The Strong Mind: The Art of Building the Inner Strength to Overcome Life's Difficulties

The Strong Mind: The Art of Building the Inner Strength to Overcome Life's Difficulties

by Ryuho Okawa
The Strong Mind: The Art of Building the Inner Strength to Overcome Life's Difficulties

The Strong Mind: The Art of Building the Inner Strength to Overcome Life's Difficulties

by Ryuho Okawa


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We all go through various kinds of experiences in life: some bring us joy and pleasures, while others bring us pain and suffering. During difficult times, we wish that life was easier and that we could go through life without any hardships or difficulties, misfortunes or tragedies. But in truth, no one can avoid adversities in life because this world is meant to be a training ground for our souls, says author Ryuho Okawa. We are born here so that we can learn lessons and achieve soul growth through various experiences.

This book is not about gaining an instant success. Rather, it shows us how we can build a long-lasting foundation for our spiritual success, which we can achieve through making persistent efforts over a long period of time. When we build inner strengths this way, we can face any adversities while maintaining our calm and high aspirations.

In this book, Ryuho Okawa shares his personal experiences as examples to show how we can build toughness of the heart, develop richness of the mind, and cultivate the power of perseverance. The strong mind is what we need to rise time and again, and to move forward no matter what difficulties we face in life. This book will inspire and empower you to take courage, develop a mature and cultivated heart, and achieve resilience and hardiness so that you can break through the barriers of your limits and keep winning in the battle of your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942125396
Publisher: IRH Press
Publication date: 05/25/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 224
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

RYUHO OKAWA is Global visionary, renowned spiritual leader, and international best-selling author with a simple goal: to help people find true happiness and create a better world. Okawa's books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 28 languages. His books share his principles for happiness, as well as insights and practiced methods for increasing our capacity for love and promoting our spiritual growth.

In 1986, Okawa founded Happy science as a spiritual movement dedicated to bringing greater happiness to humankind by uniting religions and cultures to live in harmony. Happy Science has grown rapidly from its beginnings in Japan to a worldwide organization. The spiritual workshops Happy Science offers are open to people of all faiths and walks of life and are rooted in the same principles of happiness that inspired Okawa’s own spiritual awakening. Okawa is compassionately committed to the spiritual growth of others; in addition to writing and publishing books, he continues to give talks around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 Building Resilience Against Life Crises

1 Life Crises Arrive Once Every Decade 11

2 Keys for Overcoming Family Crises in Our Forties and Beyond 24

3 Being Thankful that Nothing Terrible Has Happened 31

4 Knowing Our Capabilities and Harnessing Our Strengths 34

5 Keep your Inner Light Lit No Matter What Circumstances You Find Yourself In 37

2 Living With A Stout Heart

1 My Father's Experiences of Poverty, Illness, and Conflict 43

2 Letting Go of the Fear of Failure and Taking Courage 59

3 Essential Keys to Living with a Stout Heart 66

3 Cultivating Inner Maturity

1 Promoting Growth as a Person 73

2 Thinking of Yourself Less and Others More 77

3 Opening Your Mind to Different Standards of Values 80

4 Forgiveness Is the High Road to Happiness 91

5 We All Have a Duty to Become Happy 101

4 Developing Inner Richness

1 Finding the Right Direction in Life 107

2 Fulfilling Our Responsibilities as Human Beings 114

3 Developing a Sense of Fairness and Selflessness 123

4 Knowing When to Pass the Torch 130

5 Offering Words of Commendation with a Sincere Heart 134

5 The Power Of The Strong Mind

1 Cultivating a Strong Mind 143

2 Developing an Aspiring Spirit and an Unwavering Heart 150

3 The Three Developmental Stages of Character Growth 156

4 Harnessing the Tremendous Power of the Strong Mind 168

Afterword 171

About the Author 172

About Happy Science 173

About IRH Press USA 183

Books Ryuho Okawa 184

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