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`What if the suffering that we call depression contains experiences and lessons without which we cannot be fully alive?' This is one of the many startling questions that Giving Up Without Giving Up invites us to ask ourselves. Depression seems to be a contemporary epidemic, a condition understandably feared and avoided by all. Yet this book explores the possibility that we have much to learn from the desert times in our lives, when it feels as though we are losing everything, most of all any sense of who we are. Drawing on his extensive experience of meditation within both the Buddhist and Christian contemplative traditions, as well as his own times of personal loss and bewilderment, Jim Green offers us a moving account of just how this wisdom practice can accompany each of us as we make `the gentle pilgrimage of recovery'. He guides us through `the invention of depression' in the mid-twentieth century, questioning the increasing tendency to medicalize human suffering. Based on the insight that `Life is the Treatment', he offers a thorough and practical approach to our times of personal desolation, showing how we can learn to treat ourselves and each other with care and compassion. At the heart of this approach is the practice of meditation, learned from the Buddha, The Desert Fathers and Mothers and from Jesus himself. It's a practice which, this heartfelt book insists, can help you `to be depressed - which might mean in mourning - for exactly as long as you need to be, no longer and no shorter. Then, changed, you are brought back to life, which is change itself.'
Daar is niks wat die mens tot stand bring wat nie as ín idee begin nie. Hierdie boek gee ín oorsig van hoe om jou doelwitte, van watter aard ook al, te bereik deur jou verbeelding te gebruik. Kwessies soos gewigsverlies, ophou rook, die hantering van moeilike situasies en selfs aansoek vir werk word aangespreek. Daar word ook vertel hoe visualisering deur sportlui aangewend word om ín ingesteldheid van wen te kweek, beserings te beheer en duidelike doelwitte te stel. Praktiese oefeninge wat mens kan help om stres te hanteer en suksesvol te visualiseer, word breedvoerig beskryf.
Take the next step with The Secret Daily Teachings - the much-loved companion guide for living The Secret day by day is now available in a new hardcover format. The Secret contains clear principles on how to live your life in accordance with the natural laws of the Universe, but the important thing for every person is to LIVE IT. Now, with The Secret Daily Teachings, Rhonda Byrne takes you through a year of teachings, sharing wisdom and insights for living in harmony with the laws that govern all human beings, so that you may become the master of your life. Building upon The Secret's powerful truths, your knowledge of the law of attraction is about to expand far beyond what you can imagine. More joy, more abundance, more magnificence - every single day of the year.
'Engaging and inspiring, Sharon Blackie's beautiful book will empower people to find wonder in everyday life.' Clover Stroud A book of natural wonders, practical guidance and life-changing empowerment. 'To live an enchanted life is to pick up the pieces of our bruised and battered psyches, and to offer them the nourishment they long for. It is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary. Above all, to live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again.' The enchanted life has nothing to do with fantasy or escapism or magical thinking: it is founded on a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world. It is creative, intuitive, imaginative. It thrives on work that has heart and meaning. It loves wild things, but returns to an enchanted home and garden. It respects the instinctive knowledge and playfulness of children, and relishes story, poetry and art. Taking the inspiration and wisdom that can be derived from myth, fairy tales and folk culture, this book offers a set of practical and grounded tools for enchanting our lives and the places we live in, giving us a greater sense of meaning and of belonging to the world. An inspiring, beautifully written call to re-engage with the world - giving us the tools for profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. 'I believe that enchantment is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated, a way of approaching the world which anyone can learn to adopt: the enchanted life is possible for everybody.'
