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Finding the blue sky : a mindful approach to choosing happiness here and now
Finding the blue sky : a mindful approach to choosing happiness here and now
Emet, Joseph2016
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This book explores the intersection between one of the hottest fields of study in the realm of personal growth, Positive Psychology, and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. Postive Psychology, with its focus not on mental disease, as all branches of psychology before it, but rather on what actually makes people happy has revolutionized the way that we look at mental health. Positive Psychology is not as young a field of inquiry as we think. In fact, according to Joseph Emet, the original positive thinker was the Buddha himself and, in this wise and inspiring book, he traces the fascinating intersection between the age-old wisdom of Buddhism and the latest scientific research into what makes people happy. In this book readers will discover: How we can replace negative thinking with positive thinking ; How to move from frenzied thinking to quiet contemplation ; The duty we have to others to live a happy life. This work, the blue sky of happiness is found just beyond the thin grey clouds of sadness. Readers will find that the advice in this book can act as the gentle wind that clears those clouds away.
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Imprint:
New York : TarcherPerigee / Penguin Random House, 2016
Collation:
xiii, 193 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Introductory Story: Don't Forget to Be Happy! -- Time for Reflection -- 1.Regulate Your Moods -- Time for a Story: Blown Away by a Puff of Wind -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 2.Be Aware of Your Story -- Time for a Story: The Zen Master Wild Talked to Himself -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 3.Go for the Honey -- Time for a Story: The Wild Strawberry -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 4.Cultivate the Garden of Your Heart -- Time for a Story: Buddha's Garden -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 5.Don't Get in Your Own Way -- Time for a Story: Flow Like a River -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 6.Become Need-Smart -- Time for a Story: Hole in the Bucket -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 7.Embrace "Laziness" -- Time for a Story: Touring China with Thich Nhat Hank -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 8.Grow Through Meditation --Contents note continued: Time for a Story: What Is the Purpose? -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 9.Appreciate What You Have -- Time for a Story: The Most Important Moment -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 10.Take Care of Yourself -- Time for a Story: Take Care of Yourself -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 11.Connect with Compassion -- Time for a Story: Seeing and Not Seeing -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice -- 12.Develop Your "Relationship Intelligence" -- Time for a Story: The Flower Sutra -- Time for Reflection -- Time for Practice.
ISBN:
9780143109631
Dewey class:
294.3444
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs294.3444 EMEAvailable
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