Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman.
If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He answers that in this book in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. It is a book I keep on my shelf with pages flagged to read over and over again.
It is true that some material things can bring us joy, or eliminate a negative in our life. More commonly we buy things to fill a void. Ultimately this leaves us with less money and cluttered homes that bring stress and anxiety to our lives. This documentary shows us how to avoid the trap of accumulating too many things. After watching this I spent 4 weeks emptying my closets, cupboards and endless tote bins that have been in my basement for 20 years, and I feel wonderful!