The balancing point between too little and too much is happiness.

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18 Responses to Happiness.

  1. The secret of happiness is to ask yourself every day:
    (1) What’s good about my life?
    (2) What needs to be done?
    (3) How can I get this done and enjoy the process?

  2. I’m happy and I’m clueless why

  3. I’m relatively happy – but at times the “balance starts tipping”

  4. Ursula says:

    A precarious balancing act, Ramana. When the balance tips I just start again. Unperturbed. That’s what one of my lucky fairies at the cradle bestowed on me.

    If you weren’t the star sign you are (and I only give lighthearted credo to astrology) then you’d be a Libran (as is the Angel and as was my beloved grandmother) – weighing things up, measured, always with an eye on the ball, throwing in a gram of this on the left, balancing out the pound on the right. Trapeze.


  5. Too little happiness is dismal, and leads to depression. Too much happiness leads to euphoria, a condition that just can’t be sustained. So yes, finding that balance is the ‘sweet spot’!

  6. nick says:

    Indeed. Or to put it another way, all things in moderation.

  7. The quote is similar to the Optimizing Stress curve.

  8. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    I agree that Happiness is found in balance. In the balance of all things. One can’t be too good or too bad; one can’t be too humanitarian or too cruel; one can’t aspire to equality (this aspiration in itself creates a lack of equilibrium) cause there’s no such thing; one can’t seek to destroy only without constructing and one can’t seek to construct only without destroying. And so forth.

    In the middle lies virtue and happiness too 🙂 – and I am being cheeky now lol.


  9. Joared says:

    So true! We make our own happiness or not. No one can do it for us.

    • In our spiritual tradition, it is believed that our natural state is one of happiness and man’s quest is to be in that place on a permanent basis. Moral and ethical codes are to ensure that one can be in that state by removing ignorance that covers that natural state.

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