A new word to day from Crossroad Dispatches: Eudaimonism.
eudaemonism, also spelled eudaimonism, or eudemonism, in ethics, a self-realization theory that makes happiness or personal well-being the chief good for man. The Greek wordeudaimonia means literally “the state of having a good indwelling spirit, a good genius.”
The indwelling spirit of each of us is that Genius, that which is called variously Source, Spirit, Spark of Divine or simply God/dess. That conscious ness that is you is the consciousness of the Universe experiencing life AS YOU!
Umair Haquesays here about the classic Greek principle of eudaimonia: “Eudaimonic prosperity, in contrast, is about mastering a new set of habits: igniting the art of living meaningfully well. An active conception of prosperity, it’s concerned not with what one has, but what one is capable of.”
To grant one’s own wishes is more than making a few tweaks in one’s lifestyle. It is a transformation, magical and spiritual, of your perspective, of your purpose in life, of your goals.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Bucky Fuller
What are you truly capable of? Whatever you dream of , it is the Genius Within that dreams. Dare to make that wish. Dare to find and fulfill your purpose. Listen to that genius within.
Take the baby steps in the direction you want to go–even if it’s only putting geraniums on the porch or writing that first sonnet or making a new game [social chocolate]
You Daimon You!