Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan

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Read Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within Online Free - A long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Search Inside Yourself shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena.

In Joy on Demand, Meng shows that you don’t need to meditate for hours, days, months or years to achieve lasting joy—you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as 15 seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle, and once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life.

For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, bestselling author and Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow” Chade-Meng Tan has developed a program, through “wise laziness,” to help readers meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness), why joy is the secret is to success, and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand.

Title : Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within
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ISBN : 0062378856
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Allie rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2017

Books like this are really hard for me to read. If I would've been reading the physical copy, I can all but guarantee I wouldn't have finished it. I think I get into this 'betterment of Allie' attitude, buy/download a book, and then after a few chapters I start talking myself out of it. Fortunate...

Rubina rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2016

I enjoyed Tan's earlier book, Search Inside Yourself, and so was excited to hear that he had released a new book. To me, Joy on Demand is even better. Maybe it's because as a novice at mediation, Joy on Demand is a wonderful guide on how to access joy from within by training to ease (claiming the...

Leena rated it ★★★★☆

April 21, 2017

Another great book on how to calm your mind and bring in compassion through meditation. Lot of good ideas on how to practice "letting go"

Emily Jean rated it ★★★☆☆

May 24, 2017

A how to book on how to access joy from within by training the mind. There are three steps to achieve this: 1. Ease into joy [you must learn to rest the mind. Being joyful at rest; innerjoy]. 2. Inclining the mind toward joy [notice joy in everyday life. The mind will get to know joy]. 3. Uplifti...

Megan rated it ★★★★☆

October 31, 2017

I've been redoubling my efforts to manage my anxiety through more natural means as the amount of anti-anxiety meds I was on had me feeling a bit flat and drugged-out. One of the methods I employ for anxiety control is meditation, but I sometimes have trouble finding resources that aren't a bit ou...

Connie rated it ★★★☆☆

February 02, 2018

Cool concept that I'd like to learn, but the author spent too much of the book trying to convince us that joy on demand is possible and giving examples of people that have achieved it, and not enough on how to actually do it!

Marta rated it ★★★★☆

October 12, 2016

To truly be finished with the book, I would have had to integrate his learning into my life and I have failed at that so far. However, this is a great introduction into meditation- very encouraging, interesting, personal and fun.

Winnie rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

I read this book with a biased mindset: thinking I wouldn't get much out of it since I already knew enough about meditation, and I didn't like how the title sounded. But I was still curious to see how the author approached it. It turned out I enjoyed reading it a lot. Somehow he's able to take so...

Ariane rated it ★★★★★

January 22, 2018

The most impactful book I've read in a long time. A way to start meditating with mindful breaths and attending to joy. I plan on starting it again very soon.

Diane rated it ★★★★☆

July 11, 2017

I don't know if I had a bit of a virus or if this book was just full of highly successful relaxing visualizations and meditations because I fell asleep several times over the course of reading this book. That said, I got a lot out of it and I totally understood the Dalai Lama's last tweet on Twit...

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