Allowing the good times to roll
If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
In this chapter we are going to look in more detail at the effects of:
- Grasping after what we believe to be things or events that will ‘make’ us happy.
- Being preoccupied with holding on to ‘good’ moments.
- Being preoccupied with avoiding pain and ‘difficult’ moments.
- Using mindfulness to enable us to cease this habitual, inefficient and distressing behaviour and freeing us to discover genuine well-being.
The big-dipper rollercoaster ride
How many times have you longed for your weekend or holiday to begin, only to ...
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