how to feel always happy without drugs?

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  1. ethernos Registered Member

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    one day i was walking,suddenly i felt so happy without any reason.at that time nothing could have make me feel down. i was so positive at that time almost nothing seemed to matter.like i was more than human.bleak future didn't hinder me a bit.it was like a godGod's blessings. i want to know why i felt that way and how to feel it again?may be forevermore.
     
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  3. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Could be a variant on a runners high:
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-brain-effects-behind-runner-s-high/
     
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  5. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I think that is just the natural way to feel when your "in tray" is clear.

    ie you have no physical pain (that you cannot easily surmount) , no nagging psychological needs and you have a forward vista that does not seem too far ahead.

    It feels good and you have to enjoy it while it lasts.
     
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  7. ethernos Registered Member

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  8. ethernos Registered Member

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    i did enjoy it but afer that i have rarely felt happiness...and rarely seem to enjoy anything ....(lol part overall I'm too bored to feel boring)
     
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  9. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Are you a materialist or a spiritual person ?
     
  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    There are many factors but the main 1, by far, is natural chemicals or hormones in the body, mainly in the brain.

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  11. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    And not stepping in dog shit. LOL

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  12. ethernos Registered Member

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    i can understand each point of view as most people would not.i am some of both.like half full half empty half empty half full.
     
  13. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I wonder whether it is important (or possible) to see oneself as others see one.

    I know I was once taken aback when someone once said to me (cuttingly) "Do you know what you look like?" but have never quite digested that interaction.
     
  14. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Endocannabinoids
    Dopamine
    Serotonin
     
  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    ^^^
    I still say mainly in the brain but the gut is a very important factor : How Your Gut Affects Your Happiness (& 7 Tips to Heal It) : https://blog.paleohacks.com/how-your-gut-affects-your-happiness/#

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  16. river Valued Senior Member

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    Having a best friend , mate , makes an enormous difference .
     
  17. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Sometimes it rains, sometimes the sun comes out.
     
  18. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    I go in and out of nirvana.
     
  19. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think it's possible, even in principle, to always feel happy.

    I think it is human nature (philosophically, as well as chemically) to experience a sufficient duration of happiness that it becomes the new norm, and you go back to base level where there continues to be some unhappiness.

    Humans kind of need challenges, and challenges require not getting what you want.
    Consider any arbitrary measure of some resource that might bring happiness: wealth, the perfect job, fulfilling your desire to have a late family, etc.

    If I suddenly had a lot more money, I'd certainly be happy, but it's not as if my life, from that point on, would be utterly carefree. (As witnessed by the fact that I do have a lot more discretionary income that I did in my 20s or 30s, but my happiness hasn't gone off the charts.) Happiness is an internal thing.

    This is backed up by examining the chemical nature of happiness in the brain: dopamine and seratonin. If one is somehow, externally provided with things that male one happy, the hormone levels will adjust to that new level, and treat it as the new baseline (essentially becoming desensitized to rising levels of hormones).
     
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  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I get this. The occasional wave of wellness. The feeling that all is right with the world. For me, it usually occurs when outdoors on a beautiful day in nature.

    And, being an atheist, I don't need to attribute it to any higher power; just the happiness to be alive, in good health, and free to pursue my desires.
     
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  21. ethernos Registered Member

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    then i may be feeling happy,always..
     
  22. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I once filled in a psychological questionnaire and it turned out I (thought I ) was too happy (unbelievably so) and so this was diagnosed as a problem (denial).

    I loved the "The Prophet" book that has a section on happiness where it says that the peaks of your happiness are the "flip side" to your sorrows.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prophet_(book)
     
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  23. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    ^^^
    Without rain, we would not be happy.

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