Dear Royal Friends,
I’m back from the phenomenal World Happiness Summit in Miami. Woohoo WOHASU!
As promised I’m excited to share my 3 TOP TRANSFORMATIONAL HAPPINESS takeaways from the WOHASU conference on happiness, where I was honored to be a facilitator. Here they are, in random order:
#1 Happiness starts with a smile
Profound in its simplicity and power. Who knew you can start seeding a world with less misery and more happiness by smiling more! You can! Your very presence can, more than words, bring a change in vibration, the way you can feel the vibration shift all of a sudden when a baby or a puppy enters the scene. You must be the change you want to see in the world. Happiness starts with a smile! Serve with your smile! – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
#2 Don’t pursue happiness directly – the happiness paradox – Tal Ben-Shahar
Just like you can’t look directly into the sun, you don’t want to directly pursue happiness, as there’s a happiness paradox; people who pursue happiness are often more depressed! The solution? Focus on wholeness, which is Shahar’s definition of happiness. How to attain wholeness? Focus on these categories: spiritual, physical, Intellectual, relational, and emotional, otherwise known as S.P.I.R.E.
#3 Joy can be experienced even when life isn’t pleasurable – Shawn Achor
Happiness is “the joy you feel moving toward your potential,” so you don’t have to be all ships & giggles to be happy. By way of example, Achor told how a marine carrying a heavy backpack slithering through the mud on a military exercise described himself as happy because he felt he was upholding the safety of the United States. Achor states, “Our goal is joy and meaning in our life and how we can help other people.” Thus, while pursuing meaning and helping others, we can experience joy even when life kinda sucks. Awesome!
I hope you enjoyed these key happiness takeaways! If you did, keep your eyes peeled because I’m putting together a FREE DOWNLOADABLE REPORT with more KEY HAPPINESS TIPS put forward by the leaders at WOHASU.
There’s also a spoiler alert coming soon, but I’m not going to spoil the spoiler just yet. Maybe next post!