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By Barry Magid

All of us have a correct to the pursuit of happiness - yet may perhaps we really be happier if we gave that entire factor up?

This wonderful new publication from Zen instructor, psychoanalyst, and important favourite Barry Magid evokes us - in light and winking prose - to maneuver on and make peace with the perfection of ways issues truly are, together with ourselves.

Magid invitations us to contemplate that our "pursuit of happiness" may very well be a resource of our affliction. he's taking an strange examine our "secret practices" - what we are quite doing after we say we are meditating-like attempting to believe calmer, or extra compassionate, or perhaps "enlightened" (whatever we think that means!). He additionally uncovers our "curative fantasies" approximately religious perform - these principles that we will in some way repair the entire messy human issues approximately ourselves that we think are undesirable or mistaken or unacceptable. In doing so, he is helping us glance squarely at-and avoid-such pitfalls. alongside the best way, Magid lays out a wealthy roadmap of the hot "psychological-minded Zen" - a Zen that comes with our whole lifestyles, our complete character - as pioneered by way of his instructor, bestselling writer Charlotte Joko Beck.

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