In ‘Recognition’ of Happiness

Why do we need to apply conditions to our perceived state of happiness? Can you be happy always, anytime? I was confronted with these thoughts recently, and finally saw them for what they were: illusion breakers. Undoubtedly, the first time I saw a quote or meme that stated something along the lines of “Happiness is …

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External Meditation

The other day I had a great opportunity to attend a talk by Dr. Amit Sood, a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair of Mayo Mind Body Initiative, and a former TED speaker. The talk was to center on 'training your brain to be happy.' Initially, I bristled at the subconscious suggestion that I needed …

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