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Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Safe Place with Ruth Graham

What is Happiness?

I went to visit my father for Father’s Day. We had a great time.

While there I was reading a book on Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. I ran across this quote on happiness from Dr. Anthony Clare: “Happiness is a cognitive state, and intellectual perception or understanding of you, the person and your relationship with the environment. It does have pleasurable components, but that is not the essence of happiness. The essence of happiness is a conscious appreciation of the rightness of being. And it is a sate. It is not a permanent trait. People aren’t “happy” – they have experiences of happiness.” 

Do you think that’s a good definition?

Dr. Clare went on to give a prescription for happiness:

– cultivate a passion

– be a leaf on a tree (know you are unique but also connected to community)

– avoid introspection

– don’t resist chnage

– live in the moment

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