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Recovering Joy

A Mindful Life After Addiction
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
June, 2015
ISBN:
9781622034291
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$19.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

After the publication of his book One Breath at a Time, Buddhist author Kevin Griffin has emerged as an innovator in the field of addiction treatment. In Recovering Joy, his down-to-earth, honest voice resonates with any of us who struggle with a wide range of addictions.

Craving and resentment, or greed and hatred, are the energies that pretty much run the world—war, exploitation, luxury and lust, these are what run economics and politics; they are pretty much what defines human history. To think we can just “make a decision” to stop being driven by these energies is either naïve or arrogant.

This is why there is a program and a practice, why there are Steps and meditations, retreats and classes, sponsors and teachers, and all our supportive friends. But even with all that, if living in harmony with our values didn’t bring joy, what would be the point? That joy is what I want you to know, to realize, and to experience.

Addiction recovery requires a serious commitment, yet that doesn’t mean it has to be a bleak, never-ending struggle. Recovering takes us through many difficult steps of discipline, humility, and self-realization, says Kevin Griffin. In doing so, many of us forget that we are capable and deserving of basic happiness. With Recovering Joy, Kevin Griffin fills in what is often the missing piece in addiction recovery programs—how to regain our ability to live happier lives.

Recovering Joy offers a deeply insightful look at how we can cultivate positive mind states within the challenging context of addiction. Through reflections, self-inquiry, and mindfulness practices, Griffin reveals how we can better act in accordance with our core values, cultivate healthy and satisfying relationships, renew our sense of playfulness, and find the unexpected joys in the journey of recovery.

Publisher’s Description: 

Addiction recovery requires a serious commitment, yet that doesn't mean it has to be a bleak, never-ending struggle. Recovering takes us through many difficult steps of discipline, humility, and self-realization, says Kevin Griffin. In doing so, many of us forget that we are capable and deserving of basic happiness. With Recovering Joy, Kevin Griffin fills in what is often the missing piece in addiction recovery programs—how to regain our ability to live happier lives.

Recovering Joy offers a deeply insightful look at how we can cultivate positive mind states within the challenging context of addiction. Through reflections, self-inquiry, and mindfulness practices, Griffin reveals how we can better act in accordance with our core values, cultivate healthy and satisfying relationships, renew our sense of playfulness, and find the unexpected joys in the journey of recovery.

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