Swallow The Happy Pill

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4 out of 5 stars
By Grant on 05-24-12

Happy I listened.

I consider myself to be a happy person. In fact, I would say I'm perhaps the happiest person I know. And the reason is, without knowing it, I follow many of the ideas in this book. So, as a reader, and a happy person, I have to give it my endorsement.

(An aside: I do not agree with the author on everything. His quasi-deist ideology is a little thin and fuzzy for my liking. I would have preferred a theological argument of a little more weight and depth. But I will say this: the reviewer who said that this book contains atheistic ideas is utterly wrong. Beck does (spoiler alert) believe in some kind of god or higher power. Atheism is the belief that no such power exists. Apparently the reviewer has a rather narrow view of what atheism actually is. To her, it appears that any world view that is not christianity is atheism. Not so.)

I read this book after reading one of Beck's books on alcohol (see my profile and past reviews for info on that book). It helped me greatly. Some of the material in this book is lifted from the book on alcohol, but it only represents around 20% of the total content. Overall, the rest of the content has value and is worth listening to. But this duplication of effort did contribute to a loss of a fifth star in my review.

One other reason for four stars instead of five: I was hoping that this book contained some hypnotherapy and relaxation tracks as the book on alcohol does. It does not, but I feel the reader could really benefit from such tracks in an effort to reshape the subconscious and quell the ego with the goal in mind of overcoming the limitations of the conscious mind. At the very least these audio meditations could have been very enjoyable and affirming. I felt a slight bit cheated out of that opportunity.

In short, Beck is onto something here. Anyone who wishes to be truly happy can take a step closer to that goal by listening to the book. This will likely not be the last Craig Beck audio book I purchase.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-17-11

Experience many Aha moments

I have listened to this book twice or more during the week. It is real, applicable to life as it is now, and relevant to people in every stage of life. From all of the self-help audiobooks I have purchased this is by far my favorite. Truly a pleasurable listen.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 10-09-12

Greatest audiobook i've read so far.

What did you love best about Swallow The Happy Pill?

It was packed with aha-moments, delivered in an enetertaining manner.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Swallow The Happy Pill?

There were too many for me to single out one. In genereal Craig's view on how the mind works will make you start questioning some of your old beliefs, and realize you may have suffered alot of depression and negative emotions that were completely unnessecary.

What did you learn from Swallow The Happy Pill that you would use in your daily life?

It has made me be much more aware of the fact happiness and peace of mind is not something you can find externally, but rather internally. The fact that all happiness you can imagine is available to you right here right now. That being said, listening to this book wont make you a happy person overnight, but rather it can start a process of being more aware, and in turn shifting some of your old belief systems which are the root of whatever you may be suffering from.

Any additional comments?

If you somehow got to a point in your life where you are considering buying this book, you definitely should get it. You will be happy you did.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 01-31-12

A Great Pill to Swallow.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As soon as this audio was over I wanted to go out and buy it for so many of the close people in my life. It is a great introduction to understanding the inner workings of our mind verses our spirit.

What other book might you compare Swallow The Happy Pill to and why?

I imagine you could compare it to several self help books but why. This little book is a gem on it's own. As a reader of many self help books this little book made clear what most have failed to do. Craig Beck simplifies and makes tangible what others usually simply make reference to. This little pill is practical and easly swallowed.

Have you listened to any of Craig Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first book of his that I have encountered but as soon as I finish this review I am purchasing Subattractions.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

That our ego likes to fool us into believing that it's perception of the world is true. When in fact it is all illusion. To truly see the world as it is we must try and stay present to the moments as they evolve before us with out the ego's judgments.

Any additional comments?

No matter how many books you have read or how much you think you may already know take a moment to

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Regina on 01-09-12

Very Enlightening and Brilliant Author/Narrator

Would you listen to Swallow The Happy Pill again? Why?

I've listened to Swallow the Happy Pill several times. Still listening to it in between other audio books by Craig Beck. And when I do listen to it over again, there seems to be something new I pick up that I didn't hear the first time. Or the content will have new meaning as I evolve towards enlightenment through this audio book and other resources with a similar nature of peace within our subconscious. Excellent bool.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Swallow The Happy Pill?

Identifying that Happiness arises with less of the material things and more within yourself.

What about Craig Beck’s performance did you like?

I just love his voice. I listen to his audio books before bed and he occurs for me as strong, well educated, and speaking to principals of how our brains work that are materializing on a global scale. I definitely want to be on board this train.

Any additional comments?

If you are hesitant about buying any of Craig Beck's books or audiotapes, just do it. You will gain insight that will allow for Happiness to shine through on multiple levels.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Marc on 12-13-11

excellent work

I think his story makes alot of sense. I purchased this one after the God enigma which I really enjoyed.

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