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What is the Key to Lasting Happiness?

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.

Read more: Deepak Chopra's Tips, Spirit, ,

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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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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2:44PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thanks.

5:42AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

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.

12:25AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

noted

6:44AM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Non-analytical? Maybe an empty mind?

1:12AM PST on Dec 28, 2012

thanks

8:21AM PST on Dec 26, 2012

God!!!

6:08AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

thank you

5:30AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Thank you for sharing

3:00AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

12:22AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Thank you.

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