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Stepping Into Freedom

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 1888375027
Genre : Religion
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Provides guidelines, encouraging words, reminders, and poems for novice monks and nuns in the Buddhist tradition

Stepping Into Freedom

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781952692017
Genre : Religion
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Here are practice poems, novice precepts, and "Mindful Manners" on how to be a Buddhist monk and nun in the Plum Village tradition. With inspiration for every step in the monastic timetable from "Waking Up" and "Taking the First Steps of the Day" to "Lighting a Candle" in the evening, this book was originally compiled for novices who are still learning how to practice mindfulness in daily life. Thus it is perfect for beginners in mindfulness who wish to make progress in their practice at home, for young people considering a life in a spiritual community, and especially for followers of Thich Nhat Hanh who wish to deepen their understanding of the monastic way of life today.

8 Methods To Be Free From The Ego

Author : Filipe Moleiro
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What if you could be free from all the negativity in your mind? What if you could have infinite intelligence by your side at any given moment? What if the combination of that freedom and that intelligence would create an amazing life for you to live? Would you want it? This book was made for you and will change your life! “It feels like breathing fresh air after being underwater for a very long time.” Mariana N. “You will understand your emotions and transcend your thoughts, it’s a whole new world.” Ana B. “You will have God, Source, Spirit, the Universe or whatever you want to call it, right by your side!” Rui P. Every single one of us has a very nasty voice inside our own heads, that voice is the combination of all our fears, traumas, doubts, unpleasant experiences, broken dreams and every little piece of negativity we faced throughout our lives. Very limited in its nature and with a special addition to suffering, that voice undermines our thoughts and beliefs, filters the perceptions we have about ourselves, about the world around us and blind us to all the amazing possibilities that life has for us. Its only intention is to keep you imprisoned in an imaginary cage inside your own head, repeating and perpetuating cycles of limitation and negativity everywhere you go and in everything you do. Preventing you from realizing your true freedom, accessing your real power and from seeing the infinite possibilities of this life, in its attempts to survive. That voice is not your true voice, that voice is your Ego! Your ego is the impostor inside your mind, it is a small and limited self that constantly pretends to be you but that has nothing to do with who you truly are. Who you truly are is realized in your freedom from the ego, and with that freedom comes a Love, a happiness, and a cosmic intelligence far greater than anything you have ever imagined. That free lovingly and infinite intelligence, that is many times referred to as Source, God, the Universe, Spirit, Soul, Essence, Higher Self and by many other names, will guide you, teach you, inspire you and polish you like the perfect diamond you are. It will create life for you and through you, expressing freedom and mirroring Love in all aspects of yourself and in all areas of your life. And all that it takes is that you take a small step towards your freedom! All it requires is a small shift in mindset, a shift away from the ego and into your free mind. A shift away from chaos and confusion into incommensurable clarity and bliss. This book is that shift!This book bridges the gap between the impostor in your head and the real you!It will set you forever free! This book gives you a very powerful spiritual knowledge and enlightens you with various universal truths while breaking it down to simple daily life and easy to apply “down to earth” methods. Enjoy and may you be Free!

Southern Discomfort

Author : Nancy A. Hewitt
ISBN : 0252026829
Genre : History
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Vitally linked to the Caribbean and southern Europe as well as to the Confederacy, the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida, never fit comfortably into the biracial mold of the New South. In Southern Discomfort, the esteemed historian Nancy A. Hewitt explores the interactions among distinct groups of women -- native-born white, African-American, and Cuban and Italian immigrant women -- that shaped women's activism in this vibrant, multiethnic city. Around the turn of the twentieth century, several historical currents converged in Tampa. The city served as a center for exiles organizing on behalf of the Cuban War of Independence and as the disembarkation point for U.S. troops heading to Cuba in 1898. It was the entrepot for thousands of Cuban and Italian immigrants seeking work in the booming cigar trade, and it attracted dozens of itinerant radicals eager to address locally based revolutionary clubs, mutual aid societies, and labor unions. Tampa was also home to an astonishing array of voluntary and reform organizations among black and white native-born women. Emphasizing the process by which women of particular racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds forged and reformulated their activist identities, this masterful volume recasts our understanding of southern history by demonstrating how Tampa's tri-racial networks alternately challenged and reinscribed the South's biracial social and political order.

