Posted by: joy.or.above | November 11, 2018



The Two Wolves within



There is a native Indian-American story that goes like this:

“One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is evil: it is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good: It is Joy, Peace, Love, Hope, Serenity, Humility, Kindness, Benevolence, Empathy, Generosity, Truth, Compassion and Faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.””

This story illustrates very beautifully the two parts within all of us:
The first one is Your True Self,
Your Higher Self, Your Soul.  It is All-Knowing, Loving and Wise. 
 It Knows what is best for you; and if you listen to It and follow Its guidance, It will always lead you to the Truth, the Good, and the Beautiful. It is the path of Love, Joy, and Inner Peace. It speaks to you in a gentle, soft, kind, and loving way. It speaks to you through your Intuition, your Gut-feelings, your Inner-Knowing. It is what is often referred to in the Scriptures as the Small Still Voice for God.

The second part is your ego, your small self. It speaks out of fear, greed, guilt and lack. It keeps you busy thinking about the past — what you did and didn’t do — and it keeps you worrying about the future. If you follow it, it tells you to do the wrong things, and then punishes you for doing them; it sabotages your happiness and success, and blames you for your failures. It is the voice that tells you that “you are not good enough and / or unworthy“. It is the self-pity voice that says “poor little me.”  It is the self-centered, egoistic and materialistic mind-set that controls and dominates the thinking of most people, which led to all the crises we face today.

How to tell which part is speaking to you at any moment?
If it comes from Love, it is the Voice of Your Higher Self: Its Nature is Unconditional Love; and It feeds only on Love: It thinks, speaks and acts out of Love only.

If the voice comes from fear; it is the voice of your ego; it feeds and thrives on your fears. It speaks first and speaks the loudest.

How to stop feeding the ego?
Stop engaging in its drama. Stop all blame, shame, guilt or hate thoughts. Stop judging others; stop engaging in gossip, or meaningless activities; never use harsh words, or do harm. You also need to take good care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually; otherwise, your ego will use your weakness against you.  

To hear the Voice of Your True Self, you need to be able to quiet your mind.  Meditation, Mindfulness and Being Aware of the automatic negative thoughts that pass by in your mind throughout the day will help tremendously. These skills can be learned, and the more you practice them, the stronger the Voice of Your True Self becomes, and the easier it becomes to hear It and follow Its guidance. The more you listen, the clearer it gets and the stronger your intuitive senses become. 

Wherever you are in your life; and whatever your goals are — whether it is to improve your health, to advance your career, or to have a more meaningful life —  overcoming your ego and its automatic negative thoughts, which holds you back from reaching your full potential, is vital for your True Happiness, Success and Inner Peace.



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Posted by: joy.or.above | September 29, 2018

The Compass and the Ego

The Compass and the Ego


Written by Chris Mirana / Fa Chao Shakya

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A compass is a navigational instrument with a magnetized pointer that aligns itself with the earth’s magnetic field, always pointing north. We have used the compass for millennia to find our way. It’s been used by seafarers, explorers, and travellers alike to help get from one place to another. When we lose our way, we pull out our compass, get our bearings, then find the path again. But our journey as a human being is also a journey of the mind, of the psyche, and of the spirit. How do we navigate these other waters when there is no ocean’s surface that allows us to use a tool such as a compass? Well, a compass may be useless in these situations, but it serves as a good analogy for an essential aspect of the spiritual journey, for we do need a compass – without one we’ll get lost just as surely as an ancient sailor would get lost without knowledge of the sky, the compass, and the sextant.

To understand how to use our spiritual compass, let’s look at how we use a physical compass. First, when we lose our way, we know we can find out which direction to take by using the compass, that is, we have faith that the compass will help us get back on track. We know that to guess or to choose based on what we think is the right direction is not as good an option as looking at the compass and letting it tell us. So we look at the compass and follow exactly the bearings it gives. We have confidence that the compass will point us in the correct direction and that by following its guidance we will arrive safely at our intended destination.

