How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy

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Conari Press, Oct 1, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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So many things in life can cause us concern and worry: work, love, money, the things we own or don't own, physical appearance. Each one of these large segments of our life can be an obstacle to happiness; taken together, the accumulation of life concerns can become an enormous boulder blocking our way. Now, beloved author Hugh Prather, who has touched so many people with his bestselling books across the years, gives us an actual program that shows us How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy.

Filled with concrete exercises developed by Hugh Prather during his years of counseling, teaching, and administering, How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy shows us how to examine our own lives so that we can learn to change the attitudes and actions that hold us back from experiencing and achieving lasting happiness.

 

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Contents

Unhappiness
1
Fear of Happiness
3
Happiness
7
The Grounds for Happiness
9
Thinking Coats the World
13
Thoughts Connect or Separate
14
Anger Is Never Discrete
15
Thoughts
19
Decision Guidelines
127
Deciding Where to Be
128
No Decision Is an Island
132
Hopeless Mistakes
134
Money
137
Fear of Money
140
The Chronic Pattern
143
Ending Financial Soap Operas
144

Inner Healing
21
Forgiveness
23
Honesty
25
Fear of the Present
29
Bluntly Put
30
Stopping
33
The Modest Work of Happiness
35
The Questionable Use of Questions
36
The EgoThe Heart
38
Tricking the Mind
39
Tracking the Mind
41
Uniting the Mind
43
Beginning
47
The Power of Decision
49
Indecision a Form of Choosing
50
Conflict over Food and Everything Else
51
What Has to Be Done Today?
54
Purpose
57
Our Preexisting Mindset
60
One Daily Priority
62
The Day
67
Sidestepping Stimuli
70
Acts of Grace
71
Better to Face It Now
75
Identifying Specific Patterns
77
Starting at the Top of the Weed
80
Side Roads
83
The Egos Definition of Now
85
The Egos Answer to Conflict
86
Starting the Day Over
88
The Positive Use of Doubt
90
Breaking with the Situation
93
Letting Go
97
Releasing Residue
100
Techniqueu of Release
103
Sleep Difficulties
105
The How and When of Waking Up
111
Jobs
113
Your Job Reveals Nothing About You
115
Your Career Forms Behind You
117
Nothing Has to Be Decided in Advance
118
Finding a Job
120
The Problem with Getting the Right Job
122
Decisions
125
Possessions
151
Is Our Home Our Haven?
154
What Have We Put Around Us?
155
Spring Cleaning the Mind
157
Body
163
The Changeable Body
166
Seeing Through the Eyes of a Friend
167
The Purpose of the Body
169
Finding Our Location
172
How Do Mind and Body Relate?
173
Superiority Is Not SelfCaring
174
Health
177
The Body as Pet
179
It Is Innocent to Be Sick
181
Being Sick Naturally
183
LifeThreatening Illness
186
We Are Not Alone
188
Relationship
193
What Not to Expect
196
Resolving Issues
200
How to Argue in Peace
201
Our Sabotaging Ways
205
Giving In
207
The Ego Alliance
209
Loved Ones
213
Meeting the LikeMinded
217
Choose Your Encounters Gently
219
Dont Be Too Spiritual at Work
221
The Gentle Option
222
Feeling at Home
223
In All Things Hope and Try Try and Hope
226
WrapUp
229
Simplicity
230
Now
231
Gentleness
233
Peace
234
Forgiveness
235
Humor
237
Fearlessness
238
Concentration
240
Trust
241
About The Author
245
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Prather is a minister, lecturer, and counselor.

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