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The Classic Pamela Positive: The “Big H”: The Unfailing Recipe For Happiness

 

“Serve others. The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy. Happiness is a shared thing.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

We search. We search for the “Big H,” happiness, all the time. 

 

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We try to find our right calling. Our right partner in life. The right home, city, school.  And yet…

Happiness is about sharing. 

 

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It’s about experiences, time, thoughts and caring for others — which are all spiritual. And I can’t imagine many people expressing their happiest times not in the presence of someone else. It’s being with others, and being with them in a meaningful way. We also know that it is not necessarily even doing something; it could just be sharing one another’s presence, with each other.

 


Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Christian cleric known for his work for human rights. He grew up in Northwest South Africa and he was the only son in his family. He would later attend Johannesburg Bantu High School, where Tutu would thrive in academics and rugby. After high school, he became a teacher where he would meet his wife. Together, they would have two children– Trevor and Thandeka. He would later join the clergy to become an Anglican priest. Active in South Africa, he was an important opponent of apartheid. Other causes he has worked on include fighting AIDs, homophobia, tuberculosis, racism, and poverty. Nelson Mandela described him as “the voice of the voiceless.” Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Bio Source: Wikipedia  Fig¹. Photo by saeed mhmdi on Unsplash  Fig². Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

The Classic Pamela Positive: “We’re All Just Walking Each Other Home” – Ram Dass

 

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

- Ram Dass

 

man and boy walking on grass near fence

 

What a lovely, gentle way of helping, companioning, loving each other on the journey on the way home…. or to anywhere. Where can you be a kind companion? Where can you help someone?   Walk them home, walk them to work, walk them with love… anywhere.

We don’t walk alone in this world. Walk someone home today, with love.

I Am Walking with You,

Pamela


Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931) is an American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the seminal 1971 book Be Here Now. He is known for his personal and professional associations with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s, for his travels to India and his relationship with the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba, and for founding the charitable organizations Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation.

During his psychedelic research, Ram Dass traveled to India in 1967 and met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means “servant of God.”  Since 1968, Ram Dass has pursued a panoramic array of spiritual methods and practices from potent ancient wisdom traditions. He has also practiced karma yoga or spiritual service, which opened up many other souls to their deep yet individuated spiritual practice and path. His unique skill in getting people to cut through and feel divine love without dogma is still a positive influence on many people from all over the planet. He now resides on Maui, where he shares his teachings through the internet and through retreats on Maui. His work continues to be a path of inspiration to his old students and friends as well as young people and newcomers.

Bio Sources: Wikipedia, RamDass.org  Fig¹. Brett Jordan on Unsplash  

The Classic Pamela Positive: The “Big H”: The Unfailing Recipe for Happiness

 

We search. We search for the “Big H,” happiness, all the time. 

 

man standing on hill under white sky at daytime

 

We try to find our right calling. Our right partner in life. The right home, city, school.  And yet…

Happiness is about sharing. 

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-06 at 2.22.39 PM

 

It’s about experiences, time, thoughts and caring for others — which are all spiritual. And I can’t imagine many people expressing their happiest times not in the presence of someone else. It’s being with others, and being with them in a meaningful way. We also know that it is not necessarily even doing something; it could just be sharing one another’s presence, with each other…

So I love, then, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s wisdom on the recipe for happiness:

 

“Serve others.
The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy.
Happiness is a shared thing.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 


Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Christian cleric known for his work for human rights. He grew up in Northwest South Africa and he was the only son in his family. He would later attend Johannesburg Bantu High School, where Tutu would thrive in academics and rugby. After high school, he became a teacher where he would meet his wife. Together, they would have two children– Trevor and Thandeka. He would later join the clergy to become an Anglican priest. Active in South Africa, he was an important opponent of apartheid. Other causes he has worked on include fighting AIDs, homophobia, tuberculosis, racism, and poverty. Nelson Mandela described him as “the voice of the voiceless.” Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Bio Source: Wikipedia


Fig¹.  Photo by saeed mhmdi on Unsplash

Fig².  Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

The Classic Pamela Positive: A Home Should Be

 

 

Home is so many things, to so may people. What should a Home be?

 

A Home Should Be Inspiring. 

 

All the objects in your home should reinforce your values and character.  Home should be a respite of calm and peace, and a reflection of who you are.

 

 

white house under maple trees

 

 

A Home Should Demonstrate Moderation. 

 

 

white wooden kitchen island and cupboard cabinets near glass panel door

 

 

A Home Should Have People Who are Loving and Kind.

 

 

A home should have balance. 

 

 

white kitchen table

 

 

The best homes reflect a sense of balance within the spaces, allowing for different types of activities.  Some may be more energetic, others which are more peaceful.

 

 

A Home Should Reflect You, What Is Right For You.

 

 

white and red concrete house

 

 

Finally,

A Home Should Be Something You Carry Everywhere.

 

 

3 women sitting on bench near the flowers

 

 

I Am Grateful for My Home and Your Home Today,

Pamela

 


Citations:

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Fig². Jason Briscoe on Unsplash

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Fig⁴. Hugo Sousa on Unsplash

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: The “Big H”: The Unfailing Recipe for Happiness

 

We search. We search for the “Big H,” happiness, all the time. 

 

 

photo-1476977394731-c442ec586463.jpeg

 

 

We try to find our right calling.  Our right partner in life. The right home, city, school.  And yet…

Happiness is about sharing. 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-06 at 2.22.39 PM

 

 

It’s about experiences, time, thoughts and caring for others — which are all spiritual. And I can’t imagine many people expressing their happiest times not in the presence of someone else. It’s being with others, and being with them in a meaningful way. We also know that it is not necessarily even doing something; it could just be sharing one another’s presence, with each other…

So I love, then, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s wisdom on the recipe for happiness:

“Serve others.
The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy.
Happiness is a shared thing.”

 


 

 

Archbishop-Tutu-medium.jpgPhoto from Wikipedia

 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Christian cleric known for his work for human rights. He grew up in Northwest South Africa and he was the only son in his family. He would later attend Johannesburg Bantu High School, where Tutu would thrive in academics and rugby. After high school, he became a teacher where he would meet his wife. Together, they would have two children– Trevor and Thandeka. He would later join the clergy to become an Anglican priest. Active in South Africa, he was an important opponent of apartheid. Other causes he has worked on include fighting AIDs, homophobia, tuberculosis, racism and poverty.  Nelson Mandela described him as “the voice of the voiceless.” Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

The Classic Pamela Positive: “We’re All Just Walking Each Other Home” – Ram Dass

 

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

– Ram Dass

 

 

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Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) is a Hindu spiritual teacher, and the author of Be Here Now. He was born Jewish, considered himself an Atheist in his early years, and went on a spiritual search to India in the 1960s. There he met Neem Karoli Baba, who became his guru, and gave him the name Ram Dass, meaning “servant of God.” Ram Dass has written more than ten books and founded two foundations, the Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation.

The Classic Pamela Positive: A Home Should Be

 

A home should be inspiring. 

 

All the objects in your home should reinforce your values and character.  Home should be a respite of calm and peace, and a reflection of who you are.

 

A home should demonstrate moderation. 

 

 

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Homes should reflect what is needed.  Meet your needs, and then embrace moderation and simplicity.

 

A home should have balance. 

 

The best homes reflect a sense of balance within the spaces, allowing for different types of activities.  Some may be more energetic, others which are more peaceful.