it was necessary to know what our lives were—The Science of Life; what had led up to their present pattern—The Outline of History; and this third book, to tell what we were actually doing ...
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This vintage book contains H. G. Wells's "The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution" (first published in 1928). Wells describes the book as a 'scheme to thrust forward and establish a human control over the destinies of life, and liberate it from its present dangers, uncertainties and miseries.' The text suggests that, thanks to scientific advancement, a world 'politically, socially and economically unified' is being established by educated and influential people which could be the foundation of 'a world revolution aiming at universal peace.' This fascinating and thought-provoking treatise will appeal to those with an interest in utopian literature, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wells's work. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a seminal English writer whose notable works include "The War of the Worlds" (1897) and "The Time Machine" (1895). Many antiquarian texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
But when it comes to our lives, to our sense of happiness and well-being and love, when it comes to what we contribute to this precious ... but they did so at the expense of a rich experience of being, existing, living, and even doing.
Publisher: Sounds True
From esteemed teacher Adyashanti, a collection of writings on the search for the ultimate reality beneath the narrative of our lives “Our inner lives are every bit as astonishing, baffling, and mysterious as the infinite vastness of the cosmos.” —Adyashanti We all define our lives through the lens of stories. Whether we see ourselves as heroes or victims, good people or bad, everyone lives according to interwoven strands of narrative. “And yet,” teaches Adyashanti, “the truth is bigger than any concept or story.” Drawn from intimate, deep-dive talks, The Most Important Thing presents writings devoted to the search for the ultimate reality of a self that exists beyond the bounds of storytelling. Here you will find vivid anecdotes and teaching stories that illuminate the felt experience of Adyashanti’s teachings—those moments of grace in which every stone, tree, ray of light, and fraught silence reveal that none of us is alone and no one is ever truly isolated from the whole of existence. These selections consider: Exploration of the true meaning of birth, life, and death Why grace can arrive both through struggle and as an unexpected gift Meditation as the art of “listening with one’s entire being” Why a good question can be far more powerful than a concrete answer How the things you choose to serve shape your life Discovering the wisdom found in surprise, sadness, and uncertainty Embodying your innate and inextricable connection with the total environment The nature of ego and the ways it manifests The moments of grace upon which all great religions pivot What is the story of your life? Is it happy or adventurous? Sad or lonely? In The Most Important Thing, Adyashanti shows you how to look past your personal narratives, delve inward, and connect with the truths that fundamentally animate all of us.
We let the external cloud us until we no longer understand what we are thinking or what we are doing with our lives. Many of us no longer have a place for ourselves in our very own lives. At some level, even for the most unconscious and ...
Author: Mary Mueller Shutan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first modern, comprehensive resource on spiritual awakenings, this pragmatic, clear guide covers everything from the first step on a spiritual journey to enlightenment, and the different types of spiritual awakenings, from mild to dramatic, we may go through. Using the concept of the twelve layers that cover an awakened state Mary Mueller Shutan addresses every step of the spiritual journey, starting with the Self and showing how family, ancestral, past lives, karmic, archetypal, and other larger layers such as societal, cultural, global, and cosmic energies condition us to sleep and obscure our realization of an awakened state. Instructions for how to navigate through each of these layers and how to recognize where we are in our spiritual journey are included each step of the way along with common physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms that may be experienced. By addressing post-awakening states, oneness, dark nights of the soul, ego death, near-death and severe illness, psychic abilities, addictions, dietary changes, the God self, personal and collective shadow, and psychosis vs. awakening we understand the experiences we may go through while struggling with spiritual awakenings. This practical book opens new understandings of how to live in the world while going through an awakening process, and offers the revolutionary idea that we are meant to be humans, to have a physical body with physical, sensate experiences and emotions. We are meant to live in the world and be a part of it even as fully awakened individuals. This guide proposes a look at the possibility of leading a grounded, earth-bound life of work, family, friends, and other experiences in an awakened state.
The whole concept of traditional gaming has been left behind and now we can play games by moving ourselves and play by the motion of our own body. It seems that in the future we will experience even more excitement by playing in a ...
