The Friend brings a unique perspective to the science of happiness. It gives a fresh, simple understanding of happiness as a state of Being, and unhappiness as a reflection of our distance from our own Being. In modern language, it shows how we have come to be separated from our own being, and how this process happens so commonly that we hardly recognize it. Then the book offers the heartskills necessary for reconnecting with our Being. The Friend is both guide book and a Journey book. It teaches skills and understanding for navigating through the personality self to find the core states of Being. It also is a Journey book where we are invited to go into the inner world and discover what happens as the self responds to our own heartful attention. In the journey we find challenges, tasks, learning, and the precious inner treasures that open to our willingness to be with our self.