The Art of Creation

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Author: Edward Carpenter

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596053143

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

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Sometimes when one sees people going about shivering on a cold day... one thinks how good it would be for most of them just to strip then and there, and run, run till they were red hot-mastering the cold that way.-from "Health a Conquest"Bracingly convivial and full of a spunky energy, this early motivational book, first published in 1904, is a spiritual but nonreligious call to creative arms to explore the possibilities of human consciousness to conceive and invent and brings us up to our physical and intellectual potential. Poet and activist Carpenter traveled the 19th-century English countryside delivering enthusiastic lectures criticizing the social conventions of his time, some of which are included in this series of essays, and his cry to abandon the repressive habits that prevent us from being fully ourselves continues to ring true today.British writer EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) was a dedicated social reformer and active in the late 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement. Educated at Cambridge, he is remembered for his unrhymed verse, including 1883's Towards Democracy. Among his works are Civilization: Its Cause and Cure, And Other Essays (1889) and Love's Coming of Age (1896).

The Fear of Freedom

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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415255422

Category: Autonomy (Psychology)

Page: 260

View: 6724

Analyzes our contradictory needs for community and for freedom. In this book, Fromm warns that the price of community is indeed high, and it is the individual who pays. Fascism and authoritarianism may seem like receding shadows for some, but are cruel realities for many.

Man for Himself

An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics

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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402028

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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“There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.” —Erich Fromm Are we primarily determined by nature or nurture? What are the best ways that people can live productively? In Man for Himself, renowned social philosopher Erich Fromm posits: With the gifts of self-consciousness and imagination, any individual can give his or her own unique answer. This answer is rooted in our human nature, and should correspond to mankind’s powers of reason and love. Therefore, Fromm reasons, “living itself is an art.” In his humanistic concept of man, Fromm describes various character orientations that are to be found in Western culture. For the first time, Fromm analyzes the parallels between economic concepts of market value and how we value others and ourselves—the idea of personality as a commodity. He argues for a return to humanistic ethics, and discusses issues such as the question of conscience, of selfishness and self-love, and of pleasure and happiness. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Zen and the Art of Falling in Love

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Author: Brenda Shoshanna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743243360

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Explains how to apply Zen principles to create and maintain loving relationships, outlining thirteen essential practices that offer advice on how to overcome such challenges as miscommunication, insecurity, and jealousy. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Self Help Books

The 101 Best Personal Development Classics

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Author: Vic Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937918361

Category:

Page: 92

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Reviews: "Pay attention to him and his material, you will be glad you did." Bob Proctor, best-selling author and star of The Secret. Description: It's vitally important that you read books. As Mark Twain wrote, "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." And many would agree that "personal development" books are the ones to focus on if you're trying to improve yourself, your position in life and your quality of life. But which ones should you read? There are tens of thousands to choose from. Vic Johnson, a veteran personal development author, speaker and trainer, answers that question for us in "Self Help Books: The 101 Best Personal Development Classics." From an 1,100 page "encyclopedia of success" to a 28-page speech that became a classic more than a hundred years ago, Vic identifies the publication dates of the classics, the major theme(s) of the book and then some solid reasons to add them to your reading list. Along the way he also shares valuable anecdotes on his personal lessons learned from these authors (some of whom have mentored him). This is quick and easy reading that takes the guesswork out of choosing the books to add to your library as well as helping you prioritize your reading.

The Art of Loving

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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402001

Category: Psychology

Page: 133

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The landmark bestseller that changed the way we think about love: “Every line is packed with common sense, compassion, and realism” (Fortune). The Art of Loving is a rich and detailed guide to love—an achievement reached through maturity, practice, concentration, and courage. In the decades since the book’s release, its words and lessons continue to resonate. Erich Fromm, a celebrated psychoanalyst and social psychologist, clearly and sincerely encourages the development of our capacity for and understanding of love in all of its facets. He discusses the familiar yet misunderstood romantic love, the all-encompassing brotherly love, spiritual love, and many more. A challenge to traditional Western notions of love, The Art of Loving is a modern classic about taking care of ourselves through relationships with others by the New York Times–bestselling author of To Have or To Be? and Escape from Freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The Art of Helping Others

Being Around, Being There, Being Wise

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Author: Mark K. Smith,Heather Smith

