The Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

inglorious fruits

Each year, we throw over 300 million tons of fruits and vegetables away worldwide. Why? Mainly because of the ‘imperfect appearances’ that they have! As the European Union made 2014 the European year against food waste, Intermarché, the 3rd largest supermarkets chain in France, decided to try and change their customers perceptions to encourage better behaviors towards the non-calibrated fruits and vegetables. How? By showing them that though they might be ugly looking, they are as good as any others.  Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

May 2015 be a year of love, happiness, health, inspiration, freedom and affluence for you and your loved ones!

Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolution to perform what that wisdom dictates. -Benjamin Franklin

The best is yet to be. 

Cheers,
Journey

Thought Is Energy

Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests. The great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insights are, therefore, of incalculable value. All processes, even those of thought, rest on solid foundations.

The keener the sensibilities, the more acute the judgment; the more delicate the taste, the more refined the moral feelings; the more subtle the intelligence, the loftier the aspiration – the purer and more intense are the gratifications which existence yields. Hence it is that the study of the best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure. Continue reading

Understand How Your Mind Works

As we have discussed previously, there are two levels of your mind – the conscious or analytical level, and the subconscious or impartial level. You think with your conscious mind, and whatever you habitually think sinks down into your subconscious mind, which creates according to the nature of your thoughts.

Your subconscious mind is the seat of your emotions and is the creative mind. If you think good, good will follow; if you think ill, ill will follow. This is the way your mind works. It is an interesting and subtle truth that the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. This law, when applied in a negative way, is the cause of failure, frustration, and unhappiness. However, when your habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive, you experience perfect health, success, and prosperity. Continue reading

The Conscious and Subconscious Mind

An excellent way to get acquainted with the two functions of your mind is to look upon your own mind as a garden. You are a gardener, and you are planting seeds (thoughts) in your subconscious mind all day long, based on your habitual thinking. As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. 

When you begin to be more aware of your thought process, you can apply the powers of your subconscious to any problem or issue. In other words, you will actually be consciously co-operating with the infinite power and omnipotent law which governs all things.

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The Wonderful Power of Subconsciousness

Man alone, of all the creatures on Earth, can change his own pattern. Man alone is architect of his destiny. The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspect of their lives. -William James

Our subconscious mind has wonderful, magical, transforming power that:

  • Heals physical and mental wounds.
  • Proclaims liberty to the fear-ridden mind.
  • Liberates us completely from the limitations of failure, misery, lack, and frustration.

All you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to embody, and the creative powers of your subconsciousness will respond accordingly. Begin now, to let wonders happen in your life!

All thoughts are prayers, and all prayers are answered.’ Positive or negative. Any thought held on a continuous basis in the conscious mind must be brought into reality by the subconscious mind. Continue reading

Maximize Your Happiness Now: Serotonin & Oxytocin.

Besides Endorphin and Dopamine, there are two other happy chemicals- Serotonin and Oxytocin, which are more sociable- we need other people to help us create them.

Serotonin

Serotonin is responsible for the feelings of pride and and status. It flows when you feel significant or important. This is why public recognition is so important. We are social animals, we need the recognition of others. This is why we have the Academy Awards; this is why we have commencement for graduation, instead of just receiving an email that says, Continue reading

Maximize Your Happiness Now: Dopamine.

Dopamine

Dopamine is a compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter, which means it controls communication in the brain, and is a precursor of other substances including adrenaline.

Dopamine helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers, it motivates us to take action toward goals, desires, and needs.

Low levels of dopamine may cause procrastination, self-doubt, and lack of enthusiasm. One the other hand, having too much dopamine can make a person psychotic. Illicit drugs that dump loads of dopamine include cocaine and methamphetamines, which often causes euphoria, aggression and intense sexual feelings. Continue reading

Useful Techniques to Maximize Your Happiness Now

(First of all, a very warm welcome to all the new followers of One Happy Journey, as the title suggests, a happy journey is exactly what you have signed up for. It’s about our well-being: mind, body and spirit. Thank you very much for joining me. As always, please feel free to share your wonderful ideas in the comment section.)

What is happiness? What makes you happy?

In this post i will discuss happiness mainly from a scientific perspective, provide you not only general information, but also a few proven techniques to maximize your happiness now.

The techniques/tips will be mentioned in bold blue font. Continue reading

Chapter 12: The Secrets of Living Rich

(Journey’s note: The content of this post is taken from Paul McKenna’s I Can Make You Rich. I post it here out of deep appreciation and gratitude. Hope you will enjoy and benefit from it too. Please feel free to share your ideas in the comment section!)

In a fascinating study done at the University of London, a team of researchers developed a happiness scale, designed to measure people’s relative sense of wellbeing from moment to moment.

They then devised a formula to calculate how much extra money the average person would have to earn every year to get the same level of happiness as they would from the simple pleasures of a rich life.  Continue reading