In 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head (Audiobook), Nightline anchor Dan Harris starts a funny, unexpected, and deeply doubtful odyssey by means of the uncommon worlds of spirituality and self-aid, and finds a method to get better that’s in fact possible.
After having actually a nationally telecasted anxiety attack on Good Morning America, Harris understood he required to make some severe changes. A long-lasting nonbeliever, Harris discovered himself on an unusual journey, including a strange self-aid master, a disgraced pastor, and a gaggle of brain researchers. Ultimately, he understood that the source of his problems was the extremely thing he constantly believed was his most significant possession: the relentless, pressing ‘voice in his head’, which had both moved him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and likewise led him to make the exceptionally ridiculous choices that provoked his on-air freak-out.
All people have a voice in our head. It is what has us inspecting our e-mail compulsively, losing our mood needlessly, making a pig of when we’re not even starving, and focusing on the future and the past at the cost of the present. Most people would presume we are stuck to this voice that there is absolutely nothing we have the ability to do to rein it in, nevertheless Harris came across an effective technique to simply do that. It is a far cry from the wonder remedies marketed by the self-aid swamis he satisfied; rather, it is something he at all times presumed to be either impossible or ineffective: meditation. After studying about research study that suggests meditation can do every thing from reducing your high blood pressure to basically rewiring your mind, Harris took a deep dive into the under-reported world of CEOs, researchers, and even marines who are in fact using it for increased calm, focus, and joy.
10% Happier takes listeners on a journey from the external reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the unusual fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that may genuinely alter their lives.