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Fears Block Happiness

Everyone wants his or her life to be better than it is. Even if you have everything working for you, you still want more. That feeling is human nature.
That feeling reflects the underlying fear that most people exhibit—either openly or deep within out of their awareness. The fear is not having enough. Even very rich people often think they do not have enough money.
They fear losing it and not being able to get it back fast enough. No matter how much money they make, that fear holds them tightly in bondage. That fear leads to the all too common dis-ease of workaholism.
A second fear plays into the lives of most people, insidiously driving them to always need to do more. That fear is not being enough. Those people lack self love so they constantly need to prove how good they are—to others. By seeking approval and praise from others, they think they can calm or even erase their feelings of inadequacy.
Not possible. Only you can erase your fears–by loving yourself first.

About the Author Ali

I am Ali Bierman. What do I DO and why do I do it? I teach you how to live in happiness now. Nothing in your life will work perfectly or permanently until you love yourself first. When you accomplish that end then you live in happiness.

  • Nick1254367 says:

    Hi,

    interesting thoughts. I completely agree, happiness is a tricky word. I had a shot at trying to define it in a more “scientific” or “objective” way, despite it being a subjective feeling:
    http://www.spreadinghappiness.org/2009/08/what-is-happiness/

    I would love to hear your thoughts!

    Thank you,

    Nick

    • Ali says:

      NIck, I used to be a psychotherapist so I “get” the scientific definition concept.
      People have been studying happiness for twenty years. In fact schools,
      including Harvard and UCLA, teach happiness courses.

      What I found is the research is obviously limited to defining what happy people do, how they live in regard to health, career, family, etc. The series What Happy People Know,by Dan Baker, Ph. D. offers interesting information.

      I feel, bottom line, happiness is subjective and will vary with each person–and also across their life span.

      Thanks for your comment. I like when people get me thinking!

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