Tag: happiness

Two Wise Sayings

Reading a book

As a brief deviation from my ‘Understanding the Qur’an’ series, I would like to share two sayings (one today and one tomorrow) that I have found to be wise and encouraging. Philosophy has been defined as the pursuit of wisdom, and I know how… Continue Reading “Two Wise Sayings”

How Much is Enough?

Large bundles of money in a metal case

I think we’re all concerned with how to be as happy as possible. For many followers of this blog, happiness is found in spiritual contentment, not necessarily living an easy life here on earth, but living with the expectation of happiness in the life… Continue Reading “How Much is Enough?”

God and Hedonism

A painting of nude men and women in a hedonistic scene

In this week’s Friday Philosophy post we’ll be looking at a big idea from the ancient Greek philosopher, Epicurus. You may have come across the Epicurean paradox before, which is a truly fascinating set of propositions concerning the problem of evil. I won’t be… Continue Reading “God and Hedonism”

The Simple Life

A fishing boat on a beach with the sea in the background

An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How… Continue Reading “The Simple Life”

‘Happier’ by Tal Ben-Shahar (book review)

A portrait photo of Tal Ben-Shahar

I have recently finished reading the book Happier by Harvard lecturer and psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar.  The book was of interest to me as it discusses the nature of happiness, and how we can achieve greater levels of happiness in our lives.  This is a subject… Continue Reading “‘Happier’ by Tal Ben-Shahar (book review)”