Friday, March 30, 2012

Alfred Hitchcock Defines "What Is Happiness?"

A good friend posted this video on Facebook of Alfred Hitchcock defining happiness.

Hitchcock defines happiness as being able to pursue the creative without having to cope with the negative and destructive. I find this a wonderful definition.

I am also reminded of a statement by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world.

He said that even an enlightened individual can be influenced by the suffering of others--not overcome, but influenced. His analogy was that someone can be in the sunshine, and then the sun is dimmed by a cloud. The sun is still fully there, but its influence seems to be lessened. In that way, one totally full inside can be aware of the suffering of others--and I believe this is why so many people who are living obviously integrated lives of self-actualization use their creativity and energy to help others.

May we all live to spread the sunshine.

Copyright 2012 by Thomas L. Kepler, all rights reserved


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