Happiness Takes Effort. Misery, Not So Much. Mastery Newsletter December 30, 2015

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“Remember, misery is comfortable. It’s why so many people prefer it. Happiness takes effort.”


That quote from a powerful article called:


Six harsh truths which will make you a better person


It IS tough reading. However, it seems as if it CAN make me a better person. Nails me to the wall, kinda.


See if you find yourself squirming while reading it. That’s probably a good sign.


These are the Six Points:


  1. The world only cares about what it can get from you
  2. The hippies were wrong
  3. What you produce does not have to make money, but it does have to benefit people
  4. You hate yourself because you don’t do anything
  5. What you are inside only matters because of what it makes you do
  6. Everything inside you will fight improvement



Main Lesson I got from this:


We need to be DOING something and that something needs to benefit others.


Great treasures and great joy flow from that. The more we benefit others, the more treasures and joy we will have.


Enjoy the uncomfortable read. 😉




In keeping with the point of the article, I wish you the energy, drive and enthusiasm to Create a Joyous 2016.



Love, Laughter and Smiles.






In this issue also:


– The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health


– Tapping Into Wealth


– China Just Launched the Most Frightening Game Ever












“When you have one foot in the future and the other in the past, you piss on the present.”

― Dan Harris, Author of 10% Happier





The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/nov/29/anne-bikle-david-montgomery-hidden-half-nature-microbes?CMP=share_btn_fb




Tapping Into Wealth, book by Margaret Lynch.







China Just Launched the Most Frightening Game Ever…Soon It Will Be Mandatory (Coming to a country near you?)







10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story






The theory of everything





Eating lettuce is more than “three times worse” than eating bacon, in terms of environmental impact per calorie.






The Official Top Ten Spiritual Ways to Defeat Boredom, Make Friends, Find Love, Trim Down, Shape Up, Discover Your Purpose, Make a Fortune, and Shine Your Light, are…


  1. Take action.
  2. Show up.
  3. Lean into it.
  4. Start anywhere.
  5. Keep busy.
  6. Get out more.
  7. Ask for help.
  8. Shake more hands.
  9. Give more hugs.
  10. Don’t stop.


You were already visualizing, right?


This message courtesy of: The Universe






That’s it for now. Enjoy your month.


Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.

Author of: The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success. http://zenofjoy.com 

(Free Zen of Joy Questionnaire)


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