The Five Longings

The Five Longings Author David Richo
ISBN-10 9780834840874
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 192
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Identifying the things you long for can reveal deep truths about yourself. The Five Longings can show you how to work with these desires to live in a happier, more satisfying way. If you’ve ever had a vague sense that something’s missing from your life, congratulations: That longing for something better is a sign of being fully human, fully alive. But what’s even more wonderful, according to Dave Richo, is that when you identify and carefully examine the things you long for—like love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growth—you not only discover deep truths about yourself, but you also find that the things you long for were never really “missing” at all. He provides enlightening advice and practices for accessing just this kind of profound self-discovery , illustrated by a wealth of examples from depth psychology, religion, and literature. Our longings in fact point to the presence of something transcendent in us, he shows. In seeking something better, we are seeking that which we already are.



The Five Longings

The Five Longings Author David Richo
ISBN-10 9781611803624
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 176
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"How identifying the things you long for--which fall into five basic categories--can reveal deep truths about yourself, and how to work with these Five Longings to live in a happier, more satisfying way. aaaaaUnderstanding what you want is often thought to be the starting point foragettingawhat you want, but Dave Richo disagrees. Dave asserts rather that understanding what you feel strong desire for is really the starting point toatranscendingathat desire in order to live with greater honesty, compassion, and happiness. The "Five Longings" according to Dave have to do with wanting- (1) Love, (2) Meaning, (3) Freedom, (4) Happiness, or (5) Growth. These five manifest in all sorts of different ways, as he shows, but what they all have in common is that they're basically unattainable in a way that's permanently satisfying. They're always elusive. But if you examine them you begin to see that the very fact that they're unattainable becomes the gate through which true joy is discovered. He shows you how."



The Five Things We Cannot Change

The Five Things We Cannot Change Author David Richo
ISBN-10 0834822261
Release 2006-06-13
Pages 192
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Why is it that despite our best efforts, many of us remain fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled in our lives? In this provocative and inspiring book, David Richo distills thirty years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness—and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change—the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends, (2) things do not always go according to plan, (3) life is not always fair, (4) pain is a part of life, and (5) people are not loving and loyal all the time. Richo shows us that by dropping our deep-seated resistance to these givens, we can find liberation and discover the true richness that life has to offer. Blending Western psychology and Eastern spirituality, including practical exercises, Richo shows us how to open up to our lives—including to what is frightening, painful, or disappointing—and discover our greatest gifts.



Daring to Trust

Daring to Trust Author David Richo
ISBN-10 9781590309247
Release 2011
Pages 211
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Explores the human ability to trust, and argues that people must develop trust in four directions, including toward themselves, toward others, toward life as it is, and toward a higher power or spiritual path in order to maintain healthy relationships and experience emotional well-being.



Samurai Wisdom Stories

Samurai Wisdom Stories Author Pascal Fauliot
ISBN-10 9780834840751
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 160
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A collection of samurai stories, drawn from traditional sources, of battles, strategy, conflict, and intrigue--featuring some of the greatest warriors and military leaders of the samurai era. Martial artist and samurai scholar Pascal Fauliot has collected and retold twenty-eight wisdom tales of the samurai era. The tales are set in the golden age of bushido and represent the pinnacle of traditional Japanese culture in which aristocratic tastes, feudal virtues, and martial skills come together with the implacable insights of Zen. Some of the stories--like "The Samurai and the Zen Cat"--are iconic; others are obscure. They feature notable figures from samurai history and legend: miltary leaders and strategists such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu; sword masters; ronin; the warrior monk Benkei, and the ninja-samurai Kakei Juzo, among many others. These samurai stories are pithy and engaging, and include tales of battle, strategy, loyalty conflicts, court intrigues, breakthroughs in a warrior's development, and vengeance achieved or foregone. Each tale reveals a gesture or an outcome that represents greater insight or higher virtue.



When the Past Is Present

When the Past Is Present Author David Richo
ISBN-10 0834823179
Release 2008-07-22
Pages 224
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In this book, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships—and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances. When the Past Is Present helps us to become more aware of the ways we slip into the past so that we can identify our emotional baggage and take steps to unpack it and put it where it belongs. Drawing on decades of experience as a psychotherapist, Richo helps readers to: • Understand how the wounds of childhood become exposed in adult relationships—and why this is a gift • Identify and heal the emotional wounds we carry over from the past so that they won't sabotage present-day relationships • Recognize how strong attractions and aversions to people in the present can be signals of own own unfinished business • Use mindfulness to stay in the present moment and cultivate authentic intimacy



Seeds of Love

Seeds of Love Author Jerry Braza, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781462900206
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 192
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Using the garden as a metaphor, The Seeds of Love offers a process for creating mindfulness. From a Buddhist perspective, everything affects our consciousness and enters metaphorically as a seed. This occurs through the development of the practice of mindfulness, and using its tools to maintain a state of awareness and openness to self and others. Readers interested in Zen Buddhism will learn how to nurture such seeds as compassion, joy and generosity and to use personal challenges such as jealousy, anger and self doubt as a means of growth. Using precepts from many faiths and traditions, The Seeds of Love fosters the practice of using simple, basic actions to reach the best within ourselves and share it with those around us. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone seeking deeper and more conscious relationships.



