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In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion – values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world.
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‘I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends not on religion, but on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion and caring for others’
In this urgent ‘appeal to the world’, His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses our time of division, calling on us to draw upon the innate goodness of our shared humanity to overcome the rancour, mistrust, and divisiveness that threaten world peace and sustainability.
Working with trusted collaborator Franz Alt, the Dalai Lama calls on the better angels of our nature to tackle a wide range of contemporary issues, from war, violence and intolerance to climate change, global hunger and materialism. Applying the techniques and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism – from listening and contemplation to meditation and nonviolence – His Holiness provides a roadmap forward.
Brief yet profound, An Appeal to the World is an inspiring message of love and optimism that can truly change the world.
Are you headstrong and impatient? Can you see both sides of an argument in a balanced way? Do you often find yourself swimming in circles while trying to make a decision? These character traits could actually be written in the stars. The Little Book of Astrology delves into each of the astrological signs and shows you how to interpret the cosmos, not only day-to-day but far ahead into the future. Let this book shine a light on how the stars can reveal a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
Ditch fear. Discover your inner warrior. There is so much to worry about: work, relationships, money, health... But instead of panicking over what could happen, why not choose a different path - one where you let go of worry and focus on getting the most out of life instead? Prepare to discover your inner fearlessness with this collection of simple but effective tips for breaking free of anxiety, tackling obstacles with resilience and resolve, and reaching for your dreams. Bursting with confidence-boosting statements and inspirational quotes from those who tackle life head-on, this book will supercharge your strength and help you become a warrior, not a worrier.
Remind a special someone in your life just how wonderful they are with this colourful little pick-me-up, packed full of uplifting quotes, down-to-earth advice, journal pages and strictly `good vibes only'. The perfect way to say YOU ARE AMAZING!
Shinrin = Forest Yoku = Bathing Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is the practice of spending time in the forest for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, Shinrin-Yoku is a way to reconnect with nature, from walking mindfully in the woods, to a break in your local park, to walking barefoot on your lawn. Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li's research has proven that spending time around trees (even filling your home with house plants and vaporising essential tree oils) can reduce blood pressure, lower stress, boost energy, boost immune system and even help you to lose weight. Along with his years of ground-breaking research, anecdotes on the life-changing power of trees, Dr Li provides here the practical ways for you to try Shinrin-Yoku for yourself.
'FORGET HYGGE. IT'S ALL ABOUT IKIGAI (THAT'S JAPANESE FOR A HAPPY LIFE)' The Times 'WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSATLANTIC ASPIRATIONAL LIVING, IT'S NOW ALL ABOUT IKIGAI' ELLE 'THE NEW LIFESTYLE MANTRA' Sunday Times Find out how to live a long and happy life thanks to the ikigai miracle, a Japanese philosophy that helps you find fulfilment, joy and mindfulness in everything you do. It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks 4th in the world, while Japanese women's ranks 2nd. But perhaps this comes as no surprise when you know that the Japanese understanding of ikigai is embedded in their daily life and in absolutely everything that they do. In their professional careers, in their relationships with family members, in the hobbies they cultivate so meticulously. Ken Mogi identifies five key pillars to ikigai: Pillar 1: Starting small Pillar 2: Releasing yourself Pillar 3:Harmony and sustainability Pillar 4:The joy of little things Pillar 5:Being in the here and now The Japanese talk about ikigai as 'a reason to get up in the morning'. It is something that keeps one's enthusiasm for life going, whether you are a cleaner of the famous Shinkansen bullet train, the mother of a newborn child or a Michelin-starred sushi chef. The Five Pillars at the heart of everything they do. But how do you find your own ikigai? How does ikigai contribute to happiness? Neuroscientist and bestselling Japanese writer Ken Mogi provides an absorbing insight into this way of life, incorporating scientific research and first-hand experience, and providing a colourful narrative of Japanese culture and history along the way.
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of
readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its
lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl
labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his
parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own
experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice,
Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how
to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed
purpose. Frankl's theory--known as logotherapy, from the Greek word
logos ("meaning")--holds that our primary drive in life is not
pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of
what we personally find meaningful.
Whole Beauty: Meditation & Mindfulness includes everything you need to create mindful moments, from guided meditation to self-massage and other Ayurvedic practices. Slow down and create mindful moments using this self-care handbook that includes everything from guided meditations to Ayurvedic practices like tongue scraping and self-massage.
An initiate's guide to the healing practices, spiritual exercises, and secret rites of the Mother Mantra tradition Hidden at the heart of nearly all spiritual and esoteric traditions lies the powerful teachings of the Mother Mantra. Its initiates have preserved its consciousness-expanding techniques for millennia. Originating in the ancient practice of shamanic yoga, this tradition allows us to perceive the full complexity of reality. It helps us see both the visible and the invisible, moving beyond the consciousness of duality that limits us to only the material world. Operating in this heightened state of non-ordinary consciousness, we can see beyond our subconscious programming and behavior patterns and understand our possibilities and powers. By removing all fear, it allows you to love yourself exactly as you are. In this spiritual and philosophical guide, initiate Selene Calloni Williams shares the healing practices and spiritual exercises of the Mother Mantra tradition. She explains how these practices bypass the thinking mind to access our higher spiritual consciousness, allowing us to awaken to the dream nature of reality and release us from all fear. She details the exercises and practices of the four-part Mother Mantra. The author also describes the practice of the Egyptian mantra, a soul-making ceremony that unites the initiate with the Chthonian realms and attracts wealth and abundance, and the Mystical Marriage Mantra, which opens a path to authentic transformation and rebirth. Additionally, Williams presents five spiritual rituals, including yogic poses and exercises, that can be incorporated into daily life to allow divine communication through the chakras, awaken the mind and body from the aging process, and reestablish the universal balance between humanity and the divine.
