Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson, presents an entirely new approach to personal development, from top to bottom. Life is not about getting rid of problems, it’s about finding better problems. It’s not about avoiding failure, it’s about getting better at failure. It’s not about knowing everything, but becoming more comfortable in not knowing anything.
The Subtle Art is all about coming to terms with all of the inevitable unimportant imperfections in life and then choosing to not give a f*ck about them. It’s about learning how to give a f*ck about the few things that truly matter.
Ever wonder why greater connectivity seems to make everyone just hate each other more? Ever wonder why the news always seems so depressing? Ever wonder why people are seemingly becoming more anxious and miserable despite life getting easier? Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope, by Mark Manson, questions our assumptions on what makes life worth living.
One of the foremost experts on meditation distills her 30 years of teaching into a 28-day program that will change lives. From the basics of posture, breathing, and scheduling to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, and addressing specific problems (pain in a particular area, trouble falling asleep, etc.) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including guided meditations, mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. Real Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg, delivers a comprehensive guide.