Honoring L. Ron Hubbard

It is traditional in the Church of Scientology to celebrate Ron's birthday by doing all you can to advance yourself spiritually and disseminate Scientology to others, help in the community--all the things LRH was trying to accomplish to help people regain their native abilities, improve conditions in their lives and thrive.Here is one of my favorite articles, laying out his own viewpoint on what is important in life:The only tests of a life well lived are: Did he do what he intended? … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard: Toward a more Moral, Decent, Happier Life

The Way to Happiness is a nonrelgious common sense moral code anyone my use to live a better and happier life.  These public service announcements were inspired by the precepts of this book. … [Read more...]

Raising the Standards of Happiness

In listening to a lecture from The First International Congress of Dianeticists and Scientologists, delivered in October 1953 in Philadelphia, I was struck by the following statement by L.  Ron Hubbard.“A Scientologist would be a social catalyst dedicated to the mission of raising the standards of happiness of Man and bringing him to recognize his brotherhood with the universe.”I found this very interesting, as it is clear that the kind of work the Church and individual Scientologists are doi … [Read more...]

What is happiness?

by Nick Broadhurst Honestly, what is this thing called happiness? It is obviously linked to our survival. In our natural state we might be happy. Happiness seems to preside in the absence of pain. Pain is the warning of loss and too much pain brings about death. The pain signal shows the organism is in the proximity of a destructive force or object and to ignore the pain would bring about death.It does not matter if it is a burn or a broken arm, the signals are the same. When a lot of pain is a … [Read more...]

What Does Happiness Have to Do with Religion?

In Scientology: a New Slant on Life, L. Ron Hubbard poses the question “Is it possible to be happy?”I believe that question is even more pertinent today that it was some fifty years ago when he penned most of the essays that appear in this book.A 2009 article in USA Today reflected on that estimate that some 10% of Americans — or 27 million people — were taking antidepressants in 2005, twice the number as in 1996.This doesn’t count how many people drink or smoke weed to “be happy,” tak … [Read more...]

Is There a Relationship Between Emotional Tone and Spiritual Health and Vitality?

One tool drawn from the body of Scientology and commonly used in everyday life is the Emotional Tone Scale.Codified from many, many hours of exhaustive testing and observation, the Tone Scale plots emotions in an exact ascending or descending sequence. Until Mr. Hubbard’s examination of this matter, emotions were something we all suffered or enjoyed, but never fully understood.Have you ever attempted to raise the spirits of someone mourning a recent loss with a cheerful word? The response i … [Read more...]


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