“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that encountering adversity, as I have, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s what we make of it, how we use it to shape ourselves and our futures, that ultimately determines our success and happiness.”
Three concepts stand out: human revolution, the nine consciousnesses, and the ten worlds. Human revolution—defined in the book’s glossary as the “process of positive transformation of one’s character… experiencing an inner transformation of deep compassion and joy in taking action for the sake of others, and ultimately, all living beings”—is explained by Turner as a transformation in one’s thoughts, words, and deeds in order to become “better today than we were yesterday.”
In Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Turner explores her creative process, her commitment to interfaith projects, and her perspective on the challenges facing contemporary societies today, all while detailing the Buddhist practices that she has used and the lessons she’s learned along the way. The result is an informative and transformative read, offered as a gift to Turner’s readers in order that they may “triumph over each problem life sends” their way.