15 May '11, 6pm

Happiness: It Isn't Your Circumstances:

Happiness: It Isn't Your Circumstances:

Happiness has less to do with our life circumstances than I ever imagined. According to researcher and author Sonja Lyubormirsky, our quotient for happiness is based 50 percent of our genetics ,which is to say the complex brain and neural circuitry that we inherit from our parents and that create emotional set points for us all. In my case, the more work I do on my capacity for happiness, the more I encounter the low set point that I am working with. Mostly I feel like I have finally integrated the truth that happiness is an inside job but there remain stubborn vestiges in old myths where I sometimes find myself believing that if only I could find the right help for Good Clean Love, I would be happy. I should know better than believe in this erroneous idea that is deeply woven into all of the billions of dollars of advertising messages swirling around us. We all collective...

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