オプラ・ウィンフリーのウェブサイトの「常に悲しみが心にある事実(The Truth About Why We Stay Sad (Even If We Hide It)）」を読みました。以下、引用します。
2) Unhappiness is rooted in not knowing who you really are.
3) Relying on another person's love to make you happy means that they also have the power to take your happiness away. Even the prospect of this is enough to make happiness feel insecure.
Let's expand on the last point, since the promise of happiness as an inner state—one that nobody can take away from you—depends on what you're willing to do to realize it.
1) Live close to nature's rhythms and cycles, especially with regard to getting good sleep and going out into natural beauty on a regular basis.
2) Reduce external stressors, making a serious effort to live and work in a positive environment.
4) Let your brain experience the quiet inner state that is the gateway to higher consciousness. Meditation takes you on the inward path, but there are similar traditions and techniques of prayer, contemplation, self-reflection and Hatha Yoga.
5) Limit the toxicity of alcohol, tobacco and adulterated food. Favor a natural, organic diet whenever possible. Drink pure water; breathe pure air.
6) Dedicate your primary relationship to mutual happiness. Work together so that your partner's happiness feels as fulfilling as your own.
7) Avoid the daily temptations of negativity, such as gossip, dwelling on bad news, venting our anger and impatience and blaming others.
8) Take responsibility for your own happiness.
9) Aim at the highest kind of happiness, which is spiritual and devoid of ego.
10) Enjoy the lifelong project of building a self, because it is the prospect of a fulfilled self that brings satisfaction even in the face of resistance, obstacles and setbacks.