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427930

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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When searching for someone to help them reflect upon and improve their lives, people tend to be drawn towards those who are compassionate, committed and wise. This book is aimed at those who recognise these qualities in themselves and wish to develop their capacity to engage with and help others. The authors argue for ways of approaching helping and counselling that are rooted in care and commitment, drawing upon the experiences and practice wisdom of youth workers, housing support and hostel workers, the clergy and those working in a religious setting, educators and settlement and community workers. They explore the key characteristics of those who counsel and teach and examine aspects of the helping process, focusing on living life well, knowing and being oneself, relating to others and working to make change possible. This book will be essential reading for students on professional training programmes in youth work, community education, ministry, social care and counselling.

Lovingkindness

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Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305574

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Explains how the Buddhist path can help individuals discover the inner joy within themselves, and shares simple Buddhist teachings and suggestions for meditation.

The Art of Love

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Author: Ovid,Tom Payne,Hephzibah Anderson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099518821

Category: Didactic poetry, Latin

Page: 167

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The perfect gift for Valentine's Day TRANSLATED BY TOM PAYNE AND INTRODUCED BY HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON The Art of Love may have been written in the days of gladiators and emperors, but Ovid remains the smartest teacher on the subject of love in all of history, and his advice is enduringly useful and entertaining. Between these covers you'll find all you need to know about where to meet a new beau, how to handle illicit affairs and how to maintain your allure. This edition also contains the companion volume The Cure for Love - in case things don't work out.

Real Love

The Art of Mindful Connection

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Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250076528

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world. Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself. Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

Nourish the Flame Within

A Guide to Connecting to the Human Soul for Reiki, Martial Arts and Life

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Author: Lynette Avis,David Brown

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477219137

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 164

View: 4471

How can a book bring martial arts, meditation, quantum physics, Reiki healing, health, well-being, and one's place in the world together and explain them in a way that highlights their connection and uniqueness as part of a universal whole? Here, we describe the essence of what binds the universe together and connects these seemingly disparate things, energy. We discuss how energy is the root of all these things and how we can harness its great power and potential to create lives for ourselves that are empowering, exhilarating, loving, and fifilled with a sense of awe and a desire to explore and discover . . . the way life is meant to be!

Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402079

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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A master of psychoanalysis and social philosophy explores Zen Buddhism In 1957, social philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm invited Daisetz T. Suzuki, the most famous Zen Buddhist master in the Western world, to a seminar at his new home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Their discussion was one of the highlights of Fromm’s life, and the paper Fromm presented (and later expanded into a book) was a watershed work. Fromm demonstrates his mastery of the philosophy and practice of Zen, perfectly articulating how Zen tenets fit into the ideas of psychoanalysis. In this text, he creates new perspectives on both systems of thought. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The Art of Living

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Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625583362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 19

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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

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Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 1995

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

The Art of Photography

An Approach to Personal Expression

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Author: Bruce Barnbaum

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457111934

Category: Photography

Page: 364

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This is a newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (first published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and comprehensive textbook on photography. In his accessible style, Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the technical as he delves deeply into the philosophical, expressive, and creative aspects of photography. This book is geared toward every level of photographer who seeks to make a personal statement through their chosen medium. Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world’s finest photographers as well as an elite instructor. This newest incarnation of his book, which has evolved over the past 35 years, will prove to be an invaluable photographic reference for years to come. This is truly the resource of choice for the thinking photographer. Filled with over 100 beautiful photographs, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables.

The Art of Becoming Human

Patterns of Growth, the Adventure of Living, Love & Separation, Limitless Possibilities

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Author: Mary E. Mercer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573929400

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

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With great insight and empathy, Dr. Mary E. Mercer reflects on happiness and the difficulties we encounter at each stage of life, pointing out that all growth requires separation from previous attachments and loves. As we move from infancy to old age, the pain of each separation lifts us to a higher level of awareness of ourselves. This pattern of love and separation repeats itself throughout our lives until, if we're fortunate, our desire to be loved becomes a desire to love. Dr. Mercer explains what is required for personal growth, details the aspects of life that touch us profoundly, and lays out the choices that can lead to the highest state of humanness attainable. Augmented by eloquent quotations from literary classics, Mercer reveals the universal self-creative pattern that lies beneath the surface of individual life.

The Art of Living a Life You Love

Enjoy the Journey and Celebrate Your Success!

