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Zen and the Art of Happiness: Deluxe Gift Editionby Chris Prentiss
Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In this book, you will learn how to think and feel so that what
The "Zen" of doing anything is doing it with a particular state of mind that brings the experience of enlightenment-and through that experience, happiness.
Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In this book, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess and depression.
The gentle wisdom of Zen and the Art of Happiness will show you how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a philosophy that will sustain you through anything. A timeless work about the art of happiness, the inner game of happiness.
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
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We Are the Authors of Every Next Moment.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
It is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
What has gone before in your life has most probably convinced you, first, that the statement "Everything that happens to me is the best possible thing that can happen to me" is not true and cannot be true and, second, that a book based in part on that premise is not going to do you much good. It may seem futile to even attempt to put that to the test.
But this is a new day. We have begun a new century and a new millennium, and you may discover in reading this book that it is your time to take on a new belief that will bless your life from this time onward.
We are the authors of every next moment.
We are powerful beings, creating our futures with our thoughts and actions. We are the mechanism by which life is controlled, and we control the events in our life by our personal philosophy, which determines how we respond to those events.
Each of us has a personal philosophy, but few of us have defined what it is. Although you may have never sat down and defined what your philosophy is, it is fully operative and working in your life at all times. It deals with what you believe about the world in which you live, about its people and events, about how events and circumstances affect you, and about how you affect them.
If you were asked about your philosophy of life in general, you might say, "Life is great, good things happen to me, I'm a lucky person, and I believe the world is a wonderful place with wonderful people in it." Or you might say just the opposite: "I'm unlucky, bad things happen to me, the world isn't a very nice place, people take advantage of me, and they're just out for what they can get." You might believe in Murphy's law-"If anything can go wrong, it will."
Many people say that bad accidents happen, that unfairness is not only possible but likely. They say that real happiness is hard to come by and usually short-lived, that we come into the world, live, and die and what we experience in between is mostly a struggle and a continual compromise between what we want and what we get.
Because that is what people have generally believed, their actions have been based on that belief and, as a result of natural law, they have brought about that end. Then they have said, "I told you so."
Meet the Author
Chris Prentiss is the cofounder and codirector of the Passages Addiction Cure Center in Malibu, California, and the author of The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery. He has also written a dozen books on Chinese philosophy and personal growth. He is known worldwide for his interpretations of the I Ching that make this ancient and sometimes difficult-to-understand subject easy to use and apply. Prentiss has led personal empowerment workshops in southern California and has written, produced, and directed a feature film. He resides in Malibu, California.
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