Awakening Joy

Awakening Joy Author James Baraz
ISBN-10 9780553907261
Release 2010-01-12
Pages 336
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Joy is not for just the lucky few–it’s a choice anyone can make. In this groundbreaking book, based on his popular course, James Baraz helps you discover a path to the happiness that’s right in front of you, offering a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that is abundantly available in our everyday lives. You can decide to be happy. For years, James Baraz’s online Awakening Joy course has offered participants from around the world the benefits of this simple but profoundly radical proposition. Grounded in simple Buddhist principles but accessible to people of all faiths–or no faith at all–this concept provides the jumping-off point for a transformational journey toward a richer, more meaningful, more positive outlook on life. Now readers everywhere can follow the same ten steps Baraz teaches to his program participants. In this practical down-to-earth guide, you will learn how to • make happiness a habit by inclining your mind toward states that lead to well-being • find joy even during difficult times and avoid the pitfalls that prevent you from achieving the contentment you seek • cultivate effective practices for sustaining joyfulness, such as reclaiming your natural sense of wonder and finding joy in the midst of everyday experiences Each chapter of Awakening Joy consists of one step in Baraz’s ten-step program and includes engaging exercises and practical advice to make happiness your natural default setting. For everyone from the cynic despondent over life’s many sorrows to the harried commuter raging at freeway traffic, this book offers up a simple yet powerful message of hope grounded in the realization that joy already exists inside every one of us. Like a precious child, it only needs to be recognized, embraced, and nurtured in order to grow to its full potential.



Awakening Joy for Kids

Awakening Joy for Kids Author James Baraz
ISBN-10 9781941529294
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 304
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Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within. Here he joins with Michele Lilyanna, a classroom teacher for 25 years, to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together. This unique offering nourishes both adults and kids. James shares the practices for the adults—parents, caregivers, and teachers. Michele offers her own experiences as a parent and as a teacher, showing how the themes work with kids, followed by the tried and true lessons that she's used herself in the classroom and at home. Packed with practices and activities that James and Michele have gathered over their many years of working with thousands of adults and children in retreats, workshops, and the classroom, Awakening Joy for Kids is imbued with compassion and delight. Part of Parallax Press' growing curriculum for parents and educators designed to cultivate joy and mindfulness in children.



Artful Work

Artful Work Author Dick Richards
ISBN-10 0425159140
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 144
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Describes how emotional and spiritual energies can complement the physical and mental energies routinely employed on the job



Awakening from Grief

Awakening from Grief Author John E. Welshons
ISBN-10 9781577319887
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 232
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In this remarkable book, John Welshons weaves together his own personal awakening with those of others he’s counseled to create a deeply felt and beautifully expressed primer on dealing with grief. Grieving, says Welshons, offers a unique opportunity to develop deeper and fuller life experiences, to embrace pain in order to open the heart to joy. Written for those who have experienced any kind of loss — death, divorce, or disappointment — this book offers reasonable, reassuring thinking on dealing with the death of loved ones and ourselves, finding the inner gifts that promote healing, and much more. Awakening from Grief takes a rare and compelling positive look at a subject needlessly viewed as one of the most negative in life. This is a persuasive primer on drawing the joy out of grief.



Awakening the Luminous Mind

Awakening the Luminous Mind Author Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
ISBN-10 9781401937621
Release 2012-06-21
Pages 134
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"Awakening the Luminous Mind is the third book of guided meditation practices in a series by the acclaimed author and teacher, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Tenzin Rinpoche will guide you to bring these simple practices into your everyday life by turning inward and finding what he calls your "inner refuge." By this he means boundless space, infinite awareness, and the qualities that arise that have the power to transform your life. As you follow the principles in this book and complimentary CD, you will discover greater creativity and intelligence, liberation from suffering, understanding and connectivity, and freedom from the ego that strives to control our life experiences"--



