Awaken is a book about mindfulness, and this leads to happiness. Awaken is showing how having mindfulness in your daily life will lead to a more happy and content life.
Having mindfulness in your life will not only create a happy mind, but you will experience stress reduction, improved memory, better focus, your emotional reaction to different negative situations will be less, and your relationships will greatly improve.
Mindfulness is about thinking less and being aware of everything around you, it is knowing without thinking, it is teaching you to let go of stress and anxiety. This results in a more relaxed and happier individual, because mindfulness teaches you to let go of negative emotions allowing you to live a free and happy life.
Awaken will teach you how to use mindfulness in your day to day life.
Our life, our feeling, and our emotion are all controlled by the mind, what we are thinking about is what we become, our emotional state is really a reflection of our mental state, our thoughts dictate our moods.
We are driven by the mind, by our thoughts and expectations and by our fear. Thinking tends to lead to less happiness, and over thinking means we are not really here, instead we are where our thoughts have taken us. Often we think about things in the past that upset us, other times we worry about what will happen in the future. The problem with thinking about past negative events is we continue to relive this, and the brain over time can actually make what happened far worse that it really was. The past is the past and cannot be changed so instead we should learn from this to prevent future problems rather than allowing what happened in the past to influence the present.
Instead of blaming and becoming bitter, we can learn and become better.
Awaken is showing you how to release past negative emotions that we often hold onto, and this will improve your happiness and self confidence. Also no one knows the future because it has not happened yet, and Awaken is showing you how to live today, free and happy. To be living in the past, reliving the emotion of what happened in the past, or worried about the future, is only creating unhappiness in the present.
Learning how to control the mind by learning to live in the ‘now’, learning to release attachment to things that influence our thinking and learning to ‘let go’, is the path to happiness.
Mindfulness is showing you how to live now, in the present, free and happy.
You will be happy and content in life and you will indeed feel at peace with yourself and your environment.
This book will lead you to True Happiness
Baz is a writer, musician and sound producer who resides on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Baz writes about what he is passionate about and he believes everyone deserves love and happiness. Life is short and we should follow our dreams and embrace life in all its fullness and glory.
'I have always believed that we should enjoy our short time here on Earth and live life to the best of our ability. Happiness means everything, to be happy, to smile, to laugh, to be content and enjoy all that life has to offer, gives you a freedom that cannot be bought'
Baz writes books about happiness, and shows how you can reduce stress and anxiety in your life, increase your energy and feel more youthful. Baz also shows the importance of nutrition and having activity in your daily life.
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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
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Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night?
Is irrational worry your constant companion?
Could you use some calm?
If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety.
Max writes, "The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.
Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You’ll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating.
Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life.