When we get lost we do nothing but look at the compass. We make no choices of our own – we let the compass make the choice for us because we know how to read it and we have faith in it. This is an essential thing to remember as we tread a spiritual path. We must use only the spiritual compass and let nothing interfere with it. If we start guessing, assuming we know better than the compass, then at best we’ll stay lost, and at worst, we’ll perish. We must leave the ego behind in order to proceed with the right attitude that will allow us to use our compass.

But what would a “spiritual compass” be? To know it, we must first understand the ego, for as long as the ego holds the high seat, our spiritual compass is completely invisible.

Why does the ego not allow us access to the compass? Why does it confuse us and cause us to make the wrong decisions? After all, if it didn’t misguide us so often, then we wouldn’t need to talk about “finding our compass” in the first place.

Many Zen teachers have spoken of the ego and its destructive nature when left to its own devices. They tell us that the fundamental Principle of the Universe — Buddha Mind or Buddha Nature or Self Nature — governs all: the entire cosmos of which we are part. Buddha Mind is not, as some mistakenly suggest, our individual soul.

As we begin to embark on our spiritual journey Self Nature is unconscious – that is, we do not consciously, or knowingly, recognize it. But unconsciously we do. Self Nature manifests as thought in our conscious lives but it does not remain in thought because it is not fixed. We only get glimpses of it now and again, and most often we pay it no attention. The act of making it fully conscious, recognizable to us in every moment, is what the Spiritual path is all about: it is the destination of any spiritual journey.

The Buddha Self uses ‘form’ to manifest in this world but It has no attachment to form. So in manifesting as form It remains non-abiding. No where. To be in-tune with Buddha Nature, from moment to moment in our lives, we too must have a mind that is non-abiding, that is, nowhere fixed.

Ultimate Reality, or the Principal of All that Is, manifests within us and acts on us – on the mind, on the body, on all aspects of our lives. Through Reality, the mind apperceives itself: it becomes conscious of its own consciousness.

It is exactly this “being conscious of our own consciousness” that gives rise to the ego – to “I Am-ness,” to Descartes famous exclamation: “I think, therefore I am.”

In this way, the Unconscious becomes conscious of itself and an urge for assertion arises.

But what’s the point? Why does this happen? This urge for assertion which manifests the ego has been, throughout the millennia, necessary for our day-to-day survival. It has kept us safe from the sabre-toothed tiger, allowed us to form societies, protect our families and communities from attacks, encouraged us to grow wiser and more cunning – all of which have promoted the continuation of our species. In fact, without ego, without this urge for assertion, we could not do the simplest functions of daily living, like driving a car or finding our way back home or cooking our food. We need the ego, but we need more to be happy, to be content – we need a direct connection with the source of the ego.

What happens when we don’t have that connection?

To function in our daily life, the apperceiving mind in its egoistic state uses the brain, in which all the 5 senses (skandas) and consciousness coordinate and communicate. The ego, now a master-at-large, has a wonderful machine (body), which functions obediently in response to its urges. In this role, the ego, which is without a Self (without Universal Knowledge), urges us on in carrying out those mundane tasks which constitute our daily life. The ego functions through the material process of thought which uses memory to guide it. This is its mechanical movements, and they are always derived from experiential images of the past.

Unfortunately for the ego, in carrying out and perfecting these routine tasks it ignorantly considers itself capable of resolving everything, not only the mundane and material problems of our daily lives but all of our problems! It attempts to solve new mental or psychological problems that arise daily in our lives because solving problems is all it knows how to do. Yet, because it can only operate from the point of view of past experience, the ego struggles hopelessly to resolve problems that are outside its domain of knowledge – outside of its realm of past experience. The ego knows nothing of spirituality, nothing of God, of Buddha Nature, Adoni, Bhagavan, Brahman, parama-Isvara, Rama, Ek Onkar, Waheguru, Nirankar, Aten, Mithras, Yahweh, Yehoshûa , Allah, Yezdan , Abraxas, Cao Ðà?i, Akua, Tenchi-Kane-no-Kami, Mioya-Ookami, Ahura Mazda, or any of the other thousands of names for Ultimate Reality that cultures around the globe have given It. Yet, despite the stronghold of the ego, the ubiquitous quality of All that Is has been perceived by all cultures throughout recorded history, a knowledge that cannot be known through the ego; the personal, isolated self, for the more it tries to comprehend it, the harder it gets, the greater the confusion becomes, and the greater and longer suffering endures.

