10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced by Dan Harris

By Dan Harris

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unforeseen, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey throughout the unusual worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers the way to get happier that's really achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic assault on reliable Morning the US, Dan Harris knew he needed to make a few adjustments. A lifelong nonbeliever, he chanced on himself on a strange experience, related to a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a group of mind scientists. finally, Harris learned that the resource of his difficulties was once the very factor he constantly proposal was once his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him throughout the ranks of a hyper-competitive enterprise and likewise 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 electronic mail compulsively, consuming while we're now not hungry, and fixating at the earlier and the long run on the price of the current. so much folks could suppose we're caught with this voice -- that there's not anything we will be able to do to rein it in -- yet Harris stumbled upon a good way to do exactly that. It's a much cry from the miracle remedies peddled by means of the self-help swamis he met; as an alternative, it's anything he continuously 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 global of CEOs, scientists, or even marines who're now utilizing it for elevated calm, concentration, and happiness.

10% Happier takes readers on a journey from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the interior sanctum of community information to the unusual fringes of America's non secular scene, and leaves them with a takeaway which may truly switch their lives.

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It was the day after student council elections, the day after my classmates confirmed what I’d so desperately feared: If you didn’t have beauty, boobs, and a boyfriend, no one would vote for you. At least that’s what it felt like at the time. I shuffled toward my locker wishing I was invisible, keeping my eyes down while I made my feet continue walking. Finally, my locker was in sight. That glorious metal box was my one safe space in this world of catty girls with cute outfits and spiral-permed hair.

God created you to crave, want, desire, think about, and long for something — for Him. All those feelings of desire have a place. A healthy place. You were made to be deeply satisfied by Him and Him alone. takeaway Satan tries to distract us from God. He wants us to get legitimate needs met in an illegitimate way. the action plan In your journal, try to identify a few cravings, and think through how you are meeting them right now. Is there anything you might be relying on or leaning on other than God?

And it got even worse. I was devastated to learn that for the last semester that he was my boyfriend, he was also his old girlfriend’s boyfriend. ) But believe it or not, when he looked mournfully into my eyes, said “I love you so much,” and begged for another chance, I took him back. WHY would I do such a thing??? Because I was craving the feeling of being accepted and loved. Even though what I had was a complete counterfeit for true love, true acceptance, it filled at least a little bit of that hole inside of me.

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