Someone very special to me bought me the perfect book to read on a recent trip. The book itself didn’t present much in the way of new content. What it did was present a synopsis for living a self-examined life that covered most if not all of the tools one needs to live in a state of continuous happiness regardless of what is going on around us.
It’s full of great hacks to keep that thing between our ears quiet and to get it to serve us rather than the other way around. The Author Mo Gawadt, a high up at Google, wrote this book as a tribute to his 21 year old son, Ali, who died as the result of a botched surgery.
One of the great things about this book is that is doesn’t really matter where you are in your journey, you’ll find something useful in there to keep you on track.
The area’s I’m mostly focusing on are:
Stopping the disapproval and criticizing of others and labeling. Stopping to say things as if they were facts and making them statements of opinion, experience, and feeling. Defining my self with openness to those who contradict me and to not argue. I highly recommend this book. For you nonspiritual folks, it does have a chapter of intelligent design and if that pushes your buttons, that please read the book and skip that chapter, though Mo makes the best argument I’ve seen for said topic.
If you are going to by one book for your journey to betterment, this is it!