We need to recognize that mental (emotional or psychological) problems are not the same as material problems and that they require different solutions. If a car breaks down, a mechanic uses memory and applies thought to carry out the repairs. But when faced with emotional problems, the ego cannot use thought, which is of the past, to resolve them. Emotional problems are complex in nature and require a different approach – an approach that is built on a spiritual foundation.

The reason this is so is because the ego always works to resolve a new problem with a past solution; consequently, it naturally falls into dualistic conflicts and it becomes muddled by an unending stream of disconnected thoughts which obscure the clarity of truth. Trying endlessly to solve the problem, it has no success and succumbs to fear; in a state of fear it becomes further trapped in its own confusion; confusion leads to pain and sorrow; pain and sorrow lead to frustration and anger; frustration and anger lead to despair and violence. We cycle downward into an ever increasing pit of hell, all because the ego operates in the darkness of its own ignorance about that which has given rise to it.

This is when we most need a guide — something to help us up and out of the pit. This is when we need a spiritual compass.

Once the ego sees that it has derived its conscious “mind” from the Unconscious Mind it stops dead in its tracks. It remains silent. It stops all attempts to manipulate things because it realises its own futility in this area. In this silence it makes no movements. This silence and stillness (non-doing/non-action) flow from the Principle of All that Is, from Buddha Mind.

The Buddha Mind is itself the pointer, the spiritual compass. As we work to create a spacious mind, spontaneously a discovery takes place that leaves us silent – it leaves us quiet and receptive. In normal daily life, the ego finds its way, but through this discovery there is a newfound harmony in life. There is peace and happiness.

Through the awakening experience we call satori, we find our compass and our spiritual journey proceeds with the confidence of a master mariner at sea.



Guest writer:

Chris Mirana / Fa Chao Shakya

This article was originally published on 15 June 2009
At the Eye of Chan website:

Here is the link to the original article:

Republished with permission.

* Translated into Arabic by Zafira Labadi, (below).



البوصلة والأنا


  من تأليف كريس ميرانا

البوصلة هي أداة ملاحية بمؤشر ممغنط يستجيب للحقل المغناطيسي للأرض، ويشير دائمًا نحو الشمال. لقد استخدمنا البوصلة لآلاف السنين لإيجاد طريقنا. تم استخدامها من قبل البحارة والمستكشفين والمسافرين على حد سواء لمساعدتهم في التنقل من مكان إلى آخر. عندما نضل طريقنا، نخرج البوصلة، نحدد موقعنا، ثم نجد الطريق مرة أخرى. لكن رحلتنا في الحياة كإنسان هي أيضاً رحلة للعقل، وللنفس، وللروح. كيف نتنقل في هذه المحيطات الأخرى عندما لا يكون هنالك سطح يسمح لنا باستخدام أداة مثل البوصلة؟ قد تكون البوصلة عديمة الجدوى في هذه المواقف، ولكنها بمثابة تشبيه جيد لجانب أساسي من الرحلة الروحية، لأننا نحتاج إلى بوصلة – دونها سوف نضل الطريق تماما مثل بحار قديم ليس لديه معرفة بالنجوم، والبوصلة ، وآلة السدس

