God s Formula for Genuine Happiness

Author: Dan Crawford
Publisher: Hannibal Books
ISBN: 9780929292281
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Religion

Crawford reveals three clear-cut, scriptural ingredients to being happy and illustrates each point with the collected wisdom of philosphers and extraordinary stories from ordinary people.

True Happiness Beyond Money

Author: R.E. Stephens
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781640270077
Release Date: 2017-07-10
Genre: Fiction

Money is the root of all evil. It causes greed, splits families, and ruins lives. Brian finds this out firsthand. Throughout his life, not having a lot of money, he was under the impression that money would make him happy. With Brian having several children and a wife, he figures that he would be able to give his children a better life if he had more money. His numbers come up, and he wins the jackpot. Investing the money and growing his newfound business, the greed kicks in. He wants more. He makes it seem as if he is doing it to help people, but it’s all about the bottom line. He expands at such a rapid pace that he starts taking out small businesses at first. Trying to balance family and business, he makes sure that what people see is a happy family, but it’s just an illusion. There is no limit to where he goes or how he gets there; nothing is off limits with him. His line of new friends are all people with power or money, people who could help him achieve his goal of obtaining more money. Avoiding tragedies in his own life because his life is so focused on the money, even his children try to get him to focus on dealing with life. When the ultimate tragedy strikes, reality hits him like a ton of bricks, and his world is turned upside down. He falls into a depression. His friend comes over and talks him out of the depression and has him focus on what he has right in front of him. At that point, he realizes the damage that the money has caused, and he spends the money necessary to try to avoid it happening to other families. He finally realizes that true happiness lies beyond money. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 23.8px; font: 12.0px Garamond; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

The Economics of Happiness

Author: Mark Anielski
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923414
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Practical solutions for building economies of well-being based on Genuine Wealth.

Beyond Happiness

Author: Ezra Bayda
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590309216
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Philosophy

Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Ezra Bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering. Bayda offers alternatives to achieve the deepest, most lasting form of happiness through Zen insights and simple mindfulness practices. Most of us continually seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Zen teacher Ezra Bayda shows us that it is only by dropping our pursuit of happiness and learning to surrender to what actually is--surrendering to the truth of our lived experience--that we can find the deepest and most lasting form of happiness.

Reclaiming the Life We Lost Along the Way

Author: John Paterson
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 9781460255421
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

We've been sold a bill of goods. Not out of malice but out of a fundamental misunderstanding of how to effectively approach our lives-and the world-in order to secure the genuine happiness and authentic loving relationships we desire. In Reclaiming the Life We Lost Along the Way, we discover that at the heart of every decision we make is the intention to reduce our suffering and satisfy our unmet yearnings. Authentic love, safety, acceptance, connection, belonging, meaning, purpose, value, appreciation. These are the shared desires of every human being. To meet these desires, we have invested tremendous effort, yet the quality of life we have sought continues to elude us. The reason is shockingly simple: We have attempted to resolve an internal problem with external solutions. The outside world can never satisfy our deepest longings until our inner world makes a critical shift in perception and orientation. When this internal shift occurs, our experience of everything outside of us begins to change as well. This is the key to realizing and experiencing the quality of life we have been seeking for so long. Discover who you really are, recover your true self, bring your unique gifts to life, then share them with the world. This book shows you how to reclaim the life you were born to live by recovering the authentic love and deep fulfillment you came out of the Universe to encounter and extend in your own life and the lives of everyone you touch....


Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782396369
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This step-by-step guide to achieving happiness is the most significant book of its kind since Daniel Goleman's runaway bestseller, Emotional Intelligence. 'A remarkable book. It is hard to imagine a more convincing guide to that elusive thing: happiness' Pankaj Mishra. Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world. Matthieu Ricard exhorts us to realize the toxic, self-harming nature of anger and envy, get off the roller coaster of alternating happiness and unhappiness, and instead experience the pleasure of being calmly alive and aware. - Sunday Times

Lasting Happiness Amare for Genuine Happiness

Author: Frank Ra
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1456507710
Release Date: 2010-12-29

What is lasting happiness? Is happiness an inside job? Can money buy happiness? What are inspirations, strategies and tools to live a happy life? This book addresses these questions, using the framework AmAre. AmAre is an acronym which summarizes approaches which facilitate living happy, meaningful and fulfilling lives; it stands for "being" * A - Aware and Accepting * M - Meaningful and Motivated * A - Active and Attentive * R - Resilient and Respectful * E - Eating properly and Exercising "Lasting happiness: AmAre for genuine happiness" is a pamphlet based on the book "A course in happiness." The pamphlet format makes it more accessible, both in terms of time and money, to readers who are interested only in selected topics which are part of "A course in happiness." "Lasting happiness: AmAre for genuine happiness" is based on the research, inspirations, tools, etc. offered for free on http: //www.amareway.org/