Fight Back With Joy

Fight Back With Joy Author Margaret Feinberg
ISBN-10 9781617955402
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 224
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When Margaret Feinberg learned she had cancer, she knew she would need great strength to overcome it. She believed the weapon she selected for the battle would change everything. And she decided that weapon would be joy. Joy Is More Than Whimsy. It’s the Weapon You Can Use to Fight Life’s Greatest Battles. Through months of treatment, questions, and hopes, Margaret discovered that joy is a far more dynamic force than most of us realize. It has the power to reignite our passion for laughter and celebration. It can free us to rise above endless demands as we become more content and thankful. It can change unchangeable circumstances and bring a peace rooted in the remarkable love of God. Here Margaret shares her journey of using joy to fight back fear, regret, and pain. Whatever you face today, discover with Margaret how to embrace a way of living that’s deeper and fuller than you’ve ever known—a life radiant with joy.



You re Not Crazy You re Awakening

You re Not Crazy  You re Awakening Author Rev. Dr. Edwige Bingue
ISBN-10 9781490712178
Release 2013-08-19
Pages 148
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We have chosen our own journey. For many, this alone is difficult to comprehend and believe. But, it is true. Whether a conscious choice, or unconscious, we choose our circumstances. If you desire to create change in your life, or completely change the direction that your life is going, the choice is yours. The power is completely in your hands, or better, your consciousness. Intimately and without restraints, Rev. Dr. Edwige Bingue describes some of her personal experiences that impacted her life journey in significant ways. Some of these events were painful, some may seem to be bizarre- even outlandish. But, they happened. This book will change your perspective about every aspect of your life, with clear and simple techniques to expand your vision of life and how you are going about it. After reading this book and putting these easy methods into regular practice, it is inevitable that your life will change. Your consciousness will be transformed. You will become very clear about your purpose: and will do it with ease and grace. And best of all you will know that you were never crazy, because you will be awakened!



Radical Joy

Radical Joy Author Todd Evan Pressman Ph D
ISBN-10 1542675502
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 266
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Would you like to wake up every morning looking forward to new adventures? Would you like to feel an uplifting personal power when faced with life's challenges? Would you like to create a joyful future? You can, on this astonishing quest of self-discovery... The capacity for deep joy is our birthright. But somewhere along the line, we become disconnected from it, alienated from our true selves. RADICAL JOY awakens your potential for being fully alive and fulfilled, no matter what the limits of your life circumstances. Here's how it works: First, you will enter the "Doorway of the Mind." In this opening section, you will discover the hidden fears that block your access to happiness--and leave them behind forever. Next, you will step through the "Doorway of the Body." Here you learn techniques that unblock trauma, uncover the sources of illness and pain, and unleash your latent energy. Last, you enter the "Doorway of the Spirit," a place to get in touch with your true creative power--with remarkable tools that yield visionary results. Best of all, each step is easy to follow, energizing, and enlightening! And you will be inspired by dozens of stories from the lives of the Buddha, St. Francis, Jesus, Gandhi, and Mother Teresa, as well as ordinary men and women. The result is a wondrous journey that allows you to use the full resources of your mind, body, and spirit to find the life you've been looking for--one filled with... RADICAL JOY!



Awakening Kindness

Awakening Kindness Author Nawang Khechog
ISBN-10 1439164037
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 208
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In Nawang Khechog’s view, one of the wonders and marvels of being human is that we can choose to nurture and cultivate kindness, compassion, and love. These precious human values are the foundation of true happiness and are at the core of humanity’s possibility of peaceful coexistence with one another, with other species, and with our environment. Based on his eleven years as a monk, studying Buddhist philosophy and meditation with the Dalai Lama, as well as his own highly regarded workshops, Awakening Kindness details the many ways we can enrich our lives by simply being kind to each other and ourselves. Nawang includes a range of simple meditations, mantras, and practices that are easy to incorporate into even the busiest modern life. Filled with the philosophy of many cultures and religions, and touching on everything from human nature as it’s portrayed in film to scientific support of our limitless capacity for love, kindness, and compassion, Awakening Kindness takes the reader on a life-changing journey where we all can take part in creating a culture of kindness.