لفهم كيفية استخدام بوصلتنا الروحية، دعونا ننظر إلى كيفية استخدامنا للبوصلة الفعلية. أولاً، عندما نضل طريقنا، نحن نعلم أنه بإمكاننا معرفة الاتجاه الذي يجب إتباعه باستخدام البوصلة، أي أننا على ثقة بأن البوصلة ستساعدنا في العودة إلى المسار الصحيح. نحن نعلم أن التخمين أو الاختيار على أساس ما نعتقد أنه الاتجاه الصحيح ليس خيارًا جيدًا مثل الاستعانة بالبوصلة. لذلك نحن ننظر إلى البوصلة ونتبع بالضبط الاتجاه الذي تشير إليه. لدينا ثقة بأن البوصلة ستشير إلى الاتجاه الصحيح وأنه بإتباع توجيهاتها سنصل بأمان إلى وجهتنا المقصودة

عندما نضل الطريق نحن لا نفعل شيئا سوى النظر إلى البوصلة. نحن لا نتخذ أية خيارات – نترك البوصلة لتختار لنا لأننا نعرف كيف نقرأها ونثق بها. من الضروري تذكر ذلك حين نتخذ طريقًا روحيًا. يجب أن نستخدم البوصلة الروحية فقط وان لا ندع أي شيء يتعارض معها. إذا بدأنا في التخمين، مفترضين أننا نعرف أفضل من البوصلة، فإننا سنبقى تائهين في أفضل الأحوال، وفي أسوأ الأحوال، سوف نفنى. يجب أن نترك الأنا جانبا من أجل المضي قدما متخذين الموقف الصحيح الذي سيسمح لنا باستخدام بوصلتنا

لكن ماذا ستكون “البوصلة الروحية”؟ لمعرفة ذلك، يجب علينا أولا أن نفهم الأنا، فطالما أن الأنا في المقعد الأمامي، فان بوصلتنا الروحية تكون غير مرئية تماما

لماذا لا يسمح لنا الأنا بالوصول إلى البوصلة؟ لماذا يربكنا ويجعلنا نتخذ قرارات خاطئة؟ في نهاية المطاف، إذا لم يكن قد ضللنا في كثير من الأحيان، فلن نحتاج للحديث عن “العثور على بوصلتنا” في المقام الأول

تحدث العديد من معلمي الزن عن الأنا وطبيعته المدمرة عندما يتُرك لفعل ما يشاء. يخبروننا أن المبدأ الأساسي للكون – عقل بوذا أو طبيعة بوذا أو طبيعة الذات – يحكم كل شيء: الكون كله الذي نحن جزء منه. عقل بوذا، ليس كما يقترح البعض خطأ، روحنا الفردية

عندما نبدأ رحلتنا الروحية، فإن طبيعة الذات غير واعية – أي أننا لا ندركها بوعي أو عن معرفة. لكن في اللاوعي نحن ندركها. تظهر طبيعة الذات كالفكر في حياتنا الواعية لكنها لا تبقى في الفكر لأنها غير ثابتة. نحن نلمحها فقط من حين إلى آخر، وفي أغلب الأحيان لا نبدي أي اهتمام بها. إن جعلها واعية تماما، وإدراكها في كل لحظة، هو أساس المسار الروحي: إنه وجهة أية رحلة روحية

تستخدم ذات بوذا “جسد” للتعبير في هذا العالم، ولكنها لا تتعلق بالشكل. لذلك رغم ظهورها كجسد فهي تبقى غير ثابتة. لا مكان. لكي نكون منسجمين مع طبيعة بوذا، من لحظة إلى أخرى في حياتنا، يجب أن يكون لدينا عقل غير ثابت، في أي مكان

الحقيقة المطلقة، أو مبدأ كل ما هو موجود، تتجلى في داخلنا وتتصرف من خلالنا – من خلال العقل والجسد وفي جميع جوانب حياتنا. من خلال الواقع، العقل يدرك ذاته: يصبح واعيًا انه واع

هذا بالضبط “الوعي بوعينا” الذي يؤدي إلى وجود الأنا — “أنا موجود”، وإلى تعبير ديكارت الشهير: أنا أفكر، إذن أنا موجود

