[Reading] ➸ Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within By Chade-Meng Tan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk


Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within A Long Awaited Follow Up To The New York Times Bestselling Search Inside Yourself Shows Us How To Cultivate Joy Within The Context Of Our Fast Paced Lives And Explains Why It Is Critical To Creativity, Innovation, Confidence, And Ultimately Success In Every ArenaIn Joy On Demand, Meng Shows That You Don T Need To Meditate For Hours, Days, Months Or Years To Achieve Lasting Joy You Can Actually Get Consistent Access To It In As Little As Seconds Explaining Joy And Meditation As Complementary Things That Naturally Reinforce Each Other, Meng Explains How These Two Skills Form A Virtuous Cycle, And Once Put Into Motion, Become A Solid Practice That Can Be Sustained In Daily Life For Many Years, Meditation Has Been Taught And Practiced In Cultures Where Almost All Meditators Practice Full Time For Years, Resulting In Training Programs Optimized For Practitioners With Lots Of Free Time And Not Much Else To Do But Develop Profound Mastery Over The Mind Seeing A Disconnect Between The Traditional Practice And The Modern World, Bestselling Author And Google S Jolly Good Fellow Chade Meng Tan Has Developed A Program, Through Wise Laziness, To Help Readers Meditate Efficiently And Effectively Meng Shares The Three Pillars Of Joy Inner Peace, Insight, And Happiness , Why Joy Is The Secret Is To Success, And Demonstrates The Practical Tools Anyone Can Use To Cultivate It On Demand

  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within
  • Chade-Meng Tan
  • English
  • 20 October 2017
  • 0062378856

About the Author: Chade-Meng Tan

Chade Meng Tan Meng is Google s Jolly Good Fellow which nobody can deny Meng was one of Google s earliest engineers Among many other things, he helped build Google s first mobile search service, and headed the team that kept a vigilant eye on Google s search quality His current job description is, Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace.Outside of Google, Meng is the Founder and Jolly Good President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation, a small foundation dedicated to promoting Peace, Liberty and Enlightenment in the world He is a Founding Patron of Stanford University s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education CCARE He is also a Founding Patron of the World Peace Festival, and adviser to a number of technology start ups.Meng earned his MS in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara He went to Santa Barbara mainly for the beach, but didn t mind the graduate degree either He considers himself a Buddhist on most weekdays, especially Mondays He is an avid meditator, because meditation facilitates in him inner peace and happiness without doing real work Meng occasionally finds himself featured on newspapers He was featured on the front page of the New York Times and delivered a TED talk at the United Nations He has met three United States Presidents, Obama, Clinton and Carter The Dalai Lama gave him a hug for his 40th birthday His personal motto is, Life is too important to be taken seriously.Meng hopes to see every workplace in the world become a drinking fountain for happiness and enlightenment When Meng grows up, he wants to save the world, and have lots of fun and laughter doing it He feels if something is no laughing matter, it is probably not worth doing.



10 thoughts on “Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within

  1. says:

    Books like this are really hard for me to read If I would ve been reading the physical copy, I can all but guarantee I wouldn t have finished it I think I get into this betterment of Allie attitude, buy download a book, and then after a few chapters I start talking myself out of it Fortunately, I listened to parts of this with my 10 year old son, and he wanted to hearGood thing It s obvious that the author has a completely different mind path than I do, which is good and bad I real Books like this are really hard for me to read If I would ve been reading the physical copy, I can all but guarantee I wouldn t have finished it I think I get into this betterment of Allie attitude, buy download a book, and then after a few chapters I start talking myself out of it Fortunately, I listened to parts of this with my 10 year old son, and he wanted to hearGood thing It s obvious that the author has a completely different mind path than I do, which is good and bad I really did try to take on his enthusiasm of life, and I ve been trying to see things differently But one thing I don t think I ll ever get past is my relationship with death In one of his examples of how we can find joy, he said that every morning he tells himself that everyone he sees that day will eventually die meaning, be nice while you can Sorry, but that actually brings me the opposite of joy, and fast I can understand why he would use that example, but my brain doesn t cope with that All in all, it was a good book I learned a few techniques that I ve already been using, but I ve yet to try meditation I still think that I ll just fall asleep, although he addressed that in the book, so maybe something stuck in my brain Hopefully

  2. says:

    I enjoyed Tan s earlier book, Search Inside Yourself, and so was excited to hear that he had released a new book To me, Joy on Demand is even better Maybe it s because as a novice at mediation, Joy on Demand is a wonderful guide on how to access joy from within by training to ease claiming the mind , incline learning to be mindful of joy in yourself, your life and the world and uplift cultivating loving kindness, compassion and altruistic joy the mind Applying these skills can also teach I enjoyed Tan s earlier book, Search Inside Yourself, and so was excited to hear that he had released a new book To me, Joy on Demand is even better Maybe it s because as a novice at mediation, Joy on Demand is a wonderful guide on how to access joy from within by training to ease claiming the mind , incline learning to be mindful of joy in yourself, your life and the world and uplift cultivating loving kindness, compassion and altruistic joy the mind Applying these skills can also teach us how to better handle emotional pain and still be able to access joy despite any difficulties we may be having with life Through practicing Calm abiding Samantha , Insight Vipassana and Brahmahihara subline states , we can learn to embody inner peace, inner joy and compassion and reduce suffering

