Title: The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today.
Authors: Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie
Genre: Mind, Body and Soul, Non-Fiction
Published on: 3rd January 2018
The Happy Mind is all about finding happiness using the power of your mind. If you have read Joseph Murphy’s Power of your Subconscious Mind or Louise Hay’s You can Heal Your Life, you might like to know The Happy Mind is also based on similar principle.
With the 2020 Global Pandemic scenario – which very well stretched itself into 2021 – the emphasis is on mental health and overall well being. Work from home, jobs lost, ‘locked’ or ‘trapped’ between the four walls of our homes, the pandemic has affected us in more than one way.
Like the saying ‘An Idle Mind is Devil’s Workshop’, staying at home also means getting in touch with our inner selves. For those who have been avoiding the ‘inner self’ because it hurts too much to even think of the past, staying at home does not seem like the best option.
The Happy Mind is a book for beginners. By beginners I mean those who haven’t read books of the genres self-help or mind-body-soul. The authors initially describe various categories of unhappy people. This includes toxic behaviors, energy vampires and childhood traumas (emotional neglect, toxic parenting, etc).
The second half of the book is inclined towards how to make tiny changes in your live. This might include letting go of your (hurtful) past, forgiving (for the sake of YOUR peace of mind), finding a job that you love, following your passion, etc.
As I have already been applying most of the tips and tricks given in this book for over a year now, I did not have a lot of ‘takeaways’ from The Happy Mind. But for a newbie, I am pretty sure they can resonate with the first half – the part where we can identify the ’cause of unhappiness’ – and implement a few tips and tricks given in the second half.