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A Main Feature of Happiness

As a proponent of positive psychology, I have previously written a few blog posts about various features concerning the psychology of happiness. In this post, I will focus on a key trait that most happy people manifest. While the average person seeks to maximize pleasure and minimize pain, prominent researchers of happiness, such as Robert […]

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Love is a Many Splendored Thing

“Love is a many splendored thing.” ~ 1955 movie and title song I feel so incredibly grateful to be blessed with a romantic, introspective, artistic and spiritual nature, which in combination has given me a profound appreciation of literally the most amazing of all phenomena: love. Paradoxically, love is instilled in everything, yet it defies […]

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The Nature of Happiness

I am happy even before I have a reason. I am full of Light even before the sky can greet the sun or the moon. Dear companions, we have been in love with God for so very, very long. What can Hafiz now do but Forever Dance! “Forever Dance” by 14th-century Sufi Master and poet, […]

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True Happiness

We cannot obtain happiness; we can only be happy.    Seth Chernoff During this season, we commonly wish each other  “happy holidays” or some version thereof.   However, how often do we reflect on what it means to be deeply happy or contented? I have found a lot of wisdom contained in Seth Chernoff’s Manual for Living:  […]

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Happy Birthday to Me!

As I begin writing this, I am just hours short of turning sixty-five, or what I’ve dubbed my “Medicare birthday.”  Quite obviously, it’s much more fun to be carded at a bar at twenty-one than at a doctor’s office at sixty-five. As a kid in my generation,fifty-five was regarded as relatively old; sixty-five was old.  […]

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