Happiness Hub

Issue #17 - December 2010

Even though it may be very cold in your part of the world, here's a very warm welcome to all new subscribers to the Happiness Hub E-zine.


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In this issue...



I've added a few new items at the HappinessHub blog site

These include:

  • the odd 'funny' or two
  • a video of the Dubai fountain - amazing stuff!
  • a video of Carl Sagan with that very special music from Cosmos
  • a slide show titled 'Which Religion Is The Best?'
  • a slide show 'Philosophy For Reaching Old Age In Happiness', and
  • my favourite interview with a lion.

Here's the blogsite's address

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



A new Web page by a site visitor

I received a website article from a UK visitor today, titled Transcendental Tripe. It would be most interesting to hear your comments in response. Although the writer is responding to a page about the Transcendental Meditation technique, his article seems to be about much more than just that one meditation technique. Here is the introduction...

Transcendental Tripe
by Bill
(England)

'Transcendental meditation? Allowing the mind free reign to imagine situations of, generally, matters of religious belief.

'Not to be taken seriously. The human mind is fundamentally prone to the generation of illusions. During these reveries, one must never lose contact with Reality.

'In life, the real world is very raw & one is quite definitely obliged to exercise the common sense that we have accrued during the time that humanity has existed. Without proof, we must treat fantasies as they really are.

'A famous professor has translated my thoughts very succinctly in the following sentence...

Click here to access the full article and the link to another website Bill mentions, and to add your own comments if you wish.

To Bill, my thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us.



The end of a decade

So, here we are, at the end of another year and another decade, with one more year to go before the much spoken about 2012. I wonder what that year will really bring to us all. Will the various predictions in the many YouTube videos come true? Or will 2012 just be a damp squib?

Feel free to share your thoughts by creating your own blog page at the Unlock-Your-Happiness.com Visitors Pages.

Whatever the future may hold, I wish you and your family and special friends a wonderful, happy and peaceful festive season. Here in South Africa this is still celebrated as Christmas, although I appreciate that for many others it is simply the 'holiday season'. It is, in fact, our year-end shut-down too, with all schools, most factories and many offices closing for their summer vacation.

If you're travelling during this time, please drive safely and enjoy an unrushed and safe journey.

One final thought... Living a happier life really is as easy as it is made out to be at my website. (1) Take time each day to allow the mind to rest deeply, and (2) follow your inner prompts. Then get on with living. That's the core recipe ... simple. :-)

Till the next issue ... Peace and Goodwill!


Sincerely,

Gavin Hoole Photo


Gavin Hoole
Cape Town, South Africa
Unlock Your Happiness.com

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

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The Happiness Blog: Website updates and other news

Visitors' Pages: Write YOUR own pages on the happiness site

Happiness Tips: What you and other visitors have written

My Blog: Random articles related to happiness and consciousness

Your Feedback: Give your feedback about this e-zine or the website

Topic Suggestions: Suggest a topic for the Visitors' Pages

Twitter: Happiness Hub is on Twitter

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