Everything Ablaze

Everything Ablaze Author David Richo
ISBN-10 080915336X
Release 2017
Pages 160
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Everything Ablaze is a prayerful and practical response to the work of Teilhard de Chardin. It begins with an introduction to Teilhard's work. It then explores mystical themes in his perspectives on science and religion. Each chapter combines relevant quotations from Teilhard and contemplations on them. The goal of mystical transformation is nothing less than a new life in Christ. Teilhard shows us the path to that possibility. His mysticism is earth-conscious. His words help open us to the mysterious forces in the universe that reveal God's face. The meditative responses to the quotations include practices that bring Teilhard's ideas into daily life and will be welcomed by a general audience.



Mary Within Us

Mary Within Us Author David Richo
ISBN-10 9780966990850
Release 2007-03
Pages 132
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In Mary Within Us, David Richo demonstrates how we have always venerated not the literal Mary but the feminine dimension of the divine that she represents and enriches. Using the titles in the Litany of Loreto with depth and reverence, this book opens a dialogue about Mary as a personification of the virtues and destiny of the human psyche, including the so far unexplored dark side. David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., was ordained a priest in 1966 and now works as a psychotherapist in California. He emphasizes Jungian, trans-personal, and spiritual perspectives in his work. Dr. Richo is the author many books on spirituality and human unfolding, including When Love Meets Fear, and Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side.



How to be an Adult in Love

How to be an Adult in Love Author David Richo
ISBN-10 9781611800340
Release 2013
Pages 245
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Stating that the purpose of life is to love and be loved, the author of The Five Things We Cannot Change counsels readers on how to overcome obstacles to healthy relationships, sharing exercises and guided meditations for promoting connection and commitment while overcoming fear.



Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces Author C. S. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780062565426
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 368
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A repackaged edition of the revered author’s retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche—what he and many others regard as his best novel. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—brilliantly reimagines the story of Cupid and Psyche. Told from the viewpoint of Psyche’s sister, Orual, Till We Have Faces is a brilliant examination of envy, betrayal, loss, blame, grief, guilt, and conversion. In this, his final—and most mature and masterful—novel, Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives.



Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden Author Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN-10 0689848072
Release 2002-06-12
Pages 160
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?



The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 1417656638
Release 2004
Pages 180
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For use in schools and libraries only. A young man newly rich tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married.



The Zen of You and Me

The Zen of You and Me Author Diane Musho Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781611803785
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 208
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"A minicourse in how to deal with interpersonal conflict--from a Zen perspective. With her book, her hugely popular online courses, and her workshops at venues throughout the US and the world, Diane Musho Hamilton is one of the most highly visible of experts on conflict management--with good reason: her methods, which combine Zen wisdom with principles from Ken Wilber's Integral Theory and her own extensive experience in conflict resolution, really work. In this new book, she turns her attention to one of the main places conflict manifests: in intimate relationships. She provides a very practical guide to navigating conflict in love and to coming to satisfying outcomes where both partners feel heard and have their needs honored. The book can be thought of as a kind of relationship "first aid kit," but also as something all couples should read in order to foster a harmonious and respectful loving relationship"--



One Thousand Gifts

One Thousand Gifts Author Ann Voskamp
ISBN-10 9780310412359
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 240
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Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. “How,” Ann wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?” In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted ... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!



Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves Author Cortney S. Warren
ISBN-10 0615997716
Release 2014-03-29
Pages 52
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Humans are excellent liars. We don't like to think of ourselves as capable of lying; it hurts us too much to admit. So we lie to ourselves about that, too. As a clinical psychologist, I am regularly confronted with the brutal truth that we all lie. I am not talking about deliberate, bold-faced lying. No, this type of dishonesty is far harder to detect and admit. It is the kind of lying that comes from not being psychologically strong enough to be honest with ourselves about who we are. And I believe that it is our biggest obstacle to living a fulfilling life. I wrote this book for anyone interested in becoming more honest. In it, I present a range of self-deceptive examples couched in psychological theory to help us explore ourselves. Although it is a relatively short book-indended to be read in about an hour-I hope that the content provokes deep thought. For only when are honest about who we really are do we have the opportunity to change.



Heartwork

Heartwork Author Radhule Weininger
ISBN-10 9781611804812
Release 2017
Pages 272
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Nine simple mindfulness practices anyone can use to generate compassion--toward oneself, others, and the world--and to live from that place of intelligent kindness in the face of life's difficulties. Compassion is the urge to understand and alleviate the suffering of another being. And if that being happens to be you, then the technique called self-compassion can be the greatest of blessings--for the compassion you learn to apply to yourself naturally extends to all the other people in your life. With the nine simple mindfulness practices she presents here, Radhule Weininger provides a step-by-step course in self-compassion. Using stories drawn from her own life and those of others she shows that, with the right intention and practice, we can all deepen our capacity to respond skillfully to our own suffering and thus to that of others and our world.