Happiness??!!

 

 

41PylGNCrOL._SY346_A book I came across a few years ago is Max Strom’s ”A Life Worth Breathing:  A Yoga Master’s Handbook of Strength, Grace and Healing.”  I really resonated with this book, and it inspired me to go to the first Iowa City Yoga Festival, to hear him speak and teach.  I still have family and friends in Iowa so it was a bonus that Strom was going to be there.
I’ve just learned that Strom has a new book coming out:  ”There is No App for Happiness: How to avoid a Near-Life Experience.”   I’ve noticed lately that the topic of happiness seems to be a big topic of interest, and that we seem to need more guidance on the subject than one would think.  Within a span of about a month, one of my favorite blogs posted “The Habits of Happiness:   zen habits by Leo Babauto (July 9), and “The Pursuit of Happiness” (Time Magazine, July 8, 2013).
My question is, Why do we struggle so much with contentment, happiness, change and balance?
Here is a link to Strom’s Ted Talk: