L’homme qui voulait être heureux

May 22, 2018

• Title English : “The man who wanted to be happy”
• Author : Laurent Gounelle
• Pages : 192 Sheet
• Publisher : Pocket (April 1, 2010)
Collection : Littérature
• ISBN-10: 2266186671
• ISBN-13: 978-2266186674
Product Dimensions : 10,9 x 1,3 x 17,5 cm
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• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  6/10

Description“Imagine …
You are on vacation in Bali and, shortly before your return, you consult an old healer. For no particular reason, just because his great reputation made you want to meet him, just in case …
His diagnosis is formal: you are in good health, but you are not … happy.
Bearer of infinite wisdom, this old man seems to know you better than yourself. The very particular lighting that it brings to your lived experience will lead you in the most captivating adventure that is: that of the discovery of oneself. The experiences in which he leads you will upset your life, giving you the keys to an existence at the height of your dreams.”

Extract

“I did not want to leave Bali without having met him. I do not know why. I was not sick; I have always been in excellent health. I had inquired about his fees because, my stay coming to an end, my wallet was almost empty. I did not even dare to check my remote banking account. People who knew him had said, “You give what you want, you slip it into a little box on the shelf.” Well, it reassured me, even if I was a little worried about it. the idea of ​​leaving a tiny note to someone who had, it was said, treated the Prime Minister of Japan.

It was difficult to find his house, lost in a small village a few kilometers from Ubud, in the center of the island. I do not know why in this country there are hardly any signs. Reading a map is possible when you have landmarks, otherwise it is as useless as a mobile phone in an area where you do not catch. Remained, of course, the easy way out: ask passers-by. Although I am a man, it has never been a problem for me. It seems to me sometimes that most men would have the impression of losing their manhood if they were to stoop to that. They prefer to wall up in a silence meaning “I know,” pretend to find their way, until they are completely lost and their wife tells them, “I told you we should have asked.”

Authors biography

“Laurent Gounelle was born on August 10, 1966 of a Catholic mother and a Protestant father. Native to the Cevennes, Ardeche and Venice by his father, Aisne, Holland and Belgium by his mother whose family lived a quarter of a century in Cochin China. At home, the Asian influence was felt even in the culinary habits … He receives a fairly strict education in a serious atmosphere which he escapes through daydreaming, reading, and observation of the world.

At 17, he wants to become a psychiatrist, but is dissuaded by the family doctor – an inveterate pessimist convinced that this job has no future. His father, a professor and researcher in physiology, had little regard for “soft sciences” …

Driven by his parents to make “serious studies”, he then began a degree in economics at Dauphine which he graduated in 1988, completed by a third cycle at the Sorbonne.

His bac + 5 in his pocket, he finds himself at 23 years propelled into the world of business, young executive promised a future without a hitch. And yet, it’s the shock. He finds himself confronted with an existential crisis, his job having no deep meaning in his eyes. “It’s not the life I wanted,” he realizes brutally. Then follow a few years during which he looks for himself, an erratic course that a journalist of Libération will later qualify as “trajectory of freshly decapitated chicken.

But his very early passion shown for the human being does not let go. He throws himself body and soul into the human sciences and especially psychology and philosophy, through readings and training increasingly specialized in the United States, Europe and Asia. He makes initiatory journeys. He meets wise men.

Desiring to make his passion his job, he became a consultant in human relations, a profession he will practice for 15 years. In France and internationally, companies entrust him with consulting and training missions that revolve around improving relationships between people, the development of work, the search for meaning.

In 2006, during a busy year (death of his father a few months after his marriage, birth of his first child, death of his best friend …), Laurent Gounelle takes the pen to write a story that would share ideas that are important to him about life and the pursuit of happiness. “The man who wanted to be happy” is published in 2008 and becomes a world bestseller, translated into 25 languages, No. 1 in France.

In 2010, Laurent Gounelle publishes “The gods always travel incognito” which immediately takes the lead of the lists of bestsellers and also becomes a bestseller in Spain and in most countries of South America. The film adaptation of this novel is currently in preparation.

In 2012, Laurent Gounelle publishes “The philosopher who was not wise” in a co-edition Plon / Kero, a novel in the form of satire of modern Western society, which in turn becomes a bestseller and is in progress translation in many countries.

In 2014, Laurent Gounelle publishes “The day I learned to live”, a novel about self-discovery and the meaning of life, which will be placed as soon as it is released in all the bestseller lists. This novel is being translated in many countries.

In 2016, Laurent Gounelle publishes “And you will find the treasure that sleeps in you”, a dive into the world of spirituality.