Author: Matt Green
Publisher: Matt Green
Why We Are So Dependent On Technology? This eBook on How Technology Affects Our Lives, written by the author is certainly worth reading. The author seems to have a good hold on the subject and has thus written is in an easy to read manner. Have we ever thought that where does the future of humanity and earth lies after a few decades? How much positive are we extracting from our modern technological and scientific advancements?
How 'Good Manner' affects our lives: Among the human qualities, „Manners‟ are distinguishable for its universality. We all are to go ... Because of their good manners and thoughts, they cannot even think of doing any wrong to others.
Author: Matt Green
Publisher: Matt Green
How Good Manners Affects Our Lives? This eBook on How Good Manners Affect Our Life, written by the author is certainly worth reading. The author seems to have a good hold on the subject and has thus written is in an easy to read manner. Manners determine a relationship and that relationship is either affectionate or unfriendly depending on how the manner is presented. As we become a responsible parents for our children, we discipline them with the good manners we grew up learning, and hence they become their own discipline. Good manners have a variety of ways in affecting us in a community that can present physically or emotionally.
And yet, despite our futurephones doing everything short of doing the pushing for us, we still feel the pressure to perform in person. We cling to the belief that even as we live in a corporate run cyberpunk dystopia, we're still ...
Author: Justin Jordan
Publisher: Image Comics
Love sucks, and Philo Harris is going to do something about it. After a particularly bad drunken decision gives him the ability to see the Cupidae, the creatures that make love work, Philo ends up going to war with love itself. With a chainsaw. Collects DEATH OF LOVE #1-5
We live through our devices and can now lead virtual lives, often in place of our real lives. ... written about a great deal today but even with the wealth of information out there about what we know we should be doing many of us still ...
Author: Jess Stuart
Publisher: Balboa Press
Does it feel like you’re always striving but never arriving? What would it be like if life wasn’t so hard, if you had more time and energy? It’s the question we’re all trying to find the answer to; where is happiness and how do we get it? This is a practical self-improvement guide on surviving modern life. Rediscover the art of happiness, find meaning and purpose, and create a life you love. It seems like we live on fast forward. As a result, we’re living a fast life not a good life, in which we can do more things in less hours of the day but spend less time doing the things that really matter. Over the past few years I have transformed my own life. This involved overcoming challenges, discovering my true self and finding the courage to leave everything I know to walk my own path and make my dreams a reality. I learned a lot about myself and even more about life and happiness along the way. This book doesn’t create happiness for you; it’s already there inside. It will empower you to realise your potential, improve your life, and achieve your dreams. “Jess uncovers the key to creating a happier life and leads by example. Her perspective shines a bright light at a much needed time. Let her guide you, this book will help.” — Shannon Kaiser, Best Selling Author of Adventures for Your Soul & Find Your Happy
Communication is part of our daily lives, but to master it as a skill is easier said than done. Even experienced relationship ... their own blind spots. Very often we offend each other as couples, and we are not even aware that we do.
Author: Lehlohonolo Lucas Mazindo
Publisher: Partridge Africa
Together till the End: A Blueprint for Successful Marriage was written with an intention to inspire couples all over the world to keep their marriages together until the end of time. The high rate of divorce and domestic violence makes many people believe that marriage is a terrible thing, but this book carries the truth that will bring hope to millions of people around the world. It brings deep psychological insights and spiritual revelations that will open the readers eyes of understanding and bring restoration to broken marriages. It highlights how our differences should work for us and not against us. Despite the many challenges of life, marriages can still thrive, and this book was written to help you make it happen for your marriage.
To have lived a good life is having lived in such a manner that we hope we can be remembered by others – people who ... that witnesses our dependence on others and makes possible the satisfaction that accompanies doing the right thing ...
Author: Edited by Richard Carter
What should Christ’s injunction to ‘love your neighbour’ mean in practice today? A team of leading theologians and practitioners explores this question and considers its bearing on the politics of poverty, discrimination, immigration, ecology and the fallout from recent political upheavals in Europe and America.
