In this indispensable handbook, Richard Carlson demonstrates how we can change everything in our lives ? earn more money, meet new friends, get a new job ? yet still feel dissatisfied. Happiness, he says, is not 'out there' but within, a state of mind that is independent of circumstance: 'If you begin to see that your thoughts are not the real thing ? they're just thoughts and as thoughts they can't hurt you ? your entire life will begin to change today.'