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 how to get happier that's actually achievable.
After having a nationally televised panic assault on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he needed to make a few alterations. A lifelong nonbeliever, he chanced on himself on a weird and wonderful event, regarding a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a group of mind scientists. ultimately, Harris learned that the resource of his difficulties used to be the very factor he constantly notion used to be his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him throughout the ranks of a hyper-competitive company 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 e mail compulsively, consuming while we're now not hungry, and fixating at the previous and the longer term on the cost of the current. so much folks could suppose we're caught with this voice -- that there's not anything we will do to rein it in -- yet Harris stumbled upon a great way to do exactly that. It's a miles cry from the miracle therapies peddled by way of the self-help swamis he met; as an alternative, it's anything he consistently assumed to be both very unlikely or lifeless: meditation. After studying approximately study that implies meditation can do every little thing from decrease your blood strain to really 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 trip from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the interior sanctum of community information to the unusual fringes of America's religious scene, and leaves them with a takeaway which may really switch their lives.
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At any point in time, within your physical experience, there are many intentions present, and as they are harmonious, there is forward motion, and as they are not harmonious, there is slower forward motion, or no forward motion at all, depending upon the degree of disharmony. Your thoughts are drawn to your DOMINANT INTENTION, within any moment, and as you are focused upon that intention, you are creating. When you have not identified what your dominant intention is, your creative power is diffused because you create in many directions, sometimes in many 41 conflicting directions, thus the feeling of standing still.
And as you are moving through your day, thinking about various things, your car is on its way to you, for you have set it into motion, and you have done nothing to stop its motion toward you. And then, as you are driving, not focused or thinking about anything in particular, you see an automobile very much like the one that you are wanting, driving next to you. As you look over at it and you feel happy or excited, then that positive emotion is an indication to you that, in that moment, the thoughts that you are thinking, regarding the creation of your new red car, are in harmony.
The process of creating hinges upon the intentions that are held by the creator. Before any creation can move forward, the intentions that you hold must be in HARMONY, one with another, even though the intentions are different. At any point in time, within your physical experience, there are many intentions present, and as they are harmonious, there is forward motion, and as they are not harmonious, there is slower forward motion, or no forward motion at all, depending upon the degree of disharmony.
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris