Happiness Is Free

And It's Easier Than You Think, Books 1 through 5, The Greatest Secret Edition

Non-Fiction - Self Help
418 Pages
Reviewed on 11/19/2020
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

When most of us think of the meaning of happiness, we conjure up a series of images such as material wealth, the love of family and friends, or the admiration of others. However, this is not the true essence of happiness; that is simply allowing the ego to control you. Happiness is our true basic nature, but through the constraints and limitations society and our thought processes place on us, we somehow believe it is beyond our reach. Many people never discover their true nature because of fear or self-limiting beliefs. In Happiness Is Free by Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin, discover through the teachings of the Sedona Method why fear, limitations, and self-defeating habits are false beliefs that can be changed. You will also understand the powerful consequences of your thoughts and in doing so be more conscious of them and not allow them to run on autopilot. True freedom, happiness, and love have always been within our reach but many of us have been looking in the wrong place.

This amazing look into the human mind is so liberating. I realize now how difficult and complex we have been making our lives. This guide will help you stop being a victim of your unconscious mind and ego. Lester breaks down life's most perplexing questions; for example, what is happiness; how can we overcome doubt; what does it mean to be our authentic self? The realization that we are constant creators and every thought transpires in the physical world was so encouraging. Lester also answers the burning question around why a goal we want seems to never transpire - that for me was life-changing. There were so many empowering insights and techniques that place you in complete control of your life choices, attitude, and mindset. I now realize that our attitudes toward anything will be our blessing or our curse. The section on the ego and the State of Beingness was the most profound for me. I have always been fascinated by the teachings of gurus but their message is sometimes hard to completely understand. Happiness Is Free by Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin is written in basic, easy to understand English and so relatable to today's society and the daily struggles we all face.

Tammy Ruggles

Happiness Is Free: And It's Easier Than You Think by Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin is your key to unlocking freedom and success. This book asks you to take a look inside, to examine the barriers and thought patterns that may be preventing you from reaching your full potential and being truly happy. Questions are posed for the reader to contemplate--questions you may have never asked yourself before but that could be interfering with your life goals and joyful experiences. The authors ask you to let go of negativity and emotions that you may have bottled up and are now acting as roadblocks to success. Their powerful tools will guide you in a simple but deeply personal way toward realizing your dreams and ambitions.

Building upon successful teachings, Levenson and Dwoskin offer an insightful approach to self-help that you can actually use, and it makes perfect sense. I like that the authors encourage readers to realize that happiness doesn't always mean a paycheck or the biggest salary they've ever had; that true peace comes from within and letting go of things that tie you to the external world. Their teachings may not solve every problem you have, but it can set you on the path to a more focused, happier you. I also like that the book is presented in sessions that involve meditation, realization, ego, self, spirituality, love, generosity, physical health and well-being, the Christ consciousness, and other familiar concepts and practices. The Q and A with Lester is also nice. Some of their approaches may work for you, while others may seem new or different, but read with an open mind and you'll definitely have something to add to your own philosophy. Happiness Is Free: And It's Easier Than You Think by Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin is the perfect tool for what is possible.

Vernita Naylor

During these trying times, how are you living your life? In constant turmoil as you sit and worry? Tossing and turning as you watch the day to day events unfold? Or trusting that tomorrow will take care of itself so why not enjoy each moment? The late Lester Levenson discovered one day that surrendering unwanted thoughts, letting go of things that hurt, and embracing life can turn things around for the best. In the self-help book, Happiness Is Free: And It's Easier Than You Think by Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin, the reader will discover thirty-five weekly sessions, later termed the Sedona Method, that will guide them to a better way of life. The Sedona Method is designed to teach the reader the principles of renewing your mind by letting go. At the end of each session, the reader is challenged to tap into the essence of their being through a Releasing Explorations exercise.

I enjoyed reading Happiness Is Free due to all its helpful material. Reading Lester's story is like a lot of others' stories but for some, they do not realize that their attitude, self-talk, and mindset can set the stage for their overall health - but Lester did. He was able to take nothing and turn into something that can give readers hope as displayed continually in this book. I love the element of hope and affirmations that this book teaches. It is also wonderful that Lester entrusted his life's work and principles to Hale who has added his own finishing touches to continue the path of showing us that healing takes place through love. If you are seeking ways to let go and let God as He takes you on a journey of health and wellness, this self-help book is ideal. Get your copy today.

K.C. Finn

Happiness Is Free: And It's Easier Than You Think is a work of non-fiction in the self-help, life advice, and guidance sub-genres, and was penned by author team Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin. Covering books 1 through 5 in this edition marked ‘The Greatest Secret’, we find ourselves in possession of a comprehensive guide to achieving happiness in life and letting go of pain and hurt from our pasts. Using a variety of different methods from Levenson’s original teachings, Dwoskin compiles a new and well-organized approach to dispelling negativity in our lives, and allowing happiness in with surprising ease and clarity.

The combination of thinking in the minds of authors Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin presents readers with a fully comprehensive and easy to read guide to all things pertaining to joy. Although the book follows many of the mantras of other self-help volumes of its ilk, one of the things unique to this volume is its simplicity and the easy-going flow of its approach. That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of practical and relevant information, for the techniques included are indeed well described and clear to apply to one’s life, but there’s also a sense of release in the book that makes self-help seem like much less of a chore and more a state of mind that we can relax into. As such, I would highly recommend Happiness Is Free: And It's Easier Than You Think to anyone seeking comfort, solace, and a new way of thinking to progress towards a better future.

Vincent Dublado

Happiness is Free: And It’s Easier Than You Think by Lester Levenson and Hale Dwoskin offers life-changing opportunities to break free from the shackles that pull you down from maximizing your full potential and help you to rediscover happiness in satisfactory measures. The book is divided into 35 sessions that will give you a direct experience of Levenson's teaching style now popularly known as the Sedona Method. Dwoskin continues the work and contributes to help you find ways of making the experience of letting go easier. The primary objective is to develop a quiet mind and discover that everything happening to you is caused by your feelings and thinking and that you need to unite with your infinite beingness, your oneness, in order to recognize satisfaction in the things that you create.

Hale Dwoskin does a great job of preserving Levenson’s self-help legacy. Happiness is Free continues the Sedona Method with detailed approaches on letting go of suffering and letting yourself realize that you have the power to reduce, if not eliminate, your pain and suffering. Self-realization is an integral component to sharpen your mindfulness skills. It does draw on spirituality in helping you achieve a deeper understanding of reality. Understand that this is a do it yourself book. It is not the holy grail of self-help books, and it works like a guide map that helps you trace the factors that affect your personal growth and then helps you re-evaluate and arrive at self-actualization. There is no magic here. It is a book that simply provides a practical approach on how to unlock your happiness through your unique, subjective experience. If you are in need of a self-help boost, this is the book to read.