The Art of Happiness at Work
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It spent nearly two years on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold well over a million copies in hardcover, and over 100,000 copies on audio. It broke new ground, made the Dalai Lama accessible to a larger audience, spread his words of wisdom and message of inner peace, and captured the imagination of America. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has once again teamed up with psychiatrist Howard Cutler to resume the discussion begun in The Art of Happiness about what makes life meaningful.Howard Cutler has continued his conversations with the Dalai Lama, asking him the questions we all want answered about how to find happiness in the place we spend most of our time. Work--whether its in the home or at an office--is what runs our lives. We depend on it to eat, to clothe and shelter ourselves, and to take care of our families. Beginning with a direct correlation between productivity and happiness, Dr. Cutler questions His Holiness about the nature of work. In psychiatry and according to the Dalai Lama, our motivation for working determines our level of satisfaction. The book explores these three levels of focus: Survival: focus on salary, stability, food and clothing Career: focus on advancement Calling: focus on work as a higher purposeOnce again, Cutler walks us through the Dalai Lama's reasoning so that we know how to apply the wisdom to daily life. This is an invaluable source of strength and peace for anyone who earns a living.