بهذه الطريقة، يصبح اللاوعي مدركاً لذاته، وينتج عن ذلك رغبة في تأكيد الذات

لكن ما الهدف؟ لماذا يحدث هذا؟ هذه الرغبة في تأكيد الذات أدت إلى ظهور الأنا، حيث كان على مدى آلاف السنين، ضروريا لبقائنا على قيد الحياة. لقد أبقانا في مأمن من النمر، وسمح لنا بتكوين مجتمعات، وحماية عائلاتنا وقبائلنا من الهجمات، وشجعنا على النمو لنكون أكثر حكمة وأكثر دهاءً – كل ذلك أدى إلى استمرار الجنس البشرى. في الواقع، دون الأنا، ودون هذه الرغبة في تأكيد الذات، لما كنا تمكنا من القيام بأبسط وظائف الحياة اليومية، مثل قيادة السيارة أو إيجاد طريقنا إلى المنزل أو طهي طعامنا. نحن بحاجة إلى الأنا، لكننا نحتاج إلى المزيد لنكون سعداء وراضين – نحتاج إلى اتصال مباشر بمصدر الأنا

ماذا يحدث عندما لا يكون لدينا اتصال مباشر؟

من أجل القيام بإعمالنا الحياتية اليومية، يستخدم العقل الواعي في حالته الأنانية الدماغ، حيث تقوم جميع الحواس الخمس والوعي بالتنسيق والتواصل. الأنا، الآن كسيد ماهر، لديه آلة رائعة (جسد)، يستجيب بطاعة لرغباته. في هذا الدور، يحثنا الأنا، الذي بلا ذات (دون معرفة كونية)، على تنفيذ تلك المهام الدنيوية التي تشكل حياتنا اليومية. يعمل الأنا من خلال عملية التفكير المادية التي تستخدم الذاكرة لتوجيهه. هذه هي حركاته الميكانيكية، وهي دائما مشتقة من تجارب الماضي

لسوء حظ الأنا، في تنفيذ هذه المهام الروتينية وإتقانها، يعتقد جاهلا انه قادر على حل كل شيء، ليس فقط المشاكل المادية والدنيوية في حياتنا اليومية ولكن جميع مشاكلنا! يحاول حل المشاكل العقلية أو النفسية الجديدة التي تنشأ يومياً في حياتنا لأن حل المشاكل هو كل ما يستطيع القيام به. ومع ذلك، لأنه لا يمكن أن يعمل إلا من وجهة نظر الماضي، يكافح الأنا يائسا لحل المشاكل التي تقع خارج نطاق معرفته – خارج نطاق خبرته السابقة. الأنا لا يعرف شيئا عن الروحانية، لا شيء عن الله، عن طبيعة بوذا، أدوني، البهاغافان، البراهمي، باراما-إسفارا، راما، إيك أونكار، واهيجورو، نيرانكار، آتون، ميثراس، يهوه، يهوشع، يزدان، أبراكساس، …… أو أي من آلاف الأسماء الأخرى التي أعطتها الثقافات المختلفة في جميع أنحاء العالم للحقيقة المطلقة. ومع ذلك، وعلى الرغم من سيطرة الأنا، فإن خاصية كلي الوجود للكون كان شيئا مدركًا من قبل جميع الثقافات طوال التاريخ المسجل للإنسانية، وهذا لا يمكن معرفته من خلال الأنا؛ النفس الفردية، المعزولة، فكلما حاول فهمها، كلما ازدادت صعوبة، وازداد الارتباك، وزادت المعاناة وطالت

نحن بحاجة إلى إدراك أن المشاكل العقلية (العاطفية أو النفسية) ليست مثل المشاكل المادية وأنها تتطلب حلولاً مختلفة. إذا تعطلت سيارة، يستخدم ميكانيكي الذاكرة ويطبق التفكير لإجراء الإصلاحات. لكن عند مواجهه مشاكل عاطفية، لا يستطيع الأنا استخدام الفكر، وهو من الماضي، لحلها. المشاكل العاطفية معقدة بطبيعتها وتتطلب نهجا مختلفا – نهجا مبني على أساس روحي

