In this latest blog I will look at the huge growth in the life and happiness coaching industry in recent years. The people who turn to the pursuit of happiness are largely the more affluent professional classes although of course not exclusively. However I will argue that obtaining total happiness is largely elusive and that what human beings can really achieve is a connection to their being below their egoistical self.
People turn to life coaches to achieve things like happiness of the mind,healthy bodies,an attractive partner and also financial success. Life coaches train people to adopt positive approaches to life also to try and adopt a positive energy approach. This is sometimes described as a you can do it attitude. Overcome your fears and doubts. You can be happy and successful.
Personally I would never visit a happiness coach. As I believe that what they are offering is not really obtainable. Human beings are largely alienated from themselves. This has been touched on largely by Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre in their novels. Many humans have a deep sense of self loathing and fear. This may seem a negative statement but alas is largely true.
However, what I feel humans can achieve is a connection to their being below the egoistical mind. This can be achieved by deep meditation for about 20 minutes twice each day. You will gradually realise that your thoughts are not who you really are. They are just your ego. Your true self is your being below your egoistical mind. Also meditation can train you to concentrate on the exact moment and not the past and the future.
The German philosopher Nietzsche said how little suffices for happiness. Little things like the clouds in the sky and the clear blue sky. Or a red sunset. The happiness offered by life coaches is largely unobtainable.
So in conclusion meditate daily. Try and concentrate on the exact moment and your true being being below your egoistical self.
Best wishes for the future. God bless you all.