'[A] timely book on compassion and its cultivation' The Dalai Lama 'The bravest, cleverest and most engaging book I know on why we need to cultivate compassion' Jon Kabat-Zinn 'A practical toolkit for becoming a better human being' Daniel Goleman Self-compassion is the overlooked key to achieving our goals. It can lead to increased happiness, stress reduction, a stronger sense of purpose, better health and a longer life. Yet many of us resist compassion, worrying that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we won't achieve our goals in life. Using the latest science, psychology (from contemporary Western and classical Buddhist sources) as well as stories from others and his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle. His powerful programme, derived from his remarkable course in Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), is the perfect guide to achieving a greater sense of wellbeing.
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"Sowing & Reaping a Fearless Heart - Convicted not Condemned" is the true story of one man’s spiritual journey through life. His journey begins in a dysfunctional household as a child with an alcoholic policeman father, a tolerant mother and a brutal older brother, and takes him through 3 failed marriages, one son and 8 years in the Marine Corps. While in the Marines, he gave his life to Jesus Christ. However, helicopter crashes and shark infested waters left him plagued with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and he resorted to self medication with drugs and alcohol. This lifestyle eventually landed him in jail and 27 months of prison. He finds his roots in his father’s childhood home of Winnsboro, SC, and begins seeking restoration from family that he’s let down over and over. On a walk home from shopping, he’s shot in the head and left for dead. This experience causes him to realize he needs Jesus more than ever and he cries out to GOD in surrender -- then finds more than he imagined. GOD heals him, restores him, and moves him to go on a mission to Swaziland in Southern Africa. He meets a kindred spirit online, a published author and high school teacher who goes on missions to Ghana, West Africa annually. Soon, they are engaged and he is ordained as a Minister. Together they form Waters Edge Ministries, planting home based mini churches and coordinating missions to Africa. An exciting journey that will provide hope for those who dare to turn it's pages. Foreword by Ralph Moore, founder of the Hope Chapel movement. Visit http://weministry.com & http://weministry.blogspot.com & http://weministry.ning.com/
Selections from the popular author's journals share her observations on nature, family life, humor, human values, courage, and optimism
Packed with concepts and strategies you can begin using immediately, this life-changing book will show you how to: · Create an atmosphere in your current job or career, wherein it truly can be dynamic! · Have a career that causes you to look forward to Monday morning! · Create positive energy that inspires others to help you climb to greatness! · Identify areas of your life that you can quickly change for immediate career improvement! · Learn about hundreds of career opportunities and the requisite education requirements! · Recognize where the money is when designing a truly dynamic career! · Generate high levels of endorphins for you to function at dynamic levels! · Write stunningly effective résumés and cover letters that get results! · Research, find, interview for, and win that dream job! · Ask for (and get!) the pay increase or promotion you deserve! · and MUCH MORE!
In 1979 Jon Kabat-Zinn popularised the Buddhist practice of mindfulness when he revealed that it could alleviate depression. While mindfulness is a powerful tool, it will only take us so far. Now the highly acclaimed thought leader and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa Langri (known as Jinpa) teaches us to take the next step. He shows us that compassion correlates strongly with happiness, stress reduction, a sense of purpose, better health and a longer life. Self-compassion is the overlooked key to achieving our goals. Yet many of us resist compassion, worrying that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we won't achieve our goals in life. We can actually fear compassion. Using the latest science, psychology (from contemporary Western and classical Buddhist sources) as well as stories from others and his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle. Jinpa's programme derives from a remarkable course in Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) that he developed at Stanford University Medical School. Much like Jon Kabat-Zinn's landmark Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme, CCT has already had profound effects on the many participants. Thupten Jinpa is the perfect guide to achieving a greater sense of wellbeing.
