Life’s Amazing Secrets - How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life


How much do I want to read more? 7/10

I bet this is a good book from the Preface. However the first three chapter start slowly, like a novel, without much happening.
An indian guy from poor to rich business man realize he's stuck in like, he's not happy. His marriage is at risk and he doesn't like his job.
Well, I guess what follows is a man's search for meaning. And we surely can relate to that. So I'd like to read on.
The "lessons" must be ahead.


Advance Praise for the Book

“Happiness does not come automatically.” We have to choose to live happily, we have to choose to live with integrity and we have to choose to live with balance.

Preface

If you’re caught in the heavy rain, it’s nearly impossible to stay dry. Similarly, it is hard not to get caught up in the challenges and negative situations of the world. Feeling peaceful, happy and content is not about avoiding challenges in our life, but about how we navigate through these challenges to reach the type of life we want to live.

Aldous Huxley said, ‘Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.’ It’s how we respond that makes all the difference. If there is one possession we have that is the most valuable and can truly transform our lives completely, it is our free will. We are the authors of our own life stories. Challenges and difficulties may fall upon us, just as the monsoon rains fall upon our head.

The secret of life is finding balance: our personal life, our relationships, our work life and our social contribution.
If the external tenets of balance are adjustment and alignment, then the internal ones are attitude and values.

It was the Buddha who said, ‘Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, we cannot live without a spiritual life.’
when we feel that we do not know where our life is taking us. It is at those times that we must hold the steering wheel of spirituality tightly and press on.


one - Forgetting the Keys

I am so glad that you haven’t forgotten the keys to your happiness as you have moved up on the ladder of success.

two - Seeing beyond the Obvious

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.

-- Nelson Mandela

‘Even in my new car, I’m stuck. It doesn’t matter how fast it can go. I’m stuck!’
The paradox of our times is that those who have the most can often be the least satisfied.

three - The Journey Begins