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BEGINNING OF HAPPINESS

BEGINNING OF HAPPINESS

BEGINNING OF HAPPINESS

INTRODUCTION

BEGINNING OF HAPPINESS – Have you ever stopped to consider exactly what happiness means? What, exactly, is this happiness you are wishing for?

Many people believe that happiness is having fun at a party, the excitement of new experiences, the thrill and passion of sex, or the delights of a fine meal. These are all wonderful experiences to be cherished and cultivated but they are not happiness.

In other words, happiness comes when you feel satisfied and fulfilled. Happiness is a feeling of contentment, that life is just as it should be. Perfect happiness, enlightenment, comes when you have all of your needs satisfied. Happiness is when our life fulfills your needs.

In other words, happiness comes when you feel satisfied and fulfilled. Happiness is a feeling of contentment, that life is just as it should be. Perfect happiness, enlightenment, comes when we have all of our needs satisfied.

Largely based on new scientific discoveries about how the brain works and on current happiness theories, has identified 9 universal and overlapping human needs which go by the handy acronym

WE PROMISE.

WE PROMISE stands for:

  •  Well-being – mind-body connections, aspects of your physical body that affect your mood, and vice versa.
  •  Environment – external factors like safety, food availability, freedom, weather, beauty, and your home.
  • Pleasure – temporary experiences such as joy, sex, love, and eating.
  • Relationships – as a social species, relationships are at the foundation of what it means to be human.
  • Outlook – how you approach the world through adventurousness, curiosity, and making plans.
  • Meaning – having a purpose and the wisdom to understand it.
  • Involvement – to be happy you have to be engaged and actively involved.
  • Success – confirmation from yourself and others that what you do has value.
  • Elasticity – how you recover from life’s inevitable negative events.

CONCLUSION

These 9 categories cover the range of human needs in a very general way and are intentionally overlapping, just as our thoughts and feelings overlap in our mind.

Wishing all my readers happiness and fulfillment,

     Priya Magesh

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