السبب في ذلك هو أن الأنا يعمل دائمًا على حل مشكلة جديدة من خلال حل سابق؛ وبالتالي، فإنه من الطبيعي أن يقع في صراعات ثنائية ويصبح مشوشًا بتيار لا ينتهي من الأفكار المتقطعة التي تحجب وضوح الحقيقة. رغم محاولاته ألانهائية لحل المشكلة، فهو لا يحقق النجاح وبالتالي يستسلم للخوف؛ في حالة من الخوف يصبح أكثر ارتباكا؛ الارتباك يؤدي إلى الألم والحزن؛ الألم والحزن يؤدي إلى الإحباط والغضب؛ الإحباط والغضب يؤدي إلى اليأس والعنف. نحن نتدحرج نحو الأسفل إلى حفرة من الجحيم المتزايد، كل ذلك لأن الأنا يعمل في ظلام جهله بذلك الذي أدى إلى وجوده

هذا هو الوقت الذي نحتاج فيه إلى دليل – شيء يساعدنا على الخروج من الحفرة. عندها نحتاج إلى بوصلة روحية

بمجرد أن يدرك الأنا أنه استمد “عقله” الواعي من العقل اللاواعي فإنه يتوقف تماما في مساره. يبقى صامتا. يوقف جميع المحاولات للتلاعب بالأشياء لأنه يدرك عدم جدواه في هذا المجال. في هذا الصمت لا يقوم بأي حركة. هذا الصمت والسكون (دون حركة) يتدفقان من مبدأ كل ما هو موجود، من عقل بوذا

عقل بوذا هو نفسه المؤشر، البوصلة الروحية. وبينما نعمل على خلق عقل واسع، يحدث اكتشاف بشكل عفوي يتركنا صامتين – يتركنا هادئين ومتقبلين. في الحياة اليومية العادية، يجد الأنا طريقه، ولكن من خلال هذا الاكتشاف هنالك انسجام جديد في الحياة. هنالك سلام وسعادة

من خلال تجربة الصحوة التي نسميها ساتوري، نجد بوصلتنا وتستمر رحلتنا الروحية بثقة بحار ماهر في البحر


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May All Beings Be Happy

May You Be Happy!

Posted by: joy.or.above | April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!


Plant a Tree for Earth Day


April 22 is Earth Day, and this year it marks the 45th anniversary of what is considered by many the birth of the modern environmental movement that started in April 1970, which focuses on raising awareness by putting environmental concerns up front and center.


I invite you to be a part of Earth Day to help build a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come. The possibilities for getting involved are endless! Volunteer. Plant a Tree. Install solar panels on your roof. Reduce your consumption. Avoid using plastic and wasting resources. Recycle: Return hangers to the cleaners; donate clothing and computers to charities; use reusable bags and containers.  Use recycled items whenever possible like for example recycled chlorine-free paper. Use energy saving bulbs. Choose cleaning products that are natural and eco-friendly. You can reduce emissions by sharing a car, using public transportation, riding a bike, or walking when possible. Organize an event in your community. Help launch a community garden. Communicate your priorities to your elected representatives. Do something nice for the Earth, have fun, meet new people, and make a difference.


More importantly, keep doing these things! Earth Day is Every Day! To build a better future, we must commit to living responsibly year-round.  

Remember, people need the Earth for air,
water, food, and for their existence!

People Need Nature;
Nature Doesn’t Need People!


Happy Earth Day!


Earth Day

Zafira Labadi
Happiness & Wellness Coach

Committed to Helping You
Lead a Happier life!

