The Little Book of Secrets: Gentle Wisdom for Joyful Living (The Little Book Series)

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The Little Book of Secrets: Gentle Wisdom for Joyful Living is a marvelous collection of timeless secrets distilled from the writings of the world's great sages. Each secret reveals a principle that has stood the test of centuries. To each of the 81 sayings in this delightful little book, the author has added his enlightened comments to help readers apply the simple and practical wisdom to contemporary life.

The author spent forty years searching the world for the secrets that have brought people true success, prosperity and soul-drenching happiness. His search took him to many lands and he studied the world's most ancient writings. This profound collection of secrets is the result of his quest. A beautifully designed book small enough to fit into every backpack, pocketbook and briefcase, it will become a well-loved friend and trusted companion as you travel through the twists and turns of life's journey. A meaningful gift for any occasion.

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Chris Prentiss is the cofounder and codirector of the world-famous Passages Addiction
Cure Center in Malibu, California. He is also the author of the popular Zen and the Art of Happiness, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery, and Be Who You Want, Have What You Want. He has written a dozen books on Chinese philosophy and personal growth . Prentiss has also led personal empowerment workshops in Southern California and has written, produced, and directed a feature film. He resides in Malibu, California.

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#28 If you attempt too much, you will end by succeeding in nothing. When to Back Away It is commendable to push yourself to new heights. In addition to the reward of the goal, achieving your goals brings satisfaction and other benefits. If, however, you strive to reach unrealistic or unattainable goals, you court disaster and failure, and you may lose even that which you already have. The knowledgeable, successful person does not overreach himself or strive foolishly. In that way, he enjoys a lifetime of success. It is good to know when a task is too monumental and to back away. He who takes every turn is not wise. #35 Do not be ashamed of simplicity or small means. Simplicity Simplicity is the hallmark of the knowledgeable, successful person, while ostentation, or showing off, is the hallmark of the inferior person. There is no need to present false appearances. Even with slender means or no means at all, you can express the sentiments of your heart. In reality, it is not for the monetary value of your gifts that you are appreciated but for the sentiments with which you give them. And making a show of what we have never endears us to our friends and neighbors. #58 If you depend on your relationships for your happiness, you will either be happy or sad as your relationships rise and fall. Relationships and Happiness Do not make the mistake on relying on your mate, your friends or relatives for your happiness. Wed your happiness to that which endures: the path of the knowledgeable, successful person. A quiet, self-contained joy, desiring nothing from without and resting content with everything, allows you to remain independent and free-free in the quiet security of a heart fortified within itself. #67 At the beginning of a project, if many boastful claims are made, the successful attainment of the goal becomes far more difficult. No Claims, No Resistance It is the way of Universal law to bring down the high and uplift the lowly. We can see that law at work in the way mountains are worn down and valleys are filled up. Therefore, make no boasts or claims, because they bring resistance from those who hear you. When no claims are put forward, no resistance arises. If you cultivate modesty, you will make swift, sure progress because no resentment will attach to you. If you remain modest, despite your merit, you will be beloved and personal goals will win the support necessary to carry out even difficult & dangerous undertakings.

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