The Art of Happiness

Some time ago I bought a book by the Dalai Lama. It changed how I felt about happiness. The simple understanding of this powerful emotion can bring peace to any soul. This book can teach you how to understand anger and frustration on a simpler level. Your life seems more in control because of your knowledge of your own emotions. You can free yourself of all obstacles just by thinking. It really helped me be at peace with the things I couldn’t change and take action on the things I could.

 The book has a few basic teachings, as I list below.

    The Art of Happiness is based on a few basic premises:

1.
The purpose of life is happiness.
2.
Happiness is determined more by the state of one’s mind than by one’s external conditions, circumstances, or events—at least once one’s basic survival needs are met.
3.
Happiness can be achieved through the systematic training of our hearts and minds, through reshaping our attitudes and outlook.
4.
The key to happiness is in our own hands.

What can one book do for a person? For a lot of people, the one book that is most dear to them is a religious one. In this case, the book can be used in conjunction with any religion. It is a simple way of learning how to finally be happy. I hope just one person reading this blog takes the chance and reads it, and it helps them the way it helped me.

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About twinva10

I am a Mother, A Survivor and a Writer.
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One Response to The Art of Happiness

  1. Jay Jayachandran says:

    Great blogs. You are a good writer. Continue writing.

    the Art of Happiness is a great book. I read that almost ten years ago. Life changing book.

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