Gross National Happiness has become a movement!
This message, the movement is about happiness and well-being that comes from living in harmony with nature, living in harmony and balance with others around you, and being in touch with your deepest sense of self, your highest wisdom, which transends culture and boundaries that are man made. Possibly our best way forward in our survival as a planet. It is about our truest, deepest sense of self in unity with all others.
Tho Ha Vinh, program director of the GNH Center in Bhutan describes GNH like this:
GNH is a kind of medicine, to heal the illness of our times. The first message of GNH is about reconnecting with our natural environment – in a way that we acknowledge, respect and value the sacredness and the interconnectedness of all life forms. The second message of GNH addresses the economic crisis, which is more of an ethical and moral crisis than an economic crisis, so the second message is about creating a caring economy, an economy based on altruism and compassion; collaboration rather than competition and destruction. The third message of GNH is reconnecting with ourselves, with our deepest highest potential.
What a beautiful message. What an amazing philosophy. It is believed that a lot of the meaninglessness that we experience in modern life is a direct consequence of our disconnection with nature, with others, and most importantly with ourselves.
It is time to reconnect with self. That is the beginning. It feels impossible to change the world! How can we get anyone in power to focus on GNH instead of GNP? But it starts with ourselves, today it starts with me!
Thank you Jayne for sharing this with me, she’s always there to help, and I really appreciate her friendship!
Please take the time to watch this wonderful video. It’s so inspiring!
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