If all having the wings cut here and there, we live like cats, and dogs, envying what the other has, ... It is good to review the past scenes of our life, especially the ones that scarred us, the ones we even avoid thinking about.
Author: Martha Gutierrez
Despite our hurts and disappointments in life, we were created with a purpose. Each scene we lived, regardless of the pain inflicted to our soul; in the end, when all the pieces of the puzzle are put together, we will be able to see the magnificent masterpiece, and then we will be able to understand that there was a reason for every shattered dream. Have you wondered if anyone can relate to your pain? This book will help you to discover the beauty among the thorns; will encourage you to continue the fight you are engaged in, and to never give up, because you are making the difference in the midst of your surroundings. There is no victory without a battle. Some abandon their dreams for different reasons. This book will inspire you to be an overcomer, to be the conqueror you were created and equipped to be; even before you realized that you are in a battlefield. You are not alone. There are others like you, who are warriors, and understand that it doesnt matter the many pieces they have to pick up from the floor, and start all over again; they keep fighting for the prize. It doesnt matter how you feel, or how many barriers you have to run over; you are not alone. Your descendants are your fans and witnesses. One day they will reap the fruit of your efforts. While the breath of life is still in us; there is hope, and the sky is the limit! Every hurt and every disappointment is a stepping-stone to your final destination. You are not alone. Dont give up!
We are losing our facility for worshipping God; we are losing our touch, our sense for just how we ought to live our ... our faith, not just in doing good deeds, but in the routine exercises of going to church—even the times we don't ...
Author: A K M Adam
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Gospel comes to us in an inexhaustible variety of ways: in reading Scripture and praying together, in thinking hard and arguing in faithful community, in the Holy Spirit and in flesh and bone. These sermons engage heart and mind, all of the senses (including our senses of humor and tragedy), and the real lives of real congregations, to proclaim a thoughtful, embodied vision of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Separation is one of the fundamental life principles, and our lives are continuous separations in which we “even in the last separation, death, must leave behind, must resign developmental phases of our own ego” (Rank, 1936/1972, p.
Author: Felicity Kelcourse
Publisher: Chalice Press
This book, now in its second edition, brings together the best available understandings of human development from a multidisciplinary perspective. Uniquely inclusive of the moral and faith dimensions of context and life-cycle development, Human Development and Faith examines the interplay of mind, body, family, community, and soul at every stage of development. It addresses two central questions: What are the "good-enough" conditions of parenting, family, and community in each phase of life, from birth to death, that support growth and development? What gives life adequate meaning as development proceeds? If human development describes the normative and hoped-for passages of life, then faith provides the necessary component of meaning. Throughout the various perspectives offered in this volume is the premise that faith is that quality of living that makes it possible to fully live.The Journal of Pastoral Theology called the first edition of Human Development and Faith "an excellent text for pastoral theology courses, because it fulfills its ambitious goal of bringing a holistic faith perspective to the usual topics of development." This second edition includes a new chapter on infancy, updates reflecting our growing awareness of cultural diversity, and a new preface.
We contemplated how these preferences contribute to our best qualities – and how they can make us vulnerable and oblivious, too. We even explored the complicated role stress plays in our lives. Most recently, we talked about our own ...
Author: Dave Mitchell
Discover your true self and align your life journey around your core beliefs, values and perspective. Designed as both a companion piece to the author's previous book, The Power of Understanding People, and a stand-alone work, The Power of Understanding Yourself provides readers with a blueprint for examining their true purpose and approach to life and a map for achieving greater personal happiness, professional success and self-awareness. It explores personal attributes related to interactive style, diving deeper into the concepts from the author's previous book, provides exercises for exploring how to connect your current life status to a desired future state and encourages readers to engage in a deep exploration of their core values, beliefs, mission and vision to become their best self. • Find the key to self-discovery and personal development • Uncover your true purpose • Use helpful exercises to reveal the best you • Develop strategies to maximize your potential The Power of Understanding Yourself is an empowering tool to help you find your best possible self and flourish.
