Best Spirituality Book for Depression: “Real Happiness” by Sharon Salzberg


Best Spirituality Book for Depression: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg

Real Happiness is an overview of the benefits of meditation. It also describes a 28-day meditation program for beginners.

One of the main benefits of this practice: It gives you a calmness that is always under the surface, even during life storms.

Can this book help me overcome depression?

It likely can. But since I haven’t tried it personally, I can’t vouch for her specific meditation method.

Does it address depression specifically? What does it say that can help?

Yes; the book is called Real Happiness, after all.

A few tips from the book I particularly liked:

  • Performers can use a lovingkindness meditation before going onstage. Focusing on others makes us much less nervous.
  • When you don’t feel like meditating, “. . . just put your body there.”

To what degree do you think this book can help me overcome depression?

Depression effectiveness rating: 4 on a scale of 1-10

Where can I find it?

Real Happiness on Amazon

Real Happiness on Goodreads

Sharon Salzberg on Wikipedia

Official Website of Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg on Twitter

Sharon Salzberg audio from the DIY Dharma site


Want to learn how to clean your house twice as well in half the time? 

Get The Naked House: Five Principles for a More Peaceful Home on Amazon.


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