Have you tried so many spiritual paths that you've become pathological? Experienced so much personal growth that you're totally growthed out? Do you think God probably loves you--but He's just not ready to make a commitment? Have you spent so much money on fixing yourself that now you're really broke? Do you think you might be confused, but you're just not sure? Look no more. Swami Beyondananda, whose syndicated columns, tapes, and live performances have delighted millions, has the ultimate answers for you.
[An American Childhood] combines the child's sense of wonder with the adult's intelligence and is written in some of the finest prose that exists in contemporary America. It is a special sort of memoir that is entirely successful...This new book is [Annie Dillard's] best, a joyous ode to her own happy childhood. -- Chicago Tribune
A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s and 60s.
Dedicated to her parents - from whom she learned a love of language and the importance of following your deepest passions - this narrative tale will resonate for everyone who has ever recalled with longing playing baseball on an endless summer afternoon, caring for a pristine rock collection, or knowing in your heart that a book was written just for you.
Through exercises and guided meditations, the author provides the means to uncover the influence of the primal bond between a man and his mother and to facilitate healing there--as well as in marriage, parenthood, friendship, and all other relationships of love.
New from Helen Palmer, a leading teacher and practitioner of the Enneagram (San Francisco Chronicle), the first Enneagram book to give practical advice, in fascinating detail, on how to have the best possible relationships in love and business.
Presented in "live seminar" format, this book offers in-depth information and examples of how to work successfully in helping people change. You'll learn specific effective methods for changing habits, eliminating compulsions, and for responding to criticism resourcefully. Includes the Andreas' original work on how to discover, change, and utilize personal Timelines. Also includes how to identify and change the structure of Values or Criteria, and in-depth teaching of the very useful Swish pattern (how to create a more compelling "designer swish," including auditory and kinesthetic system swishes), a rapid method for accessing kinesthetic states, internal/external reference, crossing threshold, and more. Drawn from NLP Master Practitioner Training transcripts, it offers detailed treatment of each area.
In this special twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Thomas Moore s bestselling Care of the Soul, which includes a new introduction by the author, readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking about daily life everyday activities, events, problems, and creative opportunities and a therapeutic lifestyle is proposed that focuses on looking more deeply into emotional problems and learning how to sense sacredness in ordinary things.
Basing his writing on the ancient model of care of the soul which provided a religious context for viewing the everyday events of life Moore brings care of the soul into the twenty-first century. Promising to deepen and broaden the readers perspectives on their life experiences, Moore draws on his own life as a therapist practicing care of the soul, as well as his studies of the world s religions and his work in music and art, to create this inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society.
Thoughtful, eloquent, inspiring. San Francisco Chronicle
I soulfully recommend it without reservation. John Bradshaw, author of Homecoming"
Natalie Goldberg's word-of-mouth hit has sold well over half a million copies. Goldberg, who has conducted writing workshops for both beginners and professionals all over the United States, sees writing as a practice that helps us comprehend the value of our lives. With insight, humor, and practicality, she inspires writers and would-be writers alike to take the leap into writing creatively and well.
Now you can open channels from other dimensions that will aid you in your pursuit of success. With the series of exercises in this book, you will actually program your mind to bring your desires into personal realization. No matter what you desire, you can start practicing these proven and simple techniques today.
Hurley and Dobson explore how the wisdom of the Enneagram allows you to bring out the best in yourself and others. Delving deeper than other systems of personality exploration, the Enneagram system of nine distinctive patterns of unconscious motivation reveals the primary sources of our behavior and the reasons we live as we do.Through detailed descriptions and discerning self-inventory questions, Hurley and Dobson make discovering your personality type fun and easy. They provide simple, proven methods for neutralizing negative attitudes about self and others and releasing untapped potential. Armed with the Enneagram's insights, readers learn to transform weaknesses into strengths, break free of crippling patterns, choose new ways of relating to others, and enjoy balance and harmony. For example:
- The Achiever can move from dissatisfied perfectionism to effective leadership and become a Pathfinder.
- The Observer can move from fear of commitment to curiosity and courage and become an Explorer.
- The Helper can move from over-involvement in the lives of others to mutual relationships and become a Partner.