“The Art of Happiness” – by HH Dalia Lama XIV & Howard C Cutler
‘A Handbook for Living’
According to Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the purpose of life is happiness. Everything we do in life should be a move towards happiness. This book delves into a lot of different areas, from personal relationships to suffering to intimacy to meditating and training your mind for happiness. Whilst some of these lessons come from the Buddhist faith, you don’t have to become a Buddhist to practice compassion and happiness. Whilst it is impossible to go through life without experiencing loss and suffering, it is up to us to control how we react to situations and how we transform suffering into happiness.