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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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Article: Cultivating a Spiritual Life

By Dave Hood “To be spiritually literate, we need to embrace the world, believing that it is full of meanings which we can discover.”—Spiritual literacy A man strolls through the woods, listening to the birds chirping, the rustling of the … 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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Living in Peace

Dave Hood “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson. Violence permeates our popular culture, not peace. For instance, when we turn on the television or read the paper, we often … Continue reading

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Living Mindfully

By Dave Hood “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. ” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life What is mindfulness? Writer … Continue reading

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Memoir Essay: On Savoring the Moment

By Dave Hood “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.”—George Herbert Several years ago, I went through one hell of a time. During that time, I learned a great deal about how to … Continue reading

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