Videos about happiness, China

Happiness versus pleasure

One can see this distinction in the wider society too - East vs. West; cultures with different foundations - long term (family, infrastructure, community, the arts) versus short term (hype, sex, gossip, war). Mature versus immature. We versus me.

The immature mind thinks 'me'; the mature mind understands that life is really about 'we'.

Maturity is when one grows beyond the narcissism phase *.

'I' am just a small part of a bigger 'I' - humanity.

With Dr. Robert Lustig ...

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One is controlled when one believes what one has been told (sold).

Freedom is removing these mind chains and seeing reality.

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* (footnote) At BB, we think that narcissism is a development phase that most transition out of; but some stay there and it can become exaggerated. The traditional views might also be true; likely, there is an interplay involved.

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Aside #1 : Q : Why does BB have so much content about health - nutrition and mental well-being ?

A : Because it is fundamental to everything else; one cannot see the beauty of life if one's mind is mixed up; one cannot live life to the full if one is ill.

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Aside #2 : Confucius : One can grow from everybody one meets. On life's journey, one will meet wise people - learn from them; one will also meet foolish people - look deep within to see if one also has these follies.

       
   

How thoughts make you unhappy

While thought can be a great tool, one can be controlled by ones thoughts rather than the reverse; that is, a slave to one's past experiences and how that projects into the future like a railway track.

To be endlessly controlled by the past, and the past's plans for the future, is to die without having really lived.

How to calm the noise in your mind.

With Eckhart Tolle ...

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Going home …

A short story for the Chinese New Year.

The Spring Festival is about a new year, a new beginning. A time of renewal, and hope and a fresh start, a time of good-will.

For example, fireworks, apart from being a joy to all, are to scare away bad spirits. One can see this symbolize the breaking of old habits of thought - a spring clean of the mind.

A new year is a new chance for a better life - if you will take it. Keep your eyes open, heart abundant, and strive for a better world. Help others on their journey whenever you can and always share a smile. It may help another, but it will certainly be good for you.

Someday, even the mountains will be gone. But right now we are alive, and we can make a difference.

When faced with bad-will, take it on the chin and return only affection. It might leave a seed for the future; at least, it will not get you down.

As the film says, yes, it is love that brings us closer to happiness ...

Above all, the Spring Festival is a time for family. And ultimately, we are all sisters and brothers breathing the same air ...

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