Are you ready to rock day 11 of the Philosophers Notes Challenge?
Today we’re going to be studying Happy For No Reason by Marci Shimoff.
This incredible book is like a boost of inspiration, but for the soul… quite literally, as Marci Shimoff is the person who came up with the idea for Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul.
In the book, she weaves together some of the best ideas from the positive psychology movement with what she calls the “Happy 100,” ranging from people like Elizabeth Gilbert (who wrote Eat Pray Love) to Michael Bernard Beckwith (founder of Agape Spiritual Center and star of The Secret).
Here’s one of our favorite quotes from the book:
“Happy for No Reason isn’t elation, euphoria, mood spikes or peak experiences that don’t last. It doesn’t mean grinning like a fool 24/7 or experiencing a superficial high. Happy for No Reason isn’t an emotion. In fact, when you are Happy for No Reason, you can have any emotion – including sadness, fear, anger, or hurt – but you still experience that underlying state of peace and well-being… When you’re Happy for No Reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract happiness from them. You don’t need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness.” – Marci Shimoff from Happy for No Reason.
So to take part in today’s challenge, you know the drill.
Just listen to Brian’s video and then share your biggest “aha!” moment in our discussion box below!
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