Video Book Club: How to Be Happy All The Time (Part 1)
I love books. If someone were to call me a bookworm, I would take it as a compliment. One of my favorite things about books is sharing them with my friends and family. And so it is with that thought in mind that I begin a weekly video series that I am unofficially calling Jen’s Book Club. (Hey, it works for Oprah.)
Every day this week, I will present you with a new paragraph from Paramhansa Yogananda’s book, How to Be Happy All the Time (Wisdom of Yogananda) (v. 1): How to Be Happy All the Time v. 1
“Don’t wait for yourself, your family, or your surroundings to change before you can be happy within yourself. Make up your mind to be happy within yourself, right now, whatever you are, or wherever you are.”
I think a lot of us think “I’ll be happy when…” When I get the job, the kids, the car, the husband… you know how it is. I like this excerpt reminding us that happiness is a state of mind, therefore, we don’t have to put it off one second longer. Just make up your mind to be happy. Poof.
It’s simple, but is it easy? Let me know how you keep a happiness perspective in your daily life in the comments below, or tweet me.
Want the book? Click to purchase How to Be Happy All the Time (Wisdom of Yogananda)by Paramhansa Yogananda
The human drive for happiness is one of our most far-reaching and fundamental needs. Yet, despite our desperate search for happiness, according to a recent Gallup Poll, only a minority of North Americans describe themselves as ?very happy.? It seems that very few of us have truly unlocked the secrets of lasting joy and inner peace. Now, in this volume of all-new, never-before-released material, Paramhansa Yogananda? who has hundreds of thousands of followers and admirers in North America?playfully and powerfully explains virtually everything needed to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. Topics covered include: looking for happiness in the right places; choosing to be happy; tools and techniques for achieving happiness; sharing happiness with others; balancing success and happiness, and many more. The Wisdom of Yogananda series features writings of Paramhansa Yogananda not available elsewhere. These books capture the Master?s expansive and compassionate wisdom, his sense of fun, and his practical spiritual guidance. The books include writings from his earliest years in America, in an approachable, easy-to-read format. The words of the Master are presented with minimal editing, to capture the fresh and original voice of one of the most highly regarded spiritual teachers of the 20th century.
Check out all 5 video entries on this book here:
- Video Book Club: How to Be Happy All The Time (Part 1)
- Video Book Club: How to Be Happy All The Time (Part 2)
- Video Book Club: How to Be Happy All The Time (Part 3)
- Video Book Club: How to Be Happy All The Time (Part 4)
- Video Book Club: How to Be Happy All The Time (Part 5)
- The Art & Science of Happiness. ~ Gyandev McCord (elephantjournal.com)
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