Are you trying to find love – and beginning to suspect you’re not looking in the right place? This wise, hip guide gives you a new map for the journey to happiness in relationships of all kinds, starting in your own heart. Told from the alternating vantage points of authors Meggan Watterson and Lodro Rinzler, How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People) reminds us that love isn’t something we have to earn. All of us are deeply and intrinsically worthy of love – not only the love we hope to receive from others, but the love we give to ourselves – and this book offers the insight and practical tools we need to stay firmly grounded in self-love as we ride out the natural (and often stormy) cycles of relationships. Meggan and Lodro’s unique perspectives as teachers and scholars of Christian mysticism and Buddhism respectively make for a rich and lively dialogue that draws on wisdom sources like the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Four Noble Truths, along with funny, revealing stories from their own love lives and their deep friendship with each other. You’ll find guidance for embracing single life, dating with an open heart, and thriving in lasting love; meditations and practices for calm abiding, "disciplined hope," and connecting to the source of love within you; and tips on everything from sex, self-worth, and nourishing friendships to navigating breakups and learning to truly love yourself. Ultimately, you’ll be able to see your ideal partner in a new light – not as someone who "completes" you, but as someone who mirrors back to you your own wholeness.
Drawing on the Buddhist tradition, The Art of Being Decentis full of entertaining and useful advice on everyday mindfulness, from the Chief Spiritual Officer at MNDFL. We live in difficult times. When you're stressed out it's hard to practice self-care let alone be mindful of the people around you. But being selfish, angry or downright rude isn't going to make you a happier person. And it isn't going to help make the world a better place. The Art of Being Decentis a practical guide to a more mindful relationship with your everyday activities. It's about dealing with the way things are, rather than melting down because they're not how you think they should be. Using simple mindful techniques taken from the Buddhist tradition, learn how to stay calm in everyday scenarios- from remaining gracious when a waiter delivers the wrong food to keeping your cool when someone cuts in front of you in a queue. A roadmap for being a kind, compassionate and decent person, this is a little book about being less insulted by the world, and less insulting to the world.
This book is for women who criticize themselves and are often unhappy with themselves. It is a collection of valuable practical pieces of advice. Use the "magical recipes" that have already helped dozens of women to start loving themselves. If you don't love yourself, you're not satisfied with yourself and the results of your life up to that point. When you compare yourself with someone else over and over, you feel disappointed. When you criticize your every action, you're always unhappy. Your reflection in the mirror doesn't create positive feelings, but rather becomes another source of negativity. Sometimes you may truly believe that you are the biggest loser ever. You often ignore your own needs and desires. You lack love. If you're single, you strive to attract your soul mate and hope that with his coming you will feel loved. At the same time, you think that there may be no one who could love you. If you have a partner, his love is not enough. You live with a feeling of not being loved, appreciated, or respected enough. You blame yourself constantly for any mistakes that have happened in your past. "How could I have screwed things up so much?!" - you angrily think. Not loving yourself is not only an internal and invisible process, but it affects your life, too. How does low self-esteem affect your relationships? Well, your partner behaves in such a way that he is not afraid of losing you. He may promise (and quickly forget), he may insult you, cheat on you, and still pretend that all is fine. He may even hit you. This behavior doesn't cause any active resistance from your side though. Of course, you may complain about him but most likely, you tend to tolerate the behavior. Your self-esteem is too low and his dignity is too high. In this case you're afraid to lose "your tormentor" and you live with the dead-end belief that you will meet no one better. People with low self-esteem are prone to explicit and implicit jealousy attacks. With a certain periodicity you'll be jealous of your partner's past relationships, casual small talks, and his colleagues. Coming up with a reason for suspicion is not a big deal for you, you're good at this. Stupid jealousy is what hinders the healthy relationships. As for the girls who are not in relationships, the low self-esteem is not less destructive. It may be hard to believe that there will be a man who can fall in love with you with all his heart! Sometimes a girl doesn't allow relationships with a man to develop, believing that he is too good for her. With similar actions (or inactions) you simply push a new boyfriend away "give" him a more worthy, in your opinion, woman. Lack of self-love pushes you to conquer the men. You don't believe that the members of the opposite sex may be interested in you. Therefore, as soon as you meet an attractive man, you start to run after him and show an excessive interest. This most likely will lead to nothing and may scare this man. Your low self-esteem may also affect your career success. Sometimes, you may be afraid of sharing your own opinion and thus block any opportunities. You seem to be no one special, and therefore, your results have little or no value. This is why you choose to sit quietly and not stick out! If you created something, you would definitely be showered with a wave of criticism! Lack of self-love makes you less demanding in regards to income as well. This is why you may work in a low paying job and earn less than you serve. Your life strategy is to tolerate poor working conditions and a bad attitude of your manager. Your self-esteem cannot but affect your quality of life. It's enough to look around and note the conditions in which you live. You may put an equals sign between self-love and everything that surrounds you. After all, your surroundings are just a reflection of your inner self-attitude. Increase your self-esteem and your life will improve.
