Author: Ana V. Davidov

Reading article after article on the topic of how to be happy, one would easily get the impression that happiness – the long, lasting type – is completely impossible to achieve. But, this has not been the case for me. Now, don’t get me wrong, up until my late thirties I did get my fair share of being totally unhappy. Which is why I spent a good amount of my life up to then exploring methods, books, music, economic systems even several religions looking for that seemingly unreachable state of happiness. An Answer in the Most Unexpected Place Ironically, I…

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After years of studying happiness, I have gotten to the conclusion that knowing what a soul is is the most important piece of information we are currently missing from the world. Not knowing the specific parts that make up a soul is the reason it takes the average person some of fifty years to reach a state they can describe as lasting happiness, if they reach that state at all. Most of us don’t. It is also the reason why the world, in general, is not a happier place to live in. Ancient and Modern Definitions of Soul Ancient philosophy…

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If you are reading this article, chances are you want to do your part in making the planet a better place. You can recycle, eat organic foods, drive an electric car but at the end of the day, what will truly save the world is for you, and me, to learn how to be happy. A greener planet, the end of war and famine, all that will follow once enough critical mass is achieved. So work on getting to happy. Easier said than done, right? According to the web, it currently takes the average person a good fifty years to…

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In one way or another, most sources out there agree that happiness is a state of being, a feeling of continuous peace and confidence that comes from awareness of your true identity – not to be confused with just a fleeting, joyful moment in time that passes by. In a nutshell, happiness is knowing yourself and sticking to it. Meditation, yoga, religions all provide their angle on how to either achieve that self awareness or how to not lose perspective of one’s identity, of who we are. Yet, anxiety and depression are still rampant. And most of us feel lost.…

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With more new ways of reaching happiness springing up every day, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. But if your goal is to achieve long lasting happiness, as opposed to just a fleeting moment of joy, remember this: You have a body, a mind and a soul. Thus, it follows that in order to reach the true long-lasting happiness you seek you have to achieve balance in each of these three areas for the full-blown whole happiness effect. Doing breathing exercises and writing daily lists of things we are grateful for, are all fine and wonderful, but…

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