The Immortals The Awakening

The Immortals  The Awakening Author Joy Nash
ISBN-10 1477831398
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 360
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When the beautiful woman he has been dreaming about appears at his isolated Scottish castle in desperate need of his help, Kalen, an Immortal warrior, embarks on a dangerous mission to stop a growing evil that could destroy the world.



The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy Author Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 9780399185069
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 368
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An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.



Awakening

Awakening Author Amma Bhagavan
ISBN-10 9781483547732
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 342
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Awakening is a process where you wake up from the dream to reality. Life this way is so ordinary that it is extraordinary. One feels that is how one has always been. With his clear teachings, Sri Bhagavan answers countless of questions on Awakening and what to come. The phases we are going through, transformation and living with God. The central understanding of Oneness is that inner transformation and awakening into higher states of consciousness is not an outcome of a mere intellectual understanding but through a shift in consciousness whereby one’s experience of life is redefined at its core. As you grow in consciousness, less will disturb you and your inner tranquility. You feel one with all that is. Awakening is a neurological shift happening in the brain resulting in a shift of perception and quality of live. As consciousness rises, there is greater awareness, joy, love, togetherness, and focus in everything that you do and experience.



Awakening Compassion at Work

Awakening Compassion at Work Author Monica Worline
ISBN-10 9781626564466
Release 2017-02-20
Pages 272
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Caring Is a Competitive Advantage Suffering in the workplace can rob our colleagues and coworkers of humanity, dignity, and motivation and is an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of field research, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show that alleviating such suffering confers measurable competitive advantages in areas like innovation, collaboration, service quality, and talent attraction and retention. They outline four steps for meeting suffering with compassion and show how to build a capacity for compassion into the structures and practices of an organization—because ultimately, as they write, “Compassion is an irreplaceable dimension of excellence for any organization that wants to make the most of its human capabilities.”



The Last Best Cure

The Last Best Cure Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa
ISBN-10 9781101609903
Release 2013-02-21
Pages 320
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One day Donna Jackson Nakazawa found herself lying on the floor to recover from climbing the stairs. That’s when it hit her. She was managing the symptoms of the autoimmune disorders that had plagued her for a decade, but she had lost her joy. As a science journalist, she was curious to know what mind-body strategies might help her. As a wife and mother she was determined to get her life back. Over the course of one year, Nakazawa researches and tests a variety of therapies including meditation, yoga, and acupuncture to find out what works. But the discovery of a little-known branch of research into Adverse Childhood Experiences causes her to have an epiphany about her illness that not only stuns her—it turns her life around. Perfect for readers of Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, Nakazawa shares her unexpected discoveries, amazing improvements, and shows readers how they too can find their own last best cure.



Diana Herself

Diana  Herself Author Martha Beck
ISBN-10 1944264035
Release 2016-04-25
Pages 314
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In this exuberant allegory, bestselling memoir and self-help author Martha Beck takes readers into the wild parts of the world and the human psyche. The story of Diana, Herself helps every reader chart a course for awakening to greater joy, adventure, and purpose.



Recovering Joy

Recovering Joy Author Kevin Griffin
ISBN-10 1622034295
Release 2015
Pages 272
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Offers recovering addicts a plan for regaining happiness in life through reflections, self-inquiry, and mindfulness. --Publisher



Boundless Heart

Boundless Heart Author Christina Feldman
ISBN-10 9781611803730
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 160
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A course in the Buddhist practice of the brahma viharas, or "heavenly abodes." Detailed instructions from the Buddhist tradition in cultivating mindfulness presented by a prominent Insight Meditation teacher. The four sublime qualities (brahma viharas) that can be cultivated through practice and lead to a life lived with wisdom and love. Also known as the "four immeasurables," they are metta, karuna, mudita, and uppekha, or kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Many people are familiar with metta, or lovingkindness, meditation, which has become very popular in the last couple decades. But, according to Christina Feldman, to focus on that quality--delightful as it is--is to leave the practice somewhat unbalanced. The four qualities in fact help and balance each other in a way that enhances them all. Christina presents teachings on the brahma viharas along with simple practices that can lead to a life infused with kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, and to a way of being that promotes those qualities in the world at large.