Happiness can be had with little effort. Without anything changing in life, happiness just appears. We see it in young children all the time. In fact, we expect to see it in children.
As we age we seem to lose touch with happiness-for-no-reason-at-all. The natural fount of happiness we once enjoyed disappears as we move away from childhood. However, that happiness is not gone. All that happened is we lost our connection to it. This book is about recovering that connection.
There is a lot of wisdom available about how to be happy. Most of it is thousands of years old, but some is quite new. The seven practices we will look at in this book incorporate this wisdom to help you learn how to turn on happiness in your life. This kind of happiness does not require changing anything in your life. All you have to do is learn to turn it on.
Being happy is a little like flipping a switch. When it’s on you are happy and when it’s off you are not. It’s so easy. How else can you explain being happy for no reason. What you need to do is learn to turn it on, and keep it turned on. This book discusses seven practices that help you do that.