The Zen Road to Happiness: Simple Steps to Attaining Peace of Mind

The Zen Road to Happiness: Simple Steps to Attaining Peace of Mind

by Brenda Shoshanna
     
 
Most of us think problems are inevitable. Not only do we spend a huge portion of our time and energy figuring out how to solve them, but at soon as we solve one, another pops up to take its place. Instead of enjoying the beautiful day, we fret, worry and dwell upon how to maneuver the next roadblock in our path. Filled with stress and worry, we accumulate information

Overview

Most of us think problems are inevitable. Not only do we spend a huge portion of our time and energy figuring out how to solve them, but at soon as we solve one, another pops up to take its place. Instead of enjoying the beautiful day, we fret, worry and dwell upon how to maneuver the next roadblock in our path. Filled with stress and worry, we accumulate information and education to insure that our lives are safe, successful and secure. And yet, life happens as it does. Most of the time we are too busy to notice how life is happening, what the moment is bringing, or the wonderful person who just passed by. So much healing, wisdom and happiness, right in front of us, is never seen, touched or tasted.

What if it were possible to approach life differently? What if we could find out how to enjoy each experience that arises, and not make a problem of anything? Who would we be then? What would our days be like? Do you know the secret to living a problem free life?

THE ZEN ROAD TO HAPPINESS offers a totally new way of walking through our days. Based upon Zen practice and principles, this book shows how we create problems, and teaches how to stop. Zen takes us on along a different path. Some call it the road to awakening. Readers will see what fuels their worries and how to pull the plug on these fuels and see life differently. Filled with information and wonderful exercises, No Problem, No Worry will enable you to turn problems into growth and adventure, and show you how to live your life with the utmost joy.

Praise for Dr. Brenda Shoshanna’s books

“Dr. Shoshanna’s words are wonderful!”
--Marianne Williamson

“A powerful, potentially life-changing book.”
–Body & Soul

“There’s some good, solid advice here that just might help the lovelorn break some of their destructive patterns and connect the dots as to why true love is always passing them by.”
--St. Petersburg Times

“In her book Fearless, Dr. Shoshanna provides a refreshingly simple ‘Zen’ approach to addressing the complicated subject of fear.”
--Lucinda Bassett

"Shoshanna has some insightful things to say about anger in the family, in the workplace, at God and at destiny. This book can change the way you view yourself and others. It will help you give up grudges, stop blaming others and playing the victim."
--Spirituality & Health

“Readers searching for broader meaning will revel in Dr. Shoshanna’s ability to weave together the basic tenets of relationship psychology with the self-realization techniques of Zen practice.”
--Publishers Weekly

“This is relationship, samurai style...Shoshanna studied with the Zen masters Soen Nakagawa Roshi and Eido Shimano Roshi; the rigor of traditional monastic training shines through the spare language and format. Aspects of Zen training that can be controversial or confounding are presented matter-of-factly.... Shoshanna holds out the redemptive possibilities of practice.”
--Tricycle Magazine

“Dr. Shoshanna’s book has less to do with the mechanics of sitting and more to do with the realities of integrating Zen practice into real life. Shoshanna extends an empty and richly filled hand, offering both the sublime and the practical, which are one and the same in the Zen world. This is a highly recommended volume for beginners and new practitioners.”
--Publishers Weekly

“Dr. Shoshanna challenges us to let go of fantasies, expectations, fears and anticipation so we can be fully present to life. Her wisdom is genuine and deeply considered. Her book is well worth reading.”
--Spiritual Parenting

“If you are looking for a way to have happiness and still live in this world, you have come to the right book. Rarely do eloquent prose, gems of quotes, simple wisdom, and practical exercises come in one book: Zen Miracles offers all of these and more. Whatever your spiritual orientation, this is a book you will refer to for years to come.”
--Lee Jampolsky, Ph.D.
author of Healing Together, Healing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012152848
Publisher:
Wind, Rock, Sand Press
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
538 KB

Meet the Author

A psychologist and therapist for 28 years, Dr. Brenda Shoshanna published work has integrated psychology and spirituality in facing life's crucial questions. She is the author of numerous books in the spirituality, zen, psychology and relationship genres. In the Peace of Mind genre, she is author of NO PROBLEM, NO WORRY: The Zen Road to Happiness, LIVING BY ZEN, ZEN MIRACLES, FEARLESS: 7 Principles of Peace Of Mind, THE ANGER DIET: 30 Days To Stress Free Living (listed as one of the best books of the year by Spirituality and Health), and EVERYDAY GRATITUDE. In the Relationship genre, sheis author of ZEN AND THE ART OF FALLING IN LOVE, WHY MEN LEAVE, GETTING HIM TO TALK, SAVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP and THE HAPPY MARRIAGE MANUAL. In the Spirituality genre, she is author of JEWISH DHARMA: A Guide to the Practice of Judaism and Zen, and of BEING THERE FOR OTHERS DURING ILLNESS AND LOSS: Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Guidance.

Her books all offer psychological and spiritual guidance, combining spiritual wisdom with psychological insight and practical advice. She has received widespread critical-acclaim for all of her books, with excellent reviews from publications such as Tricycle, Publishers Weekly, Body & Soul and others, and she has won the NABE Award for the Best Book of the Year in the Category of Health. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, and she appears frequently on national television, in national print, and in major venues online (she is the Relationship Expert on iVillage.com). She has spoken and taught at many universities and has offered over 500 talks and workshops nationally on all aspects of psychology, spirituality and fulfilling one's potential. She also hosted her own radio show on the Gary Null network, which offered her a weekly platform to address a wide range of issues dealing with spirituality and self-help.

Please visit her website at www.drshoshanna.com to learn more, and to watch video.

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