Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Simple Question

Do I want to be happy?

Not complicated.  Yes or No.  There is no "maybe" or "if."  If the answer must be predicated on certain conditions existing, or specific individuals doing or not doing this or that, then the answer is a default No.

Before anything comes a decision, a declaration of intention followed by attention.  Happiness must first be a choice.  Do I want to be happy?  Yes or No.  The question has nothing to do with whether you "deserve" to be happy, or "should" be happy.

Do I want to be happy?  Yes or No.

Yes, I want to be happy.

Keep that idea foremost.  Ignore the chattering nabobs of negativity.  It's your life.  You decide.

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