Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within

Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within

by Chade-Meng Tan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062378859
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 424,788
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chade-Meng Tan is an award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader, and philanthropist. He is cochair of One Billion Acts of Peace (nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize) and founding chair of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. As the former Jolly Good Fellow at Google, Meng led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself, which is also the title of his New York Times bestselling book. Meng delivered a TED talk on compassion at the United Nations and spoke at the White House about the development of kindness. His personal motto is, “Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

Table of Contents

Introduction: How I Learned to Be Jolly for Fun and Profit 1

Chapter 1 Joy Becomes You: Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Benefits of Mind Training 23

Chapter 2 Just One Breath? Surely You Jest: How Joy Can Begin with the First Breath 55

Chapter 3 From One Breath to One Googol: Settling into Sustainable Joy 83

Chapter 4 What, Me Happy?: Inclining the Mind Toward Joy 109

Chapter 5 Uplift the Mind in Seconds: The Joy of Heart Practices 143

Chapter 6 Happiness Is Full of Crap: Working with Emotional Pain 179

Chapter 7 The Great Mind Is Better than Sex: An Exploration Beyond Worldly Pleasures 215

Epilogue: Don't Stop and Don't Strain 245

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 255

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