A Monk s Guide to Happiness

A Monk s Guide to Happiness
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Author: Gelong Thubten
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250266835
Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: St. Martin's Essentials

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness for the Modern Day In our never-ending search for happiness we often find ourselves looking to external things for fulfillment, thinking that happiness can be unlocked by buying a bigger house, getting the next promotion, or building a perfect family. In this profound and inspiring book, Gelong Thubten shares a practical and sustainable approach to happiness. Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with everyone from school kids to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Benedict Cumberbatch, explains how meditation and mindfulness can create a direct path to happiness. A Monk’s Guide to Happiness explores the nature of happiness and helps bust the myth that our lives and minds are too busy for meditation. The book can show you how to: - Learn practical methods to help you choose happiness - Develop greater compassion for yourself and others - Learn to meditate in micro-moments during a busy day - Discover that you are naturally ‘hard-wired’ for happiness Reading A Monk’s Guide to Happiness could revolutionize your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, and help you create a life of true happiness and contentment.

The Way of the Monk

The Way of the Monk
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Author: Gaur Gopal Das
Pages: 195
ISBN: 1846046254
Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Rider

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. Do you ever have the feeling that life isn't going your way? Discover how to master the monk mindset with world-renowned motivational coach and Indian monk Gaur Gopal Das as he reveals how to tackle our modern anxieties with characteristic serenity, profound wisdom and irresistible humour. In The Way of the Monk, Das takes us on an unforgettable journey and offers precious insights to make life happier and easier, even in the stormiest of times. Whether you are looking to find your purpose, strengthen relationships, discover inner calm or give back to the world, this thought-provoking book will challenge you to change your outlook and align yourself with the life you want to live. *Previously published as Life's Amazing Secrets*

A Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

A Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind
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Author: Shoukei Matsumoto
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781846149702
Release: 2018-01-04
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional cleaning techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. 'We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world today needs it. The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it's like to be a monk in training. This book will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.'

Think Like a Monk

Think Like a Monk
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Author: Jay Shetty
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982134488
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

Inner Alchemy

Inner Alchemy
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Author: Pedram Shojai
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683642046
Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Sounds True

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bestselling author Pedram Shojai, “The Urban Monk,” presents a comprehensive guide on how Taoist alchemical practices can help you release stress, harness life force energy, and awaken your true self. “We have fallen asleep to the knowledge of our true nature, and now it is time to wake up.” —Pedram Shojai There is a way to break free from trance of modern life and awaken to your true, limitless nature. The path lies in an ancient system of Taoist alchemy, and with Inner Alchemy, qi gong master, physician, and former monk Pedram Shojai presents an in-depth guide for harnessing the transformational power of this wisdom in your own life: Part 1 lays out Taoist principles and philosophy for understanding the body’s energy matrix and the nature of our current challenges—all in down-to-earth language Part 2 covers specific exercises and techniques for mastering your energy and awakening your true power—including diet, meditation, exercise, sleep, lifestyle tips, and traditional qi gong sets Part 3 provides an advanced exploration of traditional Taoism for modern times, along with a 100-day practice formula to help you regulate your energy, wake up from the hypnotic daze of daily life, and make the world we live in a better place “The process of turning the material ‘lead’ of our human experience into the ‘gold’ of awakening is the essence of this ancient science of spirituality,” writes Shojai. “My promise is that if you practice what you learn in this book, your life will change in ways that you have never imagined.”

A Monk s Guide to Happiness

A Monk s Guide to Happiness
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Author: Gelong Thubten
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250266835
Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: St. Martin's Essentials

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness for the Modern Day In our never-ending search for happiness we often find ourselves looking to external things for fulfillment, thinking that happiness can be unlocked by buying a bigger house, getting the next promotion, or building a perfect family. In this profound and inspiring book, Gelong Thubten shares a practical and sustainable approach to happiness. Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with everyone from school kids to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Benedict Cumberbatch, explains how meditation and mindfulness can create a direct path to happiness. A Monk’s Guide to Happiness explores the nature of happiness and helps bust the myth that our lives and minds are too busy for meditation. The book can show you how to: - Learn practical methods to help you choose happiness - Develop greater compassion for yourself and others - Learn to meditate in micro-moments during a busy day - Discover that you are naturally ‘hard-wired’ for happiness Reading A Monk’s Guide to Happiness could revolutionize your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, and help you create a life of true happiness and contentment.

