Happiness and the Human Spirit : The Spirituality of Becoming the Best You Can Be

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
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Using simple, accessible language and clear examples, this wellspring of wisdom shows you that true happiness is attainable once you stop looking outside yourself for the source and realize that it can be found within you. Based on ancient wisdom and modern psychology, the thoughtful, heartfelt anecdotes and inspiring, easy-to-follow exercises will carry you beyond your present state of discontent and open for you an entirely new path toward becoming the best you can possibly be.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
The Pursuit of Happinessp. 3
Spiritual Deficiency Syndromep. 11
The Unique Human Spirit
The Ability to Be Self-Awarep. 27
The Ability to Be Humblep. 37
The Ability to Choosep. 43
The Ability to Be Patientp. 51
The Ability to Make the Most of Circumstancesp. 57
The Ability to Improvep. 63
The Ability to Be Compassionatep. 71
The Ability to Have Perspectivep. 81
The Ability to Have Purposep. 87
The Ability to Search for Truthp. 99
The Ability to Changep. 105
10 Steps to Happiness
"I am aware that I have some shortcomings, and I want to become a better person."p. 117
"I realize that I can be in charge of my behavior."p. 121
"I realize that changing my character traits is a slow process, but I am willing to persist. I'm going to work on my character defects, one by one."p. 125
"I am going to look for ways to overcome my negative character traits."p. 129
"I will cultivate enjoyable spiritual experiences."p. 137
"I will give serious consideration to the relative importance of things."p. 139
"I will avoid things that are inimical to my spirituality."p. 143
"I will laugh more."p. 145
"I will work to keep setbacks from discouraging me."p. 147
"I realize there is never an end to spiritual growth."p. 149
Epiloguep. 151
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 153
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