  3. says:

    Another great book on how to calm your mind and bring in compassion through meditation Lot of good ideas on how to practice letting go

  4. says:

    Cool concept that I d like to learn, but the author spent too much of the book trying to convince us that joy on demand is possible and giving examples of people that have achieved it, and not enough on how to actually do it

  5. says:

    Summary A great book on meditation that may work really well for those that are less interested in mind calming andinterested in Joy I love that he speaks to the idea that meditation is difficult and why This is often misunderstood.To celebrate my three months of meditation and because I needed a break and a shorter read, I chose this one today for 100 day challenge It isin line with the values I have about the craft and what I think is often confused.A lot of people think if you Summary A great book on meditation that may work really well for those that are less interested in mind calming andinterested in Joy I love that he speaks to the idea that meditation is difficult and why This is often misunderstood.To celebrate my three months of meditation and because I needed a break and a shorter read, I chose this one today for 100 day challenge It isin line with the values I have about the craft and what I think is often confused.A lot of people think if you sit and cannot calm the mind then you failed and meditation is not for you That would be like if you went out and ran a marathon and you failed to do so first time out you failed It s a ridiculous notion What I like about Tan is he gives a lot of great examples on how to achieve your goals But the point is to have a goal and I think those that speak to focus and mind calming are not always getting to the end state The end state should belike this, a happy joyful life.In Tan s view, he s thinking to try to access that joyfulness often And that leads down the road of meditation I dig Here are my notes p 23 For when you choose to access joy on demandthe effects go far beyond isolated moments of joy Joy can improve every aspect of life It resets happiness points, turning miserable people into jolly ones His point is you got to learn to access joychokengtitiktitikchokeng 25 Clarity of mind is clarity of emotionchokengtitiktitikchokeng 31 Creativity comes in a relaxed mind He says that s alpha waves There are other books that do speak to this better in my list on sleep also delta, theta, but that s not the point of this book, so I didn t remove anythingchokengtitiktitikchokeng 51 Taking advantage of major opportunities often requires completely letting go of something safe and comfortable and venturing into a deeply uncomfortable unknown Doing so takes two things the self confidence to put yourself in very uncomfortable situations, and the self awareness to clearly know your values, priorities, and purpose of life p 67 To be regretful you have to be in the past and to worry, you need to be in the future Hence when you are fully in the present you are temporarily free from regret and worry p 110 The idea is to become very familiar with joychokengtitiktitikchokeng 119 3 types of joy pamojja piti sukha Gladness, uplifting joy, wholesome joy i d almost translate this into Self Excited Joy, Contagious Joy, and Compassionate Joyp 136 Self as a process not as an object It is not permanentchokengtitiktitikchokeng 149 The temporal nature of joy and all emotionschokengtitiktitikchokeng 154 Compassion is the highest vibrational state.45p 190 Pain in joyfulness Hard, but very possiblechokengtitiktitikchokeng 222 Effortlessness is hard That s where we re goingchokengtitiktitikchokeng230 Getting to the point where there is no observer, there is only observation.I dig this book It s aearthly practical look at meditation

  6. says:

    This book was not giving me much joy I tried the ebook and the audiobook but neither version was really doing it for me too much detail, not a great choice of narrator, it felt like the whole thing was at least 40% filler which could have been and should have been edited out Good suggestions for meditation, but geez were they buried deep in the clutter.

  7. says:

    I ve been redoubling my efforts to manage my anxiety throughnatural means as the amount of anti anxiety meds I was on had me feeling a bit flat and drugged out One of the methods I employ for anxiety control is meditation, but I sometimes have trouble finding resources that aren t a bit out there and New Age y for my taste, or tied to a particular religious tradition This book was lovely, because although Chade Meng Tan came to meditation through Buddhism, he takes a very accessible, hum I ve been redoubling my efforts to manage my anxiety throughnatural means as the amount of anti anxiety meds I was on had me feeling a bit flat and drugged out One of the methods I employ for anxiety control is meditation, but I sometimes have trouble finding resources that aren t a bit out there and New Age y for my taste, or tied to a particular religious tradition This book was lovely, because although Chade Meng Tan came to meditation through Buddhism, he takes a very accessible, humorous and step by step approach to learning to meditate for joy.I m not new to meditation, but I still gained a lot from this book I loved that he recommended to start with one conscious deep breath every day, because that is something that is possible on my busiest, most stressful days and I ve noticed it really does help

  8. says:

    2rd book by Meng, one of my fav author about meditation Meng is one of those early Google engineers and NYT bestselling author He has an interesting way of putting an abstract subject like mediation, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and compassion, and turn them into a practical and measurable practices, and also in a funny way This book is a step by step on cultivating joy and meditation

  9. says:

    To truly be finished with the book, I would have had to integrate his learning into my life and I have failed at that so far However, this is a great introduction into meditation very encouraging, interesting, personal and fun.

  10. says:

    One of the most approachable books on meditation Chade Meng Tan has a talent for making meditation doable for even the busiest and most overwhelmed of us Enjoyable both in book as well as audio version If you have time for just one book, make it this one.

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