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I Heard God Laughing

Author : Hafiz
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From bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky, a rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet Hafiz to Western readers To Persians, the poems of Hafiz are not “classical literature” from a remote past but cherished wisdom from a dear and intimate friend that continues to be quoted in daily life. With uncanny insight, Hafiz captures the many forms and stages of love. His poetry outlines the stages of the mystic's “path of love”—a journey in which love dissolves personal boundaries and limitations to join larger processes of growth and transformation. With this stunning collection, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. “If you haven’t yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky’s sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer. . . . This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz’s divinely inspired poetry is essential reading. . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West.” —Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor

I Heard God Laughing

Author : Daniel James Ladinsky
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Joy Is an Inside Job

Author : Amanda Gore
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You've just picked up the book that can transform your life - joyfully! Most of us are looking for happiness in all the wrong places. We look outside ourselves for things that will make us happy. True happiness is JOY, and JOY is an inside job! Do you feel as happy or joyful as you want to be? Are you as healthy, wealthy and enthusiastic as you would like? Do you feel great about yourself? The good news is that you can be joyful right now! This book shows you how to unwrap and master all 12 of your secret gifts with simple daily JOY-ercises. It's your guidebook to creating the life you want - and are meant to have. Whether you read this book by yourself, with your family or a tribe of JOY buddies, these are just some of the things you will learn from the 12 secrets - how to: Feel great about yourself - all the time! Have the relationship of your dreams Radiate health, abundance and success Discover great parenting skills Live a life full of energy and vitality Feel a sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment Find inner peace Become fear free and confident Have a sense of connection and belonging In other words, how you can feel truly alive, JOYful and in love with your life! How you feel about yourself is the most important thing in life. When you feel great about yourself - you are full of JOY and everything else flows.

My Soul Pages

Author : Janet Conner
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My Soul Pages takes journaling to a whole new level. This large format companion journal offers writers the chance to continue the process by incorporating material from the original book as well as new material that deep soul writers love: mystical poetry and other soul-lifting quotations. This unique writing process helps you connect to your spiritual intelligence and activate a limitless supply of intelligence, wisdom and creativity. By writing every day at the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within. It helps writers engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just a hair below conscious awareness.

Hell in the Hallway Light at the Door

Author : Ellen Debenport
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“When one door closes, another one opens, but it can be hell in the hallway.” The hallway is that place between jobs, between relationships, after a death or divorce—whenever life as you know it has changed, and you don’t know what’s coming next. No matter how difficult or painful, the hallway can be a place of tremendous inner growth and renewal. Ellen Debenport understands that every challenge in life is spiritual, whatever the circumstances. She will walk with you through the dark until you can see light at the door. • Find out which kind of hallway you have entered. • Learn the spiritual steps to move through transition. • Create what you want behind the next door. Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door will lessen your fear of change and open your heart to the gifts of a renewed life. “Ellen Debenport radiates understanding and wisdom.” – Laura Harvey, former editor Daily Word “This is spirituality for the real world and for all of us real people in it.” – Samantha Bennett, Get It Done

Soul Vows

Author : Conner, Janet
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Your soul vows are your how. They describe how you choose to walk this earth, in every moment of every day. They are how you receive and spread grace. As you live your soul vows, you become a fertile container in which your soul purpose can take root and prosper. If you long to know your soul's purpose, Soul Vows is an ideal place to begin. With her characteristic blend of personal story, love of paradox, expansive inquiry into the heart of diverse spiritual traditions, and confidence in the power of deep soul writing to elicit personal divine guidance, Conner leads the reader through a groundbreaking application of the ancient chakra system to discover his or her own unique soul vows: 1st Chakra: Rediscover your true dual lineage2nd Chakra: Befriend the critics and false masters who have kept you fragmented3rd Chakra: Gather yourself back into wholeness4th Chakra: Perceive your soul vows with the intelligence of your spiritual heart5th Chakra:Experience the “new I” as you declare and celebrate your soul vows6th Chakra:Gather the Presence of the Divine in you, through you, and as you7th Chakra:Experience sacred unity and discover the circle hiding in the chakras Your soul vows are your personal path to the peak experiences seekers want most: authenticity, integrity, wholeness, and the vibrant presence of the Divine. Your soul vows are custom-designed; no two paths look the same. Soul vows are a living construct of a whole and holy divine in you that builds collectively into the expression of the divine in us, through us, and as us. Surely this is how we create the kingdom of heaven on earth.

Laughter and the Grace of God

Author : Brian Edgar
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Laughter is important because we cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh, and this is true of our relationship with God. Having a sense of humor is essential for maturity in faith and holiness. Unfortunately, humor and the role that laughter plays in life and spirituality have often been neglected and the aim of Laughter and the Grace of God is to restore laughter to its central place in Christian spirituality and theology. It examines the role of laughter in Scripture and finds it in unexpected places including the story of Abraham and the formation of the covenant and the tragedy of Job. There is laughter in the incarnation, the resurrection, and even the crucifixion. Jesus is the great Laugh-maker. Thomas Aquinas spoke of the sin of having too little laughter as well as the danger of having too much, while Martin Luther said, "If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there." Laughter is nothing less than a participation in the life and love of God.

Love Poems from God

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Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz One of 6 Books Oprah Loves to Give as Gifts During the Holidays “All kinds of beautiful poetry.” –Hoda Kotb In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky—best known for his bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz—brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world’s finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again, Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating profound and playful renditions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi’s joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis’s loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir’s wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa’s sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Sufi poet Hafiz—these along with inspiring works by Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Tukaram are all “love poems by God” from writers considered “conduits of the divine.” Together, they form a spiritual treasure to cherish always.

A Year with Hafiz

Author : Hafiz
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Daniel Ladinsky’s stunning interpretations of 365 soul-nurturing poems—one for each day of the year—by treasured Persian lyric poet Hafiz The poems of Hafiz are masterpieces of sacred poetry that nurture the heart, soul, and mind. With learned insight and a delicate hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the many emotions addressed in these verses. His renderings, presented here in 365 poignant poems—including a section based on the interpretations of Hafiz by Ralph Waldo Emerson—capture the compelling wisdom of one of the most revered Sufi poets. Intimate and often spiritual, these poems are beautifully sensuous, playful, wacky, and profound, and provide guidance for everyday life, as well as deep wisdom to savor through a lifetime.

The Subject Tonight Is Love

Author : Hafiz
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A rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet Hafiz to Western readers, from bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky Perhaps more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of verse. Acclaimed poet Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life’s work to create modern, inspired renderings of the world’s most profound spiritual poetry. Through Ladinsky’s renderings, Hafiz’s voice comes alive across the centuries, singing his timeless message of love. With this stunning collection, Ladinsky has once again succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. “Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West.” —Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor