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People who don't like happiness:

 

  The "pursuit of happiness" is responsible for a good part of the ills and miseries of the modern world.

Malcolm Muggeridge

 

Only the spirit of rebellion craves for happiness in this life. What right have we human beings to happiness?

–Henrik Ibsen

 

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

Marcel Proust

 

Extreme happiness begets tragedy.

Chinese proverb

 

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

–Gustave Flaubert

 

 

Happiness is easy

 

If a man is unhappy, remember that his unhappiness is his own fault, for God made all men to be happy.

–Epictetus

 

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.

Bertrand Russell

 

Most happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.

–William Ogden

 

Being unconditionally happy is a practice: "Come what may, today I'm going to smile. Anyway, everything is going to die! Everything is going to vanish and disappear–so what! Who cares! Let me at least be happy, smile this moment, enjoy my very breath."

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

 

 

Happiness is impossible to capture

 

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.

–C. P. Snow

 

Perfect happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

–Chuang Tsu

 

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.

–Bernard Fontanelle

 

The search for happiness ... always ends in the ghastly sense of the bottomless nothingness into which you will inevitably fall if you strain any further.

–D.H. Lawrence

 

 

Happiness lies outside

 

It is in the love of one's family only that heartfelt happiness is known.

–Thomas Jefferson

 

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

–Sydney Smith

 

It's not money that brings happiness, it's lots of money.

Russian saying

 

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

–John Gunther

 

My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind–intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.

–D.H. Lawrence

 

Happiness dwells within

 

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

–Ramana Maharshi

 

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

– Ernie Banks

 

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.

–James Oppenheim

 

I am happy even before I have a reason.

– Hafiz

 

This world is mortal.   You have to attain the immortal happiness.   If you don't attain the eternal joy in this mortal world, then your life is in vain.

–Baba Muktananda

 

 

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Table of Contents

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by Sharon Janis

 

Introduction  

Preliminary notes to the reader

Section One: Exploring Happiness

Defining Happiness

The Science of Happiness

Why is Happiness So Elusive?

Happiness Comes From Within

Are You Already Happy?

Different Folks, Different Strokes (Quotes about Happiness)

 

Section Two: Introducing Spiritual Happiness

Coining the Term, Spiritual Happiness

The Difference Between Relative and Spiritual Happiness

Spiritual Happiness and the Happiness Hierarchy

What Spiritual Happiness Isn't

The Theories Behind Spiritual Happiness

Upgrading Your Spiritual Happiness Software

Spiritual Happiness in Action

Section Three: 39 Secrets of Spiritual Happiness

1. Relax!  

2. Inspire Your Atmosphere

3. Know Thyself   

4. Enjoy Being You

5. Remember Who You Really Are

6. Know Your Weakest and Strongest Links

7. Cultivate Dual Awareness

8. Happiness is a State of Mind

9. Learning to Smile

10. Play the Game of Life with Empowerment

11. Great Faith Brings Great Freedom

12. Count Your Blessings

13. There's Always Good News

14. Choose Happiness

15. If You're Going to Do Something, Do it Cheerfully

16. Be Aware of the Words You Use

17. Positive Communications Bring Greater Happiness

18. There's Always a Way to Create Happiness 

19. Arrange Your Priorities  

20. A Personal Sharing About Shifting Priorities

21. Don't let Others Tell You What Will Make you Happy       

22. Be Careful About the Company You Keep

23. Don't Let Others Bring You Down  

24. Don't Bring Others Down!  

25. Think Well of Everyone

26. Too Many Expectations Lead to Disappointment  

27. Be a Joyful Giver  

28. Be a Blessing  

29. Finding Grace in Challenges and Blessings From Tragedy  

30. Always Deal With God

31. Let Go of "Punishment Mentality"

32. Things Don't Have to be So Hard

33. Open Yourself to Inner Guidance

34. Do what Your Heart Knows is Right  

35. Uplift Your Motives

36. Trust the Perfection in Imperfection

37. See the Bigger Picture of Your Soul's Journey

38. Enjoy the Trip! 

39. Be Optimistic

 

 

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