60 of the world's happiest facts 1. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. 2. If you fake laugh long enough you’ll start to really laugh, really, really hard. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.The kingdom of Bhutan use ‘gross national happiness’ as a key national indicator. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 2013 is the first year since 1987 that consists for four different digits. 59. 60.
THE ELEMENTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS Bruce MacLennan, Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996, USA Abstract: `The hard problem' is hard because of the special epistemological status of consciousness, which does not, however, preclude its scientific investigation. Data from phenomenologically trained observers can be combined with neurological investigations to establish the relation between experience and neurodynamics. Such an analysis suggests a theoretical entity, an elementary unit of experience, which corresponds to an activity site (such as a synapse) in the brain. Special Epistemological Status of Consciousness I take the `hard problem' of consciousness to be to understand the relation between our subjective experience and the brain processes that cause it; that is, to reconcile our everyday feeling of consciousness with the scientific worldview (MacLennan, in press). Second, science's neglect of the subjective is also apparent in its reductive methods. An analogy may make this clear.
Theory of Constraints Basics | WordPress Specialist The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a Quality Management System originally introduced by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in the book called The Goal (1984). TOC uses the ‘Five Focusing Steps’ which is also termed the ‘Process of Ongoing Improvement’. TOC is powerful in that it is logical and, in many ways, very obvious. TOC is about identifying the most significant constraint in a system (or set of constraints) and removing this constraint. We buy a regular road car and want to get it onto the track to race. 1) The car is reliable and working fine however engine parts are expensive when required. 2) The car needs to be registered to race. 3) The car needs to be repainted. What is the biggest constraint listed above? TOC was originally designed for improving manufacturing processes however has been adapted and successfully used in many industries including; Marketing, Service Industries and Information Technology.
A New Paradigm of Happiness From the rise of Buddhism, the positive psychology movement and critical thinking of the extreme ways humans look for pleasure nowadays comes new ways of thinking about happiness. If you want to find out what the latest scientific findings have in common with old wisdom regarding happiness, don’t look any further. These books provide all the answers you are looking for. 1) The Art of Happiness He grew out of a culture that studied the art of happiness for thousands of years. “Happiness is not something ready-made. 2) Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment He is the founder of the Santa Barbara for Consciousness Studies and after he trained for ten years in Buddhist monasteries he decided to take up physics and philosophy in which he graduated summa cum laude. 3) The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt is another wonderful book on happiness. 4) Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill
Single-Neuron Theory of Consciousness Sevush, Steven (2005) Single-Neuron Theory of Consciousness. [Preprint] This is the latest version of this eprint. Full text available as: Abstract By most accounts, the mind arises from the integrated activity of large populations of neurons distributed across multiple brain regions. References in Article Select the SEEK icon to attempt to find the referenced article. Metadata Repository Staff Only: item control page Easy World Easy World is the reality matrix set up to entirely support your well-being and harmony with the Whole of Creation. When you are in the Easy World reality, harmony and ease prevail and things work out as if by magic. Easy World is the home of what we consider to be "magic," but magic is nothing special in Easy World-it is normal. Underlying Easy World is the Divine Design for Harmony and Wholeness. Easy World is a powerful magnetic force that is continually pulling you to it. As long as you relax and allow yourself to align with Easy World, you are there. The magic phrase for bringing yourself into the Easy World reality is "I choose to live in Easy World, where everything is easy." There is absolutely no struggle, worry, or effort in Easy World. Only harmonious, inspired, easy action factors into Easy World. Shoulds and ought-tos and other fear-based motivators, are not Easy World phenomena. Easy World is a present time phenomenon.
9 Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Negative Mindset “A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” ~ Gandhi Getting into a negative mindset is far too easy, which invariably leads to unhappiness and depression. To avoid being overwhelmed by negativity we need to make a conscious effort to avoid the experience. When life seems like a perpetual dark tunnel these are some suggestions to change your outlook on life and help you get rid of that negative mindset. 1} Lets NOT Cherish Destructive ThoughtsDrag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. ~ Mark Twain Often we don’t realise how much we subconsciously cherish negative thoughts. 2} Ask Yourself: Do I want to be Happy or Miserable? 3} Surround Yourself With Positive PeopleSurround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. ~ Oprah Winfrey Usually the best antidote to negativity is simply to spend time with positive happy people doing positive, uplifting activities. Thank you for reading!
12 Critical Things You Should Never Tolerate There is so much in life that we just tolerate. Some of it we have to deal with (taxes, bad weather, traffic). But there’s a good portion of stuff that we tolerate even when we don’t have to. We step around things, overlook irritations, and mindlessly accept energy drains. Perhaps we’ve become so immune to these tolerations that we don’t recognize the negative impact they have on us. Sometimes just recognizing the things we are tolerating in life gives us a renewed sense of hope and energy. However, when you address some of your bigger tolerations, you can completely change the course of your life and open doors to a world of happiness and inner peace that you didn’t know existed. Think about the poorest of the poor, living in squalor and despair without the hope of a better future. In the same way, we must search for these portals that will allow us to move to the next level of powerful living. Do you want to walk through the portal to a happier life? 1. 2. 3. Are you overweight? 4. 5.
95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness post written by: Marc Chernoff Email At the cusp of a new day, week, month or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self-reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our long-term goals and happiness. The questions below will help you with this process. In one sentence, who are you? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Photo by: Hartwig HKD If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
10 Simple Things to Make You Happier At Home Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. Scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by adjusting the tiny little habits and routines that constitute our daily lives — we are, in fact, in control of our outlook on life. It's amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. (Image: Callen & Eli's Artful Treehouse)
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