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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is not about death (part 1) #happiness

I wanted to read this book forever but despite my interest in death and dying, I was a bit conscious of the subject. Then I watched this documentary (link to part 2 is on the right side of the video … Continue reading

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We need to talk about dying #happiness

I believe that no one can be truly happy until they explore, accept and prepare for death, their own and others. Which is why I found this BBC show particularly refreshing. The fact that it ended after 3 episodes does … Continue reading

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My guide to happiness – this is what it ultimately boils down to

This is a big post for me. I wanted to summarise everything I learned about happiness. I attempted to distill it to a couple of words, concepts. It took years to get here. It took some thinking, time and several … Continue reading

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Ego vs Self from The War of Art by Steven Pressfield #happiness

Here’s what the Ego believes: 1) Death is real. The Ego believes that our existence is defined by our physical flesh. When the body dies, we die. There is no life beyond life. 2) Time and space are real. The … Continue reading

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How we will likely die #happiness

This is a blog about happiness, so why on Earth have I put ‘death’ and ‘happiness’ next to each other? For me, death and happiness are inextricably intertwined – we spoke before about how fear of death is a defining … Continue reading

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February 14th, Parinirvana day #buddha #happiness

It’s only this year that I learned that Feb 14 is Parinirvana day, the day when the Buddha died. I will quote London Buddhist Centre: Parinirvana day is the celebration of the final passing of the Buddha, which gives us … Continue reading

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Are you happy, right now, right here? Spring only happens once

I have been quiet for a bit. I had a┬ávery Mad Men’esque exit from my agency job, so that took some time and energy. The good news is I am very happy, I am at home, and not starting a … Continue reading

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