10% Happier

  • von Dan Harris
  • Sprecher: Dan Harris
  • 7 Std. 50 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


The perfect book for the spirituality sceptics who really do need meditation in their daily routine.
10% Happier is a spiritual book written for - and by - someone who would otherwise never listen to a spiritual book. It is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution.
Dan Harris always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. How else can you climb the ladder in an ultracompetitive field like TV news except through nonstop hand-wringing and hypervigilance?
For a while his strategy worked. Harris anchored national broadcasts, and he covered wars. Then he hit the brakes and had a full-blown panic attack live on the air. What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events - involving a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru and a fateful gift from his wife - Harris stumbled upon something that helped him tame the voice in his head: meditation.
At first he was deeply suspicious. He had long associated meditation with bearded swamis and unwashed hippies. But when confronted with mounting scientific evidence that just a few minutes a day can literally rewire the brain for focus, happiness, and reduced reactivity, Harris took a deep dive. He spent years mingling with scientists, executives and marines on the front lines of a quiet revolution that has the potential to reshape society. He became a daily meditator and even found himself on a 10-day silent meditation retreat, which was simultaneously the best and worst experience he'd ever had.
Harris' life was not transformed into a parade of rainbows and unicorns, but he did gain a passion for daily meditation. While the book itself is a narrative account of Dan's conversion amid the harried and decidedly non-Zen world of the newsroom, it concludes with a section for the novice on how to get started.


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Disrespectful and a waste of time

It is the story how the author found the “groundbreaking” idea that meditation and mindfulness are very helpful. He is just doing a review of the teachers he “test ran” and is speaking very disrespectful of some of the great spiritual teachers out there. If you don’t understand something, Mr., and are not grown up enough for it, no need to bash it. An absolute waste of time this book. I wish the author, of course, lots of success, health, and enlightenment on his way.
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- Yana M.

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 14.12.2017
  • Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton