Happiness Through Meditation

Happiness Through Meditation

What is happiness? Where does it come from? How is it achieved? This concise book opens the door to this often-elusive state of being with new insights, guided meditations, helpful quotations, and much, much more.

Author: Paul Epstein

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781441308160

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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What is happiness? Where does it come from? How is it achieved? This concise book opens the door to this often-elusive state of being with new insights, guided meditations, helpful quotations, and much, much more. Holistic medical practitioner Dr. Paul Epstein offers help and healing so readers may find meaning and purpose, work through difficulty, follow their bliss, live, and thrive through the practice of happiness every day.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Four Meditations on Happiness

Four Meditations on Happiness

Can one achieve such a goal at all? Can there be a universally applicable theory about happiness? In this original and thought-provoking book philosopher Michael Hampe sets out to find some answers.

Author: Michael Hampe

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 085789403X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Striving for a happy, perfect life is as old as mankind. Can one achieve such a goal at all? Can there be a universally applicable theory about happiness? In this original and thought-provoking book philosopher Michael Hampe sets out to find some answers.
Categories: Philosophy

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation is a stimulating read with inspiring thoughts and ideas on how to become happier and live a more fulfilling life.

Author: Manfred Kets de Vries

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595458950

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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For most of us, the pursuit of happiness is the ultimate goal of existence: it gives us hope and a reason for living, motivating us to go on in spite of life's setbacks. In his coaching work with senior executives, Manfred Kets de Vries, concluded that self-knowledge and happiness are inextricably linked and that in the absence of self-knowledge, true happiness will always elude us. He believes that we need to reflect on what is important to us and set our priorities accordingly to be able to live life to the fullest. The Happiness Equation is a stimulating read with inspiring thoughts and ideas on how to become happier and live a more fulfilling life.
Categories: Philosophy

Breathe

Breathe

BREATHE by Matt O'Grady is a powerful tool that will help you explore and deepen your practice of this ancient tradition of meditation and help you overcome the state of anxiety, worry and over thinking by releasing the addiction to stress ...

Author: Matt O'Grady

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ISBN: 1943672059

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Meditation is not just about inhaling and exhaling, it is a profound practice of releasing stress and negativity and connecting deeply inside by simply being focused in the moment. It is a process which needs consistent gentle practice to move towards health, wholeness and long lasting happiness. BREATHE by Matt O'Grady is a powerful tool that will help you explore and deepen your practice of this ancient tradition of meditation and help you overcome the state of anxiety, worry and over thinking by releasing the addiction to stress and to achieve your life's greatest potential. Learn about the modality and purpose of different types of meditation to understand which one is more convenient for you. Acknowledge that our remarkable body allows us to see, feel, touch, smell and taste through the sense meditation. Admiring the beauty of nature, feeling love, touching something that soothes, smell that ignites positivity and taste what is soulful helps you synergise mind and body. Grounding meditation is an exercise where you can focus on the present and learn to be aware and complete. Diligence will allow you to live in the moment and feel the ground only to be firm footed and rise a tad bit above mammoth of happiness. Let it go! Let it go! Let go of baggages you are holding onto your backs. Fill it with love and enlighten yourself with BREATHE that helps you achieve it smoothly with a perfect technique. Self-love meditation is not just for creating love but to create clarity of your life and lead to a deeper understanding of barrier and break free. Visualise in bits and pieces. Sit in you meditative posture, close your eyes, inhale the brilliant light. Let it penetrate your body cleansing all the stress. Listen to Breathe for more happiness?OM!!
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Meditations on Joy

Meditations on Joy

Author: Janet Ela Leboutillier

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 0517124149

Category: Psychology

Page: 64

View: 409

Categories: Psychology

Meditation for Health Happiness

Meditation for Health   Happiness

Whether you're new to meditation or you have meditated for years, you'll find this book both fascinating and informative.

