Happiness. A state of mind?

@bamakelly (5193)
United States
January 27, 2009 10:20am CST
Do you truly believe that happiness is usually just a state of mind. Do you think that we all have the mind power to make ourselves happy if we want to? I think that our minds do a lot to govern our emotional and physical well being.
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7 responses
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
i do believe that we can be happy by merely thinking of happy thoughts..why would you want to dwell on lonely thoughts when you can think of chocolates..ice cream..candies..clouds..sky..moon..sun..trees..etc..things that we should be grateful for..as per peter pan..think of happy thoughts and you can fly..thinking of 10 happy thoughts a day..it will enlighten your mood and you will elicit a more positive energy..stay happy..
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
i do believe that we can be happy merely by thinking of happy thoughts..why would you want to dwell on lonely thoughts when you can think of chocolates..ice cream..candies..clouds..sky..moon..sun..trees..etc..and as per peter pan..think of happy thoughts and you can fly..thinking of 10 happy thoughts a day will enlighten your mood and you will elicit a more positive energy..stay happy..
@misstoya (12)
• United States
29 Jan 09
i think it is a state of mind and that you make the choice to be happy or sad...if you are sad about something you don't have to dwell on that certain something...you can always push it to the back of your mind and think happy thoughts...think about something that makes or made you happy...it's all in your head...in my opinion...
• United States
28 Jan 09
I don't know that I would call it "happiness." For me I see it more as contentment, or learning to accept what you can't control. I agree with you that our minds play a part in governing our emotions and physical well being. I think stress plays a big part in the influx of cancer and MS and who knows what other diseases. If people would realize, like Dr. Wayne Dyer has taught, that worry is a useless emotion, that they would be much happier and/or more content.
@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Yes, we can control how happy we are. When we awake in the morning we can choose the attitude we'll carry through the day. If we choose to be happy, the day will be wonderful. But if we set a chip on our shoulder the day will be crappy--and it'll be our own fault.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I guess that might be true if we all looked for the silver lining in everything or on the sunny side of life all the time we wouldn't be so depressed all the time. But that isn't always the case at least for me. I am always thinking of what ifs and maybes in life. Maybe I should start to try to find enjoyment in life about everything. Maybe my depression would fade away. But I don't see that happening anytime soon since that kind of change can take months to do..to get yourself in that frame of mind and stay there.
@DawGwath (1044)
• Romania
27 Jan 09
Well after all it is all depending on how we feel about certain things. There are people who hate rain and might feel a bit sad when it comes and there are people just love rain and for them every rain they can get is heaven, even though it is the same thing. What makes some people like it and some people hate it? Their mind of course. It all starts in our mind and if we can change that, then we can change the way we feel about us and our surroundings.