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The Art of Happiness - Laurence Freeman OSB

The Art of Happiness - Laurence Freeman OSB
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Price: $19.95
Product ID : 8038
Manufacturer: Laurence Freeman, OSB
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  Track Title Length
4.   A Very Sure Guide 00:07:26
6.   The Dynamic of Desire 00:08:55
1.   A Paradigm Shift 00:04:25
8.   Losing and Finding 00:06:40
1.   Soul Rest 00:08:17


"We are designed to be happy. Happiness is the goal of life," says Fr Laurence. Yet we are unhappy. How can we be happy? Fr. Laurence points to the Beatitudes as a universal blueprint for happiness: "Happy are the sorrowful," "happy are the poor in spirit." Of course, this does not make sense to the head. But is does speak to the heart where wisdom resides. Meditation offers a way from the head to the heart. Simplicity, silence, stillness: saying the mantra develops these contemplative qualities of wisdom. It is a direct entry into the poverty of spirit that enriches all life. Then how we face adverse situations in life becomes the true test of our art of happiness. In these talks Fr Laurence shows how the practice of meditation leads to true happiness.


CD Track Description Time
1 1 Soul Rest 09:27
2 A Way of Life 12:44
3 From the Head to the Heart 10:53
4 A Very Sure Guide 7:55
5 The True Nature of Happiness 17:10
6 The Dynamic of Desire 9:25
7 God Beyond Images 10:25
2 1 A Paradigm Shift 4:55
2 Pain of Change 9:20
3 An Alternative Way of Living 8:25
4 Transformation of Desire 10:20
5 Repentance and Self-Knowledge 8:01
6 Resistance of the Ego 10:27
7 Other-centered 8:23
8 Losingand Finding 7:09
3 1 The Beatitudes 20:30
2 Benedictus- Margaret Rizza 7:11


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