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Author: Margaux Joy DeNador

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452583471

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 334

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“When you are living a life you love, you become the artist shaping and shading your life. You get to choose how your life feels, looks, and sounds. Each year of your life you can begin a new painting, or continue adding dabs of color or new choices to the masterpiece you are creating.” In this practical and inspiring book, Margaux Joy DeNador, will guide you in making choices that take your life from good to great.

The Art of Learning

An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

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Author: Josh Waitzkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743277465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

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An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Art of Over the Garden Wall

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Author: Patrick McHale,Sean Edgar

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506703763

Category: Art

Page: 184

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Venture into the Unknown! A complete tour through the development and production of the Emmy-winning animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall, this volume contains hundreds of pieces of concept art and sketches, and a comprehensive look at the show's breathtaking production art. From the original Tome of the Unknown: Harvest Melody pilot, through each of the episodes, and beyond, take a strange and wonderful journey with Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice. Learn how the award-winning backgrounds were created, see animation storyboards, and even take a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the Mondo vinyl soundtrack and "For Sara" mix tape, as well as the ongoing Boom! Studios comics. Sean Edgar guides the tour, which includes commentary from creators Patrick McHale and Nick Cross. "I'm so happy Sean and Dark Horse got this book to happen! It's been really interesting going through all my old sketchbooks, notes, and file folders in search of lost bits and pieces from the show's development," said Patrick McHale. "This handsome volume will contain a nice mixture of beautiful drawings and paintings from the series, amusing anecdotes about the process, unseen and unused artwork that didn't make the final cut, other mysterious odds and ends, and a whole lot of horrible ugly early development sketches that should inspire people to say, 'Hey, I could do better than that!'"

The Art of Mental Training

A Guide to Performance Excellence

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Author: D. C. Gonzalez

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530602681

Category:

Page: 172

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New 5 X 8 Inch Special Edition Achieve the Champion Mindset for Peak Performance with this Amazon Best-Seller. Reach New Levels of Success and Mental Toughness With This Ultimate Guide. Learn the "Science of Success" - Step by Step - and Prepare to Excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed training guide, Peak Performance Coach and Best-Selling Author DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and peak performance methods that are effective and motivational, and designed to help you in business, sports, work, school, or life in general. Get ready to increase your self-belief, self-confidence, and mental toughness using this powerful guide and to reach new levels of success, sports performance and personal development. Coach DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few that have had the unique experience of learning from the late P.C. Siegel, a world-renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. This book is powerful, in it Dan explains, teaches, and helps you develop the psychological skills required for peak performance, while pointing out the underlying mental training strategies that will help anyone reach higher levels of achievement and performance - not by random chance, but by focused choice. The Art of Mental Training teaches the critical essentials while interwoven with stories from Dan's fascinating background as an Aviator in the Navy, a Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Peak Performance Coach. Dan creates a powerful teaching connection between his adrenaline-filled life experiences and the mental skills and mental training that make all the difference. * Access your true potential, control your state and excel even under extreme pressure * Enhance performance by transforming the negative energy generated by nervousness and fear into shatterproof confidence * Improve focus and concentration for positive results - often instantly - with battle-tested mental training techniques * Learn the psychological factors that will help you view set-backs as opportunities to create lasting positive change * Enhance visualization techniques and create success imagery loaded with feelings and emotions that will generate powerful results * Understand what to practice and which success conditioning exercises will vastly improve your self-belief, self-confidence and performance * Gain access to the coaching psychology behind redirecting anger energy and using it to strengthen your resolve and remain in control * Use proven sport psychology techniques to leave your ego outside your event and avoid performance choking completely * Learn to create the Ideal Performance State using Neuro Linguistics Programming and "The Critical Three" * Get rid of limiting beliefs and the negative critic in your head once and for all * Achieve the champion mindset and gain the mental edge over your opponents or the situation on demand * Learn how to find the place from which peak performance springs forth The lessons and techniques presented in this book are essential reading for anyone seeking more success and peak performance, whether it be on the playing field, in business, or life in general. Whatever your personal endeavor may be, whatever challenge you may be facing; these lessons will prepare you to move forward and to excel in a powerful way. Reach new levels of personal success and performance, as you learn, practice, and apply these powerful concepts and proven techniques.