'Shapton has created a mystical territory - a performance, an exhibition, a guestbook - in which I felt the ghost within myself; the thing that will outlive me. A fearless and exquisite book' Miranda July Guestbook explores the glimmering, unsettling things that haunt us in the midst of life, combining stories, vignettes and an evocative curiosity cabinet of artifacts and images - found photographs, original paintings, Instagram-style portraits - to transform the traditional ghost story into something else entirely. 'Leanne Shapton has a way of making books entirely new, surreal, and uncanny ... Guestbook contains ghost stories for a world of images and captions, in which the ghosts are all of us, and our strange time' Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?
Elke mens het 'n eie persoonlikheid en 'n spesifieke geaardheid. Dit is wat ons individue maak. 'n Mens se persoonlikheidstipe maak jou vatbaar vir sekere hebbelikhede. Volgens die verklarende handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse taal is 'n hebbelikheid 'n "(hinderlike) gewoonte, aanwensel, neiging". Besonder individualistiese mense is dikwels interessante mense. Hulle hoekigheid en andersheid is kleurvol. Hulle woede of spoggery of skindery of opneukery of dwarsheid of ondersteboheid is die sout en peper van menslikheid. Hierdie titel gaan egter oor geaardhede wat vasval in sekere hebbelikhede dermate dat dit die persoonlikheid oorheers. Dit word dan iets wat ander mense kwaad maak of irriteer en dus 'n karaktertrek wat die grens van aanvaarbaarheid oorskry. Hoewel ander mense dit aanvanklik verduur of dit selfs interessant kan vind, word dit later vir hulle 'n ergernis. Dit gaan hier oor die "te" van 'n faset van mens se geaardheid. Te jaloers, nederig, aggressief, skynheilig of wat ook al. Gewoonlik het dit 'n vernietigende uitwerking op so 'n mens se verhoudings. Hierdie title is gebaseer op die kennis wat De Klerk van sy eie hebbelikhede opgedoen het, op 'n leeftyd se saamwees met ander mense, en op ervarings in die spreekkamer waar hy vir baie jare as sielkundige terapeut probeer help het met die identifikasie en tempering van hebbelikhede wat te erg geword het. Plek-plek word gevallestudies uit sy spreekkamer gebruik.
A stunning new hardcover edition--with a full linen case, copper stamping, gilded edges, and colored endpapers--of one of the world's most beloved and popular spiritual classics, featuring a new foreword by Rupi Kaur, the multimillion-copy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers "This book cracked my heart wide open. And I think it's going to do the same to yours." --Rupi Kaur, from the Foreword The most famous work of spiritual fiction of the twentieth century, The Prophet is rooted in Kahlil Gibran's own experience as an immigrant and provides inspiration to anyone feeling adrift in a world in flux. As a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to travel back to his homeland after twelve years in exile, he is stopped by a group of people who ask him to share his wisdom before he leaves. In twenty-eight poetic essays, he does so, offering profound and timeless insights on many aspects of life, including love, pain, friendship, family, beauty, religion, joy, sorrow, and death. An immediate success when first published in 1923, The Prophet is a modern classic, having been translated into more than forty languages and sold more than ten million copies in the United States alone. The message it imparts, of finding divinity through love, made it the bible of 1960s culture and continues to touch hearts and minds across generations and national borders. This edition is illustrated with twelve of Gibran's famous visionary paintings and features a foreword by Rupi Kaur. In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
According to don Miguel Ruiz, everything we do is based on agreements we have made - agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. One single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that come from fear, deplete our energy, and diminish our self-worth. In The Four Agreements, don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting agreements that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. When we are ready to change these agreements, there are four deceptively simple, yet powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The Four Agreements are: BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are tired as opposed to well-rested. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret. The Four Agreements sound simple, even simplistic. B
The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a verbal and graphic trip to the unexpected, whimsical, and wise worlds of writer and poet Deirdre Hade and her husband and graphic visionary Will Arntz. With images provided by award winning photographer Endre Balogh. These images will inspire you, make you laugh and make you think. The prose and poetry will raise your awareness to the level that great art does when truly enjoyed. You will constantly be surprised and perhaps conclude that this is not such a little book after all. An ideal gift for those on your list who have everything or nothing at all.
A chilling collection of 14 ghostly stories with a glow-in-the-dark cover! Enter the terrifying world of the supernatural and meet an unnerving array of ghosts and ghouls, from a Victorian child with disturbing powers, two children with a gruesome plan, a boy who suddenly realizes that HE is a ghost, to a bizarre ghost puppy. These haunting tales from highly acclaimed authors including Gene Kemp, Joan Aiken, Penelope Lively, Michael Morpurgo and others, make the unexplainable and unbelievable so real they will send tingles down your spine and scare you witless!
Connect to your inner self and the world around you with this uplifting pocket guide. Filled with inspiring quotes, insights into a wide range of philosophies and useful tips on how to practise spirituality in your everyday life, this little book will help you along your own spiritual journey and instil within you a sense of peace and happiness.
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