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April 7, 2008
Issue #19
a Southern Voice for Bold Self-Expression
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Juicin’ and Crankin’ with Happiness

Happiness for a reason is a form of misery, because the reason can be taken away from you at any time. To be happy for no reason – THIS is the happiness you want to experience.

~ Deepak Chopra

Many people seek HAPPINESS as a feeling that lives in some far off future, a goal to be obtained once a certain status is achieved or material possession is secured. “I will be happy when”, is the phrase that comes tripping off the tongue.

“I’ll be happy when I meet my soul-mate,” “I’ll be happy when my career takes off,” “I’ll be happy when I have more money,” “I’ll be happy when I reach my weight goal.” These are external goals; forms, structures, achievements, and events. And, while these goals may bring feelings of joy and happiness, these goals are transient.

“The joy of Being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person, or event - through anything that happens. That joy cannot come to you - ever, it emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are.” 

~ Echkart Tolle – A New Earth

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“We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!” Says Who?

I recently read an article that I am compelled to share. It’s rather lengthy, but it is rich with questions, research and personal testimonies concerning the following questions:

• Exactly what does it take to make a woman happy?

• Did the feminist movement and banning the bra make finding the holy grail of happiness more elusive for today’s women than women of the 70’s?

• With shifting roles of men and women since the 70’s, do we now have a gender-based “happiness gap"?

• Did women break out of the box that defined them, only to want back in?

• And finally, have women lost their joy?

What do you think?

I invite you to read the full article at The Rebel Belle Blog, ponder your thoughts and share your comments.

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