Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness : Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life

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Why is 'being happy' such an imperative nowadays? What meaning do people give happiness? In this audiobook Abbot Christopher turns to monastic wisdom to offer answers, and to explain that in essence happiness is a gift not an achievement, the fruit of giving and receiving blessings. Everybody is searching for happiness but not everybody knows how to find it. In modern Britain, more and more people say that their life is too materialistic and superficial, which leads to a feeling of dissatisfaction. Our consumer culture encourages the belief that happiness comes with pleasure, but this book will challenge that belief and encourage alternative approaches to how we view happiness. Following the same accessible and engaging format of Finding Sanctuary, Abbot Christopher looks in turn at the demons that make us unhappy. As we face the causes of our unhappiness, we are blessed with an authentic joy that is the real meaning of happinessshow more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 137 x 143 x 15mm | 150g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 075288879X
  • 9780752888798
  • 584,799

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'a valiant attempt to suggest ways in which elements of the monastic life can bring serenity and calm to our frantic and turbulent world.' -- Sue Gaisford THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY "Now seems an appropriate moment to take stock of spiritual rather than material matters. This jewel of a book was written last Easter, when life was still a bowl of cherries, not a financial maelstrom." -- Sue Arnold GUARDIAN "Full of a wisdom that transcends religious dogma." SUNDAY TIMES "For the ethical giver, it's a fine alternative to a goat." DAILY TELEGRAPHshow more

About Fr. Christopher Jamison

Abbot Christopher Jamison is the Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, which featured in the BBC documentary series 'The Monastery' (3 million viewers). Abbot Christopher Jamison is the Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, which featured in the BBC documentary series 'The Monastery' (3 million viewers).show more

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