Author: Abel Pienaar
ORDERS: Malan Media,
Power of Calm is in short a guide to reclaim inner calm and happiness. So many of us would like to live our lives in a more calm and less stressful way. This book can show you how to rediscover your inner calm, and what to do to better your life, right away. The approach to happiness outlined in this book will show you how to access a place within yourself, a powerful place of calm, where inner peace and happiness already exist.
"Researchers often wonder about the causal sequence between calmness and happiness. They ask: Is it the case that calm people are happier or are happy people more calm? On a practical level, I suppose, which comes first does not matter. What matters is that we can cultivate both. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, let start at the beginning ... And where is that? Well I think it starts with the big life question, every being with a consciousness, have at some point asked themselves ... What is the purpose of life?
Well, whether one believes in this or that religion, or whether one believes only in science, in the end we all are seeking less suffering and more happiness. But isn't a life based on seeking personal happiness self-centred, even self-indulgent? Not necessarily. In fact, isn't it unhappy people who tend to be most self-focused and often socially withdrawn, depressed, and even aggressive. Happy people, in contrast, are generally found to be more calm, sociable, flexible, and creative and can tolerate life's daily frustrations more effortlessly than unhappy people. And, most important, they are found to be more loving and forgiving than unhappy people. We begin, then, with the basic premise that the purpose of our life is to seek happiness. With that, the question arises, what is happiness then? Well first of all, happiness is not the same as pleasure. On the surface, it may seem like an obvious difference. But, most people confuse the two..."
"Abel unfolds a whole new world of enlightenment which holds many surprises for modern man in search of meaning and happiness. The emphasis falls on inner peace and taking responsibility for one's own destiny. This is a well-researched book which I highly recommend." – Dr. Ben Barnard (Clinical psychologist and author)
"Abel Pienaar is well equipped to introduce us to the time-honoured practice of mindfulness. Open this book and you might just be surprised by how cool it could be to link the practices of mindfulness and happiness to a corporate career!" – Dr. Piet Muller (DPhil, author and futurist)
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