Understanding Yourself and Others An Introduction to Interaction Styles reveals the four fundamental interaction style patterns for you to "try on" in your search for understanding yourself and others. Within these patterns are clues to the "how" of our behaviors. Find out how you consistently seem to fall into certain roles in your interactions with others and how you can shift your energies to take on other roles when necessary.
From the author of Buddha Walks into a Bar, a guide to using mindfulness techniques to navigate any situation--regardless of what life throws your way. A twist on the classic etiquette guide, this wise book offers the Do's and Don'ts of modern living from a mindfulness perspective. From remaining gracious in an exchange with a rude colleague to staying sane at a family gathering with your least favorite aunt, in this book "The Cool Kid's Buddhist" (The Boston Phoenix) Lodro Rinzler shows readers how to tune into the present moment and be mindful even when that moment is a challenging one. With simple guidance on beginning a meditation practice as well as "on the ground" tips, this book shows us how to realize the benefits of a mindfulness practice where it counts--in our day-to-day lives. How To Be Decent provides readers with a roadmap for being a kind, compassionate, and decent person in a world where common decency can often feel in short supply.
For the millions of spiritual seekers looking for achievable rules to live by in this lifetime, the concept of healing personal karma to affect change in global karma is especially timely. Dr. Harra's message is uplifting, comforting, and all-inclusive at a time when many are struggling with the limiting and divisive strictures of dogma and doctrine. The Eleven Eternal Principles reveals simple, universal truths that will raise our consciousness, empower us to create a more harmonious and healthy world, and allow us to embrace a new age of enlightenment. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Learn how to enjoy life more. Learn how to win every fight. Learn how to get more sex...need I say more? Whether you’re single, starting a relationship or wanting to revitalize the one you already have,Emotional Sex is like a tour guide designed to help you discover wisdom and valuable information about yourself, your partner and your relationship in order to make it GREAT! “Three weeks have passed since I read Emotional Sex and our relationship keeps getting better and better! Thank you for the tools, the stories, the questions, the perspective...I can’t thank you enough! C.O. Greenville, SC “Chad has a way of explaining how men and women work and what they need – in a humorous, sometimes blunt – yet powerful way. His words, examples, and questions cut through all the stories from my past that were hindering my relationship in the present.” J.W. Kitchener, ON
We all come into this world full of promise and possibility. For some, when born into a healthy and highly functional family, the journey is quite easy, with guideposts and directions given freely. However, that is a very small population of people. Most of us were born into families that were in their own way struggling for independence, accomplishment, safety or security. For the millions of people who grew up in painful families, whether by absent parents, abusive parents, or those who were ill-equipped, noted therapist Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse shows that they do not have to follow a family tradition of compulsion or addiction. In the revised edition of the classic Learning to Love Yourself, Wegscheider-Cruse explains that it is possible to create our own self-worth at any time in our lives, even as adults. She guides readers on a journey to greater self-worth, explaining how to eliminate toxic self-defeating messages, how to choose healthier, new perspectives, and how to reinvent yourself each day open to a world of possibilities.
How to access your higher powers and discover your true self
Author: Anne Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In THE SOUL CONNECTION, healer Anne Jones helps you to connect with your soul and access your divine powers. You will be filled with the most powerful and uplifting energy, which will allow love and joy to flow through you and be present in everything you do. You will be able to: * Heal the soul wounds that block your ability to live your life fully * Feel the sense of the divine spark that is your core essence * Release the imprints of the past that inhibit you * Learn to live in joy and allow yourself to be happy * Remember who your really are THE SOUL CONNECTION is the perfect book for everyone who is searching for meaning and belonging in their lives.
Actor, singer, songwriter Tyrese Gibson crafts a memoir filled with every emotion and life experience one could possibly imagine. With personal experiences paired with reflective questions based on his extremely popular blog piece, "The Love Circle", Tyrese hopes to inspire readers to pursue their dreams and not let life's obstacles stand in the way. HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY is organized into a series of fundamental questions that helped Tyrese redefine who he was as a human being, and evolve into a new man. Tyrese stresses that life becomes infinitely richer when one takes the time to know him or herself and understand the true meaning of peace and fulfillment. This book is a guide to helping yourself, using his experiences as a learning tool. "It's not about talking down to people, it's about elevating them," Tyrese says. Some of Tyrese's chapter-based questions include: How much do you love yourself? How much do you want for yourself? Why do men cheat? What is your bottom line? Are you ready for the next level? Quotes and Reviews: "Tyrese wholeheartedly shares his life experiences and how he discovered a new road map of conscious compassion and love to define his true potential." --Deepak Chopra, author of The Soul of Leadership "HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY is a triumph. Tyrese will shock and amaze you with how he overcame the odds and became a superstar. This star of the Transformers sequel will show you how to transform your life in this amazingly candid book!" --Rev Run "I've watched Tyrese for many years - I've watched him succeed; I've watched him fail; I've seen him as a beneficiary of serendipity, and I've watched him suffer at his own hand. And in the recent years, as we've become friends, I've witnessed Tyrese Gibson learn how to get out of his own way as he wrestled his destiny from the fickle hands of fate." --Will Smith