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6/23/12 8:50 P

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My happiness levels have changed with age.
When I was younger happiness was often related to excitement.
Most of my life has been centered within the second level of happiness; not totally satisfying. There was always something missing. I also desired love, truth, goodness/justice, beauty, and being. And to achieve these I have always expressed these desires in acts of charity—seeking cures, being concerned with one’s neighbor, making sacrifices, forgiving personal injuries. I want to make the world a better place and so I offered, and still do, my life, time, energy, and talent for the welfare of others. My happiness, I have learned, cannot be separated from the happiness of others. For me the common good has been and will remain an integral part of my personal happiness.
However, now that I am older; 51, my happiness is all about being content in many ways,but not in whatever state I am.
I now have everything in life I have striven for including love. Even that being the case there still remains a void unfulfilled; my health and weight loss That has been an ongoing struggle throughout my entire life. And now after many years of trial and error mostly error, I have finally found the answers. And wouldn't you know it it's always been right under my nose.
So my happiness goal for this year is to lose my remaining weight and reach optimal/incredible health.
I'm almost there!
It's almost July!
How far have you come tpward your happiness goal(s)?

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 6/23/2012 (20:51)
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1/4/12 3:56 P

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I have been keeping a journal since I started SP. The journal has focuses on quality of sleep, overall fitness and housekeeping and the like. When I reflect about my writng, I realize that the concept of happiness is underlying everything. I like this challenge so that I can fine tune what really does matter.

Thanks.

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1/3/12 4:53 P

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brilliant.....happiness does change as we age.....

LYN
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1/3/12 4:17 P

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couldn't of said it better myself! Diane

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1/3/12 2:32 P

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My happiness levels have changed with age.
When I was younger happiness was often related to excitement, Now that I am older; 50, still consider myself middle aged, my happiness is mostly about being content in many ways.
Most of my life has been centered within the second level of happiness; not totally satisfying. There was always something missing. I also desired love, truth, goodness/justice, beauty, and being. And to achieve thee I have always expressed these desires in acts of charity—seeking cures, being concerned with one’s neighbor, making sacrifices, forgiving personal injuries. I want to make the world a better place and so I offered, and still do, my life, time, energy, and talent for the welfare of others. My happiness, I have learned, cannot be separated from the happiness of others. For me the common good has been and will remain an integral part of my personal happiness.

I now have everything in life I have striven for including love. Even that being the case there still remains a void unfulfilled; my health and weight loss That has been an ongoing struggle throughout my entire life. And now after many years of trial and error mostly error, I have finally found the answers. And wouldn't you know it it's always been right under my nose.
So my happiness goal for this year is to lose my remaining weight and reach incredible health.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 6/23/2012 (20:44)
MARION

THE EMPOWERED LIFE EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's keeps us going, when everyone else expects us to quit.

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Wow! What a great challenge.



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NOMORESTALLING's Photo NOMORESTALLING Posts: 33,562
1/2/12 7:49 P

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We know there are many things that make us happy on many different levels. However, the concept of happiness differs, sometimes substantially, across theorists. For Aristotle, the realization of one’s potential was a critical ingredient of happiness.

There are four levels of happiness that are the center of life's principles.

The first and most basic level of happiness comes from things outside ourselves and involve one or more of the five senses. The pleasure they give is immediate and direct such as eating an ice cream cone, buying a brand new car, going on vacation. Their pleasure is short lived and intermittent. They must be replaced by yet another ice cream cone, or new car, or vacation. Until such replacements take place our happiness is on hold.

The second level of happiness involves the ego. (Ego is Latin for I) This kind of happiness comes whenever I am in control, the focus of attention, the object of admiration, whenever I see myself as superior to others. Hence, whenever I win, gain power, am admired, or gain popularity I feel happy and pleased with myself. My ego has been affirmed. That which I think is the most important thing in the world (me) has received approval.

The second level of happiness is not totally satisfying. There is something missing. Humans also desire love, truth, goodness/justice, beauty, and being. These desires are often expressed in acts of charity—seeking cures, being concerned with one’s neighbor, making sacrifices, forgiving personal injuries. We want to make the world a better place and so we offer our lives, time, energy, and talent for the welfare of others. Our happiness, we learn, cannot be separated from the happiness of others. The common good is an integral part of our personal happiness.

Even the third level of happiness does not exhaust the scope of human desire. Humans are pulled by their desire for the sublime, something beyond their imagination, beyond their complete understanding. To be sure, they desire love, goodness, truth, beauty, and being as they experience them in the world; but they also desire these in their perfected and unlimited form. Those of faith recognize this as their desire for God. For those having no faith, they can treat this as an awareness of a seemingly unconditional horizon surrounding human curiosity, creativity, spirit, and achievement.

This is what we too should be aiming for because despite the fact that most people are already satisfied with their lives, we can still aspire to be even happier in mind body and spirit. (This would be me.)

MARION

THE EMPOWERED LIFE EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's keeps us going, when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS
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1/2/12 5:06 P

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Thats a brilliant tream challenge....

Well done

LYN
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NOMORESTALLING's Photo NOMORESTALLING Posts: 33,562
1/2/12 12:25 P

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To get the new year off on the right foot let's start of on the right foot with a motivational challenge!
I am challenging you with a
Your Happiness Goal

Your ultimate goal may be to become happier—but what the heck does that mean, anyway?

I want everyone to think about what it would take for you to feel happy. Is it spending more time with your children? Is it getting in shape? Is it being successful at your job or giving up your present job to pursue another? Spend some time exploring what you want in your life.

Once you get some ideas, start a happiness journal. Don't censor your ideas; write down anything that comes to mind. Then, think about which ones may be attainable over the next 30 days. If they seem too large, try to break them down into smaller "being happier bits" that can be achieved over the next month. If you’re unsure about which goals will provide the most happiness—look at what made you happy in the past. And if you’re still struggling to define what makes you happy, don’t worry. These things take time!

Your journey toward happier living will likely have some bumps in the roads or uncertainties, but that's where your journal comes in—it's a reminder of your goals and thoughts to help you reach them.

MARION

THE EMPOWERED LIFE EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's keeps us going, when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS
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