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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

"The Book of Joy"

I have been reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. It begins with the invitation to Joy. We are able to create and re-create our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet. At this time of sheltering in place, it is good to reflect on the fact that "lasting happiness cannot be found in pursuit of any goal or achievement. It does not reside in fortune or fame. It resides only in the human mind and heart, and it is here that we hope you will find it."
It is a very positive book and a great one to read during this time.
It has three main sections: The Nature of True Joy, The Obstacles to Joy and The Eight Pillars of Joy. Tomorrow I will share more from this lovely book. I have long been an admirer of both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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