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Time And The Art Of Living

Author : Robert Grudin
ISBN : 0395898315
Genre : Psychology
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This is a book about time--about one's own journey through it and, more important, about enlarging the pleasure one takes in that journey. It's about memory of the past, hope and fear for the future, and how they color, for better and for worse, one's experience of the present. Ultimately, it's a book about freedom--freedom from despair of the clock, of the aging body, of the seeming waste of one's daily routine, the freedom that comes with acceptance and appreciation of the human dimensions of time and of the place of each passing moment on life's bounteous continuum. For Robert Grudin, living is an art, and cultivating a creative partnership with time is one of the keys to mastering it. In a series of wise, witty, and playful meditations, he suggests that happiness lies not in the effort to conquer time but rather in learning "to bend to its curve," in hearing its music and learning to dance to it. Grudin offers practical advice and mental exercises designed to help the reader use time more effectively, but this is no ordinary self-help book. It is instead a kind of wisdom literature, a guide to life, a feast for the mind and for the spirit.

Aging And The Art Of Living

Author : Jan Baars
ISBN : 9781421406466
Genre : Medical
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In this deeply considered meditation on aging in Western culture, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s world, living longer does not necessarily mean living better. He contends that there has been an overall loss of respect for aging, to the point that understanding and "dealing with" aging people has become a process focused on the decline of potential and the advance of disease rather than on the accumulation of wisdom and the creation of new skills. To make his case, Baars compares and contrasts the works of such modern-era thinkers as Foucault, Heidegger, and Husserl with the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Cicero, and other Ancient and Stoic philosophers. He shows how people in the classical period—less able to control health hazards—had a far better sense of the provisional nature of living, which led to a philosophical and religious emphasis on cultivating the art of living and the idea of wisdom. This is not to say that modern society’s assessments of aging are insignificant, but they do need to balance an emphasis on the measuring of age with the concept of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and students will find Baars' discussion to be a powerful, perceptive conversation starter. -- W. Andrew Achenbaum, author of Older Americans, Vital Communities

Celebrating Love The Art Of Living

ISBN : 9789351066323
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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To millions, he is a spiritual guide, a Guru, a source of unconditional love. For many, he is a dear friend of unusual depth and innocence. For the seeker, he is a treasure. For the suffering, he is a beacon of hope. His words give people solace and comfort.

The Art Of Living Foundation

Author : Stephen Jacobs
ISBN : 9781317044468
Genre : Religion
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The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring the nature and characteristics of spirituality in the contemporary global context, Jacobs considers whether alternative spiritualities are primarily concerned with individual wellbeing and can simply be regarded as another consumer product. The book concludes that involvement in movements such as AOL is not necessarily narcissistic but can foster a sense of community and inspire altruistic activity.

Mind Matters The Art Of Living

ISBN : 9789351066385
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Zen And The Art Of Living

Author : Osho
ISBN : 8171823971
Genre : Spiritual life
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A Joseph Campbell Companion Reflections On The Art Of Living

Author : Joseph Campbell
ISBN : 9781611780062
Genre : Religion
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One of Joseph Campbell's most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, thought-provoking in its depth, poetic in its scope.Drawn from a month-long workshop at the world-famous Esalen Institute held in celebration of the scholar's eightieth birthday, the Companion captures Campbell at his best: wise, funny, intelligent and inspiring.

Understanding The Heart

Author : Minh Niem
ISBN : 9781467001434
Genre : Self-Help
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The human heart is a source of love, but it is often also a source of pain and suffering, and cannot be effectively cured with medicine or by medical remedies (...) The best and most effective way to heal the pain and suffering is to understand our hearts and minds, and the hearts and minds of others. Understanding The Heart is a book that helps readers do just that: understand and heal the pain and suffering of our own hearts and minds and of those around us, so that everyone can live in happiness and with loving-kindness. With this book, I wish you much happiness so that you will never have to live with a broken or wounded heart. -Professor Tran Van Khe, Ph.D, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France; Corresponding Member of the European Academy of the Sciences, Letters and Arts

The Art Of Living Consciously

Author : Nathaniel Branden
ISBN : 9780684838496
Genre : Psychology
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Explains principles for deliberate living and discusses the importance of increased awareness and conscious choice to the quest for fulfillment

Author : Wilfred A. Peterson
ISBN : 9789960540856
Genre : Self-Help
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ثلاث وعشرون مقالة من الحكم المختارة في فن الحياة ، كتبت بأسلوب جميل في ضوء حياة واقعية معاصرة. تناولت فنون الحياة المختلفة، وكانت عند قراء النص الأصلي مصدراً للحِكمة والقوة. فنون متعددة لخص فيها الكاتب فن العطاء، وفن السفر، وفن التغلب على الخوف، وفن الضحك، وفن الوعي، وفن التفكير، وفن السعادة، وفن الصداقة، وفن القيادة، وفن القراءة، وفن النجاح، وفن العمل، وفن أن تكون أنت نفسك، وفن المغامرة، وفن الشكر، وفن النجاح، وفن البقاء حيوياً وشباباً. عن فن العطاء: ننشأ وفي اعتقادنا أن السعادة في الأخذ، ثم نكتشف أنها في العطاء. عن السفر: سافر خفيفاً، ومتفائلاً، ومتواضعاً ومفعماً بالأمل، سافر بلطف وتواضع، ولاطف رفقاء السفر، سافر بالخيال والشجاعة، والاسترخاء. كن صادقا مع نفسك. تعلم الضحك من الأطفال الصادقين في ضحكهم. استخدم الضحك صمام أمان لتبقى سليم العقل. وعن فن الوعي: لم يشرق علينا يوم إلا اليوم الذي وعيناه. الإنسان هو ما يفكر فيه. وعن فن الإخفاق: حياة بلا إخفاق حياة وهم. وعن فن السعادة: إنها كالعطر لن ترش بها الآخرين دون أن يمسك منها رذاذ. كتاب صغير، ولكنه جواهر من الحكمة التي ترددها ولا تمل، كتب بأسلوب سهل يمس حياتنا اليومية. خرج منذ قرابة نصف قرن ولم تزل حكمته تبعث الأمل والوعي لقارئه.

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