Gross National Happiness

A buckwheat field at 3000m altitude

Gross National Happiness



In my blog yesterday I forgot to actually say what GNH abbreviation means= Gross National Happiness

GDP=Gross Domestic Product


It means measuring the value, wealth of a country according or to its domestic production: GDP or measuring the country according to the Happiness of it’s citizens: GNH


My friend Tandin wrote in her blog: : colours of life,  of the new research and measurements made in Denmark of the impact of WIFI waves on trees.


I know that many contradictory articles appear on these subjects, also concerning the “bees crisis” as many bees “disappear” or “get lost” everywhere in the world and some research says it could be a result of all these invisible pollutions of telephone, wifi waves, etc.


But of course with a little bit of common sense we know that “everything” influences, has an impact, on everything….


Every action changes the equilibrium, or enhances the wellbeing or brings about chaos, to all its surrounding life. Everything is interconnected and in constant movement and re-adaptation!

Nature, we are so strong to constantly adapt to all these changes, to rebuild a new equilibrium. But is our modern lifestyle going too far...can a new equilibrium still be reached?


It is said that one beating of a butterfly’s wing in the “other side of the world” has an impact on the whole of the world………..


When thinking of all this sometimes we can feel helpless and worried, knowing that our modern lifestyle has such a destructive impact on nature, humans, children, old people, animals, all natural life.


At a meditation retreat in Chandolin, some years ago we all tried to share what we can actually do, what action we can actually take to bring about healing and to enhance the well being of LIFE for all living species.


One participant, Pierre Dominicé, said something that really helped me. He said: he cannot change his lifestyle radically, he can make little changes here and there, but thinks these changes are so insignificant compared to what would be necessary.

But what he can do and he really does it and he knows that it has a huge impact is: that he really “looks” at nature, TAKES TIME to be with nature, with children, with trees, that he cherishes and honours their Presence. To stop and be with…to look at the sky, the stars at night (when have you done this the last time?) to look at a river, to listen, to look at their beauty, joy and to listen carefully to their suffering!


Today I have a “skype day” having to catch up with my Vietnam work and colleagues. I will participate to the Wifi Pollution….



I will also go for a slow mindful walk, looking at the flowers growing bravely next to the roadside….

A Bougainvillier growing so fast in TTG! Mrs Trinh has what is called : a green thumb! Everything she plants grows so well
Is this beauty not overwhelming and healing to all of us:)
My two grandsons climbing in tree! I KNOW that it makes trees happy when children climb in them:)
A country where children can play by the side of rivers and climb on trees has it's GNH index RISING!
GNH is also for you


14.04 | 09:07

Je progresse un peu en anglais et j'ai presque tout compris. Merci Lisy pour ton magnifique engagement dans cette belle réalisation qu'est TTG.

11.04 | 01:36

Looking forward to your next article beeing amongs the friends and development of TTG.THANK YOU And all the best.

08.04 | 08:20

Beautiful Lisa,- yes for sure being among the clouds gives a whole wonderful other dimension, - if we listen into it, as you did. Thank you

08.04 | 07:44

Wonderful blog entry, than k you Lisi