Human bodies recognize at the molecular level that not all happiness is created equal … The sense of well-being derived from “a noble purpose” may provide cellular health benefits, whereas “simple self-gratification” may have negative effects, despite an overall perceived sense of happiness, researchers found.
Archive for July, 2013
I always thought “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” was saccharine BS until I had 3 children.
The awakening mind is generated
in dependence on sentient beings.
But like the saying,
“whatever you do when wearing an iron helmet is unpleasant”
to entertain such thoughts,
that wherever you are you feel vexed
when encountering other beings who displease you,
is like being unhappy with the causes of enlightenment.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.