Chet Collins

Book Review: Resisting Happiness 📚

This book really came to me at the right point in my life. I had noticed several months ago that something was off in my life. I was looking for happiness, but not really sure where to find it. Matthew hit the nail on the head with the book.

The idea of searching for happiness is framed through the concept of resistance. Resistance is that feeling inside of us that keeps us from doing the things that are really good for us. Waking up when we committed, exercising, eating well, reading, even praying. It tries to keep us “comfortable,” but resistance’s concept of comfortable is more akin to laziness or idleness.

Throughout the book, Matthew shares the specific steps that he took to develop his robust interior life. He didn’t do it alone. He had a fabulous coach who took him under his wing in his teens and step-by-step worked with Matthew to develop himself. I found many ideas that I was able to implement immediately in my own life.

The core message of the book is that when we feel sad, agitated, or irritable, it’s a sign of spiritual sickness. By focusing on developing our interior life and improving our spiritual health, over time, we’ll stop resisting the things that will lead to true inner peace and happiness; namely, living out our life’s mission in the light of God’s love.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

ISBN: 9781942611929

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