Sean Meshorer is a spiritual teacher and new thought minister based in Los Angeles with a degree in philosophy and religious studies .He is a disciple of Sri Paramhansa Yogananda for the last fifteen years. In his book he blends the concept of happiness, joy and bliss with science and spirituality and suggests practical tips to achieve the state of bliss. Meditation is the most important of them all. Happiness and joy we all seek is dependent on external conditions or events while being in bliss is uncovering the calm, clear space that dwells deep inside us. Bliss is the process of peeling away the darkness to reveal the beautiful light underneath.
The book has 28 chapters each focussing on one aspect of bliss. He takes up one aspect explains it fully with the help of a real life story followed by the scientific explanation and physiological reasons that external events fail to satisfy us. This is followed by the spiritual aspect and a series of suggestions to overcome the hurdles in the way of our happiness.
The first six chapters of the book deal with the things that cannot lead to happiness. These are the areas where we will not find lasting joy and they consume the most of our time and energy. These are money, luxury, sex, romantic love, fame, beauty and power. The next four chapters deal with removing the sources of negativity from our lives. They are releasing the past and forgetting the future and anchoring our awareness in the present moment. Next four chapters are about planting the seeds of bliss by clearing our mind river by giving pauses to incessant stream of thinking, releasing the negative thought processes and being grateful for everything that we have.
Chapters 15 to 21 deal with broadening our domain by indulging in practices that lead us to balanced and blissful state of mind. These include being aware of our vibration, being kind, giving selfless service and love to all, finding purpose to our life and embracing our spiritual self.
Chapters 22 to 26 deal with making direct contact with our inner bliss and dealing with the external world in compassionate and positive way. The last part of the book explains the planetary consequences of one person attaining the state of bliss. Seeking bliss is not self-indulgent but it is the most effective way to contribute to the solution of global challenges. If only a minority of people commit to discovering the bliss within, transformation of the world can take place.
This book is equally helpful for the beginners and the ones who have advanced on the spiritual path.