Happiness Guru Matthieu Ricard Proposes Joy-Seeking Workout

Living| Happiness guru Matthieu Ricard has a new book “Why Meditate”, a followup to his “Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill.”

The Frenchman with unusually positive emotions in his brain scans, says that happiness is “a cluster of qualities: altruism, compassion, inner peace, inner freedom, and inner strength” and not an absence of conflict or pain in our lives.

Richard suggests that we go to a compassion gym, instead of a fitness workout. And he says his philosophy isn’t one of letting people walk all over you, but having an open attitude with people and letting them unfold. Read on at New York Magazine: Advice From Happiness Guru Matthieu Ricard.