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Wisdom Energy is a simple and compelling introduction to Buddhism by two Tibetan lamas renowned for their insight and skill in teaching Westerners. Containing an entire meditation course, it goes to the heart of basic Buddhist practice and discusses the meaning and purpose of meditation, the causes of dissatisfaction and unhappiness, and the methods for subduing them and gaining control over our minds and lives. Originally published in 1976, Wisdom Energy still preserves the power, humor, and directness of the lamas's first teaching tour of North America, giving the reader the feeling of an intimate audience with two highly respected teachers.
Wisdom from the Oval Office is the largest collection of presidential quotations ever assembled: 40 chapters, each dealing with one of the major themes of life. Gathered from surveys, forums, and library catalogs, it comprises a broad range of political perspective, covering universal truth, human behavior, and even love. "This wonderful book presents the collective wisdom of all our American presidents and is the perfect gift." --Matthew Litt, author, Christmas 1945 "This collection of comments that have emanated from the Oval Office over the years will probably become a national treasure. Pierce Word has collected a virtual trove that is worth many times over, the few dollars investment that is the price of this book." -- John Downes, author, Barron's Dictionary of Financial and Investment Terms
When a relationship ends, the anguish and disappointment can be devastating. A broken heart is genuinely traumatic. Typical recommendations to keep busy, move on, repair your hidden flaws, and then forget about it may not be helpful. In these pages, Susan Piver reveals that heartbreak actually creates an opportunity for genuine emotional and spiritual transformation, enabling you to emerge on the other side stronger, softer, and capable of loving with renewed confidence. In the years following her own experience, relationship writer Susan Piver searched the world's wisdom traditions and discovered that heartbreak can be an uncompromising teacher of authenticity, power, and even joy. She shares that wisdom here, with instantaneously recognizable anecdotes, insights, on-the-spot practices, exercises, meditations, and down-to-earth advice that make The Wisdom of a Broken Heart a steadying prescription of solace and encouragement, wisdom and humor during the hardest time of your life. Like an infinitely patient, trusted friend, Piver tells you in a thousand different ways the most important thing to remember and the easiest to forget: "You're going to be okay."
An A-to-Z guide to the mystic poet's maxims and aphorisms An early twentieth-century Lebanese-American writer, Khalil Gibran instilled his poetry and art with his experiences in both the East and West. This selection of quotes, maxims, and aphorisms is drawn from such poems as "Secrets of the Heart," "Spirits Rebellious," and "Broken Wings," as well as from his autobiography and essays. Gibran's words express a strong spirituality and mysticism and his voice offers a direct and at times optimistic view of the brotherhood of man. Addressing everything from love and death to Jesus, motherhood, and nature, Gibran's wisdom remains thought provoking and inspirational.
An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Penny Sartori is a registered nurse who began researching Near Death Experiences (NDEs) in 1995 after one of her long-term intensive care patients begged her to let him die in peace. The event shook her deeply and eventually led her to enroll in a PhD program to research NDEs. The findings, along with the profound spiritual lessons that she has gleaned from her work, are published here. During her academic work, Sartori studied three samples of ICU patients during a five year period. The first consisted of 243 patients from the first year of data collection who survived their ICU experience. Of those, two experienced an NDE, and two an out-of-body experience (OBE). The second cohort consisted of survivors of cardiac arrest during the five year period. Of those, 39 patients (or 18%) experienced an NDE. The third cohort consisted of all the patients who experienced an NDE during the five year period. Their stories are captured in her new book. One patient in particular, patient number 10, stands out for Sartori. "He was in bad condition," she says. "When we put him into bed he was unconscious and unresponsive. Later he reported an OBE. He was accurately able to tell us which doctor was in the room and what he had said while he was unconscious. He claimed to have met his deceased father and a Jesus-like figure. But the most extraordinary part was that afterwards he was able to use his hand, which had been paralyzed since birth. There is no medical explanation for how that healing occurred. " When asked about the biggest takeaway from her research, Sartori says, "In medicine, we're trained to believe that the brain gives rise to consciousness. My research into NDEs has made me question this prevailing paradigm, which admittedly is very widespread. The most important lesson for me has been a deeper appreciation for death and a whole lot less fear and anxiety about it. " In addition to detailing dozens of case studies, the book also discusses childhood NDEs, differences in NDEs among different cultures, and the after-effects of NDEs--one of which is the inability, in some patients, to wear a wrist-watch
A collection of wisdom from one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders. When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pope, he took the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, a figure renowned for his humility, wisdom, and concern for the poor. Since then, Pope Francis has followed in his namesake's footsteps, rejecting worldly wealth and dedicating himself to helping the poor and disadvantaged. He has touched the world with his gentle wisdom, preaching a message of openness, love, and mercy. Collected here are some of the words that have made Pope Francis so beloved that he was even named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2013. Gathered from his speeches, homilies, sermons, and more, the quotations in this book will inspire any reader to become a more thoughtful, humble, and just person. The Wisdom of Pope Francis will appeal to anyone seeking the wisdom of a spiritual leader. The themes that run throughout Pope Francis's ministrations will resonate with readers of any and all faiths and beliefs. Here are just a few examples of the wisdom of Pope Francis: "A bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. " "Money has to serve, not to rule. " "We just cannot worry about ourselves. " "Do not be afraid of commitment, of sacrifice, and do not look with fear towards the future. " "True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons. " "The person who is most high among us must be at the service of the others. " "A faith which is lived out in a serious manner gives rise to acts of authentic charity. "
Christopher Hyde takes us to Dallas in November of 1963, where Homicide Detective Ray Duval is about to collide with history. The President's assassination has sent shockwaves of panic throughout the city. And with six months left to live, Duvall is trying to save one last life before he loses his own.