Why is life so hard? Where do you turn when things dry up and the future looks grim? Drought makes our roots grow deeper to seek true inspiration for our heart and soul. This book draws from the rich soil of eternal wisdom: Torah and Talmudic teachings, mystical Hasidism, miraculous stories of rebbes, yogis, saints and sages from around the world. These are discussions from a heart-opening Wisdom School, where we were confounded, enlightened with new truths, and blessed with personal transformation. Each of us must walk across our troubled world into the next. It is frightening. These pages answer fear with calm, with a broad view to lift us out of worry. The world may seem crazy, but don't despair. In Walking the Bridge you will find comfort and clarity. You will gain insight, awareness, peace, calming practices for breath and meditation. You will look beyond your small self to your Large Self.
Heath Fraser is sent in service to the passionate imminent king, Robert the Bruce. His past transgression against his clan cannot be undone, but he aims to prove his fealty. Not only does he hope his clan forgives his lack of valor, but he doesn't take death lightly. In order to keep account of those he's killed, he keeps a tally ensuring his entrance into Heaven when his days end. Lillia Hunter has been infatuated with Heath since she was wee. When he was sent away, she despaired she'd never see him again. Now she's in dire trouble because her father arranged a betrothal to a man who lives afar from her home. That wouldn't bother Lillia except the reasoning behind it. She's to be used as a pawn to unseat the king. Old feelings return when Lillia runs into Heath. She cannot help but be ensnared by his handsomeness or chivalry. Only Heath and the legendary King's Guard can keep her from the hands of her enemy. She must maintain a FEARLESS HEART, one that will hopefully lead to a love she always dreamed of.
Travel with Stephanie JoAnne Galanos and her horse, Spirit, as they pass through time and space across three centuries. A spellbinding, hypnotic journey owing to the supernatural telepathic and psychokinetic powers of a deaf orphan named Jordyn. A journey with one main purpose, Steph's raison d'être. To help the children.Children whose future seems pointless and without hope. An emaciated, eight-year-old Jewish boy who survived Allied bombings and is hunted by Nazi soldiers in Cologne, Germany, during WWII. Three siblings kept as slaves on a South Carolina plantation one year before the American Civil War. An early 1960s disabled teenager ridiculed and bullied because of his cerebral palsy. And a deaf orphan existing within the abusive, bullying walls of a dilapidated, early 20th Century orphanage.As she travels on her enchanting journey, Steph encounters mind boggling challenges - trigger-happy Nazi soldiers; a xenophobic, cold-blooded, heartless man; and an orphanage proprietor that uses a leather belt as a teaching tool. By making the most of her intellect and able physical abilities, Steph opposes this ugly hatred in its evilest forms - bigotry, bullying, and bull-headed buffoons - compelling her to prove her matchless courage and fearless spirit while demonstrating her genuine love and compassion for others.
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Twenty-seven year-old Lucy Neel is done with being a wallflower. Ready to take a risk, she pursues a vacation fling with a sexy bull rider…and winds up pregnant. Notorious playboy and daredevil bull rider Bowie West didn’t plan to seduce innocent Lucy, but the passion that ignited between them was too strong to resist. Can Bowie convince Lucy that a roving rodeo cowboy is ready to settle down? EXCERPT: “You’re getting to have quite a mouth on you, young lady.” “You’re just getting to know me better. You might not like me so much once all your illusions about innocent virgins have been dashed.” “Oddly enough, the more I learn about you the more I like you.” He stepped forward, pushing her hood back off her head and letting the rain pour down over the cascading tendrils of her dark hair. “You’re just full of my kind of surprises.” He slid his arms inside her raincoat and pulled her toward him. Warm rainwater ran into their mouths as they opened them to kiss. Steam rose gently from them into the damp air as they allowed their hands to roam over each other. There wasn’t anywhere she’d rather be than in Bowie West’s arms. When he held her, she felt safe. She’d been alone so long that she was used to being tough enough to take on the world by herself. Now that she was getting a taste of what it was like to share your burdens and your joys with someone else she in danger of becoming addicted. “I have an idea.” He took her hand and turned toward the barn. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a roll in real hay.” “I think you’ll find it rather scratchy,” said Lucy doubtfully. But then she’d never had a roll in real hay either. Rolling in the hay seemed to be pretty popular, so who was she to go against tradition? Explore the Hearts of the West series: A Cowboy's Heart: The One that Got Away His Fearless Heart: The Bull Rider's Baby Surprise His Untamed Heart: The Cowboy's Christmas Reunion ...and a Box Set with all three stories
As you faith will strengthen, you will find there is no need to have a sense of control, that things will ﬂow as they will, and that you will ﬂow with them, to your great delight and beneﬁt. Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It's simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step. Read this book to learn more about having faith on yourself.