Achieve more with this fifteen-minute meditation programme. In Stress Less, Accomplish More Emily Fletcher shares an ancient meditation technique designed for busy lives. The focus of the practice is stress relief, mental clarity and improved productivity, so it's perfect for the fast pace of modern life. This style of meditation was developed specifically for people with a lot of demands on their time - those with busy jobs, lives and families - and so it has been designed to work anywhere, anytime. All you need is somewhere to sit, a little training and a few minutes to yourself. Throughout the book, Emily explains what meditation is, how you do it and the many exciting ways that it can change your life. Stress Less, Accomplish More destigmatises meditation for the average person, making it attractive, understandable and easy to implement for all. This book has a very simple message: do less - without the stress - and accomplish more. Emily Fletcher is a leading expert in meditation for high performance and has taught meditation to executives at global corporations like Google, Barclays and Viacom as well as busy parents, NBA players, Oscar winners, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
Unlock the secrets of your dreamlife with the most comprehensive A-Z reference book on dream interpretation you'll ever find. Have you ever wondered what your dreams are trying to tell you? Now you can finally find out. Packed with fascinating information, The Dream Dictionary from A to Z is an extensive collection of the symbols that appear in your dreams and how to interpret what they mean for you. Dreams are universal, and every culture throughout history has tried to unlock the secrets of the unconscious mind through the interpretation of dreams. Understanding the unique meanings of dream symbols can help in the way you experience your waking everyday lives and even foretell the future. Designed to be kept right near your bed, The Dream Dictionary is organised from A to Z, so you can easily look up instant answers about the people, places, and ideas that you dreamed the night before. You'll also discover the various meanings and interpretations of your dreams. For example, cats in dreams can represent the secretive side of a person's nature, and they can also denote a desire for sex or a warning of hidden dangers. Whatever your dream symbol or experience, you'll find an amazing treasure trove of thousands of interpretations in The Dream Dictionary.
A practical guide on the revealing art of tea cup reading. The art of reading tea leaves has been practised for centuries by everyone from Buddhist monks to Bedouins to Gypsies. Once very popular in Britain and Ireland and all the countries they settled, the practice has all but faded away. Now, this concise book provides quick, easy, and fun instructions for practising tasseography today. The book includes everything needed to become an accomplished practitioner: * a brief history of tea and coffee * advice on brewing and serving * basic rules of tea leaf and cup reading * handy tips for instant readings * an illustrated dictionary of 361 symbols with precise definitions Tea Cup Reading is an essential reference for this fascinating interpretive art.
A fascinating and practical guide from two New York Times bestselling authors, backed by state-of-the-art scientific research Drawing on cutting-edge research, friends and Harvard collaborators Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. These two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level. 'This is a book that really can change your life.' - Arianna Huffington, author of the 'New York Times' best seller 'The Sleep Revolution' 'A happy synthesis of the authors' remarkable careers' - Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of 'Full Catastrophe Living' and 'Mindfulness for Beginners' The definitive book on the science of meditation. Rigorously researched and deeply illuminating' - Daniel Gilbert, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller 'Stumbling on Happiness' 'This exquisite duet between a down-to-earth science writer and path-breaking neuroscientist is a tour-de-force, revealing how training the mind can transform the brain and our sense of self, inspiring us to create a greater sense of well-being, meaning, and connection in our world. Bravo!' - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of the 'New York Times' best sellers, 'Mind' and 'Brainstorm'
Positive self-talk is crucial in every sphere of life. It is also essential for effective communication. And effective communication is the foundation of good relationships all round. Now combined in one volume from Margaret Fourie's earlier best-sellers, break the silence barrier and so I told myself, this title provides you with the theory as well as a host of practical examples of how to achieve success on both fronts. Practical exercises in every chapter guide you in adjusting your self-talk to change direction and achieve your goals. Improve confidence and competence. Deal with abusive situations at home and at work. Stand up to difficult people. Cope with the overwhelming responsibilities of parenthood. Build trust and eliminate barriers to communication, and much more. Written with warmth and good humour by an excellent communicator, this title is essential reading for everyone from teenagers who claim their parents don't understand them, to the grandparents of those same teenagers who suddenly have to cope with being single again. By following the wise and practical advice in this title you can turn your life around. You only have to believe that you can, and you will.
