Do YOU want a Happier Life???

Do YOU want a Happier Life???
Because You will need Lots
and Lots of Loyal, Reliable and
Trustworthy Friends!!!
So get out there and start making
some NOW!!!
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Powerful News For THE HAPPY PEOPLE!!!! Proof Of Benefits From Doing Meditation!!!!

GOOD NEWS for the members of THE HAPPY PEOPLE who use Meditation as one of their paths to a HAPPY Lifestyle!!!!!

The regular practice of the right type of Meditation appears to be beneficial to the immune system, according to new research by scientists in Spain.

People who practise Meditation were found to have higher levels of leucocytes and lymphocytes in their blood than people who don’t meditate, in the recent study. Leucocytes and lymphocytes are white blood cells which play an important role in the body’s immune system by fighting infection.

Researchers at the Hospital in Badajoz, Spain, set out to evaluate the immune systems of people who Meditate.

The scientists studied who had practised Meditation..

The white blood cells of the Meditaters were compared to those of a control group of healthy adults aged 22 to 35 who had not previously done any meditation.

None of the individuals involved in the study were undergoing medical treatment or were obese or played regular sports. All participants followed a Mediterranean diet.

After analysing blood samples taken from both groups, the study found that those who practised Meditation had higher levels of lymphocytes and leucocytes than those who did not. They also had higher levels of Natural Killer cells – cells which combat viral infections and tumour formation.

The researchers concluded: “The technique of meditation studied seems to have a significant effect on immune cells. This effect shows itself in the different circulating levels of lymphocytes analysed.”

The researchers are not certain why Meditation works in this way, but suggest it might be due to the reduction of overall stress levels that the right type of Meditation causes

The researchers said:  “A number of researchers have shown that the right type of meditation can improve immune functions. Our results agree with previous studies that have been done.”

These previous studies on the effects of Meditation on the body showed that it was “an easy form of physical and mental relaxation.” They pointed out that the studies have shown that all people practising Meditation show increases in the good hormonal concentrations, low levels of anxiety and depression, and improved levels of health.

Happiness That Comes From Others!

Much new research is being done on exploring how Happiness is a combination of pleasure and purpose. Here are some of the results.

Some people will be more inclined towards finding happiness through pleasure seeking activities, other people towards purpose seeking or charitable work. A truly happy life has some balance of both pleasurable and purposeful activities. Volunteering, for example, is both pleasurable and purposeful, but particularly purposeful.  It’s a feeling of happiness caused by helping others.

The Scientists know that we exist to make ourselves happy – we can’t help it.

Everything that you do is motivated by the  good feelings that you hope will come from it, Those feelings can be made up of actions that directly bring YOU pleasure and those feelings can come from doing things that you feel will help OTHER PEOPLE! It would be foolish of you to seek out something that you knew for sure was going to make you miserable. The research being done shows that people, who spend time helping other people, feel a lot of pleasure from doing so.

Most of you know the meaning of the pleasure that comes from doing things for yourself but perhaps you should add in more of the meaningful pleasure that comes through helping others.

So how can you do this? What can you do to achieve happiness through meaningful action?

Perhaps the chief activities that bring you meaningful type of happiness are ones that draw you out of your bubble of self-interest and lead you to helping others in some way,  This can range from ordinary, day-to-day activities like helping to take care of friends, family, and community, to much larger pursuits like devoting years or decades of your life to find ways to reduce human suffering.

P.S      AND another way that doing this type of activity will bring more benefit to you is The Law Of Karma. Doing good work and helping others will bring rewards back to you. That includes Happiness. lol

The Happiness Guru

Be Flexible!

Be FLEXIBLE!
It’s one personality tool that will help you to enjoy a really SUCCESSFUL life. Throughout your life there will be situations you won’t be able to control and people who will rub you up the wrong way!
The ability to change your behaviour and attitude to EVERY situation and person that is bothering you will let become a winner more often.
Be FLEXIBLE!
It’s one personality tool that will help you to enjoy a really STRESS FREE life.
Now you are living The Happy People lifestyle. A SUCCESSFUL and STRESS FREE cruise on a sea of GOOD FEELING. LOL
Be FLEXIBLE, you’ll enjoy it so much.
The Happiness Guru

Get Happiness? Stop Daydreaming!

