Discover your ability to be brave in times of adversity with Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously—from one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Courage is not the absence of fear, says Osho. It is, rather, the total presence of fear, with the courage to face it. This book provides a bird’s-eye view of the whole terrain—where fears originate, how to understand them, and how to call on your inner strength to confront them. In the process, Osho proposes that whenever we are faced with uncertainty and change in our lives, it is actually a cause for celebration. Instead of trying to hang on to the familiar and the known, we can learn to enjoy these situations as opportunities for adventure and for deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Having courage is more than just heroic acts in exceptional circumstances. It’s a necessity to lead authentic and fulfilling lives on a day-to-day basis. This is the courage to change when change is needed, the courage to stand up for our own truth, even against the opinions of others, and the courage to embrace the unknown in spite of our fears—in our relationships, in our careers, or in the ongoing journey of understanding who we are and why we are here. Courage also features meditation techniques specifically designed by Osho to help people cope with their fears. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
A dynamic blend of history, science, psychology, dreams, and visions, Deborah DeNicola's memoir is a compelling account of self-discovery that is provocative and humble. A poet, dream analyst, and college professor DeNicola writes about her struggle to live in the ordinary world of academia while honoring the competing call of the creative and the spiritual. DeNicola's memoir shows her range of intellectual pursuits and spiritual experiences as she battles an inner war between depressive cynicism and faith and shares her lifelong search to heal the trauma of her father's tragic death when she was a teenager. Struggles between cynicism and faith, depression and hope, independence and attachment, creativity and financial security in the midst of spiritual searching, motherhood, teaching and writing are inextricably woven into the fabric of her story. Sharing the process of her awakening and how dreams and visions guide her, DeNicola stirs readers to listen courageously to their own inner voices. Her visionary quest takes her to the American West, Israel, and Southern France. Along the way she weaves together references from the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels, the story of Mary Magdalene, medieval history, the Templar Knights, the Black Madonnas, String Theory and quantum physics to find the repeated linkage between divinity and humanity.
A Street-Smart Guide to Creating Change in Your Community and Beyond
Author: John Graham
Pubpsher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Discusses about creating the changes important to you in your community, nation and the world. This title provides the link between ideas and ideals on one hand, and effective action on the other. It features examples and anecdotes from various types of people who have stuck their necks out on issues from poverty to gang violence to pollution.
Are you a young professional or retiring corporate executive who wants more from life than the daily grind? Have you thought about starting your own business? Are you ready to follow your passions and work towards something worthwhile? Use this workbook to: - Understand what motivates you and use that information to make you wealthier, happier, and more influential - Learn how to brainstorm on command and come up with an idea for your own company - Create a plan for your business - Find business partners who can help you increase your chances for success - Become a master of action and unleash your inner entrepreneur
As spiritual beings having a human experience, we are all capable of entering Into the Mystic. For the Mystic—that expanded state of awareness where we can connect with Spirit and experience other realities—has been accessible to us from the very beginning when we as children were much more capable of having mystical experiences. However, as we stray from the innocence and openness of childhood, we tend to lose our spiritual capabilities. Nevertheless, as Into the Mystic reveals and promises in a unique and entertaining way, we can reclaim the true magic and birthright of our youth by following a spiritual path, pursuing "ultimate reality," and thereby come to know ourselves, and "God," in the process. Into the Mystic (From the Streets of Brooklyn) is an exploration of self and ultimate reality through shamanism, after-death communications, past-life regressions, and original mystical thought. The work is filled with tales of wondrous, real-life mystical adventures and spiritual encounters, and is deep and magical enough to be appreciated by even the most enlightened among us. However, Into the Mystic is simultaneously intended to be shared and enjoyed by our less spiritually inclined friends, mates and significant others, and can actually help bridge the seemingly insurmountable gap between believers and skeptics.
Writer and artist Hans Wilhelm delivers messages of comfort and courage in a book meant to inspire readers at times when their whole world seems falling down around them. He supplements his own inspiring thoughts by drawing from religious sources of many cultures and teachings. His central claims are twofold. First, he asserts that the realm of spirit--not the material world--is the ultimate reality. Second, he believes that all men and women are one with God. Citing from Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Psalms, The New Testament, spiritual thinkers from the East, and even from secular writers like Goethe and Charles Dickens, Wilhelm offers words of wisdom for readers when they are facing tough situations, are frightened about the future, or are beset with personal suffering. Finally, Wilhelm invites his readers to "Celebrate life--even in the midst of a storm. Bring joy because you are Joy!"