Even if you do not read the book or practice meditation, take a look at this article as it stresses the importance of changing your outlook on the world to make for a better inward experience.
If this strikes your interest then take a look at an app on your smartphone called *CALM* which is a great beginners guide to instant meditation. I was introduced to this by listening to an interview Tim Ferris recently did with the founder of WordPress. It’s completely free with advanced pay options available. Check it out at http://www.calm.com