In this compact book, 60 selections from 30 years of Emersons writings reveal the essence of his spiritual vision. Like his friends John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson saw images of the divine in the natural world, and rather than seeking to conquer wilderness, sought inspiration from it. Complementing each passage is an inspirational quote from historical and comtemporary luminaries including Margaret Fuller, the Dalai Lama, and Jack Kerouac, and voices from Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Literary Collections
"Emerson was very much a person of his era, but his thought is timeless because it partakes of the perennial wisdom that has permeated philosophy and religion in every age and culture. Emerson continues to be relevant because, as he said of himself, 'I am an endless seeker with no past at my back.' Spiritual seekers of this and coming ages will continue to find in Emerson a kindred soul." - from the Introduction Master of the aphorism, Emerson is the most quoted of all American writers. Yet there have been few anthologies of Emerson's sayings and none quite like this one. Drawing from all of Emerson - his early sermons and lectures, his journals, his many books and essays, and his poetry -this unique book of thoughtfully selected passages captures the many textures and nuances of this exceptional mind. We find a spiritual message at the heart of his philosophy. Emerson's spiritual vision is reflected in these selections, the most relevant writings for today's spiritual seekers. This meditation collection will provide an opportunity to celebrate and re-evaluate Emerson's contribution to America's spiritual history. The depth and breadth of Emerson's words will show a new generation of Americans how to bring an open heart and a critical mind to the spiritual search.
"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."--Ralph Waldo Emerson. To achieve well-being in life you need physical, spiritual, and emotional health.At My Best, by author of A Day At A Time, draws on the wisdom of the present and past to help you set personal priorities in your search for well-being and follow through with disciplined and consistent actions toward that goal. Here are 365 mediations, one for each day of the year, built around appropriate quotations form famous authors that deal with such themes as your inner power, the link between mind and body, how your thoughts affect your health, how to choose affirming responses to setbacks in your life, and the use of mental imagery and visualization to conquer addiction and self-defeat. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit »Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.
Alles, was wir uns bildlich vorstellen können und als wirklich empfinden, das ziehen wir unweigerlich in unser Leben. Wie man dieses Superbewusstsein nutzt, zeigte Joseph Murphy schon Jahrzehnte vor THE SECRET in diesem Klassiker – einem seiner bekanntesten und beliebtesten Bücher. Wer seinem Superbewusstsein vertraut, kann das Unterbewusstsein so programmieren, dass er zum Meister in der Kunst der Manifestation wird.
Author: Philip Goldberg
Release Date: 2010-11-02
A fascinating look at India’s remarkable impact on Western culture, this eye-opening popular history shows how the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the mind-body methods of Yoga have profoundly affected the worldview of millions of Americans and radically altered the religious landscape. What exploded in the 1960s, following the Beatles trip to India for an extended stay with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, actually began more than two hundred years earlier, when the United States started importing knowledge--as well as tangy spices and colorful fabrics--from Asia. The first translations of Hindu texts found their way into the libraries of John Adams and Ralph Waldo Emerson. From there the ideas spread to Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and succeeding generations of receptive Americans, who absorbed India’s “science of consciousness” and wove it into the fabric of their lives. Charismatic teachers like Swami Vivekananda and Paramahansa Yogananda came west in waves, prompting leading intellectuals, artists, and scientists such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Allen Ginsberg, J. D. Salinger, John Coltrane, Dean Ornish, and Richard Alpert, aka Ram Dass, to adapt and disseminate what they learned from them. The impact has been enormous, enlarging our current understanding of the mind and body and dramatically changing how we view ourselves and our place in the cosmos. Goldberg paints a compelling picture of this remarkable East-to-West transmission, showing how it accelerated through the decades and eventually moved from the counterculture into our laboratories, libraries, and living rooms. Now physicians and therapists routinely recommend meditation, words like karma and mantra are part of our everyday vocabulary, and Yoga studios are as ubiquitous as Starbuckses. The insights of India’s sages permeate so much of what we think, believe, and do that they have redefined the meaning of life for millions of Americans—and continue to do so every day. Rich in detail and expansive in scope, American Veda shows how we have come to accept and live by the central teaching of Vedic wisdom: “Truth is one, the wise call it by many names.”
