Happiness Hub
Issue #4 - September 2009

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In this issue

What's New At Unlock-Your-Happiness.com

Free Online Law of Attraction Mini-course: How To Be Happier

I Was Asked: How Can Something As Simple as CMR Be So Effective?

Easier Website Name To Remember For Unlock-Your-Happiness.com

Extracts From The CMR Forum

What Others Have Experienced With Conscious Mental Rest

Three Key Behaviours For Happiness

Game For Some Self-improvement Homework?

General Stuff

Have You Accessed Last Month's Free Gifts Yet?

Received This E-zine From A friend?

Not Yet Having Daily Conscious Mental Rest - The First Key To Happiness?

What Does 'Happiness' Mean To YOU?

Stop Press: Commit To A Complaint-free World


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Use The Law of Attraction To Be Happier

To skip this intro and read the full article on the website, click on this link:
http://tinyurl.com/m47rxf

There's now a new 9-page free mini-course you can read online to accelerate your expansion of happiness. This is the essence of the approach I call Conscious Mental Attention.

Like Conscious Mental Rest (CMR), Conscious Mental Attention (CMA) is simple yet very profound in its effects. If you apply this approach in your daily life it can make a really significant difference to the quality of your life -- to your happiness, health and vitality.

I invite you to try it for yourself and see if you agree. Feedback will be welcomed.

There are a lot of philosophies and theories regarding the use of human attention, and a lot of esoteric beliefs and pronouncements. People talk about Natural Law, and about a Universal Law of Attraction, which is said to be a law that governs the principle that like attracts like: that when we think about something, our thinking attracts the essence of more of the same.

This mini-course explains this in more detail and, more importantly, it tells you exactly how you can use your attention wisely for a happier and more fulfilling life, and why it works.

There's even a link on one of the pages to a Monty Python video clip!

To access this mini-course, click on the link below:
http://tinyurl.com/m47rxf

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CMR: How Can Something So Simple Be So Effective?

To skip this summary and go straight to the full two-page answer on the website, click on this link:
http://tinyurl.com/nvkvao

A new student of Conscious Mental Rest recently asked me how it is that something as simple and effortless as CMR can be so effective in changing one's life for the better. This question gave me the nudge I needed to get something up on the website that would try to answer that very valid question.

Click on the link below to access the two-page explanation on the website:
http://tinyurl.com/nvkvao

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Easier Website Name To Remember, If Needed

With or without a hyphen, and with or without capital letter H's:

http://www.happiness-hub.com and
http://www.HappinessHub.com

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Experiences With Conscious Mental Rest

Rick: CMR compared with meditation techniques I've used

When Rick posted his comments at the CMR Forum he had been experiencing CMR for eight days. He has used several techniques in the past, including Transcendental Meditation, Hong Sau meditation and Kriya Yoga Pranayama.

Read what Rick says about his personal experience with CMR compared with those techniques:
http://tinyurl.com/n7jos6

What prujoy's husband noticed

"I am writing a "testimonial" on behalf of my husband.
He has been using CMR for nearly 2 weeks but only once per day for an average of about 15 minutes each session & only for about 5 days out of 7! So not exactly a regular regimen - ha ha!"

Read what prujoy has to say:
http://tinyurl.com/lbsoqt

Please feel free to add your own comments or questions at the forum too. Here's the URL:
http://c-m-r.proboards.com

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Game For Some Self-improvement Homework?

In the August issue I mentioned some items that would be covered in future issues of Happiness Hub and in new Web pages. But it seems that creating the new free online mini-course mentioned earlier came up as a spontaneous urge ahead of those items. So we'll keep those on the list and get to them soon.

In the meantime, I'll mention the three critical areas alluded to in the last issue -- areas where we each probably need to do a better job if we want to be free and at peace within ourselves, and happier human beings.


Personal Integrity / Truthfulness ... which flowers into self-love

Homework exercise: Whenever you need to choose between two courses of action, and one is total truthfulness and the other ... er ... not quite so totally honest, listen to your inner voice and choose for truthfulness. Then feel what kind of feeling you have inside. Make a mental or even a written note about it.


Kindness ... which flowers into love towards others

Homework exercise: Whenever you interact with someone else, and you have the option to get a bit scratchy, sharp, sarcastic, mean, or selfish, notice how you're feeling. And choose to be kind instead. Then notice if the not-so-good feelings shifted afterwards. Make a mental or even a written note about it.


Appreciation ... which flowers into gratitude and love towards all

Homework exercise: Whenever you feel a bit 'down', despondent, or sad, or just not so good, find something in your present situation that you can appreciate.

It might be your cellphone, your partner's hairstyle, the fact that it is pouring with rain outside and you're nice and warm and dry in your home. It could be the fact that you do have a job this moment and will receive your salary at the end of the week or month.

And if you do not have an income right now, you could perhaps appreciate the fact that you probably still have at least some home comforts, right now, in this moment. So, appreciate those. Then see if you notice any change in how you feel.


If we can make progress towards doing a better job of how we manage ourselves in these three areas - truthfulness, kindness and appreciation - it is amazing how that can change one's experience of life and help unlock the happiness within.

And if we can sustain that behaviour on an ongoing day-to-day basis, we're doing a good job of not sabotaging the benefits gained from our daily sessions of Conscious Mental Rest or our (effective) meditation technique.


More about Personal Integrity

Please feel free to share your own views and experiences in respect of this Personal Integrity and Truthfulness, by creating your own Web page at Unlock-Your-Happiness.com (it's easy ... honestly) :-).

Click on the link below and start writing now.
http://tinyurl.com/ngjqyx

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Have You Accessed Last Month's Free Gifts Yet?

Free E-book: The 7 Great Lies Of Network Marketing

Click on this link to download your free copy:
http://tinyurl.com/lb4doc

This is a PDF file, so you'll need to have Adobe Reader installed. If you don't gave it, you can download it from the link below. It's free.
http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader

When you access that website, have your sound turned on as there is a 5½-minute audio-visual presentation too.


Free Slide Show On The Happiness Journey

Turn your sound on for this one too.

If you don't have Microsoft Office or PowerPoint installed, you can download a free PowerPoint Viewer here:
For PC: http://tinyurl.com/u5bsa
For Mac: http://tinyurl.com/d7wntm

Here's the URL for the slide show. Enjoy!
http://tinyurl.com/npm7am

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Received this e-zine from a friend?

To subscribe (free) and have your own copy delivered directly to your IN box, click on the link below, AND at the same time get access to the free e-book The Science of Getting Rich.
http://tinyurl.com/nnse6r

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Not Yet Having Daily Conscious Mental Rest?

To find out more about Conscious Mental Rest, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/mvql72

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What Does 'Happiness' Mean To YOU?

Click on the link to share your views (on your own web page at Unlock-Your-Happiness.com):
http://tinyurl.com/ll3krh

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Stop Press: Commit To A Complaint-free World

Click on this link for the content of an e-mail I received today from a friend in the US:
http://tinyurl.com/ltwuxb

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Well, that's all for Issue number 4.

Remember, if you like receiving the Happiness Hub e-zine, perhaps some of your friends would too. So pay it forward and send this e-mail on to them.

So, till we talk again, have a good September. And perhaps try out the homework I included above?


Sincerely,

Gavin Hoole
Cape Town, South Africa
Unlock Your Happiness

"The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness."

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