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Mon Feb 17, 2014, 6:15 AM




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Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.

Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

After, these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes.

Everyone was frantically searching for their name, pushing, colliding with each other, and there was utter chaos. At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloon.

Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

Then, the speaker began: " This is exactly what's happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness.

This is the purpose of human life.

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Slug22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
:huggle: so very astute!
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle: :heart:
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vinpip Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
“Don't Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness” -  Eckhart Tolle

Lovely thoughts my dear Dianabolique, I love the things you write about in your journals :heart:
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sweet vinpip! :huggle: :heart:
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JadeDragonne Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It says it all!
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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost... ;p
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MirroredPurity Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Digital Artist
That's one of the few exercises that actually does help get a point across.
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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so too... It doesn't hurt to have a little help sometimes ;p
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Suiish Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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saltytowel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, I really like this :)
Reflecting upon our reality and our basic human nature, very helpful stuff.
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Vladi! :huggle:
Much has been written and were also read. However, I think that we should not necessarily follow everything that is written. We need to take what appears to be good for us and put the rest aside.
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saltytowel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
And take what appears to be good and put it to the test. I had the habit of reading and reading, but it was hard to remember all of the stuff I read if I never put it to practice.
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Wintella Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! J'adore! It hits some nails for sure!
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oui, ce texte a du bon et est certainement un atout à ajouter à nos cartes de bonheur... ;p
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Wintella Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouais, totally :)
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TheDewdropFairy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think there is a lot of truth in this.  It is very satisfying to give a smile to someone else.
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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple things most of the time brings happiness to someone else.
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TheDewdropFairy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's true :nod:
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is really nice :)
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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one way to see how to reach happiness ... ;p
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mickeyrony Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Qui n'as pas compris tout ces gestes n'a pas les valeurs  de l'amour en lui  :juste sa présence qui importe et l'ingratitude l'emportes vers les bas fonds ......Un plaisir visuel c'est un peu s'attarder à l'autre pour lui  laisser un certain sourire    MICKEYRONY
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Un simple sourire suffit bien souvent à rendre quelqu'un heureux... :nod:
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mickeyrony Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Ben oui encore et merci
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notofthisearth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I think first be happy about one's own self

Billy :)
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree dear Billy ...
If you aren't happy in your own heart, how can you give happiness to someone else ...
However, sometimes we bring good to someone without even knowing it and I'm pretty sure that it happened more then onces because of you :hug:
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notofthisearth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thank You Diane :rose:

Billy

P.S. There is nothing worse than having the strength of your happiness tested by loss or loneliness...

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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I understand but remember Billy, you are the one who has total control of the strength of your happiness ... :heart:
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notofthisearth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
:hug:

Billy

P.S. The world's a roller coaster and I am not strapped in~
 Incubus :rose:
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle:
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notofthisearth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
:)

Billy

P.S. :rose:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Jesus said it nearly 2,000 years ago (Acts 20:35).  He certainly exemplified it
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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He sure did! :nod:
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