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On Happiness

What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment or satisfaction. I am not referring to fleeting enjoyable moments or short experiences of pleasure, but an enduring sense of contentment and satisfaction with one’s life. This desire to feel happy is what motivates most people. To be happy is the meaning and purpose of human existence. Most people, don’t say to themselves, ” I am going to do this or that or some other thing so I can be happy.” Instead, the pursuit of happiness is carried out indirectly in one’s quest for pleasure or satisfying experiences. Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Beauty in the Ordinary

There are many ways to imbue the soul with delight. Faith is one of them. Living in peace is another. Seeing beauty or art in our daily travels is another. When we notice something delightful, our senses are awakened and … Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Developing Zest for Life

“The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it … Continue reading

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Life’s Meaning, Purpose, and Intention

Monday, April-07-14 By Dave Hood Why are we here? What is life all about? Where do we find meaning and purpose in life? Since the dawn of civilization, learned men have attempted to answer this question. The philosopher Aristotle said, … Continue reading

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Making Good Use of Leisure

By Dave Hood George Bernard Shaw once said, “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” Leisure time is what a person does when not working, whether … Continue reading

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What Can Death Teach Us about Life and Living?

“Death is the tyrant of the imagination.”—Bryan Proctor “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”—Khalil Gibran “Without health– life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering” – … Continue reading

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Vignette: Christmastime

By Dave Hood After shopping in the cramped mall, then standing in long lineups to pay for my gifts with a credit card, I search for my Honda sedan in a parking lot thats crammed with a sea of vehicles. … Continue reading

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