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Meditation in Madison Square Park, Manhattan, New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s Stopping You?
Everybody wants to be Happy. Here is an excellent article about Happiness. It points out things that cause unhappy thoughts and feelings. It  covers the causes but it doesn’t tell you how to put things right. On this blog The Happy People work on how to prevent unhappiness and how to build Happiness in your life. To do this we use use Behaviour Modification, the latest Neuroscience research and Neuro Linguistic Programming. That is a bit of a mouthful, isn’t it? But don’t be put off. We also use Meditation.
Meditation is one of the simplest and easiest and most powerful tools you can use to get rid of unhappy feelings and replace them with Happiness.
Who Leads The Happy People?
I have been Meditating for more than 40 years. I officially registered Liverpool’s first Meditation Church 30 years ago, so I know how Meditation can lead you to a happier life. I am also a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
So What Is Stopping Me Being Happy?
I have put some excerpts from the article below in italics. Make sure that you read the full article. There is a link to it at the bottom of the article.
One of the problems of building up a Happy lifestyle is that you (and everybody else) has great difficulty in focussing on what you want and staying focussed. Meditation is perfect for this and the other tools I mentioned above work with it perfectly.
This article was written by two top men men from Harvard University in America. The research done was wide and well conducted.

People spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing, and this mind-wandering typically makes them unhappy………..
“A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind,” Killingsworth and Gilbert write.
Unlike other animals, humans spend a lot of time thinking about what isn’t going on around them: contemplating events that happened in the past, might happen in the future, or may never happen at all. Indeed, mind-wandering appears to be the human brain’s default mode of operation.

Me: As I said above, one of the methods that the Happy People use to build Happiness is Meditation. We have other ways that do not use Meditation but Meditation is so easy to learn and do. The type we do is non religious. It empties your mind and allows it to stop thinking and, as this research shows, thinking can make you unhappy. Our meditation teaches you how to focus on what you are doing which brings you a positive feeling and after a Meditation session you are left with a positive, happy feeling. (As well as Meditation we also learn the psychology of Happiness and the physical behaviours that also lead to it.)
Here are more points that are mentioned in the article.

respondents reported that their minds were wandering 46.9 percent of time, and no less than 30 percent of the time during every activity except making love.

Me: Stop thinking negative thoughts, make love instead. LOL

Killingsworth and Gilbert, a professor of psychology at Harvard, found that people were happiest when making love, exercising, or engaging in conversation. They were least happy when resting, working, or using a home computer.

Me; So there you have it. The perfect life plan. Start NOW! Go to the gym. Make love. Chat to people.
Don’t lie in bed (thinking?), don’t work and don’t use home computers (?????YIKES!) LOL

whereas a person’s mind-wandering status accounted for about 10.8 percent of his or her happiness………….

“Many philosophical and religious traditions teach that happiness is to be found by living in the moment, and practitioners are trained to resist mind wandering and to ‘be here now,’” Killingsworth and Gilbert note in Science. “These traditions suggest that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” 

Me: Please note that The Happy People are not a philosophical or religious group. The Meditation goes above that to a higher level.

Killingsworth and Gilbert’s 2,250 subjects in this study ranged in age from 18 to 88, representing a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds and occupations. Seventy-four percent of study participants were American.

So why not join The Happy People, it is FREE and will lead to more Happiness in your life. As soon as you start you will see the improvements that you want in your life!
My next blog will also cover this area of how YOU stop Happiness happening in Your life and how to defeat this negative part of your behaviour.

Love, Peace and Happiness,
Tommy

Here is the link:-

via Wandering mind not a happy mind | Harvard Gazette.

Eight Lessons In Happiness!

