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Happiness Debunked and Finding Your Bliss

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The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that all humans have “unalienable rights” to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Therein lies one of humanity’s greatest flaws: the notion of pursuing happiness. Why the pursuit of happiness and not simply happiness? It is a popular belief amongst humans that happiness is hard to come by. Remember that: a belief. Not a fact. Let’s break this down, shall we?

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By Terence Stone

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City Living: Finding Stillness Beneath the Maelstrom

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By guest-writer Kate Moran

Sunday, 3/10/13
(Recorded in real time and then transcribed)

I’ve been going about it all the wrong way. I’ve been thinking about what to write for days. I wanted it to be thoughtful, important, and impactful –something worth reading. I’ve been thinking about emotions and events and how we as humans can continue living in the fullest, most fulfilling way. And needless to say, I’ve been struggling to make the words come. I now see I’ve been going about it all wrong…

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A call to stillness

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We must uncover love wherever we go. It is the fuel that feeds the light. We bury it because it leaves us vulnerable, but we do ourselves great disservice in this. Reveal you heart. Let it bleed and beat for all to see. Listen as it softly sings sweet melodies. Do not deprive it of that food which is art, human connection, positive perception and acceptance of the moment. We all crave these energies. Cultivate humility, compassion, trust, and acceptance. For the world hungers desperately for virtue. Do not hate, do not move to anger for naught. Do not judge without awareness and reservation. Be passionate. Be decisive. Be humble. Be human. Humility is the bridge to compassion is the bridge to love.