Someone once said that had the Buddha been a better marketer he would have reframed his Four Noble Truths thus:
There is suffering.
Suffering has causes.
Suffering can be extinguished by interrupting its causes.
To extinguish suffering, follow The Noble 8-Fold Path.
There is Incredible Joy!
Joy has causes.
The causes of Incredible Joy can be cultivated.
To cultivate Incredible Joy, follow The Noble 8-Fold Path
I don't know if this reworking of the Buddha's Four Noble Truths had anything to do with James Baraz coming up with his internet course, Awakening Joy, but I suspect it might. In any event, thousands of people have taken his course and found it useful. Oprah has featured it in her magazine. It's caught on like wildfire and given James the success and notice he deserves.
I decided to enroll my wife and me in it, as a birthday gift to her. It will bring us a lot of happiness.
Enrollment is still open as it begins in February. (Delwyn, I'm thinking about your February 1 post.)
Here's a YouTube video describing the class:
Disclaimer. I've been to several retreats with James and he's an acquaintance of mine. I know him to be a reliable guide. One of the musicians in the course is Eve Decker, a member of my "Society of Friends."