Rebirth and renewal — an algorithm for happiness

In several spiritual traditions, this is a time of rebirth and renewal. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is also the time when spring is getting under way: life that had been dormant is coming alive.

Inner Leadership sees people not just as human beings but as human becomings so this can also be a good time to reflect on who we have been becoming and whether that is what we want. A time for reflecting on the past year, appreciating the good, letting go of the bad, and turning with renewed energy to build the kind of future we want to create.

As one example of what is possible, this video clip shows Google executive Mo Gawdat reflecting on how he did this, and found happiness, even after his son unexpectedly died. (If you are short on time, skip to 53 seconds.)

Have a very Happy Easter, or the equivalent in whatever tradition you might be celebrating.

Photo By Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland via

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