Authentic Happiness

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: William Heinemann
ISBN: 186471302X
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: Conduct of life

From the author of the international bestseller, Learned Optimism, comes a ground-breaking look at the nature of happiness and how everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. Martin E. Seligman is the international leader of the Positive Psychology Movement. His first trade book, the international bestseller Learned Optimism, greatly influenced the way people thought about mental health by bringing the concepts of cognitive psychology to a mass audience. Authentic Happiness is an even bigger ground-breaker. It represents the first time any scientist has placed value in the study not only of mental illness, but of 'mental wellness.' It's not about curing one's ills, but about exercising one's strengths and virtues in order to achieve what Seligman terms 'authentic happiness.' The life-changing lesson of Authentic Happiness is that, by assessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of genuine contentment and joy.

Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic

Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231530323
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Religion

A radical approach to studying the mind. Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world. Raising profound questions about human nature, free will, and experience versus dogma, Wallace challenges the claim that consciousness is nothing more than an emergent property of the brain with little relation to universal events. Rather, he maintains that the observer is essential to measuring quantum systems and that mental phenomena (however conceived) influence brain function and behavior. Wallace embarks on a two-part mission: to restore human nature and to transcend it. He begins by explaining the value of skepticism in Buddhism and science and the difficulty of merging their experiential methods of inquiry. Yet Wallace also proves that Buddhist views on human nature and the possibility of free will liberate us from the metaphysical constraints of scientific materialism. He then explores the radical empiricism inspired by William James and applies it to Indian Buddhist philosophy's four schools and the Great Perfection school of Tibetan Buddhism. Since Buddhism begins with the assertion that ignorance lies at the root of all suffering and that the path to freedom is reached through knowledge, Buddhist practice can be viewed as a progression from agnosticism (not knowing) to gnosticism (knowing), acquired through the maintenance of exceptional mental health, mindfulness, and introspection. Wallace discusses these topics in detail, identifying similarities and differences between scientific and Buddhist understanding, and he concludes with an explanation of shamatha and vipashyana and their potential for realizing the full nature, origins, and potential of consciousness.

Mind Brain and the Path to Happiness

Author: Dusana Dorjee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134517749
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Religion

Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness presents a contemporary account of traditional Buddhist mind training and the pursuit of wellbeing and happiness in the context of the latest research in psychology and the neuroscience of meditation. Following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Dzogchen, the book guides the reader through the gradual steps in transformation of the practitioner’s mind and brain on the path to advanced states of balance, genuine happiness and wellbeing. Dusana Dorjee explains how the mind training is grounded in philosophical and experiential exploration of the notions of happiness and human potential, and how it refines attention skills and cultivates emotional balance in training of mindfulness, meta-awareness and development of healthy emotions. The book outlines how the practitioner can explore subtle aspects of conscious experience in order to recognize the nature of the mind and reality. At each of the steps on the path the book provides novel insights into similarities and differences between Buddhist accounts and current psychological and neuroscientific theories and evidence. Throughout the book the author skilfully combines Buddhist psychology and Western scientific research with examples of meditation practices, highlighting the ultimately practical nature of Buddhist mind training. Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness is an important book for health professionals and educators who teach or apply mindfulness and meditation-based techniques in their work, as well as for researchers and students investigating these techniques both in a clinical context and in the emerging field of contemplative science.

Joy In Life

Author: Alex Tumparov
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449728755
Release Date: 2011-10-19
Genre: Self-Help

Author Alex Tumparov has learned from a lifetime of studying, teaching, and applying the principles of Joy in Life that they will dramatically change and drastically transform your life. You can make real progress, regardless of your current state or condition. Joy in Life is designed to give you the courage to begin your journey and also encourage you every step of the way. It will give you strength for today, hope for tomorrow, and a bright promise for the future. Despite any obstacles that come your way, you must recognize that it is not the world or your circumstances that need to change; real change must begin with you. No goal is easy, whether it is climbing to the top of a mountain, becoming chairman of the board, or achieving an ideal weight loss. Life is a journey, and Joy in Life promises to get you started in the right direction; keep you on the path you need to go; lead you to your destination. You must realize that God has a perfect plan and purpose for your life; nothing He does is by accident. You too can begin looking at the big picture that can only be seen through the eyes of faith. If you take these simple steps and follow the leadership of God to the best of your ability, He will absolutely lead and guide you. Today you can begin the journey that will take you far beyond the limits of human comprehension, for He truly is your guide to genuine joy and true happiness and much Joy in Life.

Happiness in Five Minutes a Day

Author: Vince Chiles
Publisher: Vince Chiles
ISBN: 0979645409
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Happiness is elusive for many who pursuit it. Happiness in Five Minutes a Day, provides the reader with simple tools that can be performed in a minute to promote happiness. The book itself is an easy read, and less than 100 pages.