I feel like I got the shaft this time reading Mr. Freguson's book Inside Job. I had also ordered his book Predator Nation that you are also asking me to review. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Bound to be controversial, this impressive expose Look inside this book. Inside Job: The Looting of America's . Start by marking “Inside Job: The Rogues Who Pulled Off the Heist of the Century” as Want to Read: Based on explosive interviews conducted personally by award-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson, as well as newly released court documents and information buried in archives, 'Inside.
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About Charles H. Charles H. Books by Charles H. Trivia About Inside Job: The R No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Inside Job: When the system is rigged, when ordinary citizens are powerless, and when whistle-blowers are pariahs at best, three things happen. First, the worst people rise to the top. They behave appallingly, and they wreak havoc.
Second, people who could make productive contributions to society are incented to become destructive, because corruption is far more lucrative than honest work. And third, everyone else pays, both economically and emotionally; people become cynical, selfish, and fatalistic.
These qualities strengthen our ability to meet encounters of every kind with balance and intelligence, providing us with a grounded sense of true contentment. Happiness Is an Inside Job resonates with the knowledge of a psychotherapist, the compassion of a spiritual teacher, and the wisdom of a grandmother.
This beautiful book is comforting and reminds us that life is a shared journey, that our hearts truly do want to console and love our fellow sojourners, and that living happily is indeed the best way to live.
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To ask other readers questions about Happiness Is an Inside Job , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Happiness Is an Inside Job. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I was put off every now and then by Boorstein's life stories, which reveal her to lead a pretty pampered life - downloading antique furniture in Paris, ski trips to the Pyrenees, teaching at retreats on Hawaiian islands, lap tops, hands-free car phones, etc.
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A distillation of the key components of buddhist thought and practice channeled through a lifetime of experiences of Sylvia Boorstein,co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre in California. Split into sections on equanimity, wise effort and speech , mindfulness, and concentration it uses anecdotes and examples in every day life to illustrate how to put this philosophy of compassion into practice. It often sounds like common sense and indeed it is, however the mind often loses track a A distillation of the key components of buddhist thought and practice channeled through a lifetime of experiences of Sylvia Boorstein,co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre in California.
It often sounds like common sense and indeed it is, however the mind often loses track and imagines, worries, obsesses and does everything but choose the path of common sense and we often need to be reminded of the most simple observations to declutter it. She reminds us that much that happens in our lives is external to us and beyond out control, but that our response to it is within our ability to manage and there is much we can do to help ourselves by learning how to respond in a way that will calm and nurture us, that we can choose to respond in a way that veers more toward happiness.
Kind speech makes the mind feel safe and also glad. Oct 22, Deb Readerbuzz Nance rated it really liked it Shelves: Sylvia Boorstein knows happiness and she knows how we can all, big and small, crazy or not so, can get there. It's simple practices, really, but practices that are all deeply grounded in habits developed over hundreds of years.
What are they? Thinking kindly about others. Wise speech. Very, very helpful.
Mar 19, Ruhegeist rated it it was amazing Shelves: I got the feeling she is very much living in this world with us, just trying to get by. I'm speaking feeling and meditatively if not monitarily. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
There were a lot of good ideas that stopped me in my tracts, for instance the idea of us having "scripts" which we try to rewrite after a situation is over and nothing can be done to change how it happened, some people will still try and relive it over and over in their mind about what they could have said, why did that person say that, should haves, etc. I do that and it's a horrible waste of time. She also talked about the five hindrances which I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
She also talked about the five hindrances which she described as fatigue, worry, doubt, lust or desire , and anger as the ways which we are prone to first respond to situations. That was a light on in my head for sure. I identified with and wanted to know more about this topic for sure.
This book doesn't call upon the reader to have a large understanding of Buddhism. She explains everything to you and it rings true to me at least and seems like a good stepping stone to encourage the reader to use more mindfulness, meditation, and self awareness to face their days and hopefully be happier for it. May 07, Helene rated it really liked it. Sylvia Boorstein helps you understand the Buddhist paths of wise effort, wise mindfulness, and wise concentration using practical experiences and examples.
This book keeps you focused on learning how to pay attention to difficulties that startle you and get you back into a balanced state. I am very interested in reading Dr.
Boorstein other books! Jul 21, Larry James rated it it was amazing Shelves: I enjoyed reading the book, which gave me the feeling of having a wise master speak with me,But,I am still thinking about what she said, and maybe that is the point. Jun 01, delphia rated it did not like it Shelves: I did not find this book particularly enlightening. It serves as neither a thoughtful introduction to Buddhist practice or a more focused application for those already familiar with the teachings.
The focus is almost entirely on the application to extremely mundane experiences. Getting traffic tickets, being overcharged for fancy furniture, your husband being a little snippy It seems to me that it's a book meant more for the upper class wanting to engage in a spiritual practice because they ha I did not find this book particularly enlightening. It seems to me that it's a book meant more for the upper class wanting to engage in a spiritual practice because they have too much free time, than for someone experiencing significant hardship who needs helping finding peace in the midst of all the turmoil.
Also, I got this as an audiobook and had to start it over at least 5 times because literally any other distraction was more interesting. I eventually just set it to play at 1.
Oct 24, Katy rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is an very broad overview of Buddhist teachings on the Brahama Viharas-- the teachings on loving kindness, compassion, empathic joy and equanimity. There is frequently a use of several aspects of the Noble Eightfold Path to help clarify or enhance-- including wise understating and wise speech.
Sylvia is a very good meditation teacher and lovely human being, but I feel like this very basic book sets the sights too low. It is good to be happier, let go of stress and realize happiness can This book is an very broad overview of Buddhist teachings on the Brahama Viharas-- the teachings on loving kindness, compassion, empathic joy and equanimity. It is good to be happier, let go of stress and realize happiness can come from within, but Buddhist meditation can bring do much more.
I know this is a book for beginners, but it should at least mention that happiness can arise early on the path and so much more is possible. Nov 14, M.
Jane Colette rated it it was amazing. I'm on my way to the library to get all the other Sylvia Boorstein books, which I think could be the beginning and end of this review But I'll give you a little more. Like, this quote: You can kiss or you can fight. Kissing is better. I'm going to send that to my lover right now Apr 29, Angela rated it it was ok Shelves: I know that this author and this book are supposed to be a huge thing in the Western Buddhist tradition but I just couldn't get into it.
I felt that there was a glib attitude toward suffering and a very superficial explanation of the "practicing". We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form.
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