Julie Ann's ConsciousSHIFT guest, Chade-Meng Tan -
author of "JOY ON DEMAND: The Art of Discovering
the Happiness Within" (the long-awaited follow-up
to his New York Times bestselling book
SEARCH INSIDE YOURSELF) - shows us how anyone,
no matter where they are, can access this source of happiness.
“If you have been unhappy, or you are happy and aspire
to be even happier, know that your happiness set point
can be upgraded. I know because I did it, I have seen
many others do it, and scientific studies have measured it,"
"Of course, Buddhist monks and other contemplative people
have been doing it for thousands of years, but it’s not something
in the water in the Himalayas, it’s something you can do too,
wherever you are. I think the main problem is most people
aren’t aware that it is even possible. Or, if we’ve heard of it,
many of us think it is unattainable so we don’t even try.
We don’t know it’s something that every single one of us can learn.”
The path to joy on demand is through mindfulness,
but it doesn’t have to be a lot of work, take a lot of time,
or require you to abandon all your possessions
and live in a hut on a remote island.
Join Julie Ann and Meng, as he reveals 3 simple-but-powerful steps to enjoy the state of contentment
that we all possess, and how to tap into this natural, infinite capacity for joy.
The best part is that the benefits extend to every aspect of life —
our brains work better, our bodies function better, we achieve
greater success at work, and we find ourselves highly
attractive to the people around us.
The more we exercise this skill, the more familiar
we become with joy, the more we effortlessly gravitate
toward it, and in so doing create a sustainable sense of wonder
and contentment that can carry us throughout our entire life.
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