What is the Key to Lasting Happiness?

There’s a saying that goes, “The river of life runs between the banks of pleasure and pain, and one bumps into both.”

That’s not the problem. The problem occurs when we cling to the banks, either the positive one or the negative one.

Where do you find the key to lasting happiness?

  • The key to lasting happiness is to identify with the unchanging essence of your inner self, your source. Then you no longer look for happiness because you know that you already have it.
  • More important than a positive mind is a silent mind. A silent mind is a non-judgmental, non-analytical, non-interpretive mind.
  • When you can accept all the contradictions that life offers, when you can comfortably flow between the banks of pleasure and pain, experiencing both while getting stuck in neither, you have achieved freedom.

Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (Amber-Allen Publishing, 2006). Copywright (c) 2006 by Deepak Chopra. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (Amber-Allen Publishing, 2006).

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116 comments

Thomas P.
Thomas P.3 years ago

Thanks.

Kathy M.
Kathy M.3 years ago

I guess thats a middle of the road answer.You cant be happy all the time,but when bad things happen deal with them and continue on with your life.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam3 years ago

noted

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

Non-analytical? Maybe an empty mind?

Varapol Chen
Varapol Chen3 years ago

thanks

Hayley Cruze
Hayley C.3 years ago

God!!!

Nancy Gregg
Nancy Gregg3 years ago

thank you

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you for sharing

John B.
John B.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Bethany M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you.