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 how to get happier that's actually achievable.
After having a nationally televised panic assault on reliable Morning the USA, Dan Harris knew he needed to make a few adjustments. A lifelong nonbeliever, he came across himself on a strange experience, concerning a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a group of mind scientists. ultimately, Harris learned that the resource of his difficulties used to be the very factor he regularly idea was once his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him during the ranks of a hyper-competitive enterprise and in addition 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 e mail compulsively, consuming while we're no longer hungry, and fixating at the earlier and the long run on the cost of the current. such a lot people could think we're caught with this voice -- that there's not anything we will do to rein it in -- yet Harris stumbled upon a great way to do exactly that. It's a miles cry from the miracle treatments peddled by way of the self-help swamis he met; in its place, it's anything he constantly assumed to be both very unlikely or dead: meditation. After studying approximately study that implies meditation can do every thing from decrease your blood strain to really rewire your mind, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported international 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 weird fringes of America's non secular scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that may really swap their lives.
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