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The Happiness Track: The Flow of Being

Tahquamenon Falls, Michigan

Doug Lemke

As children, we were one with each moment—crying one moment, laughing the next— always intensely present and going along with the flow of being. As a result, we had an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. As adults, we stand amazed before the energy of children, and attribute it to their age. While biological age may have something to do with their vivaciousness, their ability to remain in that flow of being, moment to moment, also does. After all, some adults have the same energy and enthusiasm as children, and those are the adults who can sometimes mystify everybody else. They too are able to remain in that flow. What is their secret? …

About the Author

Emma Seppala

Emma Seppälä, PhD, is author of The Happiness Track, founder of, and Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

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