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The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment Hardcover – November 17, 2009
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Founder of The Chopra Foundation
Founder of YouTube/TheChopraWell
Founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Senior Scientist, The Gallup Organization
As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with twenty New York Times best sellers in both the fiction and non fiction categories.
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I disagree with the book's description. I didn't desire happiness, at least as it is commonly defined. I never asked for everything to be all puppies and dandelions, I didn't want to go through life with a silly grin on my face. I just wanted to get up in the morning looking forward to the day for a change.
Luckily, I ended up picking up The Happiness Prescription again a few months later and giving it a chance. The book isn't about forcing yourself to stay positive or smiling when you just don't feel like it. It cuts through the cheesy BS that is so often spouted by motivational authors, and gives you helpful guidelines towards creating a more fulfilling life.
I can only speak to my experience, and as someone who struggled with long-term depression, I think this book is a great place to start. It didn't cure any of my issues, but it did serve as the first step towards changing the way I think.
I like this book for its message and writing. I would give it a shot. I don't know if there are better book out there, but this lil book is a good read and I think you will find the principles useful.
Be Aware of Your Body
Find True Self-Esteem
Detoxify Your Life
Give Up Being Right
Focus on the Present
See the World in Yourself
Live for Enlightenment
I liked the chapter on body awareness because it teaches you to control your negative feelings. I also liked the idea of not putting anything into your body unless it will nourish you. This of course will require the reading of many books on nutrition.
The idea of giving up "being right" will be difficult for most people. I think it is still important to be able to defend your point of view. What would life be like without spirited conversations?
In the end, this book is more about eliminating unhappiness by changing your behavior. If you take the advice in this book and "release the need to change anyone else" you will probably be much happier because you won't constantly be disappointed.
For me, happiness is the feeling of love radiating from the core of my being. Being unhappy is when negative emotions fight to take away that feeling of love. This book has some of the pieces of the happiness puzzle so I recommend it along with some other selections that include:
Spontaneous Optimism: Proven Strategies for Health, Prosperity & Happiness
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Gave me a new perspective when I needed it. Love it and will go back to it I'm sure.Published 20 days ago by MjH
Excellent easy read book, covering many principles that if followed could very well bring peace to ourselves and the world. very spiritual in nature. Highly recommend. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Gary Sawicke
The more people who read this and live by it, the better the world will be. I am happy- happy!Published 2 months ago by Jan M. Salas
great book. Opens our eyes to what truly matters most. I am going read it again again again and agianPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
P29: "Your first and most reliable guide to happiness is your body… When you're deciding whether or not to act, ask your body… If your body sends a signal of comfort and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Never Youmind