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Health and happiness thru common sense
June 5, 2007
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People do all sorts of things to be happy. They accumulate material possessions, cheat other people, lie, enter into lots of sexual relationships, go to church, go to mountains, go to saints and swamis, try to do good deeds etc etc etc to be happy and stay happy. The problem is that material possessions, lies, cheating, sex etc will never give you sustainable happiness. All these acts and deeds give pleasure to your senses and not to your soul. If you do not massage your soul no matter what you do you will never be happy. Going to the saints and priests will not get you happiness unless you materially change your being. People often wonder why they are not happy. And the funny thing is that it is so easy to be happy if we just use our common sense which is not in much use today in this material crazed world. I will go into the next segment. I would like to invite comments on what I said so far

June 5, 2007
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Vinny, interesting thoughts here. I don't even think I understand what happy is. Maybe it's contentment in all things. I have no idea. I would like to hear what you think happy is.

June 5, 2007
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I believe happiness comes from within. Since your soul is within, I believe it is an inside job.

Why do you believe that common sense isn't in much use today?

June 5, 2007
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Vinny - I believe I agree with you.

Happiness has to come from within.

If you are not happy with yourself - nothing on earth or in Heaven will make that so - only YOU can do that for yourself. Everything else? - just 'toys'(including people as 'toys') to keep oneself amused for a while or to validate our just being here. But what good are they if we do not validate ourselves first? Love ourselves - our own souls - first?

If I am understanding what you are saying - I wholeheartedly agree.

I believe that the ancient Egyptians depicted weighing a feather with one's soul after death. If the feather weighed more than your soul, you led a good and happy life that was full of joy. If your soul weighed more than the feather, the opposite was true. (I could be mistaken about the 'analogy')

And I would also like to hear more!

(May the feather weigh more than my soul!)

June 5, 2007
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Awesome thread Vin!!!

June 5, 2007
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vin,
I agree...I watch it first hand with an ex...spending $$, drinking, 'playing' with people...even his kids!!!

it does not make you a happy person, it just gets you deeper and deeper into a hole..financial, depression...etc.

it is not until you deal with yourself, do you change..and for people that have always 'used' things, and never took responsibility... it is a hard road to go on.

nothing changes until you change, everything changes when YOU change.

nvr

June 5, 2007
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Dear All:

I am very happy to see all those comments.

Somebody just asked me as to why I feel there is no common sense in todays world. My answer is that today there are millions of millionaires, billionaires and even trillionaires in this world then why there is so much misery, social ills, widening gap between the rich and poor, depression, sucides etc. It is because today's value system says that you should be focussed ONLY on making money, losing weight 24 hrs a day and looking sexy. I do not see today's value system saying that in today's enviroment of materialism we need to practice detachment to keep some sort of balance and sanity in our lives. Detachment is a powerful word with very powerful meaning. Whatever we do in our lives including making unlimited money, stay sexy etc we can do with detachment. To expalin this concept I will spend more time in my next segment. Understanding detachment is a TRUE source to health and happiness and it doesnot cost you a dime.

Until next time.

June 5, 2007
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June 5, 2007
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Health and Happiness or should i say contentment, come from inside me when my feelings are in balance, my body is in balance and i am healthy, and I trust life. For me this is the utmost importance.

Im not overly materialistic. I like nice people, nice things, etc and these do add to my contentment.

Financially I would also like more money, to give me more opportunities in life, but this is a goal, and will just add to the quality of my contentment.

Gratitude also helps x

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