Finding Happiness: Where to Look


By Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon

Are you going to be a dog or a lion? And what that has to do with where to look for happiness? Ok so we've basically looked at the main problems with how we normally try to find happiness, looking in circumstances and things: 1) We aren't good at predicting, 2) The seeds of future dissatisfaction are planted within happy circumstances, 3) We don't know how to enjoy. Hopefully, that wasn't too exhausting, but we do need to properly diagnose our condition. Anyway, congratulations you made it to the payoff! 

As promised this part will be a lot more fun. You are all going to be like lions, in the video below, Erric and Rinpoche explain where to look for happiness. All will be well, radically so.

Inspired by what's in the video or otherwise, leave your feedback below. We will respond, whether you like it or not ;)


Looking for Happiness: Can You Predict What Will Make You Happy?

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By Erric Solomon

In our book we talk about the "Looking for Happiness Conundrum". It's really an exploration of the different ways we usually seek out happiness and why it just can't work. The first problem is that human beings are really bad at predicting what will bring them lasting happiness. So, let's take a few minutes and playfully explore if this is really true. I predict you will agree with me if you watch the video. But please feel free to offer your comments below...


Sharing Happiness and Joy: The magic of interconnected happiness

Bill was a fisherman who found he could make a lot more money smuggling weed from Thailand than by fishing. When he started out, he was a peace-and-love guy, but as the smuggling became more and more successful he started becoming quite paranoid and reckless, and he also started carrying guns. Now, though, he felt that prison likely saved him from a much worse fate. Nevertheless, as you might imagine, a few pesky thoughts still gnawed at Bill.