Craft By Zen

A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up

Book cover for Field Guide to Happiness
First Read:
Affiliate Link

Highlights

Introduction

  1. Everyone wants to be happy.
  2. Happiness begins with intent.
  3. Happiness doesn’t just happen; it’s a result of conscious action (and sometimes that “action” is to do nothing).
  4. This action involves doing simple things well. (Page xiv)

Chapter 1 - Calm Down

Personal Notes

Page 10

Page 13

Chapter 2 - Lose Your Luggage

Chapter 3 - Learn to Breathe

Chapter 4 - Rusticate

Chapter 5 - Drink Tea

Chapter 6 - Kindness Will Save Us

Chapter 7 - It’s Okay To Be Who You Are

Chapter 8 - Laugh in the Face of Death

Chapter 9 - Generosity is Contagious

Chapter 10 - Walk in Sacred Places

Chapter 11 - Parent Yourself

Any good parent, or in my case, any half-assed parent, understands the value added to parenthood is that you get better at parenting yourself. At least, you should. (Page 105)

Chapter 12 - You Are What You Eat

Chapter 13 - Move to the Middle in All Things

Chapter 14 - There Are No Accidents

Chapter 15 - Learn To Be Water