Came across Naikan this morning, a relatively simple activity which has studies supporting its benefit to significantly improving happiness. The simplicity, quick duration and proven results make it a pretty appealing practice. Results included awareness of other’s viewpoint, feelings of love, appreciation of life and sense of fulfillment.
Performed daily the Naikan practice is based on three questions:
- What have I received from (person x)?
- What have I given to (person x)?
- What troubles and difficulties have I caused to (person x)?
Here are a few links.
About – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naikan
About – http://www.sooperarticles.com/spirituality-articles/meditation-articles/naikan-happiness-270759.html
Study – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-1819.2009.02049.x/abstract