here? What aspect of my current circumstance might I … Continue reading

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On Happiness

Writers are often known for their depressions.  But is there anything we can do about it? I’m finding that letting go of everything improves my mood a lot.  Nisargadatta teaches that life goes on spontaneously and we don’t have to … Continue reading

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Pursuing happiness may be the quickest path to unhappiness.

Watching Lincoln I was aware that their expectations of happiness were very low.  They were interested in doing the next right thing.  We expect things to go swimmingly well, but if we do struggle and suffer when we think something … Continue reading

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Can our expectations set us up for writer’s block

I glanced at a new Buddhist book on happiness by Ezra Bayda, and I as struck by a statement that often we feel entitled to happiness. I mentioned that at a mental health group I facilitate and many people admitted … Continue reading

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