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A Beginner's Guide to the Universe: Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe: Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life

by Mike Dooley


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The beloved creator of "Notes from the Universe" distills a career's worth of inspiration into elegant, brief lessons for making our way through the world—conceived as a guidebook for his young daughter yet relevant to everyone who's living a life on earth. (In other words, everyone.)

Mike Dooley returns with what he expects to be his most impactful book yet: a volume of elegant, brief lessons conceived as a message from a father to his daughter, and equally relevant to everyone who's living a life on earth. (In other words, everyone.)

Mike is a beloved teacher and thought leader for seekers around the world, known for his trademark humor, wisdom, and sheer joy in living—all of which he's shared in his 17 books and his free daily e-mails of "Notes from the Universe." His Beginner's Guide to the Universe, inspired by such classics of gem-like wisdom as Life's Little Instruction Book, The Four Agreements, and The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, gives voice to his most essential, heartfelt advice about living deliberately and creating consciously.

Guiding the reader thoughtfully and joyfully through a range of topics—including family and relationships, power and responsibility, adversity and bouncing back from it, even the nature of heaven, angels, and God—Mike succeeds in making a happy life in this universe seem easily within our reach. With short passages of text placed artfully on each page, and a format that's a pleasure to hold in the hand, this is an ideal gift for a parent, a parent-to-be, a child, a new grad, a dear friend, or anyone who needs a dose of Dooley, whether they know it or not.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401955045
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 296,706
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mike Dooley is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant turned entrepreneur. He's the founder of a philosophical Adventurers Club on the Internet that's now home to more than 750,000 members from almost every country and territory on earth. His inspirational books emphasizing spiritual accountability have been published in 25 languages, and he was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon The Secret. Today Mike is best known for his free "Notes from the Universe" e-mailings, social network postings, and his New York Times bestsellers, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams and Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life's Magic. He lives what he teaches, traveling internationally to speak on life, dreams, and happiness. For more information on Mike's work, or to receive his free daily Notes from the Universe e-mailings, please visit

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Man You Think I Am xi

1 Why the Sun Rises 1

2 How "Things" Happen: The Logistics of Magic & Miracles 37

3 Learning from All That Hurts 73

4 Imagination, Dreams, and Baby Steps 105

5 Making the Most of Friends, Family & Relationships 141

6 What Old Souls Know 179

Epilogue: The Man I Am 217

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