What Now

What Now
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Author: Yael Shy
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781941529836
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Buddhist teachings and meditation offer a roadmap to help college students and others in early adulthood incorporate mindfulness into their lives as a means of facing the myriad struggles unique to this stage of life. Early adulthood is filled with intense emotions and insecurity. What if you never fall in love? What if you can't find work you’re passionate about? You miss home. You miss close friends. You’re lost in the noise of how you think you should be living and worried about wasting what everyone says should be the best years of your life. What Now? shares mindfulness practices to help twentysomethings learn to identify and accept these feelings and respond—not react—to painful and powerful stimuli without pushing them away or getting lost in them. This is not about fixing oneself or being "better." Readers are encouraged to embrace themselves exactly as they are. You are already completely whole, completely loveable, completely worthy. What Now? shares practices that help us to wake up to this fact. This uniquely tumultuous developmental period is a time when many first live away from home and engage in all kinds of experimentation—with ideas, substances, relationships, and who we think we are and want to be in the world. Yael Shy shares her own story and offers basic meditation guides to beginning a practice. She explores the Buddhist framework for what causes suffering and explores ideas about interconnection and social justice as natural outgrowths of meditation practice.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness
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Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Howard C. Cutler
Pages: 322
ISBN: 1573221112
Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.

The Urban Monk

The Urban Monk
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Author: Pedram Shojai
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781623369019
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Rodale

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this New York Times bestseller, you will discover how the calmness of Zen masters can help you stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter. Our world is an overwhelming place. Each day’s commitments to career and family take everything we’ve got, and we struggle to focus on our health, relationships, and purpose in life. Technology brings endless information to our fingertips, but the one thing we really want—a sense of satisfaction and contentment—remains out of reach. Pedram Shojai is here to change all of that. With practice, you can stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter, even among the chaos that constantly surrounds us. His no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools to elevate your existence. He guides you in learning to honor the body and mind, discharge stuck energy, and shake free from toxicity and excess stress. The world needs you to step up and live your life to the fullest. Pedram Shojai is the Urban Monk who can show you how to drink from infinity, find peace and prosperity, and thrive.

The Suited Monk

The Suited Monk
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Author: Raf Adams
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0957055382
Release: 2013-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The Suited Monk is a book for NOW. Raf's distinctive, easy to read narrative captures the essence of "the truth" contained in the ancient spiritual traditions in a way that's relevant for today. This is a must read for all Suited Monks and Nuns on "Life's Journey" Matthew Chapple Senior Vice President - Greater China, Mead Johnson Nutrition "Everyone who wants to enjoy life to the fulliest should read The Suited Monk. Raf's Life Journey Model is a simple yet brilliant framework to help us understand why joy is not deducted from material wealth and we should strive for inner peace and happiness. Reading The Suited Monk, I rapidly identified my own journey to bridge the gap between the inner and external world, which I will now accelerate to the fulliest. Raf is a hero who will continue to affect positively the lives of his readers" Peter Buytaert Founder, Shanghai China Global Leaders (CGL) Management Consulting Former President Asia at Agfa (Graphics) Original and in honest, this book captures the Suited Monk workshop perfectly and is highly recommended as separate reading or as complimentary follow up to one of Raf's workshops. I found this book so helpful (Simple language and model, to a complex topic, easy to read, truly a knowledgeable book) that I have already recommended numerous to both read the book and participate the workshop. Henrik Larsen Chairman of the Danish Chamber of Commerce South China "Raf is a remarkable and unusual man - his vision and sight is clear - it has been my privilege to journey with Raf after our first meeting two years ago - if you are wanting to think about changing yourself and your life journey, then read on...." Dr. Mike Thompson, Professor of Management Practice - China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Click Add to Cart Now To Discover Your Inner Monk ! The Suited Monk lives within all of us, an empowering new book about life purpose, true happiness, and self-discovery. In today's society, many of us struggle to experience lasting happiness and contentment and find little purpose or fulfillment in our work and day-to-day lives. Modern society exerts a constant, subtle pressure to conform to the expectations of others, and to seek a version of success that is acceptable to the people around us but that does not necessarily meet our own most heartfelt needs and desires. Even if we manage to reach certain goals, the happiness they bring us rarely lasts long. Because of this dynamic, some of us suffer deeply and experience a huge gap between the life we really want, with a deep feeling of joy about who we truly are, and the reality of the life we actually have. By learning to synthesize your intuition, happiness, love, purpose, and life force (represented by your inner Monk) with the external world of success and achievement (represented by the Suit you wear), you will be able to close the gap and tap into the vast abundance that exists within you, both in your professional life and personal relationships. You will be able to minimize anxiety, stress, and problems caused by old, habitual ways of thinking and feeling. Raf's step-by-step guide-which includes The Life Journey Model(R) and GAP visual model, developed both from his personal experience and from time-honored teachings-will enable you to easily identify and discover your own life path and to explore pertinent self-questioning paradigms, such as "What is my purpose in life?" and "How can I live a truly fulfilling life and have a happy and satisfying career?" Or more simply, ''How can I fully align my deepest desires and wishes, and flourish in today's world?" Click Add to Cart Now To Discover Your Inner Monk !

