Happiness: The Real Medicine (Audiobook)
“Am I happy?”
It’s a powerful question and one that we’ve all asked ourselves. And all of us, at the very core of our being, have a deep longing to answer affirmatively. Guess what? The answer really is “yes.” In this thought-provoking book, Blair Lewis explains that happiness is our natural state. It’s right there, obscured by the desire for possessions, the guilt we heap on ourselves, the need for approval, the constant demands on our time. We don’t “create” happiness; we reveal it. And in the process, we benefit wholly—both spiritually and physically.
Lewis begins by exploring a series of traits that happy people possess: quietude, self-restraint, endurance, disinterest in worldly charms, freedom from conflicts and distractions, and desire for happiness. He then offers a trove of natural tools—from hatha yoga to rejuvenation herbs to meditation techniques—that help us foster these traits in our own lives. Throughout his book, he freely shares his own struggles with the same obstacles that keep most of us from perennial joy. And he urges readers to never give up on the quest to gain mastery over the mind and body.
“Happiness has always been our only pursuit,” he writes. “Through the grace of those who have attained the happiness I sought, I am able to share with you a comprehensive approach to quieting the noise in your body, breath, and mind in a manner that will allow the perennial joy hidden in the deepest recesses of your heart to flow forward. You can and must attain this perennial joy. It is the first and foremost goal of human birth.”
Audiobook: Length not available
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
Blair is an author, integrative health professional and mentor for personal transformation. For over 30 years he has been sharing solutions for life’s pains and losses in a style of satire, truth, tenderness and eye-popping insights. His wealth of knowledge on suffering and how to recover from a total collapse of trust, health and loving relationships will inspire you and steady you.
A leader of enduring love for all who feel afraid and threatened by life’s tragedies and losses, Blair invites you into his heart of hearts through online classes, mentoring and blogging.