Apr 3, 2018 • 19M

TDL130 The Illusion Of Happiness

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Larry G. Maguire
The Sunday Letters Podcast is the weekly audio newsletter from organisational psychologist Larry Maguire on the meaning & purpose of daily work and our paradoxical relationship with it. We explore how we may break free from tiresome means-to-an-end labour and take command of their own working lives. Topics include solo working, careers, entrepreneurship, small business economics, society and culture. Content follows the written newsletter, which goes out to subscribers every Sunday.
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Happiness is an illusion of the mind and comes about by virtue of the idea that linear time exists. There is no future, tomorrow never comes, therefore there is no better you. This is what I've come to know. We are the eye of the storm and to believe there is happiness or unhappiness is to become caught up in the storm. It is the misplacing of our psychological self, which is, in fact, the real self, in the craziness of the world. https://medium.com/storymaker/the-illusion-of-happiness-df38e07607f4 To believe you are happy or unhappy, rich or poor, weak or strong is to place yourself outside what you really are. It's all merely an illusion, a game. Now the game can be fun, but when we start to believe in the game we get lost. Articles, books, courses etc. that promise us a better life, a better version of ourselves begin to become attractive. Deeper we go into the mix and greater we feel the swing of the emotional pendulum. It's all bullshit. Get quiet. See what I mean. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sunday-letters/message