The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2012-06-28
📜 4 Reader

Author

-Laurent Gounelle-

ISBN_13

-9781401938185-

ISBN_10

-1401938183-

Pages

-155-

ID Number

-czxrb17LuQkC-

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Terracide
🛑 Genre :_Nature⏱ Release Date :_2009

Author

-Hubert Reeves-

ISBN_13

-UOM:39015078790568-

ISBN_10

--

Pages

-188-

ID Number

-adXtAAAAMAAJ-

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The Man Who Risked It All
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2014-03-03

Author

-Laurent Gounelle-

ISBN_13

-9781401938154-

ISBN_10

-1401938159-

Pages

-352-

ID Number

-ID9QAwAAQBAJ-

Description : Looking down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands on the edge, determined to end it all. As he prepares to jump, his thoughts are interrupted by a cough. To his right is a mysterious stranger in a dark suit, smoking a cigar. This is Yves Dubreuil. The person who will change Alan’s life. Dubreuil convinces Alan to reconsider his plans, with one caveat: instead of ending his life, he will give his life over to Dubreuil. In return, Dubreuil promises to teach Alan the secrets to happiness and success. And so, Alan embarks on a wild ride of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery, to finding the strength to assert himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to overcome his deepest fears and self-doubts, face life’s unexpected twists and turns, take crazy risks, and fully accept himself in the process. From best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Risked It All explores the fragility of life and the possibilities that are presented to us in the unlikeliest circumstances. "The Man Who Risked It All" written by Laurent Gounelle with ISBN_13 9781401938154 and ISBN_10 1401938159 with total page sheets [-352-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number ID9QAwAAQBAJ published Hay House, Inc |2014-03-03|."


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Author

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ISBN_13

-9780915811892-

ISBN_10

-0915811898-

Pages

-213-

ID Number

-Tv_zIQMUlf0C-

Description : Presents the author's personal account of his spiritual quest to unite the diverse realms of body, mind, and spirit by combining Eastern philosophy with Western fitness routines to become an example of the peaceful warrior. "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" written by Dan Millman with ISBN_13 9780915811892 and ISBN_10 0915811898 with total page sheets [-213-]. Category 'Body, Mind & Spirit' with reference number Tv_zIQMUlf0C published H J Kramer |2000|."


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🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2018-05-01

Author

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ISBN_13

-9781473555259-

ISBN_10

-1473555256-

Pages

-256-

ID Number

-dGIrDwAAQBAJ-

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🛑 Genre :_Body, Mind & Spirit⏱ Release Date :_2020-07-07

Author

-Lise Bourbeau-

ISBN_13

-2920932837-

ISBN_10

-9782920932838-

Pages

-224-

ID Number

-Aht5zQEACAAJ-

Description : In this empowering book, Lise Bourbeau demonstrates that all problems, whether physical, emotional or mental, stem from five significant wounds: rejection, abandonment, humiliation, betrayal and injustice. The book contains detailed descriptions of these wounds and the masks we've developed to hide them. With this information, you will learn to identify the causes of specific problems in your life, and begin the path towards complete healing and discovering your true self. "Heal Your Wounds and Find Your True Self" written by Lise Bourbeau with ISBN_13 2920932837 and ISBN_10 9782920932838 with total page sheets [-224-]. Category 'Body, Mind & Spirit' with reference number Aht5zQEACAAJ published Editions E.T.C. Incorporated |2020-07-07|."


In Search of Wisdom
🛑 Genre :_Body, Mind & Spirit⏱ Release Date :_2018-06-19

Author

-Matthieu Ricard-

ISBN_13

-9781683640257-

ISBN_10

-168364025X-

Pages

-336-

ID Number

-7g8tDwAAQBAJ-

Description : In Search of Wisdom is a book born of the friendship of three gifted teachers, exploring the universal human journey and our quest for meaning and understanding. This translation of the French bestseller brings readers an intimate, insightful, and wide-ranging conversation between Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard, philosopher Alexandre Jollien, and psychiatrist Christophe André. Join these three luminaries as they share their views on how we uncover our deepest aspirations in life, the nature of the ego, living with the full range of human emotion, the art of listening, the temple of the body, the origin of suffering, the joy of altruism, true freedom, and much more. “We don't pretend to be experts on the subject matter or models in accomplishing the work or overcoming the obstacles involved in it,” they write. “We are only travelers in search of wisdom, aware that the path is long and arduous, and that we have so much still to discover, to clarify, and to assimilate through practice . . . Our dearest wish is that when you cast your eyes on these pages, you will discover subjects for reflection to inspire you and brighten the light of your life.” In Search of Wisdom Highlights • Discovering our deepest aspirations • The ego: friend or impostor? • Learning to live with the full spectrum of our emotions • The art of listening • The body: burden or idol? • Suffering and its origins • The joy of altruism • The school of simplicity • Guilt and forgiveness • True freedom • Daily practice "In Search of Wisdom" written by Matthieu Ricard with ISBN_13 9781683640257 and ISBN_10 168364025X with total page sheets [-336-]. Category 'Body, Mind & Spirit' with reference number 7g8tDwAAQBAJ published Sounds True |2018-06-19|."