Happiness Is Your Nature

“Happiness is your nature.  It is not wrong to desire it.  What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”Ramana Maharishi

Yesterday’s post spoke of escape, implying that when faced with an overwhelming obstacle, we may run from it, try to avoid it, ignore it, medicate it, deny it, etc.

We are always going to be faced with life’s challenges.  And the proverbial mid life crisis is more or less a universal phenomenon for virtually all adults.

We get to a place, don’t like it, and then think we can take a short cut to move past it.  Maybe.  Maybe some can.  I certainly couldn’t.

However, when I started to look inside for the answers instead of outside, my life began to transform.

Consider this, there is infinite joy to be had, to be discovered, to be shared.  I mean, happiness is our nature.

When I dream without any limits, I dream of others having this wonderful mid life celebration, instead of the proverbial midlife crisis.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Thanks David. It’s great to have you visit and comment. Visited your site and congratulate you on building your home on Vancouver Island. What an accomplishment.

    (My wife and I honeymooned in the San Juan’s and also your island, by bicycle in 1984)

    David, to answer your question properly, do you mean how did I come to Mid Life Celebration, or how did I come to be a five-a-day blogger?

  2. David, thank you for your question. There’s an “About Me” link on the right hand column, under “Other Cool Stuff”.
    That will take you to the very essence of Mid Life Celebration. You may also find additional insight in the 2008 blog post entries.
    There weren’t too many back then, but they were the first thoughts I posted. Keep asking, if you have more.

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