Archive by Tag: Happiness

Bruce Lee’s Thoughts on Adversity

“Adversity causes the mind to think properly. In a time when everything goes well, my mind is pampered with enjoyment, possessiveness, etc. Only in times of adversity, privation, or mishap, does my mind function and think properly of my state.[...]

The Story of the Shopkeeper’s Son and the Secret to Happiness

A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for forty days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain.[...]

Life is Not a Journey

“The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. It doesn’t have a destination that it ought to arrive at. It is best understood by analogy with music. Because music,[...]

Happiness as the Purpose of Life

When we’re unhappy, we tend to be more self-focused, and socially withdrawn. When we’re happy, we’re more social, flexible, creative, and tolerate challenges better.   Recently, more than ever, I’ve been adopting the perspective that the purpose of life is[...]