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“LORD, make me a channel of thy peace
that where there is hatred, I may bring love –
where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness –
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony –
that where there is error, I may bring truth –
where there is doubt, I may bring faith-
that share there
is despair, I may bring hope –
that where there are
shadows, I may bring light –
that where there is sadness,
I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather
to comfort than to be comforted –
to understand than to be
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by
self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that
one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to
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French philosopher, "the father of modern philosophy",
scientist and mathematician, whose philosophical conclusion,
"Cogito; ergo sum" (Je pense, donc je suis; I think,
therefore I am)...
Lebanese-American philosophical essayist, novelist, mystical
poet, and artist. In the 1960s Gibran's works influenced
especially American popular culture.
Roman Emperor and Stoic, the author of Meditations in twelve
Swiss psychiatrist, one of the founding fathers of modern depth
Danish philosopher and religious writer, who deeply affected
theologians and Existential philosophy....
American writer on mythology and comparative religion who gained
fame with such works as......
Outstanding Latin lyric poet and satirist. The most frequent
themes in Horace's ODES and verse EPISTLES are love, pleasures
of friendship and simple life, and the art of poetry.
Italian political thinker and historical figure in the turning
point from Middle Ages to Modern World. Machiavelli stated in The
Price, the then revolutionary and prophetic idea, that
theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political
French writer, satirist, the embodiment of the 18th-century
Enlightenment, remembered as a crusader against tyranny and
bigotry, Voltaire represented anti-romanticism, wise skepticism,
German philosopher and critic of culture, who influenced a
number of the major writers and philosophers of the 20th century
Germany and France.
|A Time for the Timeless
| As a day of rest,
the Sabbath is not a mystery, yet it leads the way to mystery, and
that is its fascination. On the seventh day the Lord rested from the
labor of creation. This duty was passed on to His human children,
and Shabbat became a devoted way to live according to God's plan.
|The Healing Power of the Precepts: Building
self-esteem the Buddhist way
| Throughout the
history of Buddhism, the Buddha has been described as a doctor,
treating spiritual ills. The path of practice he taught has likewise
served as therapy for suffering hearts and minds. This understanding
of the Buddha and his teachings dates back to the earliest texts,
but its meaning for contemporary practitioners has become more
relevant than ever.
|Are Your Words Getting In The Way Of Your
by Donald G. Carty
| The six steps to
powerful communication can become habitual with minimal practice.
Communication is a two way loop between sender and receiver. This
loop is governed by a set of rules. Understanding the standardized
use of this set of rules builds good interpersonal skills and high
|Communing With The Universe - The Power Of
by Dr. Asoka Selvarajah
| Until recently,
scientists were giving us an increasingly mechanistic view of the
Universe. The "billiard ball" model of reality - namely, that
certain knowable causes always give rise to certain predictable
effects - increasingly dominated all areas of our society.
Scientists expected that one day....
|Coping with our burdens: Learning to empty our
by Mark A. Stafford, M.D., F.A.C.P. in The Road
Less Traveled "Life is difficult."
| No doubt about
it, life can be difficult. Every time we encounter someone or
something new, be it a new car or a new concept, we must quickly
determine if the new object is a threat to our safety. In those
moments when we are gathering data, using our minds to scan for
facial expression and tone of voice.....
|Earning Your Own Respect
| Imagine a
football team that becomes so involved in planning their strategy
for the big game that they forget to leave the locker room to go on
the playing field, or the student who never applies the knowledge
acquired from years of study. Psychotherapy, personal growth
|What is Flow and How Do You Get Some?
by Judy Tso, MAA
| "the way people
describe their state of mind when consciousness is harmoniously
ordered and they want to pursue whatever they are doing for its own
sake." Flow is an optimal experience typically experienced during
sports, games and hobbies.
Stephen R. Covey
| If our motive is
to manipulate, our communication and our leadership in general will
prove to be ineffective over time.
|Using A Journal For Personal Development
by Dr. Asoka Selvarajah
| A great man once
said that a life worth living is a life worth recording. With this
truth in mind, let us examine the time-honoured method of keeping a
Journal as a powerful tool for self-improvement.
|The Top 10 Steps toward Spiritual Growth
Donald G. Carty - by Diana Robinson, Ph.D.
| There are many
ways to seek spiritual growth and each of us must find the Way that
is right for us. Without regard to specific religions, here are some
|CHANGE BEGINS WITH CHOICE
| Any day we wish;
we can discipline ourselves to make important changes in our lives.
Any day we wish; we can open the book that will open our mind to new
knowledge. Any day we wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we
wish; we can start the process of life change. We can do it
immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.
|Why Self Help Doesn't Work For Everyone - And
What You Can Do To Improve The Results You Get
| Our libraries,
bookstores, mail order catalogs, the Internet, and the speeches of
our public speakers and trainers are filled with suggestions,
formulas and techniques you can use to change your life, get more of
what you want and become more successful. Unfortunately, most of
Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential
|Do Know What Truly
Motivates You. The MAPP Assessment
reveals the real you: your natural motivations, interests and
talents for work.
to Rewire Your Own Brain
Hand Actuated Mental Reconditioning program consists of: (1) an
exercise for reinforcing thought patterns and (2) a systematic
approach to choosing good patterns to reinforce. It belongs in
the categories of: self esteem; confidence; suicide, methods of
prevention; depression; motivation; self help; mental therapy;
|Do you want to
exercise your brain, flex your mental muscle, and stetch your mind?
MindGames is full of boggling brain teasers, quizzes, memory games
and interactive puzzles; all you need to keep your thinker in mint
Programs for Self-Discovery
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|If only you
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|Self-organization and Emergence
principle of nature, self-organization and emergence, captures two
sides of the same coin of life. Self-organization is the tendency of
certain (but not all) systems operating far from equilibrium to
Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor
|The term "TV
addiction" is imprecise and laden with value judgments, but it
captures the essence of a very real phenomenon. Psychologists and
psychiatrists formally define substance dependence as a disorder
characterized by criteria that include spending a great deal of time
using the substance; using it more often than one intends; thinking
about reducing use or making repeated unsuccessful efforts to reduce
use; giving up important social, family or occupational activities
to use it; and reporting withdrawal symptoms when one stops using
your first attempt to quit smoking or your 10th, experts offer these
tactics to help you give up cigarettes for
Without Abusing: Coping With Tragedy While in
and stressful times, people sometimes abuse alcohol and drugs in an
effort to numb the pain. In addition, tragic events sometimes lead
recovering alcoholics and drug abusers to suffer a relapse. It is
important for all of these people to get the help they need as they
cope with the tragedies of September 11, 2001.
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A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom: A Toltec Wisdom Book
| In The Four
Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting
beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. 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, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't
Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best.
|How to Practice
: The Way to a Meaningful Life
| As a primer on
living the good life, few books compete with How to Practice,
another profound offering from the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader
His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Westerners may be confused by the
book's title, assuming that it focuses solely on Buddhist meditation
and prayer techniques. Though it does address meditation and prayer,
at its core this is a book that demonstrates how day-to-day living
can be a spiritual practice. There are two ways to create happiness:
|The Power of
Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (UNABRIDGED)
| Ekhart Tolle's
message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness
and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly
original or fresh, Tolle's clear writing, supportive voice, and
enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever
wondered what exactly "living in the now" means. Foremost, Tolle is
a world-class teacher, able to explain complicated concepts in
concrete language. More importantly, within a chapter of reading
this book, readers are already holding the world in a different
container--more conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the
way of their ability to live in genuine peace and happiness.