Happiness

Happiness
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Author: Matthieu Ricard
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0316149470
Release: 2014-05-21
Editor: Little Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness.

From a Mountain in Tibet

From a Mountain in Tibet
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Author: Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0241439272
Release: 2020-08-27
Editor: Penguin Life

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Handbook for Hard Times

Handbook for Hard Times
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Author: Gelong Thubten
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781529370638
Release: 2022-03-03
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Thubten is a very generous and kind monk who writes with the lived honesty and humour of someone who has experienced the wisdom he shares. His writing is full of inspiration but also the pragmatism needed to form a sustainable practice. He clearly illustrates why we all need meditation and mindfulness in our lives.'- Benedict Cumberbatch We all go through hard times. We can experience moments when life feels like an uphill struggle, leading to unhappiness and stress. Perhaps we are feeling sad, anxious, or are challenged to deal with something bigger, such as a bereavement, a loss, a painful ending or a broken heart. It is during these moments when life feels difficult that we could do with some help with our thoughts and feelings. In HANDBOOK FOR HARD TIMES Sunday Times bestselling author of A Monk's Guide to Happiness Gelong Thubten teaches us to understand that happiness, kindness and resilience can be cultivated through reframing life's difficulties as opportunities for transformation. Meditation and mindfulness practices help us to access deep reserves of inner strength as we learn how to 'lean into' our suffering. Thubten suggests how we can find meaning in pain and discomfort, transforming deeply ingrained patterns of fear and resistance. As we discover how hard times can enhance the development of mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness, we can develop a fearless outlook on life and lasting, unshakeable happiness. This approachable and practical book, complete with meditations, is designed for modern times, and will be a valuable resource to anyone during times of struggle, but also during all times to encourage and build resilience and help us find inner contentment and peace.

A Spiritual Renegade s Guide to the Good Life

A Spiritual Renegade s Guide to the Good Life
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Author: Lama Marut
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781582703732
Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A lighthearted and unabashed manifest for creating and sustaining happiness in today's highly stressed, consumer-based world shares recommendations for readers from all backgrounds, providing action plans for specific changes while offering accompanying Microsoft tags for bonus video material. Original.

Living with the Monks

Living with the Monks
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Author: Jesse Itzler
Pages: 320
ISBN: 147899343X
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Center Street

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Equal parts memoir and road map to living a less stressful and more vibrant life, bestselling author Jesse Itzler offers an illuminating, entertaining, and unexpected trip for anyone looking to feel calmer and more controlled in our crazy, hectic world. Entrepreneur, endurance athlete, and father of four Jesse Itzler only knows one speed: Full Blast. But when he felt like the world around him was getting too hectic, he didn't take a vacation or get a massage. Instead, Jesse moved into a monastery for a self-imposed time-out. In Living with the Monks, the follow-up to his New York Times bestselling Living with a SEAL, Jesse takes us on a spiritual journey like no other. Having only been exposed to monasteries on TV, Jesse arrives at the New Skete religious community in the isolated mountains of upstate New York with a shaved head and a suitcase filled with bananas. To his surprise, New Skete monks have most of their hair. They're Russian Orthodox, not Buddhist, and they're also world-renowned German shepherd breeders and authors of dog-training books that have sold in the millions. As Jesse struggles to fit in amongst the odd but lovable monks, self-doubt begins to beat like a tribal drum. Questioning his motivation to embark on this adventure and missing his family (and phone), Jesse struggles to balance his desire for inner peace with his need to check Twitter. But in the end, Jesse discovers the undeniable power of the monks and their wisdom, and the very real benefits of taking a well-deserved break as a means of self-preservation in our fast-paced world.

