Born on a Thursday #57 – I Am Happy

I was afraid of the ghosts in the house, but I managed to train one of them. I told my parents the house was haunted, and proved it by telling Morris, the ghost I trained, to open and close the door, which he did. My parents told me I should stay even though the place was haunted. I said, “These ghosts are yours, not mine.” I had to leave.

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20 Notes on Lasting Happiness by Swami Sitaramananda (reblog)

1. When the mind is more focused, you are happier. When the mind is one-pointed, it doesn’t swing so much. If it doesn’t have many waves, then you are happy.

2. Objects appear to give you happiness because of the conditioning of your mind to like this and dislike that, but truly objects cannot bring you lasting happiness. All objects are external things, but happiness comes from within you; it is your true nature.

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Originally posted on The Truth Warrior:
What is truth? Well there is absolute truth and relative truth. Absolute truth is the one truth however relative truth is always relative to something else. For example that which is good is relative to bad. Is the truth making you happy? How many of us see what we…

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Occupy Common Ground

If you look even further (including within your imagination) you’ll find the seeds of a most amazing potential are hovering at the edges of that park. The opportunity right here in Tucson is to harness that growing resentment of a corporate banking government world and focus it on local solutions, local economy, local food security, local culture. Yes, we live in a global world, yet the present economic structure of that world is based on unsustainable growth, disconnection and competition. Just as any system in nature that grows beyond its resources that structure must inevitably collapse. The models required for new thinking and new behavior are all centered on localization where interdependent community sustains both our health, and, some might say most importantly, our happiness.

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