Contentment

A Way to True Happiness

Author: Robert A. Johnson,Jerry M. Ruhl

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061956643

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Simple Gifts of Contentment The forces of modern life urge us to achieve and acquire more, pushing us outward in our quest for contentment. World–renowned Jungian analyst Robert A. Johnson and psychotherapist Jerry M. Ruhl guide us inward, to a deep understanding of true, lasting happiness. Instead of relegating joy and satisfaction to another time, a different place, a better circumstance ("just as soon as I finish this project / land that perfect job / find a new relationship"), Johnson and Ruhl encourage us to negotiate and embrace "what is." Instructive and wise, this gentle guide contains all the tools we need––including illustrative stories, myths, poems, and practical exercises––to seize true contentment in the here and now.

Beyond Happiness

The Zen Way to True Contentment

Author: Ezra Bayda

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309219

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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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.

Global Happiness: A Guide to the Most Contented (and Discontented) Places around the Globe

A Guide to the Most Contented (and Discontented) Places around the Globe

Author: Roman Adrian Cybriwsky

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440835578

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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An authoritative, comprehensive, and highly accessible assessment of the happiest and least happy countries and cities in the world, as well as of the happiest and least happy cities and states in the United States. • Supplies insightful and interesting information about all of the most contented and least contented countries and cities around the globe—and the factors that make the people who live in these places notably happy or discontented • Examines and explains the complexity of happiness and contentment as they apply to specific places and regions in the world • Synthesizes and evaluates the maze of existing rankings of cities and countries in the world with fresh and original information to produce a novel assessment of the geography of global happiness • Presents information about cities and countries in all parts of the world fairly and in both positive and negative lights

The Happiness Secret

Finding True Contentment

Author: J. John

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444702734

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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It's something we all want. But what is happiness, and where can we find it? In this thoughtful and uplifting book, inspirational speaker J. John takes a look at the most famous teachings of Jesus - the Beatitudes - to find clues to embracing a life of joy and fulfilment. He unpacks each of Jesus' great sayings, placing them in their first-century context and also revealing how they are applicable in our lives today. Ultimately, he suggests that if we seek happiness directly we may never find it; but if instead we seek a life of fulfilment we will find true and lasting happiness as a result. Accessible and down to earth, THE HAPPINESS SECRET is both a practical guide to attaining fulfilment and meaning in life as well as the perfect inspirational read.

The Enlightenment of Work: Revealing the Path to Happiness, Contentment and Purpose in your Job

Author: Steve Nobel Author

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780284152

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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The Enlightenment of Work is about ending the suffering when we feel anger, misery and unhappiness with unenlightened work. This book is essential for anyone wishing to: Transform your suffering at work: Suffering can come in many ways. It can come through feeling aimless and bored where the only reason for being there is to collect a salary each month. It can come through stress, overwork and burnout. This book offers a simple philosophy: suffering happens - but we can transform that suffering. Realise their innate gifts, talents and purpose: Most work disconnects us from knowing our authentic self - our essence or soul. Trust your courage, ideas, intuition, and discover your true self. Reclaim their time: Time is your most precious resource and one you cannot afford to waste. However, many of us work in busy environments that leave little time for real thinking or reflection, or for doing anything very new or interesting. Busy and idle minds can get locked into different forms of anxiety about the past and the future. The changing world of work demands emotional and spiritual intelligence. No one has to stay with work that oppresses the spirit. This new world is about choice.

Holistic Way to Health, Happiness and Harmony

Author: V. K. Subramanian

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 817017323X

Category: Health

Page: 168

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The Holistic Way To Health, Happiness And Harmony Contains One Hundred And Eight Prescriptions, Being The Distilled Essence Of Ancient Hindu Wisdom, Ranging From Astropalmic Analysis, Practice Of The EightLimbs Of Yoga To Maintain A Perfect Body, Mind-Vacuuming Or Meditation To Ensure A Stress-Free Life, Breath Regulation, Twenty-Two Varied Ways Of Relaxing The Mind And The Body, Eleven Diet Axioms And Eleven Wonderfoods To Be Taken Daily, Practical Suggestions For Choosing Life-Partners And Making Marriages Joyous, Meaningful And Long Lasting, Ideas For Creating A Beautiful Environment At Home By Using The Lucky Colours To The More Esoteric Awakening Of Kundalini Or Creative Power. This Book Is An Invaluable Guide And Companion To All Those Who Aspire For Strong And Healthy Bodies, Happy Relationships And A Harmonious World.

The Courage to be Happy

True contentment is within your power—the new Japanese phenomenon from the authors of the global bestseller, The Courage to be Disliked

Author: Ichiro Kishimi,Fumitake Koga

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760871346

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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This book is a compass. Navigate and discover along your path the courage to be happy. The Courage to be Happy presents profound insights into living life courageously and finding happiness along the way. It has already sold more than a million copies in Japan and is a sequel to The Courage to be Disliked, which has changed lives across the globe as an international bestselling sensation. As in The Courage to be Disliked, we follow a Socratic dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher believes that the key to a life of happiness and fulfilment is offered to us by the theories of Alfred Adler, a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology who has long been overshadowed by his two contemporaries, Freud and Jung. The young man is full of doubt that life can be genuinely improved by simply changing his thinking. Patiently, the philosopher explains the essence of Adler's 'psychology of courage', taking the young man through the mental steps necessary to achieve it, and demonstrating to the young man and to us the changes this psychology will bring to the way we live our lives. This is a work that is truly life-changing in its power and universally applicable in its scope.