10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head – Dan Harris 19th April 2017 – Posted in: Blog, Books
Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on a hilarious, shocking, and deeply skeptical odyssey by way of the weird worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a method to get happier that’s truly achievable.
After having a nationally televised panic assault on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he wanted to make some critical changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he discovered himself on a bizarre journey, involving a mysterious self-help guru, a disgraced pastor, and a gaggle of mind scientists. Ultimately, Harris realized that the supply of his points was the very factor he at all times thought was his largest asset: the incessant, insatiable ‘voice in his head’, which had each propelled him by means of the ranks of a hyper-competitive enterprise and likewise led him to make the profoundly foolish selections that provoked his on-air freak-out.
All of us have a voice in our head. It is what has us checking our e-mail compulsively, dropping our mood unnecessarily, gorging once we’re not even hungry, and fixating on the longer term and the previous on the expense of the current. Most of us would assume we’re caught with this voice that there’s nothing we’re capable of do to rein it in, nonetheless Harris stumbled upon an environment friendly methodology to simply do this. It is a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; as a substitute, it’s one thing he always assumed to be both inconceivable or ineffective: meditation. After finding out about analysis that means meditation can do each factor from reducing your blood strain to primarily rewiring your thoughts, Harris took a deep dive into the under-reported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who’re truly using it for elevated calm, focus, and happiness.
10% Happier takes listeners on a journey from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inside sanctum of community information to the bizarre fringes of America’s non secular scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that may actually change their lives.