In the video below Mattieu Ricard speaks about the conditions for happiness and the science behind it: VIDEO THE HABITS OF HAPPINESS
Please answer the following questions:
5. Reflect on the percentage of time spent in our daily lives on internal vs. external pursuits of Happiness. Set the timer on your watch, phone, etc. and note what you are doing each time it goes off. ( RING) Notice.... are you engaged in the pursuit of happiness, at this moment? Is it externally oriented? What is the underlying rationale/story operating that convinces you to look outside yourself for happiness? Is it a conscious rationale? Or is it rooted in some unconscious belief keeping you engaged in the external pursuit? Try to observe this from a stance of wonder & observation, free of judgement...
6. Please share a photo/picture, a poem (yours or someone else's), music (a link?), video, a performance, or other expressions of what you feel embodies Compassion.