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To All Who Are Interested In Happiness And All The HAPPY PEOPLE
(Readers who live in Merseyside, UK, please note Post Script at end of post) I haven’t been posting many Happiness blogs lately. This is because I have been spending a lot of time learning about how to do the computer side of things.
One thing you will notice is that I now have Archives that are easy to browse. I had seen in the bog statistics that a lot of visitors to the site were interested in back posts.  Previously, if you wanted to look for blog posts that you are interested in the Archives all you would see was the name of a month, the year and how many posts like this “Jan, 2011, 3 posts”. A lot of people were reading the Archives and this was ridiculously hard for them and took a long time. So I had a go at making it easier.
1) Now you have a choice of sections to look in at the top right hand corner
2) There is a search box for categories lower down where you can click on ‘Categories’ and get a drop down menu to choose articles from.
3) A section of recent posts
4) A section of the top most popular posts.
5) Near the bottom of the main post there is a list of related posts.
It took a lot of time to sort these functions out but I’m sure that these additions will allow people to look for the type of article that they want to read with great ease.
Now I start doing more posts about Happiness, Meditation and Love for you  to read study and use.I hope that you enjoy these new functions and can enjoy browsing the blog site including the Archives.

Eight Happiness Lessons
Here is a list of eight Happiness lessons that you can use in your everyday life:-

1) The top level of Happiness is to Love and be Loved. You must love everybody. A lot of people think that they can’t do that. They are right. You can’t just do it right away. You must work to a plan. First concentrate on those who are near and dear to you already. Then enlarge your circle of Happiness to include other people. If somebody lets you down, cut them off your list. You can always come back to them when your power of Love is even stronger.
2) If you do cut somebody off, they must not be aware of it. Treat them with respect. Do not fall out with them. Then, if you do try them again, you will be in a good place to start and win them over.
3) Happiness starts in your home. If it doesn’t, get working on it now! When you have  got this sorted, every time your feet hit the street, you will be taking a pocketful of it out with you!
4) Never let a petty row hurt a happy relationship. Be the first to apologise. If you can’t admit that you were wrong, use NLP, change the subject. Don’t discus the actual problem. Keep repeating how wrong you were to get upset, to get angry, to say that. Keep repeating that.
5) Again! Be the first to apologise.
6) Spend some time alone every day. Meditate if you know how. ( Do a search in the categories box on the blog)
7) The past is the past. If you can’t rectify it, don’t think about it, don’t talk about it and don’t cast it up.
8) If you keep doing happy things and building Happiness into your life you will be Happy. If you don’t understand or don’t know how
JOIN THE HAPPY PEOPLE, NOW!
P.S  If you live in Merseyside, UK and are good on computers or blogging please let me know. Or if you live here and are interested in what I write about. I live in Liverpool, Merseyside, UK and am trying to get study groups with activities and events going. Again, please contact me.
More soon, Tommy

Congratulations! You’ve Found The Home Of The Happy People!

Do you want more happiness, love and success in your life, right now? Of course you do! You do, I do, everybody does! But how do you do it? Well you could join The Happy People. That’s us and it’s free! That’s right it’s free! You will find out how to bring more love, peace and happiness to your life. You will do this using two procedures. One will be how to get rid of all the thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that are holding you back. The other procedure will be how to build up all the new thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that will bring you all the goodies you could ever want. I mean, how much good living do you want? How much could you handle? Believe me, you’re going to have loads and loads and LOADS of fun finding out. How soon do you want to start? How soon do you want to get rid of those depressing, lonely, unsuccessful feelings and start enjoying a more positive lifestyle? Start now, reading the 300 articles that will help you on your new journey. There are some related articles at the end of this article. There are more articles further down. Bookmark this page and keepat https://happinessguru.wordpress.com Please visit our Facebook Magazine at http://tinyurl.com/c8lfrvn.                                                                            You can read and share  lots of happy, loving, peaceful jokes, photos, articles or stories with your new friends The Happy People. If you live on Merseyside, please let me know because we will be starting meet-ups, talks and workshops soon. Later, Tommy.

How To Have Hormone Happiness with Oxytocin!

