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Are you a happy person and if so what brings you happiness?

The world shows and gives us many different images of happiness, buy this, go here, do this,, etc. but if we are constantly searching for external happiness how do you know when you have found it?
I personally prefer to find happiness within me, in my experience this is me standing in my power.

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    Jul 2 2013: Finding pleasure in the simplest of things is a form of 'happiness within'. It shows that one is capable of a kind of 'self-powered happiness', without the need for too much external stimulation. But how to find that internal happiness as an ongoing, reliably present state?

    Personally, I don't think it's possible to be permanently blissfully happy. I the same way as light needs darkness in order for us to perceive our visual world, so happiness needs sadness in order to provide contrast and context for happiness to exist. I think the happiness we experience would be more intense and blissful if it was set against a background of sadness, in other words.

    If this is true, then the thing we need to accept is the inevitability of sad times. And I choose my words carefully - sad times cannot always be controlled, but they can be accepted as a regularly occurring inconvenience, and somewhat ironically, a necessary pert of being happy.
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        Jul 2 2013: That sounds really great LaMar!

        I wish you all the best. Sustainability is the future!

        Allan

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