Friday, July 05, 2013
- They build a strong social fabric.
- They engage in activities that fit their strengths, values and lifestyle.
- They practice gratitude.
- They have an optimistic thinking style.
- They know it’s good to do good.
- They know that material wealth is only a very small part of the equation.
- They develop healthy coping strategies.
- They focus on health.
- They cultivate spiritual emotions.
- They have direction.
But some of it is, I think, dangerous. Particularly the "focus on health" thing. IN this narcissistic age, people get a lot carried away with stuff like that. You see, poor health can indeed impede happiness, but it is very possible to become so self-absorbed in the pursuit of good health that any positive effects are lost in the endless pursuit.
This illustrate the real key to happiness which has a lot to do with learning to look at places besides yourself and your happiness. The root of happiness, like the root of all things, is in God, not in ourselves. I am happiest when I am seeking God's face and not my own happiness. That's about as simple as it gets.