Be happy all the time just like a child What Makes Happy Relationships?
Why are some people nice to know and  others are not?
How come you could trust some people with your life while others always let you down?
How come some people will give you anything and others will steal your last penny?
Neuroscientists  are looking for the answers in the type and amount of certain chemicals in your blood.
Particularly the ones that make you feel better and act better.
They get large numbers of volunteers to do things that make them feel good and to do charitable things for other people. Then they take a blood sample and examine it for certain chemicals.
Oxytocin Is One Of The Happiness Ones
Oxytocin is produced in the hypothalamus part of the brain.  It is at it’s highest levels when  when you’re sexually aroused, and at lower levels when you trust somebody and when you know that they trust you. It also triggers the release of breast milk in women. You first encounter it when you are being breast fed by your mother and it is responsible for the powerful bonding between your mother and you.
For a long time scientists have been studying this hormone and they have found that it plays a big part in good social relationships. They have also done research that showed that if you blocked it in voles, who are noted for being monogamous, they became promiscuous. And ewes, that are usually excellent mothers, neglect their new born lambs. Obviously this important hormone is a vital part of bonding in people and animals.
Here Is The Good News
This happy hormone is not at full power all the time. But you can learn ways to increase the flow.   That doesn’t happen easily,
They have shown that you can control the amount of it in your blood by Mobile  Texting, Facebook updates, Twittering, hugging, dancing, doing things you enjoy and making love. It increases when you learn how to trust, co-operate with and feel empathy with the people all around you.
How Do I Get Started Getting Happy?
Make a note of the things mentioned above. Then you must find out things that you enjoy. Make a lit of things that will turn you on and get your Oxtocin pumping. Make them into habits. Keep adding to the list. More people, more habits. Go mad LOL. Your brain likes you to do things that make you happy and hates you to stop doing them. So, as soon as you start following this advice, you will notice massive changes in your life.
So start doing them NOW!
Why should I start doing them now?
Now you and I both know that this isn’t always possible. Bad things happen. But you must build up these powerful tools that will help you to defeat all of life’s setbacks. Defeat them and get back on the Happiness Track as quickly as possible.
You could also just become one of The Happy People. It’s both FREE and EASY.
LOve, Wealth and Happiness,
Tommy

The Right Meditation Brings Love, Peace, Happiness!

