Happiness is You

Happiness is You

by Dr. Siddhartha B. Gautam


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Happiness is You by Dr. Siddhartha B. Gautam

In this book, motivational speaker and entrepreneurship educator Sid Gautam combines the ancient wisdom of his native India with the practical knowledge of his adopted American homeland to show how we can all live happier lives. The important concept to remember, he says, is that you hold the key to your own happiness. By removing the impediments to happiness in our daily lives, discovering the divinity within us all and cultivating new habits that bring us joy, we can experience lifelong bliss. Best of all, we can incorporate happiness into the lives we are living now, without having to become a hermit, take a pilgrimage, or spend all day in silent meditation.

Throughout the book, Gautam helps the reader "unlearn" some of the bad habits of the modern age: surrounding ourselves with noise and distractions, accumulating too many worldly possessions, and chasing after temporary pleasures instead of lasting happiness. Then he discusses the principles that will help the reader cultivate good habits: silence, simplicity, compassion, industriousness, generosity, and healthiness.

Each chapter ends with a short review designed to instill each concept into the reader's consciousness. The reader is asked to evaluate his or her happiness status, to meditate on a series of questions and then to resolve to take a particular action. By the end of the book, the reader will have a personalized daily checklist that will help ensure that happiness becomes a habit. And those who are able to weave this happiness habit into the fabric of their lives will never be subject to externally driven ups and downs again. By acknowledging that they are the problem, they discover that they are also the solution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615633435
Publisher: STEP Press
Publication date: 08/12/2012
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Siddhartha B. Gautam earned his PhD in financial economics and is a devoted scholar of the Vedic scriptures. Uniquely qualified to bridge Eastern and Western cultures in this practical guide to happiness, Dr. Gautam has more than forty years of experience as an educator and motivational speaker as well as a lifelong interest in spirituality, meditation, and yoga. Born and educated in India, he became a successful entrepreneur in America before joining the faculty of Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he founded the Center for Entrepreneurship and has served as its director for thirty-eight years. Being intimately familiar with both finance and entrepreneurship, Dr. Gautam also realized that success in business does not always translate into personal happiness. Dr. Gautam is in demand as a motivational speaker at international conferences and conventions and has traveled to more than thirty countries, addressing fifteen to twenty such audiences each year.

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