We all have activities that we engage in that bring us happy.
I render emergency dental care in Kansas City.
Define happiness for yourself and most of us will come up with ideas that reveal moments of great accomplishment. Pleasurable moments become the memories we so gladly cherish. Love of family or friends who are there for you through thick and thin also bring us happiness.
I have experienced a long career in Dentistry performing as an emergency dentist treating emergencies. The people that I have met over the years are bonds that make me happy.
We win when we help others to get what they want in life.
A doctoral student Matt Killingsworth, in the Psychology Department at Harvard developed an application for Apple’s i-phones. Data was collected from a few thousand volunteers.
The student describes some early results suggesting people aren’t living in the moment.
Happiness is defined in Wikipedia as a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy.
The student showed that there are a lot of facets to happiness as people go about their lives.
His study targeted mind wandering versus happiness. Volunteers use the i-phone application to communicate how they are feeling as they encounter their daily activities.
The question it appears he is attempting to answer is, are you focusing on the task you are doing or is your mind wandering?
They are monitoring the real time experience. It was stated in a radio program that 47% of the time people have their minds on something other than what they are doing.
He posed the question, does mind wandering cause unhappiness?
It was stated to find things to help you stay focused that work for you be it meditation or inner reflection.
Sex it was stated had a very low level of mind wandering, about 10%.
The next lowest reported activity was meaningful dialogue with others. Mind wandering was at 30-35%. Active leisure activities were also shown as a lower level of mind wandering.
I think back on my many day dreams that I use to keep joy in my heart. This is how I defeat the darkness that comes when worry and doubt creep into my consciousness.
It is when we are conscious that we are able to reap the most benefits from our production cycles.
Regardless of whether we are happy or not remaining conscious fills the vacuum with creative thoughts extracting from life what is needed to survive and thrive.
Our times of unconsciousness fill vacuums with random actions that limit our progress.
Conscious creation brings the joys of life found on a much higher plane than happiness.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
Artis L. Clark, D.D.S. http://dentist4you.biz
References: National Public Radio, Happiness, Doctoral student Matt Killingsworth , Psychology Dept. Harvard.