The Evangelical Universalist Forum

Happiness by Randy Alcorn

Excellent book on Joy and happiness giving the scriptural foundations showing that God wants us to be happy. Also quotes from C.S. Lewis and others. Here’s a section that is part of a chapter in the book on self-forgetfulness. It’s about losing our self-conscious shame, guilt and fear. This is what is meant by self-forgetfulness. When we focus on God in worship we get into what psychologists call flow. Athletes call it being in the zone.

Positive distractions that worship God shifting the focus outward include:

  • Socializing
  • Playing games
  • Exercising
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Listening to music
  • Writing
  • Doing arts and crafts
  • Solving puzzles
  • Doing things for other people
  • Reading