"I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it." ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
"Misery is almost always the result of thinking." ~Joseph Joubert
Welcome to my first blog post!
Its purpose is to make sense of life and to learn living it happily. To that end I will post my musings triggered by books, works of art and life itself. I also plan to get to the root of what makes people happy and share it with everybody! Your comments are welcome and appreciated. I hope for heated discussions, as we all know that "in a dispute born truth".
Some think that thinking too much will drive you away from happiness. Others wonder how do we live the life and not think about it, not trying to make sense of it?
Buddhism and Yoga teach us that the ultimate goal is to quiet the mind, clear it of any thoughts. Our tangled thoughts are the only barrier between us and bliss.
Well, I enjoy the thinking process and a stimulating debate as much, if not more than a delicious meal. In fact, I hold that a meal will nourish us for several hours, whereas a good discussion may nourish our minds for life. It may even change our lives. No meal can do that (that I am aware of, unless you consider poisoning :))
So what do you think is the best way to understand it all: try and clear your mind, or nourish it with life-changing (or possibly "poisoning") thoughts?
Let the discussion begin!