“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” ― Isaac Newton (1643–1727) The principal lesson that humanity can learn that will engender “happiness” and “joy” is the need for spirituality in our lives. The apparent decline in the display...Continue reading
Self-image, Self-worth, Self-esteem, and Happiness
“At bottom, every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900). Some individuals consider self-image, self-worth, and...Continue reading
Success and Happiness
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life—think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success that is way great spiritual giants are...Continue reading
Philosophically Speaking: What is Enlightenment?
What is Enlightenment? “The Age of Enlightenment, sometimes called the Age of Reason, refers to the time of the guiding intellectual movement, called The Enlightenment. It covers about a century and a half in Europe, beginning with the publication of Francis Bacon‘s Novum Organum (1620) and ending with Immanuel Kant‘s Critique of Pure Reason (1781). From the perspective of socio-political phenomena, the period is considered to...Continue reading
Joy and Happiness
“Joy” comprehends “happiness,” but “happiness” may not comprehend “joy.” Joy is a spiritual attribute, and happiness is a material attribute. Material things satisfy the outer self, but the inner self can only be truly satisfied when it experiences “joy.” For many, “joy” is a familiar term, but it is not (universally) attributable to happiness...Continue reading
Is Money Synonymous With Happiness?
Is money synonymous with happiness? Can money buy happiness? Money may not buy happiness, but it is a crucial factor in the happiness equation. Unlike agrarian societies, money is the principal exchange in postmodern capitalist societies. Many individuals would say that they are happy when they have sufficient money to satisfy their immediate needs...Continue reading