But how do we distinguish and connect the ordinary hopes that we have in our ordinary lives from the final, eschatological hope the writers of Scripture address so frequently? ... We even hope that the team we cheer for wins the cup.
Author: Ken Badley
Publisher: Canadian Bible Society
Now, How Shall We Be? is a Christian response to the doubts that many people are expressing about both what we as a culture and nation have accomplished and what our prospects are for a positive future. It discusses biblically-framed insights that offer focus on postures that are essential to thinking and acting well in difficult times.
We tweet at each other all day long even though we should be doing our jobs, even though we could just as easily text, ... We still feel so relieved to have found ourselves living solidly in our lives, and to have found someone who can ...
Author: Alanna Okun
Publisher: Flatiron Books
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting. People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch. Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us. Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”
And once we do, we'll know exactly what we want to achieve in each area of our lives. We'll be clear on our ... of our lives. For example, if my health is zero, even if I'm doing well in other areas, the end result will be zero.
Author: Iván Mancillas
This book will give you the essential steps to become an inspiring leader through a very effective service philosophy: "Serviazgo". Launch a great personal and professional and personal life with specific and effective methods. Iván Mancillas graduated from the Anáhuac University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. A founding partner of Compartamos Banco S. A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, over the last 20 years, he has held various positions within the company, including: sales director, personnel director, executive business director, executive talent director and leadership director. Prior to taking over the management of Fundación Gentera A.C., he was chairman of ProDesarrollo, Finanzas y Microempresas A.C., a national network of financial service institutions geared toward economic development and combatting poverty. He is currently advisor to Compartamos Financiera Peru.
In my mind, I used the fact that I wore only Teva sandals as an excuse for not doing my part but I knew, even at the ... our lives that we had lost sight of the concept of selfsacrifice for the common good, or even just doing our fair ...
Author: Trent Newcomer
Two years after earning a business degree with honors from the University of Colorado, Trent Newcomer decides to abandon his corporate job, sell his car, and travel around the globe with nothing more than what he can fit in a small backpack. His goal is simple: experience all that the world has to offer so he can then be satisfied with settling down to a normal life. Over the next year and a half, the adventures that find Newcomer and the people he encounters teach him more about the world and his own place in it than he could have ever imagined. From having a gun pulled on him in Vietnam and being jumped by a gang of men while trying to change money on Kenyas black market to experiencing more near-death bus rides than he can count, Newcomer soon discovers that the journey itself is much more meaningful than checking items off a to-do list. Part travelogue and part memoir, The Call of the World is a candid and insightful account of the challenges and joys of backpacking solo around the globe, as well as one young mans journey of personal discovery. The Call of the World has been recognized as a Medalist (Travel Essay) in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards, as well as a Finalist (Travel/Travel Guide) in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Trying to take them without having taken the first, we stumble andfall, creating many fires in our lives. In fact, we often do not even take ... Doing the first things first gives you the opportunity tolearn and even topractice. Even if ...
Author: Dr John Tibane
Publisher: Struik Christian Media
Everything begins with a thought. You cannot do anything, say anything or be anything without having a thought about it first. The thought might not be obvious; it can be subtle, it can be years old or it can be part of someone else’s belief system. You also cannot change what you do, say or become without changing your thoughts. This is why learning how to improve your thinking is the first and most important step in reshaping yourself and your life. In Think It ... Become It, Dr John Tibane offers his expert advice and some powerful tools to help you shift your mental gears and have a more positive impact on the world around you. By working through the methods outlined in this book you will slowly, thought by thought, action by action, begin to change both who you are and the kind of life experiences you encounter. This interactive book is filled with practical exercises, information that is easy to follow and plenty of useful tips. You will learn: • How to think rich and get rich • How to think performance and perform • How to think time and get the most of your time • The ten dimensions of thinking, including Billboard Thinking, Zero-Based Thinking, Harvest Thinking and Outcomes-Based Thinking Think It ... Become It teaches that by claiming the power of your thinking, you too can master your own destiny.