Happiness is never stopping to think if you are ~ Palmer Sondreal

I never get enough of the conversation about happiness. I’ve written about it three times on my blog.

What is happiness? Answers from people on the street

Being happy is simple.

Ramblings about happiness.

My visit to one of my favorite hang outsTed talks – led to THIS conversation. I found an enlightening video by Srikumar Rao and his ideas about happiness mirror mine.

His statement “we’re hard wired for happiness” resonated with me.

My belief

I believe I was born happy and I also believe YOU are innately happy.

Happiness is an emotion – and like all emotions – you’re in control of the barometer. Your mindset – what you focus on – makes you happy or not.

Those who look outside of themselves for happiness, more often than not, are disappointed.  Or they get a temporary happiness fix and the  vicious cycle of finding happiness begins.

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door.  ~Robert Brault

External factors can stimulate your happiness BUT they don’t give you happiness.

Srikumar’s belief

Srikumar Rao says we spend most of our lives learning to be unhappy, even as we strive for happiness.

At Arbejdsglaede Live! 2009, he teaches us how to break free of the “I’d be happy if …” mental model, and embrace our hard-wired happiness.

Watch the video

For your inspiration: Plug into your hard-wired happiness video. Please share your thought about the video.

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Your Turn

Do you think we’re innately happy?

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