Category Archives: Happiness

Try this Exercise

Try the following exercise: close your eyes and imagine you have absolutely nothing.  Take the time to feel as if this were real.  When you actually feel that you have nothing, experience the joy of the Almighty suddenly giving you … Continue reading

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External Factors

A truly happy person does not allow his happiness to be dependent on any external factor over which he may not have control. ~ Chochmah Umussar

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Creating Emptiness

R’ Nachman of Breslov taught that when one covets something he does not have, he creates an emptiness inside of him, which is very unhealthy.  This emptiness unfortunately results in him giving less of himself to others including his family. … Continue reading

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Come Back to Life

If I had already died and the Almighty told me I could come back to life again, imagine how happy I would be.  Now that I am still alive, I should still feel that same joy. ~ R’ Nachum Huradna … Continue reading

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Always Happy

The righteous will always feel joy and never feel sad about what the Almighty has decreed upon them because they realize whatever He does is for their ultimate best.  ~ Ibn Ezra

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Don’t Focus on What you are Missing

Imagine for a moment how you would feel if you gave someone a present, although you had no obligation to do so, and he immediately complained that you did not give him twice as much.  You would certainly regret having … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts Simultaneously?

We cannot think of two thoughts at the same time.  Consequently, when negative thoughts arise, you do not need to fight them.  Make an effort to think positive thoughts, and the negative thoughts will disappear. ~ Likutai Aitzos

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