Quotes From "Zen And The Art Of Happiness" By Chris Prentiss

The more you engage in any type of emotion or behavior, the greater your desire for it will become. Chris Prentiss
Again, all of life presents us with two basic ways to treat events. We can either label them "god for us" or "bad for us." The event is only an event. It's how we treat the event that determines what it becomes in our lives. The event doesn't make that determination- we do. Chris Prentiss
If you feel depressed for an hour, you've produced approximately eighteen billion new cells that have more receptors calling out for depressed-type peptides and fewer calling out for feel-good peptides. Chris Prentiss
Although you may have never sat down and defined what your philosophy is, it is fully operative and working in your life at all times. It deals with what you believe about the world in which you live, about its people and events, about how you affect them. Chris Prentiss
You can be happy if you are willing to let go of your past and leave yourself unencumbered so you can fly freely. Chris Prentiss
Who you allow into the circle of your life will make the difference in the quality of your life. Chris Prentiss
The best way for you to get that new experience is to change your response to what happens. Chris Prentiss
There is only one way to achieve lasting happiness. That is simply: Be happy. Chris Prentiss
Zen is a journey of exploration and a way of living that, in and of itself, does not belong to any one religion or tradition. It is about experiencing life in the here and now and about removing the dualistic distinctions between "I" and "you" between "subject" and "objective", between our spiritual and our ordinary, everyday activities. Chris Prentiss
If you are surrounded by people who not only don't believe in your goals and your positive outlook on life, but who also continually try to tear you down, it will be extremely challenging for you to hold firmly in mind that you will succeed and that you can be happy. Chris Prentiss
What determines each person's state of happiness or unhappiness is not the event itself, but what the event means to that person. Chris Prentiss
The true source of happiness is within each of us. Chris Prentiss
The answers are never "out there." All the answers are "in there, " inside you, waiting to be discovered. Chris Prentiss
Every belief that you hold manifests itself in some manner by either causing you to take some form of action or by preventing you from taking action. If you don't believe something is possible, you won't even attempt it. Chris Prentiss
Stress comes from the way you relate to events or situations. Chris Prentiss
Your actions create an "energy vortex" that draws in the necessary ingredients for your venture. Chris Prentiss
A strong personal philosophy does more than sustain us through the tragedies of life. It also stains us daily in everything we think and do. It gives us optimism and hope. Chris Prentiss
Your life today is the result of a series of decisions you made that have caused you to arrive where you are. Chris Prentiss
How do you think your body and mind would respond if you were surrounded by psychologists, psychiatrists, or drug and alcohol counselors who subscribed to the belief that "once an alcoholic or addict, always an alcoholic or addict" and who believed that your current stay in rehab would be one of many? Chris Prentiss