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The Book of Joy

by Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams

Pleasure is fleeting, but happiness is everlasting. This is the foundation of The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. Consisting of transcribed interviews of the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu by Douglas Abrams, this book provides valuable insight into how to achieve true happiness—and isn’t this what everyone is looking for?

We have compiled all the information from this book into habits that you can start practicing today! Learn to manage your emotions, see the bigger picture, calm your mind, and spread love and compassion to others so you can live a happy and joyful life.

Great ideas from this book


1. Understand what joy is.

2. Accept the reality of your situation.

3. Be compassionate.

4. Work toward achieving happiness through your mind.

5. Know the brain circuits that influence your lasting well-being.

6. Develop mental immunity.

7. Manage your stress and anxiety.

8. Manage your anger.

9. Manage your sadness and grief.

10. Manage your loneliness.

11. Manage your envy.

12. Prepare for death.

13. Stay humble.

14. Learn to laugh.

15. Forgive others for their wrongs.


16. Teach your children to care for others.