Welcome to learn about what you can do to balance your inner and outer happiness. This is a philosophical book that is not like something else you will stumble upon. Many “self-help books” talk about goal-setting and making habits with the target of wanting something outside of oneself. Often external validation or a career we want or something like that. This book is not that, this book explores our inner worlds and how we can feel more content with what we already have but still search for a fulfilling life and make our internal and external goals go hand-in-hand. This is not a book about external and material goals like guiding you for societal success though. It will teach you how to find your inner happiness instead. It has a spiritual approach as well as a psychological approach, but there’s no specific religion attached to this book. It just explores these internal journeys in a way that I feel is worth discussing, as a generally spiritual person and a person who has studied evidence-based psychology as well. This is, however, a highly philosophical read and it also contains my own philosophical thoughts I have developed over the years. So be prepared to read about things you have not heard of before.
Content warning: This book is written almost like a memoir and I have included parts of my own journey as a basis for the more educational and informational content in this book. That means that I’m describing topics including sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence, ableism, mental- and physical health issues, and such. If you are not in a place where you want to read about that - although this book doesn’t explore these topics very heavily - I suggest waiting with this book. I won’t discuss the topics in an intense and descriptive manner, but it is worth saying that this book contains such topics regardless.