10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced by Dan Harris

By Dan Harris

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unforeseen, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey during the unusual worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers the way to get happier that's really achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic assault on sturdy Morning the USA, Dan Harris knew he needed to make a few adjustments. A lifelong nonbeliever, he came upon himself on a extraordinary event, related to a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a bunch of mind scientists. ultimately, Harris discovered that the resource of his difficulties used to be the very factor he consistently concept used to be his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him during the ranks of a hyper-competitive enterprise and in addition led him to make the profoundly silly judgements that provoked his on-air freak-out.

We all have a voice in our head. It's what has us wasting our mood unnecessarily, checking our electronic mail compulsively, consuming whilst we're no longer hungry, and fixating at the prior and the long run on the cost of the current. so much folks might think we're caught with this voice -- that there's not anything we will do to rein it in -- yet Harris stumbled upon a good way to just do that. It's a miles cry from the miracle therapies peddled through the self-help swamis he met; as a substitute, it's whatever he constantly assumed to be both very unlikely or lifeless: meditation. After studying approximately study that means meditation can do every thing from reduce your blood strain to actually rewire your mind, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported international of CEOs, scientists, or even marines who're now utilizing it for elevated calm, concentration, and happiness.

10% Happier takes readers on a experience from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the internal sanctum of community information to the weird fringes of America's religious scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that can really swap their lives.

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S. lewis bright metal poured into it, a body ever more completely uncovered to the meridian blaze of the spiritual sun. We need not suppose that the necessity for something analogous to self-conquest will ever be ended, or that eternal life will not also be eternal dying. It is in this sense that, as there may be pleasures in hell (God shield us from them), there may be some­ thing not all unlike pains in heaven (God grant us soon to taste them). For in self-giving, if anywhere, we touch a rhythm not only of all cre­ ation but of all being.

It is from this point of view that we can understand hell in its aspect of privation. All your life an unattain­ able ecstasy has hovered just beyond the grasp of your consciousness. The day is coming when you will wake to find, beyond all hope, that you have attained it, or else, that it was within your reach and you have lost it forever. This may seem a perilously private and subjective notion of the pearl of 23 c. s. lewis great price, but it is not. The thing I am speaking of is not an experience.

There is the reward which has no natural connection with the things you do to earn it and is quite foreign to the desires that ought to accompany those things. Money is not the natural reward of love; that is why we call a man mer­ cenary if he marries a woman for the sake of her money. But marriage is 48 Made for Heaven the proper reward for a real lover, and he is not mercenary for desiring it. A general who fights well in order to get a peerage is mercenary; a general who fights for victory is not, victory being the proper reward of battle as marriage is the proper reward of love.

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