Arguing that spirituality is not about religion but about living happily, this guidebook offers advice on the skills of the inner life-the mind and emotions-that are needed for a life of gladness. This examination discusses the requirements for happiness, explores their nature, and shows that mastering a set of five of them leads to bliss. The exercises in this resource are offered to spiritual seekers as a path towards happiness and emphasize that personal elation is not caused by external events, but by mastering the skills of the inner life.
Tony Wilkinson studied philosophy at Cambridge University. After several different careers including philosopher and financial planner, he discovered meditation and studied the religions of the East with a well-known Zen teacher.