The Lost Keys

Unlock the Secrets to Happiness

by Chris Smith

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/20/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452566238
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781452566245

About the Book

The Lost Keys is a brutally honest, personal, and humorous account of a young man’s spiritual journey.

Following an unconventional upbringing with his single parent mother, Chris moved to London at nineteen. He was broke, depressed, and had no real direction in life. He discovered a new age book that reawakened his spiritual connections and motivated a five-year journey that led to happiness. Chris has been exposed to surreal moments that supported his adventure in more ways than he could have possibly imagined. He worked with the Prime Minister for two years, and as a Diplomat in Iraq for eight months where he came close to death twice, and taught an Army Major how to meditate. Chris has met Kings, Queens, Presidents and the Dalai Lama, but it was a monk in Burma who taught him the most important lesson of all, and gave him the inspiration to write The Lost Keys.

People from all walks of life are looking for a greater sense of purpose. In a recent UK Census, 79 percent agreed that religion was the main cause for misery and conflict in the world, and 61 percent agreed that organised religion was in terminal decline. Religion and materialism are not enough anymore—something else is missing.

The Lost Keys will show you the world in a different light, inspire you to change your mindset for the better, and help you see hidden messages. They unlock the secrets to happiness and help you find that missing something.

About the Author

Chris had an unconventional upbringing with his single parent psychic/healer Buddhist Mother in the countryside of rural England. The nature of her beliefs exposed him to some extraordinary things, where crystal healing, dowsing, tree hugging, and meditation all formed a natural part of his early life.

He moved to London at nineteen to work for a Government Department - The Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He was broke, depressed and had no real direction in life. He discovered a New Age book in a bag his Mother had packed for him that reawakened his spiritual connections and took him on a five-year journey from depression to happiness.

Working as a Diplomat, he was exposed to surreal moments that supported his journey of self-discovery in ways he could never have imagined. He escorted George Bush to the toilet! Saw the first hand reaction of Tony Blair being told about the 7/7 London Bombings. Worked in Iraq for eight months. Taught a Major in the Army how to meditate & practiced Tai Chi in body armour. Chris was under attack from rockets most nights & came close to death twice. He worked in Burma during an uprising, where he flouted the security restrictions imposed on him by travelling with a Monk to his retreat, and learnt life-changing lessons in the process that gave him the inspiration to write The Lost Keys. This Monk told Chris that he had reached a stage in his spiritual development that most people only begin to touch on during their middle age.

Chris also worked for the Prime Minister, David Cameron, for two years as his assistant, and was very privileged to witness some incredible, awe-inspiring events. He then went to India for a three month meditation and yoga retreat where he decided the time was right to publish The Lost Keys.

He has travelled the globe with work, and privately, learning and absorbing everything in his path, and all of this by the tender age of 28. These secrets to happiness, discovered in the last five years, are shared openly, honestly and with humour. Each chapter is a Lost Key, a lesson or two that will help the reader unlock their own secrets to true happiness.