Whilst serving at RAF Holsmere, Genevieve longs to contribute more to the war effort. With her knowledge of France and its language, and her love of action, she joins the Special Operations Executive as a French agent. However, once in France, Genevieve realises she must be braver and tougher than her male counterparts before they'll accept her. Gradually, she achieves their respect but will she ever win over Yves, the man whose love she yearns for?
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1912
- Genre : Children's literature
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : NYPL:33433082300447
From a. c. munian- her collection of poetry. A beautiful and tragic journey about sleeplessness and the moon. Aching and love. Finding a new meaning of life and growing a fearless heart. insomnia is a journey of laying in bed and staring at the ceiling. A celebration of finding rest.
- Author : Herrick Johnstone
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1866
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 104
- ISBN : COLUMBIA:1002166984
Strong Heart, Fearless Mind is a journal that supports women's mental and emotional wellbeing. The positive affirmations designed in the book are a way of practicing positive psychology and a way of mindfulness through jounraling.
Right from the get-go I was never going to believe that we were not meant to be happy! At just 15 years of age the thought of spending the rest of my life in misery because “we weren’t put on this earth to be happy” was a thought too frightening to conceive. As I projected this sentiment forward and imagined the long years ahead, then and there I made the commitment that I was going to find the pathway to happiness: that I would live a joyful life. By the time I had reached my middle years this commitment had become an obsession. During this lifetime, I would find the keys to happiness. Whatever it took, joy was my goal and I wouldn’t rest until I found it. With glimpses of happiness along the way, I was motivated and driven. “Love yourself first!” What does that mean? How do you do that? There were lots of great suggestions but very few helpful guidelines. Entrenched in a middle-income mindset I held many limiting beliefs that kept me squarely where I was. But for an enquiring mind and a fearless heart that had almost lost its desire to fight on, I may have drowned in the mire of unworthiness. Little by little the pieces of the puzzle came together. My journey took me to explore both inside and out: what others had to offer and the filters through which I was living my life. A woman on a mission, I wouldn’t let it go until I had discovered the answers. Joy! We are meant to be joyful. We are meant to be happy.
Are you mom enough? The cover of a popular magazine asked this haunting question in bold red letters that hung over the startling image of a young mother nursing her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands, it re-ignited a longstanding mommy war in American culture. But it turns out this was the wrong question, pointing in the wrong direction. There is a higher and more essential question faced by mothers: Is he God enough? This short book with twenty-four short contributions from seven young mothers, explores the daily trials and worries of motherhood. In the trenches, they have learned how to treasure God and depend on his grace. The paradox of this book is the secret power of godly mothering. Becoming mom enough comes as a result of answering the burning question above with a firm no.
The Blairs are stranded in New York after the market crash of 1929. Robert walks to the river docks each day, seeking work to feed his wife Ellen and their four year old son Stephen and pay the $8.00 rent for the slum in which they live. Their faith and courage are tested as they struggle. He provides a small Christmas for his family but then the dock work shuts down and he is desperate to find work of any kind. He is approached by a stranger who will direct and influence the Blairs in a startling manner. He is jolted by events that promise to turn his life asunder, shaking the foundation of the person that he is. He is in an unknown world, given information of which he has never dreamed. Will they be opportunities or burdens? Will he be able to marry his life to this new direction or will he abandon a life so different from any he has ever experienced? He has his family's and friends' support as he struggles with the shocking torrent of choices he is given to make. Fearless Heart has gentle, colorful, believable characters who touch the heart and raise the spirit. It is truly a feel-good work.