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  • 01:01

    Hope and Service: A Path to Happiness

    in Relationships

    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will revisit the concept of Hope & Service as a path to happiness.  We will explore hope and service and the concept of race.  Our book Beyond Fear, explore this issue personally, up close and in-depth. According to Vaclav Havel Hope is a state of mind, not of the world.  Either we have hope within us or we don’t; it is a dimension of the soul, and it’s not dependent on some observation of the world or estimate of the situation.  Service is a valuable action, deed, or effort performed to satisfy a need or to fulfill a demand.  When we have hope and we are in service.  We are in a positive state of mine that the action or deed that we are performing for another will have a positive outcome. We trust that what we do is guided and directed by the Great Sprit. We believe that what we are doing will make a difference and as a result we are happy.   Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Hope & Service: A Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:04

    Acts of Grace: Path to Happiness

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    Today we continue our conversation on Acts of Grace as a portal to happiness. We also honor Father's Day as an act of grace.  Many times we do not acknowledge the grace that comes with being a father. To be a father is to be deeply rooted in grace.  Fatherhood is grace and is also happiness.  Moment by moment acts of grace that one may take as a path to one’s daily happiness is our focus in today’s show. Grace according to the Webster’s New American Dictionary is beauty.  As such, we want to inspire every man to share their love, kindness and compassion in the spirit of father’s day. As the plant springs from, and could not be without the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them. James Allen writes.


     

  • 01:01

    Responsibility & Service: Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will revisit the value responsibility and service as a path to happiness.  Responsibility is the act of being accountable for something within one's control.  A Course in Miracles goes deeper, it says, I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked.   It reminds us that we are responsible for our thoughts, feelings and actions.  It is through service that we can express the happiness that we feel.  As we come to the realization of the source of our happiness, we can make changes. We can choose to be happy learners.  We can make happiness our choice and choose love over fear, peace instead of conflict.  We can choose to be responsible for every choice that we make. Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Responsibility & Service:  Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818.


     

  • 01:02

    Acts of Grace: Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Our conversation today is about Grace as a portal to happiness.  Acts of grace as a path to our daily happiness is telling if one would only pay attention.  


    For me, every hour is grace.  And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile, Elie Wiesel, said.  Dr. King write, Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.  Join the conversation, call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on acts of grace as a path to happiness. 

  • 00:33

    What Qualifies as Cheating?

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    It's People's Choice on our Summer Love Season Finale!


    How far is too far? I think we all agree that sex is cheating (or do we), but what else?! Is everything else fair game? Kissing, Slapping on the butt, flirting, cuddling, walking with the arm around the shoulders or waist, dry humping, etc. ?


    You unanimously selected this topic. Now it's time for Erik Terrell with the help of Special Guest, Comedian, Chris Cotton and cohost Asia Downing to break it down!! #SummerLove

  • 01:02

    Acts of Grace: Path to Happiness, Part II

    in Relationships

    Our conversation today is about Acts of Grace as a portal to happiness. Moment by moment acts of grace that one may take as a path to one’s daily happiness is our focus in today’s show. Grace according to the Webster’s New American Dictionary is beauty. As such, we will share selected poems in hopes that they ignite happiness. Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar, Percy Bysshe Shelley, write.  The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty, Ralph Waldo Emerson, write.

  • 01:01

    Hope & Service: Path to Happiness

    in Relationships

    Thank you for listening to Happiness Index and we are continuing our conversation on hope and service.   Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Rebubic said, Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism.  It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. We are convinced that everyone who gives of their time to serve others are deeply rooted in hope.  Hope is an optimistic state of confidence and an anticipation that service is hope.  It encourages to believe that your giving of yourself will make a difference.  Hope is a cornerstone of volunteerism. Our focus today will be on the value of hope to inspire us to serve and how hope and service is a path to happiness.  Thank you for listening to Happiness Index on Blog Talk Radio.  Join us in this conversation and make the world better for all, call (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:03

    The Art of Play: Gateway to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index!  Our discussion today is to explore the role of “play” in creating happiness in our life.  The truth is that play seems to be one of the most advanced methods nature has invented to allow a complex brain to create itself. ? Stuart Brown, author of PLAY: HOW IT SHAPES THE BRAIN, OPENS THE IMAGINATION, AND INVIGORATES THE SOUL. Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.  Of all animal species, humans are the biggest players of all. We are built to play and built through play. When we play, we are engaged in the purest expression of our humanity, the truest expression of our individuality. Is it any wonder that often the times we feel most alive, those that make up our best memories, are moments of play? Write Stuart Brown. Join the conversation, call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on how play opens the gate of happiness. 

  • 01:01

    Acts of Grace: Path to Happiness, Featuring Kokomon Clottey

    in Relationships

    Welcome to Happiness Index.  We continue our conversation on Acts of Grace as a portal to happiness. Moment by moment acts of grace that one take, as a path to one’s daily happiness is our focus. Grace according to the Webster’s New American Dictionary is beauty. As such, we will share beautiful music that delight the heart and heal the soul.  " Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to ervrything." Write Plato. Thanks for listening in.  You can join the conversation and share your wisdom on this very important topic by calling (347) 539-5818 .    


     

  • 01:02

    Hope & Service: A Path to Happiness

    in Relationships

    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will continue to explore with you the concept of Hope & Service as a path to happiness.  Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Service is a valuable action, deed, or effort performed to satisfy a need or to fulfill a demand.  When we have hope and we are in service.  We are in a positive state of mine that the action or deed that we are performing for another will have a positive outcome. We believe that what we are doing will make a difference and as a result we are happy. Joseph Addison said, Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.  Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Hope & Service: A Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818.


     

  • 01:02

    Releasing Fear: A Sure Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index on blogtalkradio.  Today’s conversation is one of the most powerful ideas that we can cultivate that will ensure continual and authentic happiness.  Our topic today is a conversation on what happens when we release fear in our lives.  Fear hides our natural state, which is happiness.  Releasing Fear: A Path to Happiness is all we need to do to be happy.  A Course in Miracles says There is nothing to fear.  Franklin D. Roosevelt said that the only thing that we have to fear is fear itself. And Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles stated that Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Then why do we fear?  Releasing fear is the gateway to happiness, because when we let go of fear only love remains.  Thank for joining in this conversation, please call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on this very important topic.