How can we make HAPPINESS last beyond those euphoric first moments of Pleasure?
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said again and again:
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Functional MRI studies also reinforce the neuro-scientific validity of this statement: when subjects carry out acts of altruism, researchers see increased activity in some of the brain’s pleasure centers, meaning that it truly feels good to do good for others. Click on the link below for an interesting full-perspective on the HAPPINESS research being done these days.