In the Spirit of Happiness

In the Spirit of Happiness
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Author: Monks of New Skete
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780446930512
Release: 2000-01-21
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling authors of "How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend" show how their strong connections with dogs and the natural world stem from the principles of monastic life. The elements of a monk's life -- self-discipline, solitude, prayer, acts of love and forgiveness -- are pathways that anyone can follow to achieve true happiness and spiritual fulfillment.

More Than Happiness

More Than Happiness
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Author: Antonia Macaro
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781785781346
Release: 2018-01-04
Editor: Icon Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

‘This groundbreaking study provides a much-needed philosophical framework for those practising mindfulness as well as a call to recover the pragmatic and therapeutic dimensions of philosophy.’ - Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism and Secular Buddhism Modern readers tend to think of Buddhism as spending time alone meditating, searching for serenity. Stoicism calls to mind repressing our emotions in order to help us soldier on through adversity. But how accurate are our popular understandings of these traditions? And what can we learn from them without either buying in wholeheartedly to their radical ideals or else transmuting them into simple self-improvement regimes that bear little resemblance to their original aims? How can we achieve more than happiness? In More than Happiness, Antonia Macaro delves into both philosophies, focusing on the elements that fit with our sceptical age, and those which have the potential to make the biggest impact on how we live. From accepting that some things are beyond our control, to monitoring our emotions for unhealthy reactions, to shedding attachment to material things, there is much, she argues, that we can take and much that we’d do better to leave behind. In this synthesis of ancient wisdom, Macaro reframes the ‘good life’, and gets us to see the world as it really is and to question the value of the things we desire. The goal is more than happiness: living ethically and placing value on the right things in life.

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780861719204
Release: 2011-08-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Whether you are an experienced meditator or someone who's only just beginning, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help you bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of your life. A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (Spirituality/Inspirational).

Happiness

Happiness
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Author: Frederic Lenoir
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781612194417
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Melville House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? From the ancient Greeks on—from Aristotle, Plato, and Chuang Tzu to the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad; from Voltaire, Spinoza, and Schopenhauer to Kant, Freud, and even modern neuroscientists—Lenoir considers the idea that true and lasting happiness is indeed possible. In clear language, Lenoir concisely surveys what the greatest thinkers of all time have had to say on the subject, and, with charming prose, raises provocative questions: · Do we have a duty to be happy? · Is there a connection between individual and collective happiness? · Is happiness contagious? · Is there a difference between pleasure and happiness? · Can unhappiness and happiness coexist? · Does our happiness depend on our luck? Understanding how civilization’s best minds have answered those questions, Lenoir suggests, not only makes for a fascinating reading experience, but also provides a way for us to see us how happiness, that most elusive of feelings, is attainable in our own lives.

A Ceo an Entrepreneur a Tourist and the Monk Finding the Balance Between Success and Happiness

A Ceo  an Entrepreneur  a Tourist  and the Monk  Finding the Balance Between Success and Happiness
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Author: Alex Butt
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9811165084
Release: 2018-04-20
Editor: Unknown

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Charles- a CEO at the peak of his career, successful but unhappy, caught in his hamster wheel-of- fortune Antonio- an entrepreneur constantly starting new ventures, but unsure of his long-term future Toby- a tourist trying to escape from a life that was not his own, and break his cycle of bad luck A chance encounter between these three disparate characters and the Monk becomes the turning point in their lives. They embark on a journey of self-reflection, re-prioritise their lives, and take a different route to happiness, while enjoying the pursuit of material success. But this story is just a parable for what we can all achieve in our lives. Too many people today are preoccupied with work, have little time for their family and friends, and even less time for themselves. They tell themselves that they are doing this so that they can reap the fruits of their labour, relax, and be happy in the future. But, what if today was their future? When then will they be happy? Author Alex Butt invites you to take a leaf from this book and ask yourself, "Are you content and happy with your life?" Just like these three characters, you too can apply the simple truths contained in this tale, redefine your own path to contentment, and discover a balance between success and happiness.