Dave Stringer on Happiness

The full interview may be appearing in a magazine soon. When it does I will be sure to update you on the details. One of the comments that Dave made during the interview, on happiness as a practice is below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

“What I have found is that ecstasy, bliss, whatever word you want to use for it, happiness, is really kind of a decision that you make, and it is something that is really practiced. It takes time, but the more you practice it, the easier it becomes. As with anything that you do, say you decide that you are going to start running. At first your muscles aren’t really up to the task, but the more you do it, the more practiced you become, and something that was difficult before, becomes effortless. So I have found by effectively practicing the state of ecstasy through singing, it has become more of an enduring state for me.”