Author: Robert Puff

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456605278

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 21

View: 184

In his book, "Meditation for Health and Happiness," Dr. Robert Puff discusses the importance of practicing daily meditation. Sharing findings from numerous research studies conducted by scientists and psychologists all over the country, Dr. Puff talks about the long-term effects of stress on the body and mind; and how meditating regularly can heal everything from high blood pressure, heart palpitations, and back pain, to mental depression and anxiety. Not only will Dr. Puff talk you through a very basic and easy meditation, you will learn about the history of meditation, and how it has been incorporated into nearly all of the world's great religions. Whether you're new to meditation or you have meditated for years, you'll find this book both fascinating and informative.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Real Happiness at Work

Real Happiness at Work

Created by Sharon Salzberg, one of the foremost meditation teachers in the world, here is expert, easy-to-use guidance for cultivating mindfulness, compassion, and awareness at work.

Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761181477

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Real Happiness at Work brings the profound benefits of meditation to an area where people could use it most—the workplace. And it’s written by one of the world’s leading meditation teachers. A follow-up to Real Happiness, the New York Times bestseller, Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness at Work is a practical guide to improving work life through mindfulness, compassion, and ingenuity. It’s about being committed without being consumed, competitive without being cruel, managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. It shows readers how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished in order to do better, more productive work. Dividing the idea of workplace satisfaction into eight pillars, Real Happiness at Work is filled with secular wisdom; core meditations on broad themes like motivation, awareness, and seeing the good in others; and more than a dozen exercises, including Moving From Me to We and When Things Go Wrong. Sprinkled throughout the book are short “stealth” meditations, the kind that are quick, private, and doable anywhere—“Let the phone ring three times, follow your breath, then pick it up” and “For an upcoming one-on-one conversation, resolve to listen more and speak less.” Even the best jobs are filled with stress, tough deadlines, impatient bosses, seemingly endless meetings—all the ills of harried life. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is the antidote.
Categories: Self-Help

A Guide to Happiness

A Guide to Happiness

The techniques and exercises in this book are designed to help you plot out your own way to happiness in small, actionable steps.

Author: Tara Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: 1839403667

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Page: 128

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**Includes audio meditation** Embark on a journey to happiness and fulfillment in seven simple steps. Do you want a fun, easy-to-understand way of discovering personal happiness? Then this guide is a must read. The tools and techniques in this book are designed to help you plot out your own way to happiness in small, actionable steps. * Includes mindful exercises in every chapter * Features plans for health and happiness for you to fill in * Includes an exclusive audio link so you can listen to guided meditations Say goodbye to stress and the perils of feeling low as you set off on a deeply satisfying personal journey.
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Real Happiness

Real Happiness

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this is the must-have, time-honoured, foolproof guide to meditation - now with six brand new meditation tracks.

Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781788171472

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this is the must-have, time-honoured, foolproof guide to meditation - now with six brand new meditation tracks. "Wonderfully clear, remarkably accessible, warmhearted and wise" (Jack Kornfield). From Sharon Salzberg, a pioneer in the field of meditation and world-renowned teacher acclaimed for her down-to-earth style, Real Happiness is a complete guide to starting and maintaining a meditation practice. Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, and based on three key skills - concentration, mindfulness and lovingkindness - it's a practice anyone can do and that can transform our lives by bringing us greater resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity and balance. This updated 10th anniversary edition includes exercises, journal prompts and ten guided meditations available for download online.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Meditation

Meditation

According to Aristotle, people can choose to be happy. A new study shows that it is possible for you to grow a happier brain physically using practices such as meditation.

Author: Adidas Wilson

Publisher: Adidas Wilson

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Category: Self-Help

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According to Aristotle, people can choose to be happy. A new study shows that it is possible for you to grow a happier brain physically using practices such as meditation. Science has already determined the hormones that give rise to emotions like desire or pleasure, but no one has been able to say for sure where feelings of well-being and overall contentment come from. Kyoto University scientists set out to get the answer. They gathered 51 volunteers and asked each one of them to rate their own levels of happiness. They then scanned the brains of the volunteers to try and see if there were any differences between the glum individuals and the upbeat ones. Surprisingly, the happier people had a larger precuneus (an area of the brain). This means that you can work happiness like a muscle. Some studies in the past have shown that it is possible to boost grey matter in your precuneus with regular meditation. This explains why meditators experience feelings of bliss and even general contentment. The scientist who oversaw this study said that medics could now measure the things that increase happiness in people.
Categories: Self-Help

Instant Calm

Instant Calm

What I especially love about this book is the wide range of sensory meditations Karen offers. Open up the book anywhere—and you will find a useful fun two-minute tool you can use to relax and feel grounded again.

