This is what Brezsny has to say about the new year for me.
20-Feb. 18): I’ll be bold and predict that 2013 will be a time when
you’ll discover more about the art of happiness than you have in years.
Here are some clues to get you started. 1. “It is not easy to find
happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
-Agnes Repplier. 2. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to
cease worrying about things that are beyond the power of our will.”
-Epictetus. 3. “For the rational, healthy person, the desire for
pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the
neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.”
-Nathaniel Branden. 4. “Our happiness springs mainly from moderate
troubles, which afford the mind a healthful stimulus, and are followed
by a reaction which produces a cheerful flow of spirits.” -E.
Wigglesworth. 5. “Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere,
wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.”
-William H. Sheldon. 6. “We act as though comfort and luxury were the
chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really
happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” -Charles Kingsley.
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