WE were inspired to update our last post after reading Helena Blavatsky’s words about true kindness — described as the “absence of every ill-feeling , selfishness, charity, goodwill to all beings.”
The alchemy of these happiness charged ethics is easily seen when the power of goodwill is the primary ingredient in our everyday mix of feelings, thoughts and deeds.
“He who teaches Theosophy preaches the gospel of goodwill — and the converse of this is true also — he who preaches the gospel of goodwill, teaches Theosophy.”
And, concerning our motives, her spiritual Master wrote:
“The practical value of good motives is best seen when they take the form of deeds…”
In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effect of the “Free Hugs campaign” became phenomenal:
Your Health is At Risk
Hugs make us and others happy. Conversely, research shows that unhappy people:
♥ Have a greater risk of heart disease, strokes, hypertension, infections, and Type 2 diabetes.
♥ Release more of the stress hormone cortisol.
♥ Have a higher heart rate and may be at higher risk for heart attacks.
♥ Are 65% more likely to get a cold.
♥ Are less likely to find a spouse.
♥ Live nine years fewer than their happy counterparts.
So… when you are happy, it’s always a win-win. You are likely to live longer — and you are more emotionally and physically healthy, creative, energetic, compassionate, and successful!