From the author of the international bestseller The Four Agreements comes a profound guide which grounds itself further in the tradition of Toltec wisdom, helping us find and use the hidden power within us to achieve our fullest and most authentic lives. Delving deeper into Native American practice, Don Miguel Ruiz confronts us with three simple, yet utterly profound questions which are essential to explore at each stage of our lives: * Who am I? * What is real? * How do I express love? Through these three eternal questions, Ruiz offers a practical framework to eventually lead us to our most complete and truest of selves. His transformative message provides the reader with a vehicle for overcoming stress, fear and anxiety, achieving peace of mind. This significant and empowering book reveals how our power is actually rooted in our identity, and it is only when this realisation hits that we will begin to be a benefit to ourselves and others. A fascinating exploration on spirituality and human identity, The Three Questions is essential reading for those who are in pursuit of self-knowledge, understanding and acceptance.
This book offers profound insight into the connection between the realms of angels and fairies, and the difference in the roles that these beings play in relation to us. In a style that is both joyful and uplifting, the author describes the habits and behaviours of these beings, and his personal and profound descriptions shed light on the role of both angels and fairies as messengers connecting the Divine with the human. Sri Chinmoy, a renowned contemporary spiritual teacher, speaks with confidence of a fully illumined Master, who has attained oneness with the higher realms of angels, fairies and other celestial beings.
The User's Manual is a transformative guide to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the 21st century, showing how these differ from those underlying Western medicine, what that means in practice and how we can help our bodies to heal themselves and thereby achieve a longer, healthier life. Books about TCM tend to be thousands of years old, very detailed and without reference to contemporary scientific knowledge. As a former computer engineer, Alex Wu draws parallels between the way a computer functions and the functioning of the human body in order to interpret the key concepts within Chinese medicine so that they become significantly easier to understand for today's readers. As he explains, Chinese medicine provides a dramatically different point of view to that of Western medicine, in particular its foundation belief that the body has a powerful self-healing system that must be nurtured and encouraged, not stifled with symptom-suppressing treatments. Taking the simple examples of gout, psoriasis, the common cold and today's obesity epidemic, the author explores the TCM and conventional medical approaches, showing how promoting body energy and self-healing can resolve the `incurable'. Alex Wu says: `Many readers have used the simple methods described in this book to achieve a healthy lifestyle and thereby improve their health within a short time... Modern medicine has not made significant advances in many chronic conditions for many years. It may be that the problem stems from its basic philosophy.' Here is an opportunity to look at health and medicine from a completely different point of view.
Part of the best-selling Pocket series, The Pocket Book of Mindfulness is the perfect companion for those who need to take time out of their day-to-day lives to find a moment to draw breath and gather themselves together. Many people feel alienated by modern life. This book aims to help readers free themselves of anxiety by inspiring them to live in the present moment and forget all the pressures attached to thinking too much about the past and the future.The selection of advice and quotes casts its net wide to gather wisdom from a range of sources, and includes mini-meditations that can be practised at any time, anywhere.
The Science of Self-Empowerment invites you on a journey beyond Darwin's theory of evolution, beginning with the fact that we exist as we do, even more empowered and connected with ourselves and the world than scientists ever believed possible. In this book, New York Times bestselling author and 2017 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence - who are we? Join Gregg as he crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to reveal specific tools, techniques and practices to awaken our deep intuition for self-healing and longevity. He also offers concrete solutions to the social issues that are destroying our families and dividing us as people, including bullying, hate crimes, the growing suicide epidemic and religious extremism. Please note: This title was previously published as Human by Design (ISBN: 978-1-4019-4931-0).
Make trips to the pharmacy a thing of the past! Did you know pineapple has anti-inflammatory properties? And peppermint can relieve a headache? Or that you can alleviate joint pain by massaging specific points on the wrist? From a mild headache to crippling arthritis, pain is part of our everyday experience. But you don't have to reach straight for the medication. This book is your indispensable guide to relieving pain the natural way, using a wide variety of methods including: Breathing and relaxation techniques Diet Yoga Massage Herbal poultices, balms, compresses, teas, and rubs And more! Featuring key insights into understanding pain and why we feel it, plus scientifically proven techniques that can help to make it go away, this essential handbook is your painkilling arsenal for combating a whole range of common ailments.
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