This site is currently a place for my personal writing and photography, but this is how it started out…

I once asked a buddhist monk what being a monk was all about, and he replied that is was about ‘looking at ideas… ideas about what society thinks brings us happiness’.

I thought, ‘Great, I don’t have to become a monk to do that!’

In fact, this is something that I’ve been thinking about, reading about and spending a lot of time on over the last few years – happiness, mindfulness, things like that.

This website, Being Happiness, is simply about sharing my personal discoveries. I’m not a teacher, or a guru, or a zen master, I’m just sharing ‘what works for me’ right now, and with luck any insights I gain may help others too.

– Ben Curtis. Living in Spain for many years, co-running Notes in Spanish.