Author: Karen Salmansohn

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399582905

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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Lifestyle guru Karen Salmansohn presents a colorful gift book of two-minute meditations and mindfulness tips that help reduce stress and improve focus, clarity, productivity, and sleep. You're just a few minutes away from a more Zen mindset! Almost 40 percent of Americans admit they worry every day, and the media has pegged today's millennials as "The Anxious Generation." Although interest in meditation and mindfulness is ever growing, many of us don't have the time or patience to develop a serious practice. Health and happiness guru Karen Salmansohn's unique brand of fun mini-meditations use the power of focus and the five senses to achieve the same results as more standard meditation techniques in far less time. Packed with full-page illustrations, fascinating scientific studies, and Salmansohn's patented wit, Instant Calm helps you tap into stress-releasing topics like forest bathing (sound), essential oils (smell), earthing (touch), dot meditations (sight), and more—in just two minutes. Soon you’ll be swapping your aarghs for ahhhs! Advance praise for Instant Calm “Instant Calm can help anyone redefine and expand their meditation practice. She shares a range of unique sensory meditations—which tap into all five senses—and offer a quick, fun approach to reset your mind and refocus your energy. I personally have begun to use these mini meditations whenever I just want to feel a mental boost throughout my day. I love the illustrations and Karen’s fun and lighthearted voice! I highly recommend this book as a helpful guide to decompress from life’s challenges.”—Kristine Carlson, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff For Women “If you’re feeling stressed and looking for ways to relax and feel focused (and pretty much everybody in today’s world is!) well . . . then . . . this book is a game-changer for you. It makes doing meditation feel so easy and fun. It’s great for beginners to meditation—and also helpful for advanced meditators—because there’s something for everyone. What I especially love about this book is the wide range of sensory meditations Karen offers. Open up the book anywhere—and you will find a useful fun two-minute tool you can use to relax and feel grounded again. Plus the illustrations are gorgeous.”—Christina Rasmussen, bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh and Love Again
Categories: Self-Help

Sit a Bit

Sit a Bit

Easy meditations for every situation. Answers to many questions about meditation.

Author: Victor M. Parachin

Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing

ISBN: 9781886940345

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 113

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Easy meditations for every situation. Answers to many questions about meditation.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness

Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness

Transform your life with meditations for healing and happiness.

Author: Mary Nurriestearns

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1559570598

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Transform your life with meditations for healing and happiness. This unique card deck gives you 52 simple meditations to connect you to the present moment, cultivate happiness, take loving care of your emotions, enhance your wellbeing, and develop gratitude. Select a card each day for a relaxing and renewing meditation.
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Real Happiness 10th Anniversary Edition

Real Happiness  10th Anniversary Edition

A New York Times best seller—now revised and updated with new exercises and guided meditations. “An inviting gateway to the interior territory of profound well-being and wisdom.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You ...

Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781523510962

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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A New York Times best seller—now revised and updated with new exercises and guided meditations. “An inviting gateway to the interior territory of profound well-being and wisdom.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are From Sharon Salzberg, a pioneer in the field of meditation and world-renowned teacher acclaimed for her down-to-earth style, Real Happiness is a complete guide to starting and maintaining a meditation practice. Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, and based on three key skills—concentration, mindfulness, and lovingkindness—it’s a practice anyone can do and that can transform our lives by bringing us greater resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance. This updated 10th anniversary edition includes exercises, journal prompts, and ten guided meditations available for download online and through scannable QR codes.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Best Meditations on the Planet

The Best Meditations on the Planet

A book with 75 full-color photos introduces dozens of meditations that can be done anytime and anywhere to improve one's emotional, mental and physical well-being. Original.

