10% Happier


“When you have one foot in the future and the other in the past, you piss on the present.”


The book brings valuable insights into the practice of meditation and how it can improve various aspects of your life.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

1. Taking control of your 'ego', the voice in your head, is the first step towards a calmer and happier life.

2. The ego always wants more and better, always compares what you have and what you don't, and it lives in either the past or the future (neither of which you have control over in the present).

3. Learn to use mindfulness in order to observe your thoughts and emotions without judgement. That way, you are able to take control over the damaging work of your ego.


READ IF: You are new to meditation and mindfulness, and want to give it a go in order to incorporate these into your daily life.