Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill
In this groundbreaking book, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill,Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves at least as much energy as any other in our lives.
Wealth? Fitness? Career success?
How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational and forward-looking account of how we can begin to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world.
With its revelatory lessons and exercises, Happiness is an eloquent and stimulating guide to a happier life.Little Brown and Company
If you are struggling with a bitter family member, a relative or a coworker, this book helps you be a better listener. Furthermore, It gives you guidelines to help you not react to other’s negativity, or let others make you angry.
HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING LIFE’S MOST IMPORTANT SKILL is a revelation. The book teaches skills that you can use for years to come. It is also full of quotes you will want to remember.
Some quotes from the book
- “pleasure is not happiness.”
- “A change, even a tiny one, in the way we manage our thoughts and perceive and interpret the world can significantly change our existence.”
The book is written in a straight-forward and easy to understand way. I highly recommend this book. This book makes a great gift idea.
Who is Matthieu Ricard?
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics. He left France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas 35 years ago. He is a bestselling author. Ricard is also a translator and photographer. Furthermore, he is an active participant in current scientific research on the effects of meditation on the brain. He lives and works on humanitarian projects in Tibet and Nepal.