Tel: +962-7-77225590



Recommended videos


Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature



Nature Is Speaking – Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest


Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil


Nature Is Speaking – Penélope Cruz is Water


Nature Is Speaking – Robert Redford is The Redwood


Nature Is Speaking – Lupita Nyong’o is Flower


Nature Is Speaking – Harrison Ford is The Ocean


Nature Is Speaking – Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef


Posted by: joy.or.above | October 31, 2012

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Posted by: joy.or.above | August 18, 2012

The Happiness Creed!

The Happiness Creed!

By BJ Gallagher

I believe that Happiness is my Birthright,
as well as my Responsibility;
and I commit to Claiming it.

I believe that Happiness is Here and Now;
and I commit to Awakening to it.

I believe that Happiness is a Choice;
and I commit to Choosing it.

I believe that Happiness is a Habit;
and I commit to Cultivating it.

I believe that Happiness is Free,
like rainbows, sunshine and air;
and I commit to Reveling in it.

I believe that Happiness is Always Available,
no matter what others are doing;
and I commit to Creating it.

I believe that Happiness is an Inside Job,
not dependent on money, fame, or possessions;
and I commit to Living it.

I believe that Happiness is an Attitude of Gratitude;
and I commit to Giving Thanks.

I believe that Happiness is in Action;
and I commit to Generating it.

I believe that Happiness is Contagious;
and I commit to Sharing it.

I believe that Happiness is a Prayer,
uniting me with the Universe;
and I commit to Offering it.

I believe that Happiness is my Calling –
I Must Be the Happiness I Wish to See in the World.


To learn how to cultivate more Joy and Wisdom in Your Life,
Enroll in one of the Art & Science of Happiness Coaching Programs!
Call or email to schedule a free Consultation Session!
You will learn new ways to increase your Happiness, Everyday.

As always, I wish you much Love, Joy, and Wisdom!

Zafira Labadi
Happiness & Wellness Coach & Mentor
Committed to Helping You Lead a Happier Life!
Tel. 00962-7-77225590


Posted by: joy.or.above | July 24, 2012

My Wish For YOU!

  My Wish For YOU!

   I hope the days come easy,
  And the moments pass slow.
  And each road leads you
  Where you want to go.

And if you’re faced with a choice
And you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one
That means the most to you.

And if one door opens to
Another door closed,

I hope you keep on walkin’
Till you find a window…

If it’s cold outside,
Show the world
The warmth of your smile…

But more than anything….
My wish for you,
Is that this life becomes
All that you want it to.
Your Dreams stay BIG,

Your worries stay small.
You never need to carry
More than you can hold…


My Wish by Rascall Flatts

Remember to:

Live well,
Laugh often, and
Love much!

May All Your Dreams Come True!


To learn how to Set Goals and Achieve  Your Dreams,
Enroll in one of the Coaching Toward Happiness Programs!
Call or email to schedule a free Consultation Session!
You will learn new ways to increase your Happiness, Everyday!

Zafira Labadi
Happiness & Wellness Coach
Committed to Helping You Lead a Happier Life!
Tel. 00962-7-77225590



Happy Ramadan!
To All of You
The Holy Month!


Posted by: joy.or.above | June 25, 2012

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Posted by: joy.or.above | June 8, 2012

The Most Astounding Fact!

The Most Astounding Fact!

“You are a part of the universe,
no less than the stars and the trees,
and you have a right to be here.
And whether it is clear to you or not,
no doubt the universe is unfolding
as it should.” ~ Desiderata

Someone asked Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, the following question:

What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?

Listen to his reply in the this video . . .!



To learn how to Set Goals and Achieve Your Dreams,
Enroll in one of the Coaching Toward Happiness Programs!
Call or email to schedule a free Consultation Session!
You will learn new ways to increase your Happiness, Everyday!

Have a Happy Day, Everyday!

Zafira Labadi
Happiness Coach
Helping You Lead a Happier Life!
Tel: 00962-7-77225590
Skype: zafira.labadi


Posted by: joy.or.above | May 28, 2012

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