Thursday, July 30, 2015

Happiness is Freedom

"According to the Buddha's teachings, the most basic condition for happiness is freedom. Here we do not mean political freedom, but freedom from the mental formations of anger, despair, jealousy and delusion."
~ Thich Naht Hanh

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Service: The Work of the Soul

Helping, fixing, and serving 
represent three different ways of seeing life. 
When you help, you see life as weak. 
When you fix, you see life as broken. 
When you serve, you see life as whole. 
Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego, 
and service the work of the soul.

~ Rachel Naomi Remen

Sunday, July 19, 2015

What is Well-Being?

"Well-being cannot exist just in your own head: Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.  The way we choose our course in life is to maximize all five of these elements."   ~  Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD