Melinda Gonzalez

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Melinda Gonzalez
Posted over 1 year ago
What is the difference between happiness and satisfaction?
I think the answer is rooted in the "words". To have "happiness" something specific has to "happen". For instance, you would need to get a certain amount of money, or a specific promotion, or something good would have to happen in order for you to be "happy". If those things DON'T happen, than there is no happiness. For instance, It is hard to be happy when say... you lose your job, or lose a promotion. Therefore, happiness is a constant quest, and one that is never really fulfilled permanently. Satisfaction, however requires nothing specific. It means you can meet life right where you are, and realize you have everything you need for the moment (because we always do). It means even if we lose our job, or a promotion, or even if we are completely broke - we can realize everything in life is just how it is supposed to be. That everything happening is meant for our growth, learning, and healing. That underneath all the external drama, deep inside, everything is just how it should be. That we have everything we need. That is satisfaction, or what I like to call joy. It is a lot easier to keep than happiness :)
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Melinda Gonzalez
Posted over 1 year ago
Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again
This is one of my fave ted talks! What I got from it is that every experience shapes us more into ... "us". Even the most ridiculous things we do can teach us about ourselves. Instead of judging ourselves as "not good enough to be like them" we can take a different perspective. In our quest "to be different" we are actually simply uncovering what was always there, what has always been there, our authentic self.