The Admonitions And Encouraging Words Of Master Guishan

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781952692192
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Thich Nhat Hanh's translation and commentary for a Buddhist text that has been long considered one of the three key books for monastic meditation practitioners For monks, nuns, or laypeople, this text from the days of early Buddhism in China calls on us to wake up and live an authentic life dedicated to spiritual ideals. The Admonitions and Encouraging Words of Master Guishan is offered to new monks and nuns at the time of their ordination together with books on monastic codes of conduct, and it remains a companion and guide throughout their career. The importance of Master Guishan's Classical Chinese text cannot be underestimated. Although it is addressed to monks, it is suitable for anyone who seeks to awaken and live with clarity and intention. Thich Nhat Hanh gives a timely commentary based on his lived experience of guiding several generations of monastic and lay students on their path of practice. The text and commentary have been translated from Vietnamese into English by Bhikshuni True Virtue (Sister Annabel Laity), Thich Nhat Hanh's first Western monastic disciple.

Silent Mutiny

Author : T.N. Venkatasubramanian
ISBN : 9789354936258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life problems generally have subjective issues, and the habit of cigarette smoking is no exception. Unless these subjectivities or the individual perceptive mindsets are internally observed or understood ‘as-it-is’, the problems cannot be resolved through external remedies alone. Silent Mutiny is the nectar of the Author’s personal self-explorative journey and contains approaches that are individualistic, independent and also touch upon lessons learned or insights into universal strategies. INTERESTED READERS CAN WITNESS AN EXPERIENTIAL STORY FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE. 44 Transformational stories made the author's inward journey meaningful and to move closer to realizing 'The Truth'. Prologue Am I holding my smoking habit for fun? Or, does the addiction fasten me to hold on? Can I fix something else responsible? Or, can I deny I’m not sensible? Can I ever breathe ‘freedom’? Or, do I have the guts to explore my wisdom? Am I the Body or the Mind? Or, can I find out who is governing me? Am I an intelligent person? Or, can I employ my intellect? Am I the user of my intellect? Then who am I? Many such questions came up in my mind, Long after drawn into this smoky wind; Not successful in my attempts to quit, As the needed attention not given to it; Been searching solutions outside unknowingly, And reacted to get answers to these questions foolishly! Sat back and worked out to discover the secret, And paid special attention to understand my habit; For the smoking routines, cultivated abilities to respond, And tried to understand the ‘nature of mind’; Then happily harvested the yields of harmony, Buried deep inside the Body, Mind, Intelligence and Intellect. Often feared on seeing shadows in smoky darkness, Remained in it and waged futile fights; Lacked courage to face life’s meanings, Failed to experience beyond the practice of smoking; Had good skill in lighting cigarettes even in stormy wind, Realized to focus my Mind – Intellect – to ‘light a lamp’ in my Heart! T.N. Venkatasubramanian

The Courage Of Faith

Author : Steven T. Ostovich
ISBN : 0814618723
Genre : Religion
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The Courage of Faith

Abolition The Underground Railroad In Chester County Pennsylvania

Author : Mark Lanyon
ISBN : 9781467150255
Genre : History
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"Chester County was home to a diverse patchwork of religious communities, antislavery activists and free Black populations, all working to end the blight of slavery ... Author Mark Lanyon captures the rich history of antislavery activity that transformed Chester County into a vital region in the nation's fight for freedom."--Back cover.

She Is Free

Author : Andi Andrew
ISBN : 9781493408146
Genre : Religion
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We say we're free in Christ, but many of us are still living in captivity--to fear, anger, shame, isolation, unforgiveness, and control. We're good at faking it around others, but we're exhausted by the ruse. Andi Andrew wants women to break free of their self-imposed prisons and live the lives that are rightly theirs in Christ. Sharing her own intentional journey of finding true freedom by surrendering control of her heart and life to the God who welcomed her with open arms, Andrew encourages women to give their pain and brokenness to Jesus. She shows them how to purposefully take captive the lies they have believed and replace them with God's truth. Compassionate and biblically based, She Is Free is an invitation to women to step fully into the love that sets them free.

Meet Me In The Morning

Author : Patty Howard
ISBN : 9781664250260
Genre : Religion
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So much of our lives is influenced by how we see God. For author Patty Howard, these words began a two-and-a-half-year journey of listening to God every morning with the expectation that He would speak. When God speaks, He meets us where we are and shows us who we are. Sometimes we are invited to share what we hear. With social media as her pulpit and her friends as her congregation, Howard shared what God had given her every day. The Holy Spirit did the rest. In Meet Me in the Morning, she has gathered those meditations, originally posted on social media, and compiled them into a devotional, mostly in the order and in the form they originally appeared. May these daily meditations encourage you, inspire you, convict you, and convince you that God sees you, knows you, and loves you beyond measure. This daily devotional shows how scripture applies to real life, in real time, and invites you to carry the ideas and insights beyond the page and into your daily life.

Great Is The Lord

Author : Ron Highfield
ISBN : 9780802833006
Genre : Religion
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In imitation of classic tradition, Great is the Lord sets out the Christian doctrine of God in a way designed to illumine the mind, move the heart, and stir the soul to praise the triune God. Here, Ronald Highfield introduces students, ministers, and others to the doctrine of God held by the majority of the church from the second to the twentieth century. This traditional opinion reveals God to be triune, loving, merciful, gracious, patient, wise, one, simple, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, omnipresent, immutable, impassible, and glorious. Highfield draws on scripture, tradition, and widely esteemed theologians to correct common misunderstandings and superficial criticisms. He examines the modern practice, even among evangelical or conservatives, of first rehearsing the shortcomings of “traditional” theological teaching and then claiming that classical doctrines paint God as uncaring, uninvolved, and a threat to human freedom. Great is the Lord revisits this classic doctrine so accused to discover that, far from being the creator of such an unpleasant god, it actually preserves our confidence in God's love and his liberating action better than its opponents do. That traditional doctrine, Highfield argues, grounds our dignity and freedom in the center of reality, the Trinitarian life of God. Highfield's work here maintains the highest intellectual standards, while offering a true theology for the praise of God.

Reclaiming Joy

Author : Rev. Susan Eaton
ISBN : 9781973672050
Genre : Religion
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Are you involved in a quarrelsome or contentious relationship that is keeping you stressed and on guard? Are you holding on to some bitterness rooted in the past? Does the constant barrage of online bickering make you anxious and angry? Do you feel stuck in a place that is stealing your joy? If you have ever been challenged by any of these issues, then you are in the right place. This study of Genesis 26 will help you explore where you might be stuck. It will ask you to address some common attitudes, habits, and behaviors that are preventing you from living the life of joy God desires for you. Take this prayerful journey of introspection with the Holy Spirit and learn to embrace forgiveness, gain freedom from a painful past, and find healing from the things that are keeping you out of the wide-open space of joyful living.

Idiot S Guides Buddhism 3rd Edition

Author : Gary Gach
ISBN : 9781101105818
Genre : Philosophy
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Reach Your Zen Moment! The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on Buddhism's effect on popular arts and sciences, the continuing relevance of the Dalai Lama, and an annotated bibliography. - With Buddhism as one of America's fastest growing religions, the audience continues to renew itself - Covers all four schools of Buddhism: Zen,Tibetan, Pure Land, and Insight Meditation, which are not in competitors' books - For thousands of years, Buddhism has been a source of inner peace and security for millions Download a sample chapter.

Brave Surrender

Author : Kim Walker-Smith
ISBN : 9780310354017
Genre : Music
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A firsthand look into Kim Walker-Smith's journey from a place of shame and fear to stages around the world where she boldly proclaims the unconditional love of God. Kim Walker-Smith's passionate performance of "How He Loves" helped transform Jesus Culture into a global worship movement. But she wasn't always so confident of God's unrelenting, powerful love. Coming from a painful childhood, Kim struggled to believe that God could heal her heart or bring any sense from her past. Yet when she chose to hand her struggles over to God and receive His love, freedom, and healing in return, everything began to change. On the other side of surrender, Kim began a journey of looking at one painful memory at a time with God and exchanging her perspective for His truth--a journey in which God rewrote her story of pain into a story of redemption and hope. If you are longing to experience God more than the shame or hurts of your past, the pressures of your present, or the fear of your future, Brave Surrender offers a soul-healing path forward. As Kim learned in her own life, the first step--and the bravest step--is letting go. Once we let go of anything that gets between us and God, we are freed to take hold of the life that truly matters. As Kim writes, "When we encounter God's love, it changes the way we see. And when we learn to see what He sees, we will never be the same again."

