From Pleasure to Bliss: The Happiness Scale
Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: You were created for spiritual JOY. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and spiritual joy, you have not yet begun to live. —Thomas Merton, American contemplative monk (1915–68)
Let’s begin by surveying our landscape and orienting ourselves in it. By doing so, we can understand the larger framework in which we begin our journey to finding bliss.
Happiness, meaning, and truth can mean different things to different people....