Happiness Tips with Spruce & The Happiness Sprite
Manttieu Ricard, scientist and Tibetan Monk, reflecting on authentic happiness: (Ricard has been called the world's happiest man, by scientists who have studied his brain scans -- this is not a title he claims for himself).
If we think of happiness as a way of being...that gives you the resources to deal with the ups and downs of life, that pervades all the emotional states, including sadness. If you think of sadness as incompatible with pleasure, but is compatible with altruism, inner strength, inner freedom, a sense of direction and meaning of life.
The Happiness Sprite Tips, started in June of 2009 as a weekly email -- not exactly weekly -- she is a Sprite, after all. The tips are enjoyed by hundreds of readers. Many readers have replied how much they have benefited from the tips. Blogging the tips seems like a way to share them with more of you.
This is a loving adventure to open our hearts, letting the happiness energy just naturally expand and benefit the many, some of whom we know and many who we will never meet, or even know about.
Happiness Sprite Tip:
- Imagine you are putting on your "happiness finder glasses". What do they look like? Are they purple with sparkles? Do they have flashing lights? Are they simple and elegant? You get to decide.
- Go ahead and "put them on". When you have them on, they will just naturally look for happiness, beauty, people connecting, being kind, patient, playful and loving to each other.
- Your part in this, is to simply slow down enough to notice and take in what the "glasses" are showing you. Even a second or two of noticing can be transforming.
- From time to time you might find it hard to see these beautiful things. So just like any glasses, "take them off, clean the lenses and put them back on". Begin again to look for happiness in it's many forms.