How to Live a Good Life is a practical and provocative modern-day manual for a life well-lived. Drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and Jonathan Fields' years-long quest to learn at the feet of world-renowned masters from nearly every tradition, this book offers a simple, yet stunningly powerful tool for life.
It then walks you through 30 days of fun, yet powerful mini-challenges, designed to rekindle deep, loving, and compassionate relationships; cultivate vitality, radiance, and graceful ease; and leave you feeling lit up by the way you contribute to the world. No need for blind faith or surrender of intelligence; everything you'll discover is immediately actionable and subject to validation through your own experience.
How to Live a Good Life is not just a book to be listened to; it's a path to possibility, to be walked, then lived.
©2016 Jonathan Fields (P)2016 Jonathan Fields
"Like having an intimate conversation"
I love hearing Jonathan read his own words it feels like an intimate conversation with a wise and compassionate friend who's giving you excellent advice that totally resonates. I've listened to Jonathan on his podcast and videos and even live but there's something about feeling like he's talking just to me that has a big impact.
This is a book that you can ingest in little bites and apply the idea immediately. I come back when I need a bit more inspiration and it never feels like too much. Other self help books that I've read haven't stayed with me the way this one is, partly because there's an amazing community of people going through the material together which makes me feel supported.
There were a couple moments that I thought, "I already do that", like dance like nobody's watching, and it made me feel encouraged that I'm on the right track. I can honestly say that my life is better already because I've implemented some of the concepts in this book. My good life buckets are filling up and balancing, thanks Jonathan.
"The Leatherman multi-tool of books"
loved just how personal the author is and how calming he is to listen to
"Comfort, Community & Motivation to Live Happy"
I found great comfort listening to this book post US election 2016. Jonathan Fields masterfully crafts a framework for evaluating and improving our own life experience. Filling our buckets of 1) Vitality, 2) Connection and 3) Contribution is ever evolving and takes self-loving effort but the result allows us to radiate our unique beautiful light for others. It's attractive and contagious. Our world needs to see you shine on this magnificent journey.
"A new, improved "bucket list.""
I loved the stories, the author's vulnerability and the practical wisdom throughout. Also, having listened to lots of audio books (and having heard Jonathan's podcasts), it's so nice to hear the author's own voice reading it. It's a sweet, poignant reminder (with seem really great examples) and plan (his accompanying journal is fantastic) to create balance, fulfillment and joy.
"Soul-filled and inspiring with actionable steps!"
Hearing the author reading the book, you could tell he put his heart and soul into it. Also listening to it while out walking in the forest and filling that vitality bucket!
That each section is short, impactful, and has something you can do immediately to help you build a good life.
Jonathan has a very soothing and genuine presence. It comes across in his writing but his humanity comes through in the audiobook. It's like you are having a conversation, not being talked at like many non-fiction books.
The biggest reaction I had was feeling the comfort of knowing I'm not the only one struggling with these things.
Fantastic Audio book! Usually, I prefer to read, but I got as much enjoyment and wisdom out of this audiobook as I did the book. Soo good!
"Time saving way to get improvement hints for life"
The book categorize different ideas for life improvement in 3 buckets and brings in different solution for each bucket.
Giving the book a week time you can find areas of life changed for better.
"so much goodnes that I'm going to buy a hard copy"
i've heard a couple of the author's podcasts and find his easy conversation style a welcome change to fired up self help gurus. This book is an irresistable combination of encouragement, inspiration and gentle prodding with practical questions. After listening to this book twice, i decided to buy a hard copy in order to easily use the Daily Explorations.
"Got into its realism."
Excellent representation of basics in a way easily digestible. Most of these books shove the habits down your throat. Jonathan does it in a way that doesn't go heavy on the do or die but on the realistic approach it is ok to start slow but develop the consistency. That consistency point is where he hit the right tempo. Recommended easy read, a good voice to settle into.
"Actionable guide to Living a Good Life NOW"
I love that this book can be devoured and savored. It's written to give you thirty days of small steps that will move you forward but I couldn't help myself and listened to the entire book as quickly as possible and then could go back and take the actionable steps.
I loved hearing the author's voice reading the passages. Hearing Jonathan's inflections and pacing really helped me feel like I was in the room with him having a conversation.
I've seen Jonathan live and he doesn't disappoint. Hearing him bring this book to life is amazing.
I'm definitely going to make the three buckets part of my daily life. I've already increased my meditation practice.
one of the best ones I've heard. definitely a 11 out of 10.
Jonathan Fields narration made the experience so beautiful. It's complicated to live a good life but Fields' approach to life has convinced me that not only is a good life achievable through intentional living but it is our birthright.
I really enjoyed reading about the connection bucket because connection is one of my top values. And my favourite part was all the daily exploration exercises/activities
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