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Rooted in the precepts of ancient wisdom and informed by modern science this book provides a clear, practical guide to a life of contentment. In simple everyday language Facts of Life outlines the ten issues we all face and the means by which all human beings can accomplish happiness. In very useful and deceptively profound terms the book discusses the dilemma of human existence and the means to accomplish happiness in all circumstances. Drawing on a broad sample of resources from some of the oldest writings of the Tao tradition to some of the newest research on the brain and the role of vulnerability this book outlines everything anyone needs to do in order to live a life of contentment. The message of this book is that everyone can be happy. All that is required is the courage to do the work, and Facts of Life describes and explains the work that needs to be done. There is no mystery to the pursuit of happiness that requires supernatural contacts or magical revelation. The basic methods for achieving happiness are fully known and available for use by everyone. They are described in this book. The ten facts that are the focus of the book are, in reality, ten basic issues of human existence. Many of these issues have been recognized and written about for hundreds or even thousands of years. They are simple yet have a profound impact on our ability to be happy. What is clear is that the way each of us approaches these issues determines the extent to which we can be happy. "The beliefs, attitudes, assumptions and expectations with which we face the world determine the extent to which was will be able to cope with, endure and enjoy life." Knowing what these issues are, and how we incorporate beliefs about them into our daily life, can give us the power to control our happiness and to maintain a level of contentment no matter what life throws at us. After all, "What good is happiness if it abandons us at the first sign of adversity?" It turns out that it is
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Michael Graham holds a master's degree in counseling and is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. With more than 40 years experience in helping others, Mr. Graham provides clients with a realistic and insightful approach to developing a lifestyle of contentment. Michael lives and works with his wife and coauthor Sandy, and their four dogs, three cats, and a mouse (the mouse just lives and does not do a lot of actual work). Michael's passion is teaching people through personal connection that they deserve and can achieve a life of contentment. Visit www.michaelcgraham.com to learn more about Mr. Graham and his practice.