Happiness

A pervasive misunderstanding.

– Posted in: Psychology, Success

I don't know why I am still surprised when people give me examples of extreme life situations that would horrify anyone. This often happens when I explain, a principal based understanding, of how Thought can have an incredible impact on a person's confidence, happiness, motivation and creativity. I know, with certainty, that any feeling I am experiencing - from moment to moment - is driven by what I'm thinking at that moment. Why would I say that? Here, to quotes a famous advertising campaign, is the science... A 'feeling' is my conscious awareness of changes in my body chemistry (hormones; adrenaline, endorphins, etc.). I can feel a knot in my […]

Can a person get a thought virus? If we can, what ‘error message’ do we get?

– Posted in: Psychology, Success, Wellbeing

A virus is an infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. A virus will attach its self to a cell, strip off its protein coating, burrow down to the cell’s nucleus, and reprogram the cell at a genetic level. The cell then goes on to divide into two, and so the virus spreads. So, the ‘error messages’ associated with a virus are the uncomfortable feelings of soreness, discomfort and a high temperature as your body fights the infection. In computer terms, to me, this would be like a virus in a computer’s operating system. Something that would make it vulnerable and interrupt the efficient […]

Postponed happiness

– Posted in: Psychology, Success, Wellbeing

“I’ll be happy when I... get this project over/ get a new job/ clear my loan/ get to the weekend.” is like saying “I won’t be happy until...”. Who would you like to hang around with? Is it better to be with happy, relaxed stress-free people, or people with ‘postponed happiness’ who seem to be in a constant state of stress while they work towards a stress-free future? Happiness does not come from success. Success comes from happiness. Too many people take the past, project it into the future, and live in the present as if the future is fixed. What would the world be like if we could all […]

You don’t need to get confidence…

– Posted in: Business, Psychology, Success

... because you have it already. I am interested in the fact that we had no problem with self-belief when we were babies. We had the confidence to be self-expressed whenever we wanted (at the top of our lungs if we thought it was necessary). The difficulty many people experience is that their own thinking suppresses their inherent well-being. You can hold a beach ball underwater with a little effort but as soon as you let it go, it will pop straight up to the surface. Something happens when a person realises the amount of energy they are wasting suppressing their innate creativity with their own insecure thinking. When they […]

Happiness

– Posted in: Psychology, Wellbeing

I believe that our natural state is happy. The balance of endocrine system (hormones) is controlled by our mind - driven by our unconscious thoughts. Emotions, like happiness and fear, are names we give to our conscious awareness of the changes we feel. The feeling of adrenaline and cortisone; we call fear or excitement. The enjoyment created by neuro-transmitters such as and serotonin, dopamine and endorphins; we call happiness. Our experience of life is created from our minds, thoughts and consciousness. For instance, when we dream, we create a reality and then experience it. When we are awake, we create a reality using the same parts of our brain, the […]