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Conscious Happiness

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Part 1 What is Consciousness
Part 2 Happiness
Happiness and Awareness
Happiness and Thought
Happiness and Emotions
Summary of Approaches to Happiness
Part 3 The Happiness Strategy
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By Bruce Barbour
Version 1 - April 2016

Part 2 - Happiness

Summary of the Approaches to Happiness

In this Part 2, I have outlined a number of approaches to happiness. These are summarised in Table 1, The Happiness Grid. The grid also lists the potential limitations of the different approaches: duration, availability and dependency. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

Happiness Grid

Table 1 - The Happiness Grid

Often activities undertaken may involve a couple of approaches to happiness referred to in the Happiness Grid. For example: you pursue a values based goal this also requires the use of Intellect skills set to achieve the goal and in so doing getting the satisfaction of having purpose, competence and achievement. You may also use Creative Imagination in the service of the values based goal, again getting the sense of satisfaction.

As discussed there is a smorgasbord of potential approaches to happiness. The question is how to choose an approach or approaches that are best for you, which will have the best possibility of providing long term happiness. This will be looked at in Part 3 - The Happiness Strategy.

Next Page - Part 3 - The Happiness Strategy

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