self-awareness helper 307: looking upstream

Would you rather be happy or unhappy? In rather unglamorous terms, happiness involves the absence of malice, the absence of hatred and hostility. Happiness involves the state of being connected in loving, non-hostile ways. It does not mean that everyone's got to be your best friend. Sometimes it's better to love from a distance. Where … Continue reading self-awareness helper 307: looking upstream

happiness promoter 570: Lies

We sometimes have learned to tell lies in order to preserve or enhance some structure, some position in the social fabric. After some time it becomes normalized. Like a fish swimming in polluted water so long that doesn’t notice anything amiss. It’s not right, but there’s no other frame of reference to raise any mental … Continue reading happiness promoter 570: Lies