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Resisting Happiness (2016)

por Matthew Kelly

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A true story about why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves... and how to start choosing happiness again! Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier -- maybe even a lot happier. Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it. Are you overwhelmed? Do you procrastinate? Do you sometimes feel like you are your own worst enemy? Are you ignoring your dreams? Have you lost the courage to truly be yourself? Do you feel that your life lacks meaning and purpose? Do you find yourself avoiding the real issues in your life and focusing on the superficial? We all experience these feelings and doubts from time to time. But do you know what to do when you experience them? In this fascinating book, Matthew Kelly, uses his signature combination of the profound and the practical, to help us understand why we feel these things and how to rise above them. Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves and living with passion and purpose. What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you. It's the inclination to do something that you unabashedly know is not good for you. It's the desire and tendency to delay something you should be doing right now. It is resistance that stands between you and happiness. In these pages you will learn not only what it is, but how to recognize and conquer it in your own life.… (mais)
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EVERY SINGLE MOMENT IS A CHANCE TO TURN IT ALL AROUND.

Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happiermaybe even a lot happier. Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it.
  StFrancisofAssisi | Sep 27, 2019 |
A quick read and perhaps a good discussion group book. (I'll find out; our Lenten small groups are using it this year.) It's essentially the program of Alcoholics Anonymous rearranged and without the alcohol! ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
Why are you not happy? Could it be that you are resisting all that God has for you in your life. Matthew Kelly looks at some of those reasons why we resist happiness. ( )
  foof2you | Aug 19, 2018 |
If you're willing to believe that "God is happiness" and "God wants us to be happy," this book might be for you. I wish the author had cited his sources for these claims, as they're sure not in the Bible. If anything, the books of Job and Ecclesiastes offer strong evidence to the contrary, as does the existence of clinical depression (even among faithful Christians). Don't waste your time on this tripe. ( )
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Review by Cecilia Ho Jan 23 2018.

Genre: reach the un-evangelized.

Author also wrote Wrote Rediscovering Catholicism.

Easy to read

Recommended for New Year’s Resolution

Each chapter has some questions at the end to answer, ponder.

Resistance: instant self-gratification,pride, escapism, self sabotage, doubt - causes us to do muchness than what God intended for us.

Read each chapter one at at time and action it over a period of 1 -2 weeks.

Allows you to identify your resistance - give it a name - be more aware of these and why you are doing it.

Worry, comparison, self-doubt, relationships, gossip, laziness, excuses, negative thinking.

God is Happiness; God created us to be happy.

4 Words: Thy Will Be Done

Constantly thinking of this and knowing that He is in you, talking to you all the time and to not worry - trust in Him.
  StMaryParishOttawa | Jan 27, 2018 |
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A true story about why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves... and how to start choosing happiness again! Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier -- maybe even a lot happier. Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it. Are you overwhelmed? Do you procrastinate? Do you sometimes feel like you are your own worst enemy? Are you ignoring your dreams? Have you lost the courage to truly be yourself? Do you feel that your life lacks meaning and purpose? Do you find yourself avoiding the real issues in your life and focusing on the superficial? We all experience these feelings and doubts from time to time. But do you know what to do when you experience them? In this fascinating book, Matthew Kelly, uses his signature combination of the profound and the practical, to help us understand why we feel these things and how to rise above them. Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves and living with passion and purpose. What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you. It's the inclination to do something that you unabashedly know is not good for you. It's the desire and tendency to delay something you should be doing right now. It is resistance that stands between you and happiness. In these pages you will learn not only what it is, but how to recognize and conquer it in your own life.

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