Author(s): Joseph Emet
Positive Psychology - with its focus not on mental "disease," as all branches of psychology before it, but, rather, on what actually makes people happy - has revolutionised the way that we look at mental health. What many people don't realise, however, is that Positive Psychology is not as young a field of inquiry as we think. In fact, according to Joseph Emet, the original positive thinker was the Buddha himself. In this wise and inspiring book, he traces the fascinating intersection between the age-old wisdom of Buddhism and the latest scientific research into what makes people happy. In this book readers will discover: * How we can replace negative thinking with positive thinking * How to move from frenzied thinking to quiet contemplation * The duty we have to others to live a happy life As Joseph explains in this work, the blue sky of happiness is found just beyond those grey clouds of everyday concerns, sadness, stress or anxiety. Readers will find that the advice in this book can act as the gentle wind that clears those clouds away.
Joseph Emet trained with Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, at Plum Village in France and was made a Dharma teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition. He has a doctorate in music from Boston University and is the author of Buddha's Book of Sleep (winner of the 2013 COVR Award for Book of the Year), Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction and Buddha's Book of Meditation.