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 will help you to be a better listener, to not react to other’s negativity, or let others make you angry.
HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING LIFE’S MOST IMPORTANT SKILL was a revelation, it teaches skills that you can use for years to come. The book is 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.
Who is matthieu ricard?
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas 35 years ago. He is a bestselling author, translator and photographer, and 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.