The Art of Loving

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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1855385058

Category: Love

Page: 104

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In this seminal work, renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm helps readers achieve rich, productive lives by developing their capacity to understand, give, and receive the most profound kind of love.

The Fear of Freedom

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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415255422

Category: Autonomy (Psychology)

Page: 260

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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.

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.

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 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.

Man for Himself

An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics

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Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138875258

Category:

Page: 268

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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

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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!

In Praise Of Love

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Author: Alain Badiou,Nicolas Truong

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847656587

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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A new century, new threats to love . . . Love without risks is like war without deaths - but, today, love is threatened by an alliance of liberalism and hedonism. Caught between consumerism and casual sexual encounters devoid of passion, love - without the key ingredient of chance - is in danger of withering on the vine. In In Praise of Love, Alain Badiou takes on contemporary 'dating agency' conceptions of love that come complete with zero-risk insurance - like US zero-casualty bombs. He develops a new take on love that sees it as an adventure, and an opportunity for re-invention, in a constant exploration of otherness and difference that leads the individual out of an obsession with identity and self. Liberal, libertine and libertarian reductions of love to instant pleasure and non-commitment bite the dust as Badiou invokes a supporting cast of thinkers from Plato to Lacan via Karl Marx to form a new narrative of romance, relationships and sex - a narrative that does not fear love.

How to Read a Book

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Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

The Art of Public Speaking

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Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9352789431

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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The efficiency of a book is like that of a man, in one important respect: its attitude toward its subject is the first source of its power. A book may be full of good ideas well expressed, but if its writer views his subject from the wrong angle even his excellent advice may prove to be ineffective. This book stands or falls by its authors' attitude toward its subject. If the best way to teach oneself or others to speak effectively in public is to fill the mind with rules, and to set up fixed standards for the interpretation of thought, the utterance of language, the making of gestures, and all the rest, then this book will be limited in value to such stray ideas throughout its pages as may prove helpful to the reader–as an effort to enforce a group of principles it must be reckoned a failure, because it is then untrue.

Beyond the Chains of Illusion

My Encounter with Marx and Freud

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Author: Erich Fromm,Rainer Funk

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082641897X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 140

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First published in 1962 and long unavailable, BEYOND THE CHAINS OF ILLUSION is, only at first glance, a book about Marx and Freud--those two intellectual giants of the 20th century. Fromm here shows himself an outstanding interpreter of Marx. In all, Fromm's re-creation of the Freudian and Marxist way of thinking is, essentially, a look at the individual and society. BEYOND THE CHAINS OF ILLUSION will introduce many of today's readers to unknown aspects of Marx and Freud, as it also serves as a unique introduction to the life and mind of Erich Fromm as well. A new foreword by Fromm Literary Executor Rainer Funk puts this book into historic context and high relief.

The Book of Five Rings

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Author: Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635243979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 31

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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

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 Falling in Love

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Author: Joe Beam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451649444

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Marriage expert Joe Beam shares a four-step, fail-proof process for falling in love, staying in love, and renewing lost love. The Book of Love This is a book about love—how to fall in love, stay in love, and renew lost love. The Art of Falling in Love is the culmination of years of research by marriage and love expert Joe Beam. In these pages, Beam reveals a tried-and-true process for finding genuine, lasting love. In fact, this process—or “LovePath”—consists of four concrete steps that anyone can follow. Those who walk this path will fall in love whether they intend to or not, and those who stray from it won’t find true love no matter how hard they try. This book describes, in a way you won’t find anywhere else, what love is, how to find it, how to keep from losing it, and how to get it back if you’ve already lost it. Insightful, revealing, and practical, yet full of gentle humor, this book leads you through the process that will keep you in love for the rest of your life.

The Art of Living

The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

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Author: Epictetus,Sharon Lebell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062273760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

Can Love Last?: The Fate of Romance over Time

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Author: Stephen A. Mitchell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393078480

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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"A beautiful and brilliant reexamination of love and its perils."—Barbara Fisher, Boston Globe Common wisdom has it that love is fragile, but leading psychoanalyst Stephen A. Mitchell argues that romance doesn't actually diminish in long-term relationships—it becomes increasingly dangerous. What we regard as the transience of love is really risk management. Mitchell shows that love can endure, if only we become aware of our self-destructive efforts to protect ourselves from its risks. "Those who read this book will love more wisely because of it."—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon "[A] work on romance that is rich and multi-layered."—Publishers Weekly "Cheerful, open, and humane—you'd definitely have wanted him as your analyst."—Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review "[T]houghtful, compassionate, and profoundly optimistic."—JoAnn Gutin, Salon.com

The Art of War

A New Translation

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Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1909160199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is still used as a book of military strategy today. Napoleon, Mae Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap and General Douglas MacArthur all claimed to have drawn inspiration from it. And beyond the world of war, business and management gurus have also applied Sun Tzu’s ideas to office politics and corporate strategy. Using a new translation by James Trapp and including editorial notes, this edition of The Art of War lays the original Chinese text opposite the modern English translation. The book contains the full original 13 chapters on such topics as laying plans, attacking by stratagem, weaponry, terrain and the use of spies. Sun Tzu addresses different campaign situations, marching, energy and how to exploit your enemy’s weaknesses. Of immense influence to great leaders across millennia, The Art of War is a classic text richly deserving this exquisite edition.

Real Love

The Art of Mindful Connection

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Author: Sharon Salzberg

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509803386

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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'In Real Love, one of the world's leading authorities on love tells us how to find it, how to nurture it, how to honor it—and most of all how to rethink it ... This book has the power to set your heart at peace.' —Susan Cain, author of Quiet What is love? Sharon Salzberg believes that love is a powerful healing force for us all, and that modern associations with romance and adoration are limiting. By redefining love, she helps us to recognize our desire for happiness and enhance our connections with each other. Real Love is a creative toolkit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that can 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. The book encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles and to improve deeper connections, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions.

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 War of Art

Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

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Author: Steven Pressfield

Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC

ISBN: 1936891042

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.