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10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
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message 2: by MJD (new) - rated it 5 stars

MJD | 210 comments I recommend reading the following interview between Dan Harris and Sam Harris: https://samharris.org/taming-the-mind/


message 3: by MJD (last edited Oct 11, 2018 04:38PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

MJD | 210 comments I found this Joe Rogan podcast episode with Dan Harris interesting.

http://podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts...


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MJD | 210 comments One of my favorite parts of this book is the discussion on the concept of enlightenment in the epilogue. I like his initial skepticism, saying: "Why am I wrong to think enlightenment is this weird piece of [bs] baked into this otherwise really helpful program?" He goes on to say that some researchers into meditation think that "mindfulness... [can] potentially lead all the way to the definitive uprooting of negative emotions (in other words, enlightenment)."

For myself, at this time I do not entirely believe that full-on enlightenment is a thing. But I think that it is worthwhile to strive after it.


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