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English: Meditation

: Meditation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are You Being Misled About Meditation?
Many of you believe that you are meditating. But you’re not. Closing your eyes and thinking about something nice is not Meditation. You must be getting a result. That result must show itself in a real way. You mustn’t be saying: “I FEEL nicer since I started doing it. ”
Real meditation must cause real, noticeable changes in your attitude, thoughts and behaviour.
You know that you are doing GOOD meditation when OTHER PEOPLE start telling you that you have changed.
THAT is the sort of change you need, that you want and that you will get when you have a good teacher.
You don’t want lots of NICE feelings.
You want lots of love of every kind, bubbling, good mental health and loads and loads of happiness.
If a teacher tells you to close your eyes and think about or visualise or imagine or remember something you are not meditating. Proper meditating is not thinking about or visualising or imagining or remembering anything. It goes far beyond that.
The Problem With Poor Meditation
The guidelines that I have given above all take time to show themselves. There is nothing that I can do about that apart from telling you to be aware and not be misled. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing bad about closing your eyes and thinking about or visualising or imagining or remembering nice things. It is, let’s face it, nice.
But if you want all the good things that the Neuroscientists, Doctors and Psychologists are proving that meditation will give you, then that type of meditation is not powerful enough.
How Do I Find Out About Genuine Meditation
Google Zen,  or The Ten Ox-Herding Paintings AND buy a copy of  Zen Flesh, Zen Bones (the ONLY book that I recommend).
More Good Benefits Of Genuine Meditation
With good meditation, you will pass through several stages of consciousness. As you do so  you can teach yourself to become aware of these different stages of self development. These are merely side effects. But they are very powerful side effects that you will want, enjoy and benefit from in your life Warning
These side effects will be things that you will want to have.
BUT
They are only side effects!
You must concentrate every bit of your physical, mental and psychic energy on your main desire.
Your only target to focus on is achieving personal enlightenment. Meditation is the only true path and self-enlightenment is your destination.
Here are the things that you will experience and that will show you that you are on the right path:
Mind-Body-Health
Neuroscientists say a part of the brain, known as the default mode network, is involved in states of anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Alzheimers disease. They are now looking at how  meditation  gives you more control over that brain network. This control may be used for the prevention and treatment of these illnesses. The findings so far show that meditation can play a big part in keeping these illnesses at bay.  The message is very clear. If you wish reduce the effect of these  mental problems you should start meditating. Start to meditate now for better mental health in the future.
An Increase Of Love, Peace and Happiness In Your Life
This is the stage where you start producing large amounts of the hormone Oxytocin. This is the bonding hormone that is produced when  you are being breast fed by your mother. It causes a deep and loving bond between the two of you. This hormone is also produced in later life when you interact, learn to trust or fall in love with other people. As you go into meditation you can learn to spot and work with this feeling of loving other people. Masters of meditation show immense personal charisma which comes across as being friendly, caring and being a person you can trust. These are signs of the hormones that are produced at this level
This is a very important area to work in. Love, Peace and Happiness are the spices that give life all of it’s flavour. Without them, life tastes very flat. If they are missing in your life you will feel sad, depressed and miserable.
There is a song that says: “Love makes the world go around.” And it’s a great description.
Without an act of love between your parents, you wouldn’t even be here.  It’s true isn’t it? Let’s see you deny it. Very few of you even think about it . The most important thing in your life was the act of love that created you. And you weren’t even there! LOL.
Any children that you have will be a result of acts of love. And you must learn how to channel love to them. Totally and endlessly. And love must carry on being one of the most important thing in the rest of your life. It doesn’t matter if that love is sexual, friendship or family based.  What does matter is that it must never stop flowing. I’m not being soppy here. A lot of the love you send out will be wasted. It will not be returned, so do not start to look for what you get back.
Let’s take a look at jogging. Joggers do not want t0 get somewhere. What they jog for is the pure, physical joy that they get from doing it. And, of course, the great feelings of mental and physical well-being that they feel in-between jogging sessions.
Look at love in the same way.  It will fill your life with good feelings, good health and great happiness. So keep pouring it out. What you, yourself receive from doing it will be more powerful than how other people act or re-act.
Psychic Powers
Meditation can also be used to develop psychic powers. You can predict the future, read peoples’ auras, experience all the different out of body experiences such as remote viewing, astral travel  etc and explore previous lives. This last one is very useful to explain problems that you are having in this lifetime.
Happiness
After you become an experienced meditator, you will notice that after you finish a session that you are in a state of euphoria or happiness. The strength of this feeling is can vary from just feeling  good all the way up to feeling really bubbly and ready to start laughing at the first excuse. This can be very helpful when you have something unpleasant to do. I set my mind on the problem, tell myself that I am going to sort my attitude out about it, meditate on the euphoric level and then, when I finish the session, I have a tremendous surge of enthusiasm, confidence and energy. I can then handle the problem with ease. Doing this particular exercise has an added bonus. You are building your confidence that you can handle ANY problem, bad event or setback with  ease!
Control Over Your Karma
But the best thing that you can use it for is to break a chain of bad Karma. You may be suffering from bad Karma in this lifetime. Perhaps  you are suffering from depression, hopelessness and failure. This means that in your next life you will be even worse off. You will be reborn at an even lower level If you don’t change your Karma. You can, however,  use the correct meditation to change your Karma. If you do your next life will be at a higher level. Your next life will be happier, more successful and more rewarding. You can also use the correct meditation to look at your past lives to find out why you are having so many problems in this one.
They don’t call our gang The Happy People for nothing! Love, Peace  and Happiness are our three rules  for the good life and we believe in living by them.Why not become one of us. It’s FREE.  LOL!

Love,Peace and Happiness,  Tommy

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EDIT OF Intimate Female Friends Boost Happiness!

Many apologies to every body. I put this post out with the wrong link. This is the correct one. I’m sure females will enjoy and understand this great article

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Intimate+friendships+boost+happiness/6539372/story.html

Love, Wealth and Happiness,  Tommy