Aha!

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Joseph Campbell

In one of the Upanishads it says, when the glow of a sunset holds you and you say ‘Aha,’ that is the recognition of the divinity. And when you say ‘Aha’ to an art object, that is a recognition of divinity. And what divinity is it? It is your divinity, which is the only divinity there is. We are all phenomenal manifestations of a divine will to live, and that will and the consciousness of life is one in all of us, and that is what artwork expresses.

Joseph Campbell, “Creativity,” The Mythic Dimension, p. 154

“Mom, how does your eye work?” a five year old once asked me.

“I don’t know off hand, but let’s draw one,” I deflected.

“Aha,” the little one exclaimed when it was finished.

The Science of Happiness

  
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The expanse between the question mark and the period
impossibly prolonged contains the secrets of all seekers. 

The distance run between confusion and understanding
measures the precise extent of pleasure in our pursuits.

The conquest of cause and effect links us to the principle
the paradox of seeking, knowing and adapting to facticity.

And once we find it, the answer, solution, and knowledge,
our joy ends, for the tickle of the quest vibrates happiness.