The Happiness Podcast
65 - Wellsprings Series - Take a Spiritual Vacation (the stillness of Heaven)

65 - Wellsprings Series - Take a Spiritual Vacation (the stillness of Heaven)

October 25, 2020

Anthony De Mello takes your mind on a vacation to find the place inside of you that steps out to the vast stillness of Heaven.

64 - Introduction to the Wellsprings Series

64 - Introduction to the Wellsprings Series

October 25, 2020

In this podcast, Anthony De Mello introduces his Wellsprings Series and discusses the spiritual power it holds to transform your life experience.

63 - You Want to Change the World?

63 - You Want to Change the World?

September 24, 2020

Do you want to change the world? How about beginning with yourself? How about being transformed yourself first? How do you achieve that? Through observation. Through understanding with no interference or judgment on your part. Because what you judge you cannot understand.  When you say of someone, “He’s a Republican,” understanding has stopped at that moment. You slapped a label on him. “She’s a Democrat.” Understanding has stopped at that moment.  How are you going to understand what you disapprove of or what you approve of, for that matter?

All of this sounds like a new world, doesn’t it?

62 - The First Steps to Waking Up

62 - The First Steps to Waking Up

September 18, 2020

The first thing you need to do to wake up is get in touch with negative feelings that you’re not even aware of. Lots of people have negative feelings they’re not aware of. Lots of people are depressed and they’re not aware they are depressed. It’s only when they make contact with joy that they understand how depressed they were. You can’t get rid of boll weevils on your farm if you’re not aware of their existence. To awaken, the first thing you need is awareness of your negative feelings

61- The Most Important Question

61- The Most Important Question

September 11, 2020

The great masters tell us that The Most Important Question in the world is: “Who am I?” Or rather: “What is ‘I’?” What is this thing I call “I”? What is this thing I call self? Who’s living in you as you? 

60 - The Harder You Try to Change, The Worse It Can Get.

60 - The Harder You Try to Change, The Worse It Can Get.

August 25, 2020

The harder you try to change, the worse it can get. Does this mean that a certain degree of passivity is all right? Yes, the more you resist something, the greater power you give to it. That’s the meaning, I think, of Jesus’ words: “When someone strikes you on the right cheek, offer him your left as well.” You always empower the demons you fight. That’s very Oriental. But if you flow with the enemy, you overcome the enemy.

59 - Does It Matter That You Should Be Enlightened?

59 - Does It Matter That You Should Be Enlightened?

August 18, 2020

Some people make awakening a goal. They are determined to get there; they say, “I refuse to be happy until I’m awakened.” In that case, it’s better to be the way you are, simply to be aware of the way you are. Simple awareness is happiness compared with trying to react all the time. People react so quickly because they are not aware. You will come to understand that there are times when you will inevitably react, even in awareness. But as awareness grows, you react less and act more. It really doesn’t matter.

58 - Introduction to Anthony De Mello (58 min)

58 - Introduction to Anthony De Mello (58 min)

August 11, 2020

Anthony De Mello in a nutshell.

57 - Don’t Suppress Desire

57 - Don’t Suppress Desire

August 3, 2020

Do not suppress desire, because then you would become lifeless. You’d be without energy and that would be terrible. Desire in the healthy sense of the word is energy, and the more energy we have, the better. But don’t suppress desire, understand it. Understand it. Don’t seek to fulfill desire so much as to understand desire.  Know your preferences. When you go through life with preferences but don’t let your happiness depend on any one of them, then you’re moving toward wakefulness

56 -The Final Liberation

56 -The Final Liberation

July 28, 2020

A scientist observes the behavior of ants with no further end in view than to study ants, to learn as much as possible about them. He’s not attempting to change them or train them or get anything out of them. He wants to learn as much as possible about them. That’s his attitude. The day you attain a posture like that, you will experience a miracle. You will change—effortlessly, correctly.

Play this podcast on Podbean App