The Zen of Joy: How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness and Success. Minutes a Day to Boost Your Performance, Productivity and Profits.
Publication date: November 2012
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
About the Author This is where the author has a chance to highlight his accomplishments and, by virtue of his track record, mesmerize potential readers into buying the book and possibly even reading it. I'll do what I can in that regard. But, in the interest of full disclosure, I will also show you some of the warts. This is so you know that the Joy and Bliss I am talking about is available to anyone. We don't need any qualifications. Our lives can be an absolute mess and we can still be happy, joyous and yes, even blissful. My major accomplishment, I feel, is in reconnecting with my childlike self. You know what I mean: "The Inner Six Year Old." This is the character inside us all who is full of life, exuberant, always coming up with new ways to play. This is the kid who laughs lots every day, often at his own mistakes and mis-steps. This is the creative source in all of us. This is the "Wise Fool" who seems crazy at times, but somehow has a great time and lands on his feet. My focus in writing this book is to help others find the abundant bubbling spring of joy, energy and health inside. I do this through leading Laughter Yoga clubs, talks, seminars and workshops. I am a laugher, a smiler, a breather and a hugger. (My posture still needs work.) I use the Zen of Joy protocols regularly. Practices include yoga, Laughter Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, meditation, Huna, Ho'Oponopono, EFT and whatever else my intuition leads me to. Please don't be intimidated by that list. As you will discover inside this book, these kinds of habits are actually quite easy to instill. It was when I found and committed to Laughter Yoga that the inner spring of joy and bliss gushed forth. The founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, personally trained and encouraged me. I am in awe of his love and support. Using Laughter Yoga as a base, I have accessed practices to get into bliss and hang out there more and more. I also found that the more I share this energy, the more I can dive into it myself. This has been the motivation to write the free electronic course "108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health" which includes a "Laugh Along With Matti" video. http://joyenergyandhealth.com/ This is also the motivation for sharing the ideas, practices and habits in "The Zen of Joy." It is my fervent hope that you, gentle reader, can use these practices, or protocols, to improve your life, maybe even in dramatic ways. Love and Laughter be with your always, Matti Anttila P.S. Are you surprised to see the "About the Author" section written in the first person. Don't be. I suspect most authors write their own "About the Author" section, just in the third person. Seeing as I am to write it anyway, I felt the first person is more honest.