It’s a concise zen message brought elegantly into the 21st century by a westerner with long experience in this very eastern mentality and a Chinese-sounding pen name on some of his other books, to boot. Its small, big print easy to read but gets straight to the point. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Apr 29, Nishant Mishra rated it liked it Shelves: If you are looking for an in-depth book on Zen then this is not your book.

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It’s a very helpful little book with some important lessons, that like anything in life really worth doing, will take time and practice and determination to achieve them. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Mar 12, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: See all customer images. Just a moment while happinesss sign you in to your Goodreads account. My reasons for liking this book are mainly personal. But I think, the author has left the rest to introspection. Feb 07, Jess rated it really liked it Recommended to Jess by: It is a very brief read but each chapter or section of it has a new way of keeping you focused and inspired.

I didn’t arh mean to buy this book, I was trying to buy Zen happienss the art of motorcycle maintainance, which is also much much better. Well, duh – if it were that easy, wouldn’t eveyone do it? He goes on to say that without that attitude, his recovery would not have been as swift and other issues may have resulted.


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I also have a problem with thinking negatively, over-thinking situations, and stressing and worrying. This book is ver I went into this little book with my own beliefs and skepticism, but the main aspects of Zen that are dealt with here are actually logical and relevant. A dent really can’t cause you sadness, if you think about it the right pprentiss. It advocates developing insight, simplicity and a contented life which I value the most.

Is this even a healthy response?

zen and the art of happiness chris prentiss

But chdis book takes it a few steps too far, in my view. All that I’ve heard, discovered, and practiced in my life was reiterated by the author and his points of view.

zen and the art of happiness chris prentiss

Marking out things I’ve found important to myself personally and helpful to others. I can believe this because it has happened to me on several occasions – I have learned a hard lesson, I have become a better person, or I experienced happiness, or met someone, I would not otherwise have done if that seemingly ‘bad’ event had not occured.

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Apr 29, Nishant Mishra rated it liked it Shelves: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but respectfully I am going to disagree with some of the negative wnd below. A quick read, smaller than I thought it was going to be but it was a nice book. That way is simply: The instincts I have and the connection to every little speck of dirt, moon rise, or stray hair is all important and catches chrris attention.

Read reviews that mention zen and the art art of happiness chris prentiss easy read little book best possible possible thing quick read happens is the best highly recommend must read best possible thing great book rehab center friends vhris family years ago open mind good or bad make mistakes changed my life. Some reviewers have problems with the author mentioning his treatment program and centers in California, but I thought it only added to the book.

And he told a great story about having his brand new happinesss dented, and not becoming upset with the other driver.

zen and the art of happiness chris prentiss