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Alchemy of Soul
Any substance, an alchemist would tell you, is what it appears to be, set just for a moment that is lost in eternity, by parameters of a given place, time, and given circumstances. Carbon could be graphite and diamond at the same time. When a human being is subject to hardship, mistreatment and is not given a chance to develop, he will become a murderer, thief or abuser. How quickly before he becomes an animal! When one is treated with love, respect and care, how far can he develop?'
A-Ma About Alchemy of Soul, by Nuit
Aristotel about Excellence (aretē) and Wellbeing (Eudaimonia)
The central concept of Aristotel's philosophy is within the words: Eudaimonia (Greek: εὐδαιμονία), that consists of the words 'eu' = good and 'daimōn' = spirit and 'aretē' that is often translated as 'moral' but in reality means 'done with excellence'.
Aristotel in Nicomachean Ethics says '...if any action is well performed it is performed in accord with the appropriate 'excellence': if this is the case, then 'εὐδαιμονία' turns out to be an activity of the soul that is in-tuned with virtue.'
According to Aristotle, 'εὐδαιμονία' (wellbeing or long-term happiness) is achieved when during the life-time a human being achieves health, wealth, knowledge, friends and this in turn leads to the perfection of human nature and to the enrichment of human life. For Aristotle, 'εὐδαιμονία' involves activity, exhibiting 'aretē' (excellence) in accordance with reason.
Eudaimonia implies a positive and divine state of being that a human being is able to achieve.
Confucius about True Individual, Family and Social Happiness
Confucius also sees the 'true happiness' first within an individual, then within a family and finally within a society. His wise words resonate within all of us:
'To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.'
Explaining this divine state of being that a human being strives towards, Confucius said that one should cultivate:
'Courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistence, and kindness.
If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected;
if you are generous, you will gain everything.
If you are honest, people will rely on you.
If you are persistent you will get results.
If you are kind, you can employ people.'
'Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.'
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching About True Happiness in One-self and Humanity
'For every one step that you take in the pursuit of higher knowledge, take three steps in the perfection of your own character'
Steiner about Human Character and Happiness
'When we have passed beyond knowings, then we shall have Knowledge. Reason was the helper; Reason is the bar. When we have passed beyond willings, then we shall have Power. Effort was the helper; Effort is the bar. When we have passed beyond enjoyings, then we shall have Bliss. Desire was the helper; Desire is the bar.
When we have passed beyond individualising, then we shall be real Persons. Ego was the helper; Ego is the bar. When we have passed beyond humanity, then we shall be the Man. The Animal was the helper; the Animal is the bar. Transform reason into ordered intuition; let all thyself be light. This is thy goal. Transform effort into an easy and sovereign overflowing of the soul-strength; let all thyself be conscious force. This is thy goal. Transform enjoying into an even and objectless ecstasy; let all thyself be bliss. This is thy goal. Transform the divided individual into the world-personality; let all thyself be the divine. This is thy goal. Transform the Animal into the Driver of the herds; let all thyself be Krishna. This is thy goal.'
Thoughts and Glimpses'
'Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.'
Leo Tolstoy about True Happiness
'Happiness is a how, not a what. A talent, not an object'
Herman Hesse on Happiness
'Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.'
Mahatma Gandhi on Happiness
Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training and True Happiness
True Happiness sleeps within one's Soul and it is achieved when we learn to listen to our soul's quest and live our highest potential. This is a life-long learning but there are tools that help us within this process of self-development and self-discovery. To help you withing your spiritual journey we have designed the Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training. Explore our books and courses and enjoy this inspirational journey! We hope you'll love it!