Over the course of six critically acclaimed books—including a compelling meditation on Moby-Dick—Dan Beachy-Quick has established himself as “one of America’s most significant young poets” (Lyn Hejinian). In Wonderful Investigations, Beachy-Quick broaches “a hazy line, a faulty boundary” between our daily world and one rich with wonder; a magical world in which, through his work as a writer, Beachy-Quick participates with a singular combination of critical intelligence and lyricism. Touching on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Proust, and Plato, among others, Beachy-Quick outlines the problem of duality in modern thought—the separation of the mind and body, word and referent, intelligence and mystery, human and natural—and makes the case for a fuller kind of nature poetry, one that strives to overcome this false separation, and to celebrate the notion that “wonder is the fact that the world has never ceased to be real.”
Ein Mensch, der zugeben kann, dass er Hilfe braucht, hat bereits den ersten Schritt zur Heilung getan. Jeder Mensch wird im Laufe seines Lebens mit diversen Problemen konfrontiert. Sicherlich haben Sie sich auch schon einmal hilf- und antrieblos gefühlt oder hatten Angst vor der Zukunft. Solange es sich hierbei nur um einen vorübergehenden Zustand handelt, besteht kein Grund zur Beunruhigung. Doch wenn Probleme wie Ess-Störungen, Platzangst, Depressionen, Panikattacken oder Beziehungsprobleme Ihren Alltag beherrschen, sollten Sie sich überlegen, professionelle Hilfe in Anspruch zu nehmen. Allerdings ist es heutzutage kaum noch möglich, sich in dem verwirrenden Angebot verschiedener Therapieformen zurechtzufinden. Luise Loos lässt Sie nicht allein mit Ihren Problemen, sondern steht Ihnen in dieser schwierigen Phase kompetent zur Seite. Anschaulich stellt sie die bewährtesten Therapieformen vor und erläutert die jeweiligen Lösungsansätze. Zusätzlich bietet dieses Buch einen Adressteil und wertvolle Literaturtipps. Der kompetente Wegweiser für alle, die auf der Suche nach der richtigen Therapieform sind. Jetzt als eBook: „Wege zur seelischen Gesundheit“ von Luise Loos. dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.
DIVCarefully selected passages from 55 years of journal entries: thoughts, religious sentiments, impressions of books, authors and contemporaries, much more. Revealing record of man behind formidable thinker, poet, essayist. /div
This book is about the little-known fact that there are four different kinds of meditation—Witness Meditation, Transformative Meditation, Discursive Meditation, and Transcendental Meditation. More often, each kind of meditation is promoted and practiced apart from the others. But combined as a process, they lead to cosmic consciousness and more loving attitude toward one’s self and planet Earth. Instead of the violence of interpersonal competition and environmental exploitation so prevalent today, the ideals of peace, justice, and harmony can become the new reality given a more integrated approach to life’s material, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual realms of experience. But in spite of the enormous advances in technology, we are still caught up in unwinnable wars that cost lives and resources of all the participants; we are still confronted by the injustices of social and economic controls that have most recently resulted in meltdowns; and we are still faced with that seemingly unsolvable environmental problems that are plaguing our planet today . Seemingly, the leadership of our global community is failing us. So it’s up to us as individuals. Meditation and the Evolution of Cosmic Consciousness is not a how-to book, however. It is an attempt to identify the process in a way that can be imitated. To do so, Don Ayre has reviewed his private practice as a family and child therapist and the writings of a number of historical figures that he recognizes as “great minds” for evidences of cosmic consciousness that can be used to build a living model. Ayre invites his readers to examine their uses of meditation and the writings of their favorite authors to contribute their thoughts and ideas that will assist with the evolution of cosmic consciousness.
A pocket-sized compendium of passages from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grasspaired with the relevant words of a variety of historical and contemporary thinkers, such as Margaret Fuller, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jane Goodall, Mark Twain, Marc Chagall, Helen Keller, Buddha, Dante, and Bhagavad Gita