The Misleading Mind How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them, by Cayton, Karuna
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- ISBN: 9781577319429 | 1577319427
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/6/2012
To everyone who has ever gone to a therapist, bought a self-help book, consulted an astrological chart, or cracked open a fortune cookie in hopes of feeling happy, The Misleading Mind offers a radical message. We can achieve lasting emotional health, and we can take responsibility for it ourselves, but only if learn to master the nasty tricks our minds naturally play on us. The more we explore, understand, and even come to appreciate our own self-destructive mental attitudes, The more control we'll gain over our minds, And The more authentic and wonderful our lives will be. Our society prefers quick fixes, but when it comes to happiness, easy answers don't suffice; they only address our problems at a symptomatic level. We must have the courage and patience not only to become familiar with our underlying neuroses, but to engage, enjoy, celebrate, and appreciate them. Then our problems change shape, or as Buddhists say, "They become ornaments we can wear". To millions of readers, even those with serious, seemingly intransigent problems, The Misleading Mind will prove transformational-the first step on a long but fulfilling journey to their own best selves.