I found this book while killing time at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street (PhP599). It was the last copy in that branch but I saw another copy at the Promenade Greenhills one.
It’s tiny, just about 4 x 4 inches in size and an inch and a half thick. But when I flipped through its pages, I realized how, despite its being simply written, it contained a treasure trove of wisdom that was easy for anyone to digest and follow. You need not read it from cover to cover. Instead, you can take a few tips at a time and practice them.
The contents are categorized into the following sections:
~ Luck and Destiny (setting out, finding the way, uncertainty, ups and downs)
~ How to behave (positive perspectives, acceptance, humility, motivations and desires, choice and responsibility, right action)
~ Finding your strengths (courage, fortitude, self-awareness, wisdom, calm, creativity, patience)
~ Mind and body (the observing mind, managing emotions, embodiment, subtle energies, healing the psyche, coping with illness, well-being)
~ Home and family (parenting, learning and growth, the nurturing core, sacred spaces)
~ Relationships (in partnership, friendship, making connections, bridging the gap)
~ Happiness (everyday contentment, enjoying the moment, the joy of play, gratitude, treasuring the self, dealing with troubles)
~ The wider world (connecting with nature, the web of life, loving service, the global family)
~ Time passing (change and transition, timelessness, growing older, facing mortality)
~What really matters (truth, compassion, love, spirit, unity)
The suggested 1001 tips are numbered. Here’s a sample: