Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

By Richard Rohr

Dissolve the distractions of ego to discover our actual selves in God

In his bestselling publication Falling Upward, Richard Rohr observed ego (or the fake Self) and the way it will get within the means of religious adulthood. but when there is a fake Self, is there additionally a real Self? what's it? How is it stumbled on? Why does it subject? And what does it need to do with the religious trip? This e-book likens precise Self to a diamond, buried deep inside us, shaped below the serious strain of our lives, that has to be hunted for, exposed, separated from all of the particles of ego that surrounds it. In a feeling actual Self needs to, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that procedure isn't resuscitation yet transformation.

  • Shows tips on how to navigate spiritually tricky terrain with transparent imaginative and prescient and instruments to discover our real Selves
  • Written by means of Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling writer of Falling Upward
  • Examines the basic problems with who we're and is helping us on our direction of religious maturity

Immortal Diamond (whose name is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the private questions of id, spirituality, and that means in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.

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Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution

By Leslie E. Sponsel

Award winner in technology class on the annual eco-friendly e-book competition in San Francisco, could 17, 2014

An net look for "Spiritual Ecology" and similar phrases like "Religion and Nature" and "Religion and Ecology" unearths thousands and thousands of sites. Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution deals an highbrow historical past of this far-reaching stream. prepared chronologically, it samples significant advancements within the strategies and activities of either old and modern pioneers, starting from the Buddha and St. Francis of Assisi to Wangari Maathai's eco-friendly Belt circulate and James Cameron's 2010 epic movie Avatar.

This foundational e-book is exclusive in that it presents a historic, cross-cultural context for realizing and advancing the continued religious ecology revolution, contemplating indigenous and Asian non secular traditions in addition to Western ones. so much chapters concentrate on a unmarried pioneer, illuminating historic context and his/her legacy, whereas additionally connecting that legacy to broader matters. assurance contains subject matters as various as Henry David Thoreau and the fairway Patriarch BartholomeW's decades-long merchandising of environmentalism as a sacred responsibility for greater than 250 million participants of the Orthodox Church world wide. for additional info, stopover at www.spiritualecology.info.

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Le parti pris des animaux

By Jean-Christophe Bailly

Les huit textes qui composent ce livre sont tous consacrés aux animaux.

La shock et le joie qu’ils existent, les craintes envers une disparition qui semble hélas programmée pour beaucoup d’entre eux, ces motifs s’entremêlent à ceux du regard et du silence. Ce que dit et répète ce livre, c’est que les animaux, qui font rayonner l’existence hors des rets du langage, exercent pourtant envers nous los angeles pression intimante d’un autre accès au sens. C’est ce sens éperdu, confondu au vivant, qui est poursuivi ici.

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The Young Atheist's Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God

By Alom Shaha

The tale of a guy who misplaced his religion, yet discovered a lot, even more. growing to be up in a strict Muslim neighborhood in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that faith was once to not be wondered. Reciting the Qur'an with no knowing what it intended used to be easily part of lifestyles; so, too, was once obeying the imam and enduring beatings whilst he didn't attend the neighborhood mosque. yet Alom was once extra attracted to technology and its energy to light up. As an adolescent, he lived among worlds: the house managed by means of his authoritarian father, and a faculty alive with books and concepts. In an enthralling mix of memoir, philosophy and technological know-how, Alom explores the questions about religion and the afterlife that all of us think about. it is a booklet for an individual who wonders what they need to think and the way they need to reside. it is when you may have the proof and the tips, in addition to the braveness, to wreck loose from inherited ideals. during this robust narrative, Alom exhibits that it truly is attainable to dwell a compassionate, pleasant and significant existence with out God. Foreword through Jim Al-Khalili

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I Need Your Love - Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead

By Byron Katie

In Loving What Is, bestselling writer Byron Katie brought hundreds of thousands of individuals to her easy and profound approach to discovering happiness via wondering the brain. Now, I want Your LoveIs That True? examines a common, age-old resource of hysteria: our relations with others. during this groundbreaking booklet, Katie is helping you query every thing you've been taught to do to realize love and approval. In doing this, you find how to define real love and connection.

The traditional suggestion provided in self-help books and bolstered by means of our tradition advocates a annoying, all-consuming quest for romance and approval. we're suggested to benefit self-marketing and manipulative skills—how to draw, provoke, seduce, and sometimes fake to be whatever we aren’t. This method doesn’t paintings. It leaves thousands of jogging wounded—those who, having did not locate love or appreciation, blame themselves and finish that they're unworthy of affection.

I want Your LoveIs That True? is helping you light up each sector on your lifestyles the place you appear to lack what you lengthy for most—the love of your wife, the honour of your baby, a lover’s tenderness, or the esteem of your boss. via its penetrating inquiry, you are going to fast realize the falseness of the approved methods of looking love and approval, and in addition of the mythology that equates love with desire. utilizing the tactic during this ebook, you are going to inquire into painful ideals that you’ve established all your lifestyles on—and be extremely joyful to work out them evaporate. Katie indicates you ways unraveling the knots within the look for love, approval, and appreciation brings true love and places you in command of your personal happiness.

“Everyone consents that love is marvelous, other than whilst it’s bad. humans spend their complete lives tantalized by means of love—seeking it, attempting to carry directly to it, or attempting to recover from it. now not a ways at the back of love, as significant preoccupations, come approval and appreciation. From formative years on, most folk spend a lot in their power in a constant pursuit of these items, checking out assorted how to be spotted, to thrill, to provoke, and to win different people’s love, pondering that’s simply the best way existence is. This attempt can develop into so consistent and unquestioned that we slightly observe it anymore.

This publication takes an in depth examine what works and what doesn’t within the quest for romance and approval. it's going to assist you give you the chance to be happier in love and more desirable in all of your relationships. What you study the following will convey achievement to every kind of relationships, together with romantic love, relationship, marriage, paintings, and friendship.” —Byron Katie

From the Hardcover edition.

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Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainibility, and Spirituality

By Gary Holthaus

Clinical proof has made it abundantly transparent that the world's inhabitants can not proceed its current fee of eating and despoiling the planet's restricted normal assets. students, activists, politicians, and electorate around the globe are selling the assumption of sustainability, or structures and practices of dwelling that let a neighborhood to take care of itself indefinitely. regardless of elevated curiosity in sustainability, its reputation on my own is inadequate to shift our tradition and society towards extra good practices. Gary Holthaus argues that sustainability is feasible yet is much less a collection of practices than the results of a fit worldview. studying local knowledge: Reflections on Subsistence, Sustainability, and Spirituality examines a number of aspects of societies -- cultural, financial, agricultural, and political -- looking insights into the facility of a few societies to stay brilliant for hundreds of thousands of years, even in super adversarial stipulations and climates. Holthaus seems to be to Eskimo and different local American peoples of Alaska for the sensible knowledge in the back of this fashion of residing. studying local knowledge explains why attaining a sustainable tradition is extra very important than the other problem we are facing at the present time. even though there are numerous measures of a society's growth, Holthaus warns that just a shift clear of our present tradition of momentary abundance, based on a trust in countless fiscal progress, will signify precise development. In societies that worth the durability of individuals, tradition, and the surroundings, subsistence and spirituality quickly turn into heavily allied with sustainability.Holthaus highlights the significance of language as a mirrored image of shared cultural values, and he exhibits how our knowing of the very observe subsistence illustrates his argument. In a tradition of abundance, the time period implies deprivation and lack of confidence. besides the fact that, as Holthaus reminds us, "All cultures are subsistence cultures." Our post-Enlightenment consumer-based societies imprecise or maybe deny our absolute dependence on soil, air, sun, and water for survival. This e-book identifies spirituality as a key portion of significant cultural swap, an idea that Holthaus defines because the reputation of the invisible connections among humans, their acquaintances, and their atmosphere. For generations, local cultures celebrated and respected those connections, fostering a recognize for earlier, current, and destiny generations and for the earth itself.Ultimately, Holthaus illustrates how spirituality and the concept that of subsistence can act as robust guiding forces at the route to international sustainability. He examines the perceptions of cultures way more profitable at long term survival than our personal and describes how we'd use their knowledge to beat the sustainability difficulty at present dealing with humanity.

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L'élargissement du poème

Elargir, c'est agrandir, mais c'est aussi libérer ce qui était détenu. A partir de los angeles «poésie élargie» de Novalis, ce livre forme une boucle dont le poème est le noeud. Ce qu'il envisage, c'est une sortie hors des limites, non seulement du poème et de l. a. littérature, mais aussi des hommes, confinés dans les enclos qu'ils se sont donnés. L'indice et l'écho, le ricochet, los angeles connexion, l. a. résonance et l'évasion - tels sont les mots clés de cet élargissement proposé ici comme méthode.

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On Eastern Meditation

By Thomas Merton

A very good creation to the religions of the East by way of a monk from the West.Merton's biographer, George Woodcock, as soon as wrote that "almost from the start of his monastic occupation, Thomas Merton tentatively started to notice the good Asian religions of Buddhism and Taoism." Merton, an established social justice recommend, first approached jap theology as an admirer of Gandhi's ideals on non-violence. via Gandhi, Merton got here to grasp the nice Hindu textual content the Bhagavad Gita and in time got here to have dialogues with the Dalai Lama and Taoist chief D. T. Suzuki. Merton then grew to become deeply drawn to Chuang Tzu and Zen concept. On jap Meditation, edited by means of Bonnie Thurston (author of Merton and Buddhism), gathers the easiest of his japanese theological writings right into a gorgeously designed present booklet variation.

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How Long Is Now?

By Timothy Freke

During this exact and exhilarating booklet, stand-up thinker Tim Freke stocks his personal striking trip of awakening to the ecstasy of oneness and the bliss of massive love. He bargains profound insights and easy wake-up options to softly consultant you ever extra deeply into an event he calls "lucid living," an ultra-awake kingdom on hand to all, which transforms daily life right into a marvelous event packed with which means, miracles, and magic. As his spellbinding tale unfolds, Tim clarifies a bunch of universal misunderstandings approximately what it truly is to be "spiritual"; he deals knowledge approximately love, romance, and relationships; he offers an intensive new realizing of dying; and he passionately makes the case for our collective awakening. packed with heat, laughter, tears, power, and magnificence, How lengthy Is Now? is a undying booklet to be savored and precious.

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