Monday, November 12, 2007

Matthieu Ricard on Habits of Happiness



I never thought I would be taking advice on happiness from a Frenchman, but Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard proves me wrong with his interesting talk on training your mind to be happier.

I particularly liked this quote:
Mind training matters, it is not just a luxury, it is not a supplementary vitamin for the soul. This is something thats going to determine the quality of every instance of our life.

We are ready to spend 50 years on education. We love to do jogging, to do fitness, and all kind of things to remain beautiful, yet we spend surprisingly little time taking care of what matters most: the way our mind functions which again is the ultimate thing that determines the quality of our experience.
via TED

3 comments:

Lori said...

Thank you for posting this!

Fat Knowledge said...

You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.

Gaetano said...

It's the day after Thanksgiving yet that talk is more nourishing than any feast.

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