Have stated teaching creative mind business mind as part of the Meditation Incubator project at Pratt Institute. We’ve been talking a lot about success. Success in life, in work, in finding a sense of meaning within. Is happiness connected to success ? Are they the same, different ? Interesting question for so many of us, don’t you think. Ultimately are they shades of the same color – can we really be a success on our own terms if we are not happy ? Can I be happy and not consider myself successful ? Whose definitions am I using to determine the answers ?
Success is so personal, happiness is so personal. For me it is being calm contented spacious. Successful – staying with what matters for me, purposeful living. Trying to tame the ego and quiet the mind at the same time is a process that is success making. If that makes sense. I’d like to look at success as a process rather than an product or attainment. verb instead of noun?
And happy – ah…. a state of being. Happy is an aura that surrounds me, success a process within me ? Do I have them backward.. pondering. No clarity – but it doesn’t matter. Love the question, grow from the freedom of not being defined.