Caroline Baïni: appropriating happiness

Caroline Baïni: appropriating happiness

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Although we all want to be happy, sometimes true happiness seems to elude us. In her book, the author Caroline Baïni evokes the feeling of fullness, the one that rhymes with joie de vivre and peace of mind. Far from the ephemeral pleasure that only passes, it rather offers keys that are within our reach to explore different facets related to the happiness that remains in oneself. 

From the outset, the he author is certain that everyone has the right to happiness and that it is accessible to all. Better still, happiness is not something attributable to what others have or have not done for us. In other words, if you have not reached some of your dreams, it is not the fault of your parents, your spouse or your children. 

And if you believe that some people are luckier than you or that they were born into a better family than yours, you are on the wrong track.

We have all heard of someone who came from a disadvantaged family and who nevertheless managed to make their way in life and who found their happiness. On the other hand, others seem to spin the perfect happiness to the point that we envy them. However, the perception you have of them is not necessarily the reality, since few people air their problems in the public square. 

Happiness is in itself

Thus, we suggest focusing on our own definition of happiness, questioning ourselves on the subject and forgetting the neighbour, the colleague or anyone we don't quite know, since everyone has a different perception of what happiness should be.

If the author believes that we are all entitled to our share of happiness, it is because it is within us. Apparently, no one would be an exception to this rule.

Of course, this does not mean that one can have the feeling of hovering on a cloud all day long, it is impossible. But that does not prevent having a happy life that is associated with what represents happiness in your eyes.

Thanks to a dictionary associated with the different problems that are on our way, we are invites you to find possible solutions by promoting a form of inner reflection.

A lasting state

Strangely, many people do not know where happiness is and what it represents. They are often those who only think about the problems or misfortunes that strewn their path seeing their concern as a fatality. There is nothing wrong with facing your problems, it is even advisable to do so, because that is how you can find solutions.

In addition, in this work, we evoke means so that happiness is experienced in the long term. Of course, it's very easy to organize a party, to go on a trip or to buy something that makes us happy. 

All that is fine, but, according to the author, that is not lasting happiness. The latter must be based on our deepest values ​​and not on those of others. 

If happiness is within our reach, the solutions to achieve it are also within us. 

The author offers several techniques for those who have not yet found this much sought-after happiness. 

Among these are various forms of meditation that the author has itself developed. Mental depollution, purity of silence and regeneration are all easy-to-practice techniques that in some way allow access to a form of happiness.

♦ Caroline Baïni is a health coach and well-being.

♦ Her favorite tools are yoga, meditation and nutritherapy.