Security And Everyday Life

Author : Vida Bajc
ISBN : 9781136836923
Genre : Social Science
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When everyday social situations and cultural phenomena come to be associated with a threat to security, security becomes a value which competes with other values – particularly the right to privacy and human rights. In this comparison, security appears as an obvious choice over the loss of some aspects of other values and is seen as a reasonable and worthwhile sacrifice because of what security promises to deliver. When the value of security is elevated to the top of the collective priorities, it becomes a meta-frame, a reference point in relation to which other aspects of social life are articulated and organized. With the tendency to treat a variety of social issues as security threats and the public’s growing acceptance of surveillance as an inevitable form of social control, the security meta-frame rises to the level of a dominant organizing principle in such a way that it shapes the parameters and the conditions of daily living. This volume offers case studies from multiple countries that show how our private and public life is shaped by the security meta-frame and surveillance. It is essential reading for everyone who is interested in the changes to be faced in social life, privacy, and human freedoms during this age of security and surveillance.


Author : Alvin Townley
ISBN : 9781250037619
Genre : History
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During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return. As these eleven men suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement. The members of these military families banded together and showed the courage to not only endure years of doubt about the fate of their husbands and fathers, but to bravely fight for their safe return. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally came home, one would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress. A powerful story of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

Body Beauty Boys

Author : Sarah Bragg
ISBN : 1596690089
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes how an unrealistic body image can lead one away from God, leading to eating disorders and general unhappiness, and provides tips and quotations for teenage girls for how to maintain a healthy body, attitude, and relationship with God.

In Our Words

Author : Markus Reuber MD, PhD, FRCP
ISBN : 9780190622794
Genre : Medical
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Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) can cause blackouts, collapses, involuntary movements, loss of memory and have major impact on quality of life. Whereas epilepsy is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, PNES are psychological-based responses to triggers inside or outside the body that are perceived as threatening by the person affected. PNES are poorly understood by the medical community. It is common for doctors to struggle to explain this diagnosis, which can leave their patients frustrated and confused. Often people are told that their PNES are caused by "stress" and sent away with no further support or advice. It is no wonder that those affected feel isolated, abandoned and hopeless about living with the condition. In Our Words: Personal Accounts of Living with Non-Epileptic Seizures shows those diagnosed with PNES that they are not alone, and how others have courageously managed to come to terms with their seizures. These heartfelt personal accounts will also allow family, friends, healthcare providers and researchers to gain more understanding of the condition and work to provide a better quality of life to those living with PNES.

The Tao Of Forgiveness

Author : William Martin
ISBN : 9781101187630
Genre : Self-Help
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Bestselling Taoist author William Martin brings the power of the Tao to the essential practice of forgiveness, creating a unique path from guilt, blame, and shame to peace of mind and freedom. How do we forgive when forgiveness seems impossible? William Martin, author of the bestselling The Parent's Tao Te Ching, provides practical and time honored answers. He weaves excerpts from the ancient sacred Taoist scriptures together with insightful teaching stories, bringing the practice of forgiveness to readers of all spiritual backgrounds. Each chapter contains two parts-a journey toward forgiveness and a practical exercise in forgiving-and also includes personal anecdotes, poems, and simple exercises. With the devastating personal and societal damage caused by resentment, anger, guilt, and shame in mind, Martin patiently and compassionately helps readers overcome the ills of "holding on" with the openness of the Tao. In this accessible work, he illustrates how forgiveness is freedom and that the pathway to overcoming anger is also the way to spiritual liberation.

Be Free Where You Are

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781427086594
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This compendium of the core teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, based on a talk given at a prison, shows how mindfulness practice can cultivate freedom no matter where you are. ""So many of us, inmates and outsiders alike, are in prisons of our own making.... The miracle of mindfulness can free us all""Shepherdstown Chronicle

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