Author: Martin Hart

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781592334599

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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A book with 75 full-color photos introduces dozens of meditations that can be done anytime and anywhere to improve one's emotional, mental and physical well-being. Original.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The New Meditation Handbook

The New Meditation Handbook

With 21 easily accessible, step-by-step meditations, this fully revised resource provides readers with guidance on how to transform their daily lives, fulfill spiritual potential, and find lasting happiness.

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications UK

ISBN: 0948006900

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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With 21 easily accessible, step-by-step meditations, this fully revised resource provides readers with guidance on how to transform their daily lives, fulfill spiritual potential, and find lasting happiness.
Categories: Religion

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF 10% HAPPIER Too busy to meditate? Can’t turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you.

Author: Dan Harris

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780399588952

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF 10% HAPPIER Too busy to meditate? Can’t turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you. You’ll also get access to guided audio meditations on the 10% Happier app, to jumpstart your practice from day one. ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word “namaste” without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public proponents. Harris found that meditation made him more focused and less yanked around by his emotions. According to his wife, it also made him less annoying. Science suggests that the practice can lower your blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain. So what’s holding you back? In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Harris and Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver,” embark on a gonzo cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that keep people from meditating. It is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions—all of which are also available (for free) on the 10% Happier app. This book is a trip worth taking. Praise for Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics “If you’re intrigued by meditation but don’t know how to begin—or you’ve benefited from meditation in the past but need help to get started again—Dan Harris has written the book for you. Well researched, practical, and crammed with expert advice, it’s also an irreverent, hilarious page-turner.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project “The ABC News anchor, a ‘defender of worrying’ who once had an anxiety attack on air, offers a hilarious and stirring account of his two-steps-forward-one-step-back campaign to sort ‘useless rumination’ from ‘constructive anguish’ via mindfulness, along with invaluable suggestions for following in his footsteps.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
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Genuine Happiness

Genuine Happiness

Discover your personal path to bliss "This book will give anyone interested in the spectrum of core meditative practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition but in essence universal the deepest of perspectives on what is possible for us as ...

Author: B. Alan Wallace

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 047146984X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Discover your personal path to bliss "This book will give anyone interested in the spectrum of core meditative practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition but in essence universal the deepest of perspectives on what is possible for us as human beings as well as excellent guidance in the essential, time-tested attitudes and practices for actualizing our innate capacity for wisdom, compassion, and well-being, right here and right now." —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses and Full Catastrophe Living "In Genuine Happiness, Alan Wallace displays his rare talent in boiling down the complex to the clear and in guiding readers through a practical path to contentment. A gift for all moods and seasons." —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ "This lucid and rich book offers brillant, wise, and accessible teachings on the essentials of four core meditation techniques that lead one to genuine joy and happiness. Alan Wallace's years of practice and teaching shine through every page, as with ease and great humanity, he brings to the reader the possibility of liberation." —Joan Halifax Roshi, abbot of Upaya Zen Center "Genuine Happiness is a treasure chest of wisdom: clear, inspiring teaching jewels. It is an excellent support for any student of meditation." —Sharon Salzberg, author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience In today's overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived. To achieve long-term happiness, you must access your own bountiful resources—housed in your heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness, longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss. Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and sixty other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. Featuring a Foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day. As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you've sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.
Categories: Religion

30 Days to Happiness

30 Days to Happiness

It’s a state of mind, a way of looking at the world, a commitment to improving ourselves and authentically enjoying life. 30 DAYS TO HAPPINESS is an honest assessment of the 30 key life inventory items that have the biggest influence on ...

Author: Rhonda Sciortino

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578267835

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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FINDING TRUE HAPPINESS, ONE DAY AT A TIME Everybody wants to be happy, yet few people know how to get there. We think we will be happy if we get the right job, meet the right people, get the new car. But there will always be something else we want—genuine happiness comes from within. It’s a state of mind, a way of looking at the world, a commitment to improving ourselves and authentically enjoying life. 30 DAYS TO HAPPINESS is an honest assessment of the 30 key life inventory items that have the biggest influence on your happiness. By examining ourselves and finding room for improvement, we learn to treat each new day as an opportunity to live our best possible life, finding new solutions to challenges as we take another step down the path to true happiness. Make the most of your life by committing to becoming truly happy.
Categories: Self-Help