A kind, conscious, peaceful and loving humanity.
To cultivate a safe and supportive community and share tools, practices and experiences that empower everyone to live happy and fulfilled lives.
It’s safe to say that all human beings are striving for happiness and well-being. Indeed, a 2012 UN resolution recognised the pursuit of happiness as "a universal human goal and aspiration." And forward-thinking countries such as Bhutan have made Gross National Happiness (GNH) one of its primary indicators for measuring progress and its government’s service to society.
Moreover, Google searches for happiness-related terms have more than quadrupled in the past decade. All of this evidence shows that the pursuit of happiness is becoming vital for more and more people around the world.
Contrary to our collective desire for happiness, many of us are struggling, unhappy and/or depressed. Despite rising material comfort through much of the world, we often feel just as lonely, purposeless or fearful. According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 300 million people worldwide suffering from depression. Indeed, one in four of us will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their life
Neuroscientific research has shown that we are all capable of shaping our thinking and attitude. Practices such as mindfulness, yoga and meditation have scientifically proven effects on our brain activity, anxiety and happiness. Who we choose to surround ourselves with, what information we consume, how grateful we are, and the degree of our loving relationships have been found to have significant impacts on our happiness levels.
For millennia, humanity has been studying and researching the human condition. From Greek and Eastern philosophies to new age spirituality, cognitive neuroscience or positive psychology – now more than ever, there exist solutions and proven ways of alleviating suffering and increasing happiness. There are an army of luminaries ready and willing to help, but in every one of us is a teacher and healer. As we work through and master our difficulties, we gain valuable wisdom and insight which can be shared with others.
If individual liberation and self-realisation are possible, why would it not be possible for bigger communities or all of humanity? If one person can base their life on wisdom, peace, love and compassion, why couldn't we as one humanity co-create our future based on the intention of fulfilled lives and happiness for all beings?
We believe it is possible. We have seen a change in ourselves, and we have witnessed it for people around us. Let us connect as one community, combine our wisdom, accelerate our growth and make it happen!
The happiness.com team