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The Subject of Your Happiness is Blossoming

Updated on July 28, 2013

The Writer in his early sixties.

Strange as it may seem, happiness is a choice.  We need to be aware of that.
Strange as it may seem, happiness is a choice. We need to be aware of that.

Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product.

The subject of Your Happiness is beginning to blossom all over the world. Turn back the clock twenty, ten, or even five years, and people interested in the actual study of Happiness were hard to come by – except perhaps the Eastern Mystics, who have always known that sustained Happiness and Mind-control go hand-in-glove. Today it is starting to become the “in thing.” Bookshops’ shelves are beginning to bulge with volumes on Happiness. There are CDs, DVDs. The King of Bhutan and his government have declared ‘Gross National Happiness’ to be more important than their Gross National Product. And now the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) has come up with its first episode on Making Australia Happy, a scientific study into how a person’s happiness levels can be raised and, hopefully, kept raised.

Who Stole Your Happiness?

For me? Well it’s a subject that has been long at the forefront of my mind. As far back as thirty years ago I resolved to become the best speaker and teacher I could be so that I could use these gifts to “relieve suffering and to bring joy,” Last year I, along with my friend, Dr. YKK,  wrote a book on the subject: Who Stole Your Happiness – and how you can reclaim your rightful ownership.”

Dr. YKK in his early forties.

Kam Keong Yew Ph.D
Kam Keong Yew Ph.D

Dr. Madan Katria knows that happiness is a choice.

If you check on the Internet today, you’ll find a host of sites whose aim is to make the world a happier place. There is the founder of Laughter Yoga and Worldwide Laughter Clubs, Dr. Madan Kataria. He started with five people and now has around 6,000 Laughter Clubs in sixty countries! Then there are a myriad lesser knowns. For example, Dr. Shelley Sykes, who calls herself The Happiness Guru and spends much of her time teaching people, including business people, how to be happier. And we must not forget The Happiness Institute, an Australian organization, which has been with us since at least 2004.

Your happiness depends on leaving your 'soap opera' behind.

So for those of you who are serious about leading happier lives and leaving your present ‘soap opera’ behind, go onto the web and begin your studies. You will need to remember, of course, that all the theory and all of the motivation is designed for only one thing: to get you actually practising the science and art. You do actually have to do things to reach happier states. So set to.....and good luck.

I hope you enjoyed and got something from:  The Subject of Your Happiness is Blossoming.


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    edelhaus 7 years ago from Munich, Germany

    I couldn't agree with you more - happiness, like luck, is something that you have to work at. I think as a society (world society, that is) that we've sort of been missing the point about what's important, and we're just now realizing that "state of mind" is more important than how heavily your shelves are lined. Thank you for putting is all so succinctly.