about happiness, contentment and feeling good about yourself and your life.
I read somewhere about the idea that if you decide what it is you want to feel in a situation - relaxed, say, or confident, or happy - you then ask yourself what kind of thoughts create those feelings for you. You can choose to think those kind of thoughts and that way create the feeling. I find it works sometimes! I can feel better even though nothing external has changed.
How useful if you are preparing for an interview, or a social occasion that you find difficult..
But I also love that good feelings can just suddenly come upon you.
I recently quoted poet Mary Oliver -
'If you suddenly and unexpectedly (my italics) feel joy, don't hesitate. Give into it.'
'Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue' said Viktor Frankl whose book Man's Search for Meaning I have yet to find the courage to read.
There's a lifetime's study here....