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+ How can we use our creativity to be happier people?

[ Posted on 04.12.2018 ]

  What does it mean to be a creative person?  Steve Jobs said it’s “just connecting things,” and the more dots or experiences we have to connect, the more creative we are.  John Cleese said “Creativity is not a talent. It’s a way of operating.”  Ray Bradbury said it’s “the art of muting the rational mind.”  All of that makes sense to me and it’s just the tip of the iceberg – the subject of creativity is vast.  Discussions and definitions abound throughout every discipline. While we have celebrated creative endeavors since the dawn of man, as a word, it did not come into being until a 17th century Polish poet, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, spoke of the poet as “creating anew,” even “in the manner of God.”  Thought of that way, everyone is creative. We all create anew every day in so many ways. Every time we do something a…

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+ What is the one truth of your happiness?

[ Posted on 01.30.2017 ]

“The Upanishads say ‘Ekam sat, vipraha bahudha vadanti,’ meaning ‘Truth is one. Seers express it in many ways.’ (The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda). As I was reading this today I thought, we all express the truth of our happiness in many ways, but the truth of happiness is one truth.  The expressions of happiness may be our definition of what it is and where it comes from. For one, the truth of happiness may lie in the well-being of family; for another, in the acquisition of wealth; for others, in having good health, a good place to live, friends to count on; for others, in communion with God, living in union with nature; being connected to others. For some, simply the absence of unhappiness in all its forms. Or the expressions of happiness may be in the feelings associated with it: peace, joy, being okay, exuberance, love…

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No thing in the world gives happiness. No thing or lack of any thing causes unhappiness. Happiness i…

No thing in the world gives happiness. No thing or lack of any thing causes unhappiness. Happiness is.

[ Bruce Di Marsico ]