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The Journey of Happiness

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session we're going to talk about happiness. I believe your perspective on happiness shifts when one of two things happens. One, you realize you can change how you feel without changing anything around you or two, you try changing everything around you, but it still didn't change how you feel. We can absolutely change our internal experience by changing our external experience.

Good relationships, a decluttered home, and an equitable community can all play an important role in our wellbeing. Yet there tends to be an overemphasis on the external as if this is where we'll find our final refuge. And it's not. There's always something more to do, somewhere else to go, something yet to fix. Do these things, but don't bank on them for your ultimate freedom.

That's a different journey. One that can happen in parallel, yes. But requires a different orientation. What, if you could feel deeply fulfilled, compassionate, expansive, and at ease while sitting alone in a closet meditating? What might that tell you about where your fulfillment could come from? What if you could have luxury opportunity, choice, and justice, and still feel internally agitated and unsafe? What might that tell you about where your fulfillment can or cannot come from? These are both important paths, the internal and the external. So please don't get me wrong.

And they inform one another, but there's nothing that can replace the freedom found through the internal journey. And of course the internal journey does not have to be sitting still in a closet meditating. There are lots of different paths to take, but since we are exploring meditation here, hat's the one we'll go with for now. So thank you for your practice, in the external sense and the internal sense. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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The Journey of Happiness

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session we're going to talk about happiness. I believe your perspective on happiness shifts when one of two things happens. One, you realize you can change how you feel without changing anything around you or two, you try changing everything around you, but it still didn't change how you feel. We can absolutely change our internal experience by changing our external experience.

Good relationships, a decluttered home, and an equitable community can all play an important role in our wellbeing. Yet there tends to be an overemphasis on the external as if this is where we'll find our final refuge. And it's not. There's always something more to do, somewhere else to go, something yet to fix. Do these things, but don't bank on them for your ultimate freedom.

That's a different journey. One that can happen in parallel, yes. But requires a different orientation. What, if you could feel deeply fulfilled, compassionate, expansive, and at ease while sitting alone in a closet meditating? What might that tell you about where your fulfillment could come from? What if you could have luxury opportunity, choice, and justice, and still feel internally agitated and unsafe? What might that tell you about where your fulfillment can or cannot come from? These are both important paths, the internal and the external. So please don't get me wrong.

And they inform one another, but there's nothing that can replace the freedom found through the internal journey. And of course the internal journey does not have to be sitting still in a closet meditating. There are lots of different paths to take, but since we are exploring meditation here, hat's the one we'll go with for now. So thank you for your practice, in the external sense and the internal sense. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

4.7

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