"I just want to be happy," a simple goal expressed as though it were the very least we could expect of life. Some phrase it differently, and some attach requirement or specifics to the statement by pre-deciding how happiness must be packaged. Nonetheless it sounds so reasonable an expectation and yet for some reason so many people spend an entire lifetime unable to reach or even discover the first step on the path to this universal desire. Many believe that this illusive state would be possible if they could only win the lottery, inherit great wealth or even perhaps meet the man or woman of their dreams. Essential we all make the same mistake, the assumption that happiness is out there somewhere for us to stumble upon. Happiness is incorrectly seen as a destination that once reached dissolves the suffering and worry of life into the ether forever more.
Happiness is indeed a simple request but most assume it is hidden and only the very few are fortunate enough to discover the treasure map that leads to its secret location. Swallow The Happy Pill will show you that you not already own the map but you are currently standing right on top of the big red X that marks the spot of that buried treasure you crave so much. Discover:
The amazing secrets revealed in Swallow The Happy Pill will change how you think about everything; it will shatter your beliefs and dramatically transform your life. This may be one of the most significant books you ever buy.
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I bought this book because in his other book, ''Secrets Series: Attract The Woman Of Your Dream'' Craig Beck keeps talking about ''Swallow the Happy Pills''. Since I liked the first book I though I might also enjoy the other. Wrong. It's filled with philosophies about life that I just find wrong.
So I listened to this whole book. It's got some good things to say. And it's far and away better then the secret. But don't kid your self, it's just a religious text. It teaches about an afterlife, how to commune with God and the role of sin and the devil (their isn't any, except when it's your ego). In many respects it's just a mishmash of eastern and western spiritual ideas.
But it does have some evidence driven material. And it has thoughts on spirituality that are interesting. Personally I prefer the work of Andrew Farley and/or "the Great Courses Series" lecture set on 'Mindfulness.' Either could be a reflection on my values going in , I'm a Christian. But no matter your goals it's really just another book that's more to do with the authors values and how they helped him. As a biography of his personal journey I think it has merit. As a prophetic, or self help, text I don't think it's all that.
1st the reviews. They mislead me and I should be allowed a refund. 2nd. This is copied and pasted. A huge majority of this book is from another book of his! But don't just trust me, go to the other one star reviews. 3rd. It is completely opinionated, no evidence.
Of his. You know he lost credibility with me. I'm not saying I will not buy anything of his again but I will be cautious. I'm gonna read more reviews see where I get an honest feeling. I really felt mislead with so many 5 stars. And the fact so much of this 3hr audible is word for word of another book makes me feel robbed. I will continue to listen to the dating one i have. It's good, but even still I will be way more cautious if I ever buy another dating book from this author. What if he decides to do the something he has done here.
British, charismatic, entertaining
I would remove it all. This is a waste, and it shows some of his character. Dude this thing is copy and pasted from other books of his.
He spends a good hour ranting about religion but it is all opinionated. I felt like i was listening to a teenage kid tell me this is how the world works. He wants to tell me he doesn't believe in Moses and the parting of the Red Sea but he believes in physic powers. And leaving your body and going place to place with your spirit. Does this really have to do about happiness in my life? Well to him it did. He explains that the rules of religion are what keep us from happiness and we cannot be happy, ever truly happy as long as we believe in a god. So religion has a rule I need to believe in God to be happy and the author has a rule I can't believe in God to be happy. Really dude, your saying the Same thing religion is saying. Well this was my review. Buy his dating book. It's good. This is garbage, maybe he owed somebody money and just had to throw something together lol.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. —Wayne Gretzky
The first thing I realized when I started listening to this book was that it was different from most other self-help change your mindset book. I have heard the main points the author expresses somewhere else but he is able to put it all in a new perspective. Even if you listen to NLP books, the power of your subconscious mind and from authors like Abraham-hicks, you should pick this book up.
Why “the secret” never worked? It’s because you can’t fool your subconscious mind into believing something unless it already believes in it. All the suffering is ego created, a beast that lives in the past or in the future completely ignoring the now. Live the now, the past is gone, and the future does not exists.
I'm curious & creative and I love new ideas about life!
Craig Beck is good at narrating his own books with his British accent and enthusiasm, that you can not help but love listening to him!
I've listened to a lot of Craig Beck's books such as "Alcohol Lied to Me", "The God Enigma"and "The Hynotic Salesman", and they all carry very spiritual messages about life, God and happiness! Craig has a way with words and he really gets me thinking! The general message that he conveys in all four of these books is that happiness resides within and that we all have the answers right here and now!
I think that Craig just has natural enthusiasm and excitement for his ideas on life, and this is reflected in his performance.
I do love Craig Beck's books on audible and listen to them over & over again with my friends. His books spark some interesting debate! I have also referenced Craig at my meetings and have got quite a few laughs! I don't always agree with him, but he always make me think!
The authors credible way of presenting his story. No 'mystical' psycho/spiritual babble. I have listened to several books on the same general theme but always get 'put off' by to much 'vanilla' and what seems to me 'unreality'.
The author. He shared some of his own personal life/story. But not to much and always in context. I turn of many 'spiels' when I have to meet the kids, the wife etc, with the obvious intention to of selling me on the author or product. I switch of then.
Listen to several, I especially like 'Alcohol Lied to me". It's priceless. They are all good and enjoyable to listen to.
Many. Craig showed me the way to practice much of what I already knew.
No BS. He deserves to make a bundle and he is not shy about it....credible.
I am half way through this book and so far, about 50% of the material is copied and pasted from the author's other book, Alcohol Lied To Me. In my opinion, this is dishonest! But of course, there will be no guilt on his part as he does not believe in retribution.
Also, I do not appreciate his negative views on organised religion which, in his opinion, causes untold guilt and suffering for religious souls. Organised religion over the centuries did much to spread civilisation to the populace and has brought happiness and peace to countless millions. Granted there were also horrendous mistakes made as civilisation evolved but this is no reason to throw out the baby with the bath water. A dialectic approach is needed here.
I do not intend continuing reading the ramaining half as I have already heard most of it from his other book, and I am angry at being bilked. I would like a refund from Audible. No one should have to pay twice for a book.
A tall 40ish year old big kid.
Dark, very judgmental but had some good question, that made a person think.
Still listening to it, a bit much to take in on the 1st couples of spins.
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