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Reprinted from Prescriptions for Happiness
by Ken Keyes, Jr.
Love Line Books
Coos Bay, OR 97420
To all my students whose support and dedication to their growth help me learn about and pass on the Science of Happiness – and to all those whose open and inquiring minds will someday bring these effective principles into their lives.
I guess you know. you have been shortchanging yourself. You’ve been depriving yourself of just about everything that’s really worth having in life -
- Peace of Mind
- And a deep feeling of purpose
If it’s any consolation, most likely everybody else you know has been lousing up his or her life, too. But you don’t have to keep on adding to the dismal statistics of unhappiness: a life without much warmth and love, worrying about money, pushing yourself to do your job, a turned-off marriage, divorce, anxiety, sexual restlessness, boredom, loneliness, fear, resentment, hatred, frustration, anger, worry, jealousy, irritation, headaches, ulcers and high blood pressure, plus a feeling of queasiness and uneasiness about everything from your bank account to the nuclear bomb. Why punish yourself any longer?
You’ve been blaming it all on others – or on yourself. But a part of you knows it’s only some unskilled habit patterns of your mind that constantly set you up for creating unhappiness time after time. Really look at what you are doing to yourself. Is it possible for you to live a joyous and happy life with peace of mind in our topsy-turvy world?
Yes yes yes yes yes yes…IF. This is a big IF. Are you ready for it? You can be happy IF you use the three Prescriptions for Happiness explained in this book. The three prescriptions really work. They’ll work even if you don’t think they’ll work. You may be telling yourself that there is no way they could work in one of your life situations… But if you just take these three prescriptions and use them, they will work for you every time.
They’re simple to understand. They work – if you do! However, there is something that will get in your way of your applying them in specific life situations when you most need them. That something is you! Actually it’s not really you…It’s only your mental habits, and your selected memories of how you think things are that keep you from molding things in your life in a more harmonious way.
It’s pride or silly models of prestige that get in your way. Sometimes your mind would rather prove itself right than let you be happy! But with practice, you can learn to handle these impediments. I know you really want to live a happy life. We all do.
So let’s get to work. Here is the first of the three Prescriptions for Happiness:
Prescription #1 – with music by: Joe Walsh – “Over and Over”
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