A true story about why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves... and how to start choosing happiness again! Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier -- maybe even a lot happier. Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it.
We have all seen images of the Buddha, legs crossed, eyes lowered. There is a decisive energy in his half smile. But who was the man who became the Buddha? What is his story, and how does it relate to us? Warrior of Peace is a poetic and rousing account of the Buddha's life story. Bringing together the strands of history, fact, traditional oral legend and symbolic myth, Jinananda shows us how the Buddha's dramatic story is a mirror of our own search for meaning.
Two authors from different backgrounds and perspectives, Susan Spensley and Janet Bajan, come together to present a series of channeled dissertations. Spensley adeptly "brings through" the teachings of the Ascended Masters and Archangels. Life topics such as: power, trust, grace, love, strangth, etc, are explored. Bajan asks thoughtful and leading questions of the Masters and offers a traditional philosophical perspective. Compassion for self and others and the power of choice, are the main teachings woven through the material. The Masters, in non-judgmental style, offer us a "bigger picture" for each chapter. They illustrate the picture with various real-life scenarios we may find ourselves in. We have therefore, repeated opportunities to receive and relate to the messages. Each example allows another possibility to deepen our undrstanding. The chapters close with summaries, spiritual exercises and meditations for ongoing personal support.
In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides readers to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security and clear direction. The lessons help readers relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom. Readers will learn to stop chasing life and truly live. Making the shift from fear to faith will give readers a sense of power in a world that all too often makes them feel utterly powerless. When the tragedies of the world seem overwhelming, this book will help guide them back to their true power. Gabrielle says, “My commitment with this book is to wake up as many people as possible to their connection to faith and joy. In that connection, we can be guided to our true purpose: to be love and spread love. These words can no longer be cute buzz phrases that we merely post on social media. Rather, these words must be our mission. The happiness, safety, and security we long for lies in our commitment to love. ” When readers follow this path, they ’ll begin to feel a swell of energy move through them. They will find strength when they are down, synchronicity and support when they ’re lost, safety in the face of uncertainty, and joy when they are otherwise in pain. Follow the secrets revealed in this book to unleash the presence of your power and know always that The Universe Has Your Back.
Holly runs a dating agency. Up to now she's had no need of her own services, but, convinced her relationship with her fiancé Nick has staled, she turfs him out and determines to go in pursuit of hearts-and-flowers romance, true love and the soul-mate she has convinced herself must exist. In the meantime, to get back into practice, she accepts a date with the hugely eligible Stuart. Rich, arrogant and charming, he's not her type at all, but he's her guinea pig. But Stuart rather likes Holly. And he's used to getting his own way. Much to her dismay, Holly finds Stuart won't take no for an answer and suddenly things don't look so easy. Brimming with warmth, perception and understanding, Anna Maxted once again mixes the heart-breaking with the humorous to deliver a page-turning, laugh-out-loud, emotionally satisfying read.
The Spiritual Path to Wealth, Riches, Abundance, Winning, Influence & Power
Author: Carlson Haanel-Hill Mentz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Science of Growing Rich in Life is the key to the worlds greatest self help systems to grow rich, achieve success, gain influence, and master balance and harmony at a higher level. Uniqueness with a mystical touch is the fundamental goal of the personal development manuscript. Many books explain basic steps to follow your dreams, but the ideas contained in this book are suggestions that highlight pivotal secrets and strategies that should be added to your success program to develop purpose in your life. The critical features of the manuscript reveal some of the ancient knowledge of success of the masters for living in harmony with the world and universe and manifesting your desires, intentions, and objectives. Further, new methodologies are explained herein to help unlock your talents and grow a richer and fuller life. Numbered steps and clear spiritual laws are concisely illustrated that would help a reader with goals, family, relationships, careers, entrepreneurship, and bringing about a better and more well rounded career and life for themselves and those that they love. It is a practical thesis and a business-spiritual psychology to improve your lifes journey so as to live in abundance & prosperity while reaching your greatest human potential. If you enjoy books like: Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles - Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier - Sermon on the Mount by Emmett Fox - Master Key System by Charles Haanel or authors such as James Allen or John Randolph Price, then you would really enjoy this book.
BENEDICT SPINOZA was a 17th-century philosopher and spiritual psychotherapist. This intellectual self-help book provides important insights from Spinoza’s system of thought in a format accessible to the general reader, as well as to those already familiar with his philosophy. By applying his method to our personal lives, we may free ourselves from bondage to our lower emotions and habitual behaviors and thus begin to enjoy the “continuous, supreme, and unending happiness” promised by Spinoza. “Those of us who came of age in the twentieth century were taught that we must adopt a crazy-making strategy of compartmentalizing our lives, putting our rational, scientific side into one corner and our psychological/spiritual side in another. The precarious state of our world is evidence enough that this approach to life is a destructive dead end. You are holding an effective alternative in your hand. The Spirit of Spinoza is a brilliant treatise that has been field-tested by Professor Neal Grossman in his own life and that of his students over decades. This book is a master stroke by a master teacher about a master philosopher. It is also delightfully dangerous, for it has the power to shift one’s life onto a new axis, where it becomes possible to blend knowledge and wisdom into an experience that can best be described, quite simply, as waking up.” —Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
An updated edition of a beloved classic—a perfect gift for graduates—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.