The ecological answers and solutions we need to our current global environmental crisis are embedded in this living mosaic of profound indigenous insights into the workings of the natural world. These ancestral and contemporary natural perspectives and stories can save our lives and our planet.
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Typesby Don Richard Riso Russ Hudson
The Enneagram of personality is a modern synthesis of ancient and modern psychological and spiritual teachings. The contents of this book are the result of the original work of the authors, and no body of Enneagram material has been passed down in a preexisting "oral tradition" in the public domain. Please respect the rights of the authors by not photocopying or otherwise infringing this copyrighted material. This book has been copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or in part by any means whatsoever without the expressed written permission of Bantam Books. If you would like to obtain multiple copies of this book at a reduced price, please order them in bulk from the publisher. See page 390 of this book for ordering information.
Explore the third of the great literatures in Judaism While many readers may have heard of Kabbalah in recent years, how many understand the origins and unique perspective of this collection of Jewish mystical beliefs? Handed down in the oral tradition for thousands of years and transcribed in fourteenth-century Spain, the Kabbalah is the classical expression of Jewish mysticism. This collection draws from the main work of Kabbalah--Sepher ha-Zohar, or The Book of Splendor--and offers insight into the great body of Hebrew literature that sprang up and grew parallel to the traditional writings of rabbinical literature. Written in the dialectic style as a commentary to the Torah, the Kabbalah examines man's mystical union with God in thoughts of wisdom and deeds of kindness through a symbol-laden examination of the God before creation. A mix of ethics and mysticism, Kabbalah's wisdom is frequently imparted through gematria, or a symbolic language based in numbers that correspond with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This ebook features a new introduction, image gallery, and index of the Hebrew alphabet.
Discover how the hidden messages in your dreams can change your life. A renowned expert on the subject of dreams, Jeremy Taylor has studied dreams and has worked with thousands of people both individually and in dream groups for more than forty years. His discoveries show us how dreams can be the keys to gaining insight into our past and our conflicts, as well as excursions into the fantastic realm of creative inspiration. An expanded and updated edition of his classic guide to understanding your dreams--Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill--The Wisdom of Your Dreams provides readers with specific, hands-on techniques to help them remember and interpret their dreams, establish a dream group, and learn the universal symbolism of dreaming. Full of case histories and featuring a revised introduction by the author and a new chapter about dreams as clues to the evolution of consciousness, this is a life- changing and potentially world-changing work.
Dora and Nora Chance are a famous song-and-dance team of the British music halls. Billed as The Lucky Chances, the sisters are the illegitimate and unacknowledged daughters of Sir Melchoir Hazard, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his day. At once ribald and sentimental, glittery and tender, this rambunctious family saga is Angela Carter at her bewitching best.
Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. <P><P>Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home-and yours . The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, with designs that reflect different holidays and the changing seasons, allowing you to update your home according to the weather outside. Many projects are portable or perfect to do during a family movie night, making the Wise Craft lifestyle an easy one to attain. Sixty projects include May Day cones and recycled floral mirror frames-perfect for a teenager's room-plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made from a pile of men's shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, advent calendars, and recycled gift jars. Beautiful photography and illustrations make each project a snap, no matter your crafting background.
The book that inspired the film, "Goodfellas," this chronicle reports the life of Henry Hill, a member of the Brooklyn Luchese crime family who decides to turn against his cohorts, later becoming part of the Federal Witness Protection Program.
The complete guide for managing the financial, legal, and emotional issues of inheritances large and small. A death in the family is never easy, but receiving an inheritance, whether expected or not, can leave heirs feeling overwhelmed and even guilty at this change in their fortunes. Ann Perry's insightful examination of the challenges make managing a bequest a little easier. Combining her practical know-how as a personal finance writer, the expertise of financial advisors, attorneys, and psycholog...
A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union. Together they formulated a doctrine of Communist containment that was to be the foundation of American policy, and years later, when much of what they stood for appeared to be sinking in the mire of Vietnam, they were summoned for their steady counsel. It was then that they were dubbed "the Wise Men." Working in an atmosphere of trust that in today's Washington would seem quaint, they shaped a new world order that committed a once-reticent nation to defending freedom wherever it sought to flourish.
