Have you ever heard the expression, ‘She has more money than God?” How about, “Happier than God?” Well, I had heard the first one, but never the second one…have you? About a week ago, I was in the library looking for a new book to read and I came upon this one on the shelves. In fact, it practically jumped out at me with the title that caught my eye! Happier than God? Really? So being me, I took it out and began to read. It’s taken me awhile to read it as it’s chock full of interesting ideas and thoughts.
You may remember that the I previously wrote about this author https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/the-little-soul-and-the-sun/ as his book changed my life in a remarkable way ~ it allowed me to change the way I looked at my relationships with others. So I was not startled when this book began to open up my mind and heart as well.
I want to share a little from this book which spoke to me in hopes that it may speak to someone else. On page 218,
“What I’m saying here is that there is always something to celebrate, so long as life is being lived. Seeing your cup as half full rather than half empty is more than a sappy aphorism. It is the key to enduring happiness.
If you will step out of your story long enough to take an honest look, and to give life a fair chance, you will notice that in almost every instance life is showing up right now with everything you need to be content and at peace. All you have to do to experience this is to change your requirement of this present moment.”
On page 221 he wrote, “William Shakespeare wrote, “Nothing is evil lest thinking make it so.” He was telling us that a thing is what you call it. With this insight he gave us the keys to the kingdom. Bypass the drama. Remember that nothing has any meaning save the meaning you give it. Repeat this quietly in your mind at any moment of stress or upset: Nothing has any meaning save the meaning I give it.”
For the above alone, I enjoyed the book although there’s an absolute plethora of new material in this book! For me, I am “Happier than God” that I read it and you may be too if you give it a chance…click on the book below if you want to check it out!
Be Happy and…
Below is a clip of Neale speaking about his book! Enjoy!