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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Make Peace a Priority

Confession: For months now, I've been writing about "happiness." But in fact, I'm not really that interested in happiness per se.

The truth is, "happiness" is a rather wimpy word for a far more powerful thing. Some might call it "heaven," or "enlightenment."

As for me, I like to think of it as "peace." I find that by focusing on peace--for myself, and for those around me--overall happiness increases.

What is peace, then? Is it merely "the absence of turmoil"?

Or is it, in fact, a positive force? I think it is, one that can be nearly tangible.

But, I think, it's something that seems unattainable to many. "There will never be any peace" is a sort of unspoken (even unthought of) assumption. So we feel that "happiness" is the best we can hope for.

Nevertheless, I think we all have a basic thirst for peace. All these tips that I've written about happiness are really about the promotion and practice of peace.

Don't be afraid of it. Embrace peace. Make it a priority.

You'll be happier.

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