“ If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
— Siddhartha Gautama (via natural-magics)
“ That was the time in my life when I was happiest. Why, you ask? It’s a puzzle I leave to you analysts of the psyche. I have little time for notions of repression and sublimation, for symbols of the unconscious or the subconscious. I have no wish to be autopsied while I am still alive. Let what I am remain private, whole, and mysterious. Let it continue to yield sufferings and joys uncomprehended. And when I die may it all be destroyed, like an unopened letter.
— Dezső Kosztolányi, from “Happiness”, trans. Peter Sherwood (via unjustlyunread)
“Happiness is an inside job”
“The Gratitude Experiment - WellCast, Episode 2”
“ Happiness is defined by the unhappiness that follows it
“ Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know
— Ernest Hemingway (via fyeah-history)
Interesting read. Cotains such gems as:
This belief in our ability to will ourselves happy also lies behind the contemporary obsession with health. What is health, correctly understood, but a kind of permission we receive to live in peace with our bodies and to let ourselves be carefree?
Yet by trying to remove every anomaly, every failing, we end up denying what is in fact the main benefit of health: indifference to oneself
and it ends with the interesting claim that
we are probably the first society in history to make people unhappy for not being happy.