My Journey into Life's Perfection
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Author: Michael A. Singer
From the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Untethered Soul comes the astonishing true-life story about what happens when you just let go. • A thriving spiritual community on over six hundred acres of pristine forest and meadows in Florida • A cutting-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry • A billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution • A book that became a New York Times bestseller and an Oprah favorite • A massive raid by the FBI that would lead to unfounded accusations by the U.S. government How could all of this spring from a man who had decided to live alone in the middle of the woods, let go of himself, and embrace a life of solitude? Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life’s perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way. The Surrender Experiment is now a New York Times bestseller!
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Author: Swift Reads
Publisher: Swift Reads
Category: Study Aids
The Surrender Experiment: My Journey Into Life’s Perfection (2015) by bestselling author Michael A. Singer is a spiritual memoir that chronicles Singer’s quest to embrace whatever the universe presented to him at any given moment. Singer’s experiment with surrender began in 1970, when he was enrolled in a graduate-level economics program at the University of Florida and realized that there was a voice inside his head, often critical and judgmental... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)
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Author: Nataly Kogan
Publisher: Sounds True
Experience more joy and meaning each day—and have greater resilience when times get tough What if you could be happier, right now, without radically changing your life? As nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches, happiness is not a nice feeling or a frivolous extra. It’s a critical, non-negotiable ingredient for living a fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy life—and it’s a skill that we can all learn and improve through practice. In Happier Now, Nataly shares an illuminating, inspiring, and science-based guide to help you build your happier skills and live with more joy, starting now. Nataly’s own journey from Russian refugee to successful investor, tech executive, and founder and CEO of Happier taught her an important lesson: no matter how much you accomplish, how much you live the “right” way, or even how much gratitude you practice, life won’t always be smooth. “We experience genuine and lasting happiness when we stop trying to turn the negative into the positive,” Nataly writes, “and when we embrace the full range of our human emotions with compassion and strength.” ? Throughout this engaging guide, Nataly describes how she went from being cynical and resistant to the ideas behind self-improvement and spirituality, to studying everything she could on the science of happiness, to completely shifting her mind-set. You’ll learn five core practices for building your happier skills—acceptance, gratitude, intentional kindness, knowing your bigger why, and self-care—along with the scientific research that supports each one. Highlights include: Daily Anchors—Cultivate a custom set of simple daily practices, fine-tuned for your emotional health needs Bring more joy and meaning into your life as it is—without needing to make difficult or time-consuming changes How happiness leads to many of the things you want in life, rather than results from them Learn an effective five-minute happier workout for whenever you need a boost Strengthen your “emotional immune system” so you can be okay when times are tough—and bounce back to happy sooner Specific instructions for tools and techniques that work—based on what’s actually happening in your brain Effective exercises, journaling prompts, and key insights for developing each core happier skill As Nataly says: “It’s time to stop saying ‘I’ll be happy when . . .’ and start saying ‘I’m happier now because . . .’”
Japanese POWs of World War II
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Author: Ulrich A. Straus
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: Social Science
On December 6, 1941, Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki was one of a handful of men selected to skipper midget subs on a suicide mission to breach Pearl Harbor’s defenses. When his equipment malfunctioned, he couldn’t find the entrance to the harbor. He hit several reefs, eventually splitting the sub, and swam to shore some miles from Pearl Harbor. In the early dawn of December 8, he was picked up on the beach by two Japanese American MPs on patrol. Sakamaki became Prisoner No. 1 of the Pacific War. Japan’s no-surrender policy did not permit becoming a POW. Sakamaki and his fellow soldiers and sailors had been indoctrinated to choose between victory and a heroic death. While his comrades had perished, he had survived. By becoming a prisoner of war, Sakamaki believed he had brought shame and dishonor on himself, his family, his community, and his nation, in effect relinquishing his citizenship. Sakamaki fell into despair and, like so many Japanese POWs, begged his captors to kill him. Based on the author’s interviews with dozens of former Japanese POWs along with memoirs only recently coming to light, The Anguish of Surrender tells one of the great unknown stories of World War II. Beginning with an examination of Japan’s prewar ultranationalist climate and the harsh code that precluded the possibility of capture, the author investigates the circumstances of surrender and capture of men like Sakamaki and their experiences in POW camps. Many POWs, ill and starving after days wandering in the jungles or hiding out in caves, were astonished at the superior quality of food and medical treatment they received. Contrary to expectations, most Japanese POWs, psychologically unprepared to deal with interrogations, provided information to their captors. Trained Allied linguists, especially Japanese Americans, learned how to extract intelligence by treating the POWs humanely. Allied intelligence personnel took advantage of lax Japanese security precautions to gain extensive information from captured documents. A few POWs, recognizing Japan’s certain defeat, even assisted the Allied war effort to shorten the war. Far larger numbers staged uprisings in an effort to commit suicide. Most sought to survive, suffered mental anguish, and feared what awaited them in their homeland. These deeply human stories follow Japanese prisoners through their camp experiences to their return to their welcoming families and reintegration into postwar society. These stories are told here for the first time in English.
Lessons for Finding Happiness and Living Your Life's Purpose
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Author: Tim Tamashiro
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Live Your Best Life Ancient, time-tested wisdom: Okinawa, Japan is a tiny, tiny island south of the Japanese mainland where people live their life’s purpose every day. How is it possible for so many to live each day in such meaningful ways? The Okinawan concept of Ikigai. How to Ikigai describes the lifestyle choices that have led to an island full of fulfilled, long-living people. Magical reality come to life: Examples of ikigai in action are often magical. Take David Michiels. David stuttered severely well into his adulthood. In clinical terms, his stutter was difficult to treat. But David started to work in a liquor store. Before long, his focus turned to one specific section of the sales floor: the scotch section. As he spent more of his days learning about scotch, he began to share his knowledge with customers. Eventually, David noticed that his stutter vanished when he talked to anyone about scotch. Over time, David’s passion led to a new life. Today, he is a renowned whiskey expert, traveling the world tasting and purchasing whiskey on behalf of his employer. He feels his life is meaningful because of ikigai. A humble look at happiness: Bringing together an exploration of joy not unlike that of The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a look inward reminiscent of The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, and deep truths like those explored by Singer in The Surrender Experiment, How to Ikigai describes the concept of Ikigai with clarity and meaning. How to Ikigai explains a simple but abstract map for living a meaningful life. After reading this book, you will understand how to implement Ikigai’s four directions in your own life: • Do what you love • Do what you’re good at • Do what the world needs • Do what you can be rewarded for
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Author: John F. Carter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
The go-to guide for launching a lucrative career in trading—fully updated for today’s turbulent markets One of today’s most successful traders, John F. Carter has made his popular guide more relevant and effective than ever. This new edition of Mastering the Trade includes the essential content that has made it a bestselling classic, and includes critical new information for making the best trading decisions in every situation. Combining insightful market overview with trading strategies and concepts, Carter provides: •Proven set-ups, with optimal markets and non-negotiable trading rules •Exact entry, exit, and stop loss levels for swing and intraday trading •Seven key internals, from Skew to VIX •Pre-market checklist for analyzing recent market behavior •Scanning techniques for pinpointing high-probability setups•Effective risk control techniques •Methods for ensuring your computer runs at max speed•Techniques for predicting market corrections From valuable hardware and software to market mechanics, pivot points, and position sizing, Carter delivers a suite of tools for beating out the competition on a regular basis. Mastering the Trade, Third Edition builds your expertise in knowing what’s working for you and what’s working against you, so you make a living on the frontlines of professional trading.