10 Nov This is how your brain sabotages your happiness
In some ways, happiness isn’t that hard.
But in reality … it often is!
And the difficulties often, unfortunately, come from our own doing (or not doing).
All too often we’re our own worst enemies; and all too often we sabotage our own happiness and wellbeing.
But this great article by Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan might help you work a few things out and even enjoy a better life …
“There is no way to happiness—happiness is the way.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and Americans have been unhappy ever since. One specific phrase has come to define American culture and psychology: “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Even as a young man, Jefferson struggled with the idea of happiness. He believed we should aspire to it, but that its actual attainment was likely impossible. In 1763, the 20-year-old Jefferson wrote a letter to a college classmate, John Page. He shared a recent experience of being rejected by a woman. “Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I have steadfastly believed.”
The pursuit of an unreachable happiness was part of Jefferson’s credo…
… keep reading the full & original article HERE