Life

Cultivating Happiness

The Nature of True Happiness—How To Get It and Why The urge that drives people to seek a spiritual teaching has always been the simple yearning to experience more happiness. The drive for happiness is one of our most far-reaching and fundamental needs. We all want to be happy and to avoid suffering. A lot …

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Why Do We Lose Our Inner Peace?

We all want inner peace. We imagine how it would feel to be free from the worries, cares and stress that seems to fill our lives. This is a false notion! “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~The Dalai Lama. The good news is that inner peace can be …

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15 Tips for Using Stories to Enhance Quality Family Time

Everyone loves stories. Telling stories is part of what makes us human—built into our DNA. For millions of years, our ancestors ended the day by sharing stories around the campfire. Before we had the Internet and Facebook, we passed down, learned and taught our traditions, wisdom and skills through stories. Children naturally love stories too. …

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Cultivating Compassion Will Make You Happier

Compassion means to have sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others and yourself. Being Compassionate Means … We recognize that we’re all human beings with the same challenges and suffering. We don’t judge or criticize others because we can never know the whole story or what they’re really going through. We …

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