Found some sections a bit repetitive but still enjoyed it and benefited from it. "When you feel that you are in a pattern of wanting what you do not have instead of what you do have, of seeing the grass in the other pasture as greener because it is in the other pasture, confront it. Challenge it each time that it come up by literally realizing that when it comes up you are not in the present moment, you are not engaged in your present energy dynamic, but rather, you are letting energy leak to a future that does not exist>"
Couldn't put it down. The scariest part was that it is possible. "Barry and Cheryl had become famous. Desperately poor, living in a tower block with their two small children, they were possibly the most famous family in the country after the Royals. Their fame had come, not from wealth or success or glamour, but from the attentions of a television company, who had made them the subject of a fly-on-the-wall documentary.But then it all starts to go horribly wrong...."
This book changed my life - perhaps only in a small way, but significantly - with the concept that the purpose of life is to find happiness. I had the idea that seeking happiness was "bad" - making other people happy was "good". But now I know that if I seek to be happy (as opposed to seeking pleasure) I will automatically do good for other people.It didn't disappoint or bother me at all that it was written by someone else as the words and ideas were clearly those of the Dalai Lama.