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Finding Happiness by Virginia Murphy-Berman

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PART II

Connecting to the Present: Experiences We Encounter

Forever is composed of nows.

—Emily Dickinson

In this second part of the book, we will discuss how we can connect more deeply to our immediate present. As we engage in an increasingly busy and noisy world, we may sometimes feel as if life does not seem to have the vibrancy it once did. Perhaps we occasionally experience the sense of just drifting through our days with less passion than we may have had earlier in our lives. We might attribute this diminishment of a sense of vibrancy to an inevitable consequence of getting older. However, this does not necessarily have to be the case. Rather, these dulled feelings describe a state of being in which we have chosen a way of connecting to ...

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