The algorithm for making happy work
17 April 2017 | beando_admin
You may have recently watched Mo Gawdet’s interview with Channel 4, which outlines his formula for happiness.
A great watch, although you might be surprised to hear that there is nothing new in it. In short, it says:
“Happiness is equal to or greater than the events of your life, minus your expectations of how life should be”
However, the interview has gone on to become Channel 4’s most downloaded video clip ever. Which is a good indication of how unhappy we are.
We work with the algorithm too, utilising the art and science of meditation to run it. We sometimes express it as:
In other words, happiness is a direct expression of how you experience each event and action in the moment without any expectation of how you think each experience, action and event should play out.
So, getting out the way and seeing things as they really are not what you think they should be. This algorithm leads us to you knowing and living your life as it is right now rather than thinking how your life should be. This ties in nicely with a yoga science that tells us that real achievement in life (making happy work) is only hammered out in the here and now, and not in some imagined future.
The software to run this algorithm of happy work is meditation. The hardware is you. And if you sign-up to our modern meditation programmes we can supply you with the training, the user’s manual and the support required to achieve that algorithm.
When it’s working, when we merge our being with our doing through meditation, we activate our present-centred neural network (PCN), which is linked to insight, creativity, wellbeing and happiness.
As Gawdat says, this happiness is innate. It’s nothing to do with what we think but how we think or what we want. It’s impossible to become happy. You can only be happy and it’s liberating.
To learn more about making happy work, get in touch.