A series of encounters with human behavioural specialist Dr Demartini changed my interpretation of happiness and provided me with an unexpected secret to lasting fulfilment.
By Denisa Irene Oosthuizen
Happiness or Fulfilment?
“I prefer the term ‘fulfilment’ and not ‘happiness,’” replied human development specialist Dr Demartini in an interview I conducted for an online publication I had timidly started a few years ago. My question was: How do you define happiness?
Today’s world where we live is full of complexities. Some people take these complexities as challenges. They face it boldly and counter the same. They consider these challenges as future opportunities. They don’t get afraid and sneak away. Because of this attitude, they ultimately overcome the barriers and find out the solutions and become successful.
There comes a point in most people’s lives when they begin to reflect on what their life is about. It’s a moment that can affect anyone at any age but for people in their midlife it perhaps feels more poignant. Read more
Time. Our lives are dominated by increments of the stuff. How often do we concern ourselves about not having enough, or of being late, of wasting or making best use of it? We talk about people who live in the past, or live only for today, or who squander their future because of past misdeeds or mistakes. Read more
We must have all heard, or used the term mid-life crisis. Often this is said of someone in mid-life, who suddenly throws caution to the wind and starts to do something entirely out of character. Read more
Looking to know how to bring balance into your life? Yes, balance seems to be such an overrated word today, yet almost everyone, from lifestyle editors to life coaches and spiritual gurus agree that our modern imbalanced lives need a serious brush-up. Read more
Jumping to negative conclusions represents a bias in the way we think. But, if we can learn to see these features in ourselves it presents an opportunity to turn things around and to establish a more balanced perspective. So, here are a few examples to illustrate the point: Read more
Life coaching is steadily gaining traction as a necessary investment for many people. Life coaches are professionals who help people address general or particular personal areas in their lives. They examine events in their clients’ lives and note their challenges. Read more