Dr. Ritchie's Writings

Prescriptions for Happiness Without Drugs

We have freewill, the ability to make choices, to choose our responses to what is happening to us.

We can choose our solutions to problems and choose our path to our desired goals.

We do first need to clarify what we want, what we desire, what we want to accomplish, and we can choose how we will work and act to achieve what  we want. We have opportunities every moment to make choices and pursue our wants, needs and desires. And we have more resources than we  usually realize to helps us get what we want.

Clarity, focus, confidence and optimism empower us to achieve what we desire.

So the question is how can we strengthen and use these qualities.

Attitude and persistence, resilience, determination, a belief in ourselves which is supported by our belief in a benevolent loving G-d.

 

So how do we develop and nurture that belief?

Usually with the help of inspiring loving spiritual teachers who serve as our guides, coaches, mentors, teachers, role models. To find these exemplary teachers role models we need to be looking for them, we need to know what to look for and where to look.  What to look for are loving, friendly cheerful people. And they can be found in all sorts of places.

There is a saying of our sages – if you search you will find what you are looking for.