Do you want to be happy, joyful, at peace? I can’t imagine anyone would say no. But as a human, we generally look at our circumstances to provide these things. We need to think about being resilient, meaning being ‘able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions’.
Rick Hanson is a psychologist whose focus is neuroscience. He wrote the book “Hardwiring Happiness” that my business partner who is an MD, said I MUST read. I went to buy the book and saw he had a new book, “Resilient” – How To Grow An Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness. Now, folks, this isn’t about merely “feeling good”. You can get a temporary feel good from many things. But we’re talking about the foundation of ourselves. Being calm in any situation, strong overall, and having true, enduring happiness. Those are not easy things to attain, and few truly have. All you strive for, every day, is for an ultimate goal. What is it? To be miserable, or happy and joyful? To be stressed out and worried, or at peace? So this is not theory, it comes from Rick’s research. It is an eye-opening, profound conversation.