Three Prescriptions for Happiness

By Ken Keyes, Jr.
Paperback: $12.00 • ISBN: 978-1-60419-027-4

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“Ken Keyes’ books convey profound wisdom and make it practical with elegant simplicity.”

—Deepak Chopra, M.D.

“He not only writes about transformation and higher consciousness, it was his destiny to live it every day, ultimately becoming a role model for all of us.”

—Wayne Dyer, D.Ed.

Summary

This deceptively simple little book contains three secrets— three prescriptions from this self-described “happiness doctor”—which are at once obvious and profoundly life-changing. A pioneer in the personal growth field and a lifelong peace advocate, Ken Keyes, Jr. was the author of fifteen books—including his famous Handbook to Higher Consciousness and The Hundredth Monkey—with four million copies in print in at least seven languages.

Dr. Wayne Dyer credits Keyes as the person who “literally got me started on this glorious transformational journey.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, put Keyes’s influence this way: “Ken Keyes…teaches us how to be truly human through the power of unconditional love. Our hope for survival depends on learning to love ourselves and one another unconditionally—and he shows us how.”

Though polio confined him to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic at age 27, he saw his life as having been enriched by the disease—“because without it, I don’t think I’d have discovered the personal growth methods that have meant so much to me. I view my so-called ‘handicap’ as another gift my life has offered me.”

About the Author

Ken Keyes, Jr. (1919–1995) lived in Coos Bay, Oregon, where he wrote, spoke, and gave workshops.

This deceptively simple little book contains three secrets—three prescriptions from this self-described “happiness doctor”—which will change your life.

A pioneer in the personal growth field and a lifelong peace advocate, Ken Keyes, Jr. was the author of fifteen books—including his famous Handbook to Higher Consciousness and The Hundredth Monkey—with four million copies in print in at least seven languages.

INTRODUCTION

The First Prescription

The Second Prescription

The Third Prescription

THE THREE PRESCRIPTIONS

Prescription One

Ask for what you want—but don’t demand it.

Prescription Two

Accept whatever happens—for now.

Prescription Three

Turn up your love—even if you don’t get what you want.

From the Introduction

I guess you know.

You have been shortchanging yourself.

You’ve been depriving yourself

of just about everything

that’s really worth having in life—

ENERGY

INSIGHT

PERCEPTIVENESS

LOVE

PEACE OF MIND

JOY

WISDOM

AND A DEEP FEELING OF PURPOSE.

If it’s any consolation,

most likely everybody else you know

has been lousing up

his or her life,

too.

But you don’t have to

keep on adding

to the dismal statistics

of unhappiness:

a life without much warmth and love,

pushing yourself to do your job,

a turned-off marriage,

divorce, anxiety,

sexual restlessness,

boredom, loneliness,

fear, resentment, hatred,

frustration, anger, worry,

jealousy, irritation,

headaches, ulcers,

and high blood pressure,

plus a general feeling

of queasiness and uneasiness

about everything

from your bank account

to the nuclear bomb.

Why

punish yourself

any longer?

You’ve been blaming

it all on others—

or on yourself.

But a part of you knows

it’s only some

unskillful habit patterns

of your mind

that constantly set you up

for creating unhappiness

time after time!

Really look at

what you’re doing

to yourself.

Is it possible

for you

to live a joyous

and happy life

with peace of mind

in our topsy-turvy world?

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

If—

This is a big

If.

Are you ready for it?

You can be happy

If

you use the

Three Prescriptions for Happiness

explained in this book.