This charming guide to the world of the English country house reveals all the essential hints and tips for living in and running a great house, whether you were lord, lady, maid or cook. By esteemed author Ruth Binney and with a Foreword by Julian Fellowes, creator of the much-loved Downton Abbey. Discover the rules of etiquette and manners that existed both 'upstairs' and 'downstairs', the daily routines of servants, bygone housekeeping maxims for everyone from the scullery maid to the gardener, and learn how to prepare for a grand ball. The intricate way in which the country house worked is reflected in the six chapters of this book, beginning with Keeping House and progressing to The Daily Routine and The Country House Kitchen . Since correct behavior was so important to all activities of the house, A Matter of Manners addresses the essentials of etiquette, a theme that also extends into Leisure, Entertainment and Sport . Finally Garden and Grounds focuses on everything from the cultivation of exotic fruit for the table to brewing and the care of horses and other animals. With beautiful line drawings, Wise Words and Country House Ways will be fascinating for anyone who has wondered what it would be like to be served, or in service in a grand country house.
Why are group decisions so hard? Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups-first in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious organizations, or any one of countless other groups. And having more than one person to help decide is good because the group benefits from the collective knowledge of all of its members, and this results in better decisions. Right? Back to reality. We've all been involved in group decisions-and they're hard. And they often turn out badly. Why? Many blame bad decisions on "groupthink" without a clear idea of what that term really means. Now, Nudge coauthor Cass Sunstein and leading decision-making scholar Reid Hastie shed light on the specifics of why and how group decisions go wrong-and offer tactics and lessons to help leaders avoid the pitfalls and reach better outcomes. In the first part of the book, they explain in clear and fascinating detail the distinct problems groups run into: They often amplify, rather than correct, individual errors in judgment They fall victim to cascade effects, as members follow what others say or do They become polarized, adopting more extreme positions than the ones they began with They emphasize what everybody knows instead of focusing on critical information that only a few people know In the second part of the book, the authors turn to straightforward methods and advice for making groups smarter. These approaches include silencing the leader so that the views of other group members can surface, rethinking rewards and incentives to encourage people to reveal their own knowledge, thoughtfully assigning roles that are aligned with people's unique strengths, and more. With examples from a broad range of organizations-from Google to the CIA-and written in an engaging and witty style, Wiser will not only enlighten you; it will help your team and your organization make better decisions-decisions that lead to greater success.
Renowned psychologists describe the most useful insights from social psychology that can help make you "wise": wise about why people behave the way they do, and wise about how to use that knowledge in understanding and influencing the people in your life.When faced with a challenge, we often turn to those we trust for words of wisdom. Friends, relatives, and colleagues: someone with the best advice about how to boost sales, the most useful insights into raising children, or the sharpest take on an ongoing conflict. In The Wisest One in the Room, renowned social psychologists Thomas Gilovich and Lee Ross ask: Why? What do these people know? What are the foundations of their wisdom? And, as professors and researchers who specialize in the study of human behavior, they wonder: What general principles of human psychology are they drawing on to reach these conclusions? They begin by noting that wisdom, unlike intelligence, demands some insight into people--their hopes, fears, passions, and drives. It's true for the executive running a Fortune 500 company, the candidate seeking public office, the artist trying to create work that will speak to the ages, or the single parent trying to get a child through the tumultuous adolescent years. To be wise, they maintain, one must be psych-wise. Gilovich and Ross show that to answer any kind of behavioral question, it is essential to understand the details--especially the hidden and subtle details--of the situational forces acting upon us. Understanding these forces is the key to becoming wiser in the way we understand the people and events we encounter, and wiser in the way we deal with the challenges that are sure to come our way--perhaps even the key to becoming "the wisest in the room."
When a sinister old woman leaves Griffin Penshine a box of twelve shiny pennies, she sets in motion a desperate quest--because the old woman was a wish stealer, and each penny represents a wish she stole from a wishing fountain decades earlier. Somehow, Griffin has to make things right, or the opposite of her own wishes will come true--and it could literally be a matter of life and death. The Wish Stealers introduces a new voice in middle-grade fantasy, as bright and sparkling as Griffin's pennies.fin's pennies.
When Lark Myers, twenty, tells her husband of six weeks, Don, that she is pregnant, he beats her so badly that she has a miscarriage. Lark seeks refuge in the home of her older brother, Josh, and his girl friend, Robin. Lark returns to college part-time and accepts a part-time job in her brother's construction company. Lark meets Travis Coleman, Josh's electrician, when he comes to the house to retrieve some contracts. A mutual attraction develops between Lark and Travis. Lark thinks Don is in her past but slowly realizes that he is stalking her, intent on getting her back at any cost. Increasingly irrational and violent, he is a danger not only to Lark but to Robin, Josh and Travis.
Hidden dreams - Beautiful and wealthy Margaret Anthony could by a yacht at the stroke of a pen but to her free- spirited business partner she's little more than a spoiled brat. In the rugges and dangerous world of Chip Thorn's logging camp Margaret slowly yields to his way of life and to the ecstasy she's dreamed of. She Wanted Red Velvet: When Gloria Masterson fled a terrible marriage in Cincinnatti, a man like Jack Evans wasn't in her plans. But the green-eyed, motor-cycling rebel's appearance belies his gentleness. Once before she traded her heart for a glittering dream that quickly tarnished. Is this too merely a moment of searing passion or meant to endure?
Franklin's Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed "deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness.
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