Happiness Builds Faith and Spiritual Practice

October 26, 2007

Happiness and Faith explores how happiness and Happiness Habits strengthen faith and spiritual practice.  The program grew from our Happiness Habit® research, programs and presentations.

Simple, eternal truths lead to happy, spiritually successful lives.  We call these principles Happiness Habits.

You probably learned these happiness principles early in life at your Sunday school, temple, mosque or in kindergarten. You were told they were keys to a good and righteous life.  The truth is, they are also secrets to happiness!

Doing Good Makes You Feel Good!

Here are highlights from Happiness and Faith Part 1

Be Guided By Goodness
When we focus on doing good things we feel good.
Doing Good Makes Us Feel Good!

The First Law of Happiness: Our Focus Determines our Feelings.
When we focus on doing good things, we feel good.
When we focus on bad things we feel sad, uncomfortable, distressed.

University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center
A recent study to find which jobs bring
the greatest joy and job satisfaction:
1. Clergy
2. Firefighters
3. Physical Therapists

CrossCross

All are relatively low paying jobs but they are dedicated to helping people. Helping professions bring the highest happiness and greatest job satisfaction.

The First Law of Happiness: Our Focus Determines Our Feelings.
When we focus on doing good, we feel good.

What’s the Biggest Barrier to Happiness?

The Fault Finding Feel Goods – Those terribly enticing tendencies to judge, criticize, blame or ridicule in order to feel good about ourselves. It feels good on some level but we are still focusing on something negative. This is not the way to happiness and spiritual success.

How do we use judgment wisely?  “Don’t Judge” is central to many spiritual teachings.

Negative judgments are the power behind all worries, fear, anxiety and emotional pain. Some negative judgments are good, for example, Don’t do drugs!

The key is to ask, “How can the negative judgment help me?”

Then turn negative judgments into positive actions. If the negative judgment can’t help you, let it go! It’s only making you miserable.

Here’s wishing you great happiness and spiritual success!

Copyright © 2007, Michele Moore.  All Rights Reserved. Reprints.
HappinessHabit.com – more about happiness and spiritual success.

Happiness And Defeating Evil

October 15, 2007

See HappinessAndEvil.com for 12/15/07 Happiness And Faith program links.

Guarding Goodness is an important part of Being Good.

Detect, Deflect, Defend Against and Defeat Evil!
See Below for initial posting.

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Dealing with Evil People – Psychopaths

October 9, 2007

So many viewers emailed about Evil People in their lives after our first show, we decided to devote an entire program to Dealing with Evil People – Recognizing and protect protecting yourself from evil people.

Some viewers disagreed with our statement that Evil People Are Never Truly Happy.  We’ll describe why this is true.

Here are reference links mentioned on the show:

Is Your Boss A Psychopath? – Fast Company’s excellent article about psychopath CEO’s.

The Best Are Often Bullied – Bullies despise successful people with honesty and integrity, everything they are not. Competence, popularity, independence and attractiveness make you a target, the bully is jealous of your skills and abilities.

You’re Alone – Why people don’t help targets of bullying.

25 Top Workplace Bullying Tactics – Also great links!

Characteristics of Corporate Psychopaths – Good summary, see the reference links at the end.

Fight with Finessewww.FightwithFinesse.com – the fine art of Cheerful Corporate Combat

Spotting a SocioPath – GREAT list of what to look for, what to do.

The Ruthless vs. The Rest of Us -More GREAT advice.

The Sociopath Next Door – Entertaining excerpts and explanations.

Mobbing – Herald Tribune Book

A Sociopath’s Sick Spying Scams

Copyright © 2007, Michele Moore.  All Rights Reserved. Reprints.
HappinessHabit.com – more about happiness and spiritual success.


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