A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up by Linda Leaming - PDF free download eBook
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- Published: Nov 08, 2015
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In the West, we have everything we could possibly need or wantexcept for peace of mind. So writes Linda Leaming, a harried American who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to the rugged Himalayan nation of Bhutansometimes called the happiest place...
Details of A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up
- Hay House, Inc.
- Publication date
- Oct 01, 2014
- Book language
- PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
- File size (in PDF)
- about 1200 kB
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In the West, we have everything we could possibly need or wantexcept for peace of mind. So writes Linda Leaming, a harried American who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to the rugged Himalayan nation of Bhutansometimes called the happiest place on Earthto teach English and unlearn her politicized and polarized, energetic and impatient way of life. In Bhutan, if I have three things to do in a week, its considered busy.
In the U. S., I have at least three things to do between breakfast and lunch. After losing her luggage immediately upon arrival, Leaming realized that she also had emotional baggagea tendency toward inaction, a touch of self-absorption, and a hundred other trite, stupid, embarrassing, and inconsequential thingsthat needed to get lost as well.
Pack up ideas and feelings that tie you down and send you lead-footed down the wrong path. Put them in a metaphorical suitcase and sling it over a metaphorical bridge in your mind. Let the river take them away.
Forced by circumstance and her rustic surroundings to embrace a simplified life, Leaming made room for more useful beliefs. The thin air and hard climbs of her mountainous commute put her deeply in touch with her breath, helping her find focus and appreciation. The archaic, glacially paced bureaucracy of a Bhutanese bank taught her to go with the flowand take up knitting.
The ancient ritual of drinking tea brought tranquility, friendship, and, eventually, a husband. Each day, and each adventure, in her adopted home brought new insights and understandings to take back to frantic America, where she now practices the art of "simulating Bhutan." This collection of stories, impressions, and suggestions is a little nudge, a push, a leg up into the rarefied air of paradiseof bright sunlight and beautiful views.
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