A Manual for Living

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062511114

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

Handbüchlein der Moral

Author: Epiktet

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 394592443X

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Das "Handbüchlein" ist das bekannteste und einflussreichste Kompendium der praktischen Lebensweisheit des berühmten Philosophen Epiktet. Zusammengestellt und herausgegeben von seinem bedeutendsten Schüler, dem römischen Historiker und Staatsmann Arrianus, dient es seit zwei Jahrtausenden allen nach Weisheit und Persönlichkeitsbildung Strebenden als treues Vademecum. Ohne den Leser mit theoretischem Ballast zu ermüden, vermittelt es die lebensethischen Maximen und im besten Sinne des Wortes humanen Lehren Epiktets unumständlich, einfach, kompakt. Das "Handbüchlein" zählt neben den Werken Senecas und den "Selbstbetrachtungen" Marc Aurels noch heute zu den populärsten Werken der antiken Lebensphilosophie.

Das tibetische Buch vom Leben und vom Sterben

Ein Schlüssel zum tieferen Verständnis von Leben und Tod

Author: Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426413523

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Der tibetische Meditationsmeister Sogyal Rinpoche führt uns an eine Lebenspraxis heran, durch die der Tod seinen Schrecken verliert und der Alltag an Freude gewinnt. Seine zeitgemäße Auslegung der buddhistischen Lehren des berühmten »Tibetischen Totenbuchs« hat weltweit einen maßgeblichen Rang erlangt. Sie ist zu einer unentbehrlichen Hilfe in der Krankenbetreuung und Sterbebegleitung geworden. Doch jeder Mensch kann durch dieses Buch nicht nur »die Kunst zu sterben«, sondern auch die »zu leben« lernen. Beide sind nach tibetischer Auffassung nur die zwei Seiten einer Medaille.

Was ich vom Leben gelernt habe

Author: Oprah Winfrey

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403480X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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»Eins weiß ich genau: Ihre Reise beginnt jeden Tag aufs Neue mit der Entscheidung aufzustehen, rauszugehen und das Leben zu genießen.« Die Frage „Was wissen Sie ganz sicher?“ hat die beliebteste Talkmasterin der Welt Oprah Winfrey 14 Jahre lang zu ihrer Kultkolumne „What I Know for Sure“ inspiriert. Daraus ist dieses wundervolle Buch voller Erkenntnisse und Offenbarungen geworden. Oprah schreibt über Freude und Belastbarkeit, Beziehung und Dankbarkeit, Ehrfurcht, Klarheit und Kraft. Die Texte bieten einen ungewöhnlichen und faszinierenden Einblick in die Sichtweise einer der außergewöhnlichsten Frauen der Welt. Aufrichtig, bewegend und humorvoll: Weis- und Wahrheiten, an die die Leser immer wieder zurückdenken werden.

The Living I Ching

Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Shape Your Life

Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062309285

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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From the author of 365 Tao and a leading authority on Taoist practice and philosophy comes a completely innovative translation of the classic text of Eastern wisdom, the I Ching. The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is an ancient manual for divining the future. Its basic text is traditionally attributed to the Chinese King Wen, the Duke of Zhou, and the philosopher Confucius. By tossing coins, rolling dice, using a computer, or, more traditionally, counting yarrow stalks, one can create a seemingly random combination of heads or tails, odd or even, yin or yang, to construct six lines (for example, solid for odd numbers or broken for even numbers). These six lines make up a hexagram that provides advice, predictions, and answers to questions on topics from love and career to family and finance. While known mostly as a tool of divination, the I Ching is also a repository of centuries of wisdom. Most of the existing translations offer either dense, scholarly commentary or little more than fortune-cookie platitudes, but in The Living I Ching Deng Ming-Dao takes a more holistic approach. His new translation recovers the true wisdom and philosophy of this ancient classic, so that the I Ching becomes more than just a book of fortune-telling -- it becomes a manual for living.


Life's Missing Instruction Manual

The Guidebook You Should Have Been Given at Birth

Author: Joe Vitale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118046382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Bestselling author and marketing guru Joe Vitale offers insights and life lessons for achieving success In the simple, straightforward tone of an instructional manual, this little book offers big wisdom and little-known secrets for living a better life. Packed with life lessons most people will wish they'd learned earlier, Life's Missing Instruction Manual uses humor and anecdote to present practical steps readers can use to take control of their lives, overcome any obstacle, and find fulfillment. Each simple lesson is explained and brought into focus with real-life examples and includes practical steps on putting those lessons to work every day. Full of uncommon wisdom and lighthearted humor, this book will help readers develop confidence, create a plan for success, get ahead at work, build rapport with others, develop time-management skills, and find wealth and happiness. Readers will learn how to live life to the fullest when they discover how to: * Take chances that lead to success * Get through the tough times * Be themselves and like it * Find their purpose * Work as a team * Create their own blueprint for success * Believe in themselves * Lead a good and moral life * Accept their mistakes and move on * Define success for themselves Joe Vitale (Wimberley, TX) is President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., and author of The Attractor Factor (0-471-70604-3) and The E-Code (0-471-71855-6). He has been called "the Buddha of the Internet" for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen. His professional clients include the Red Cross, PBS, Hermann Children's Hospital, and many other small and large international businesses.

Der tägliche Stoiker

366 nachdenkliche Betrachtungen über Weisheit, Beharrlichkeit und Lebensstil

Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920717

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

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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.

An Intentional Life

Musings of a Secular Monastic

Author: Andrew Fitz-Gibbon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479723703

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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Author Andrew Fitz-Gibbon writes: These musings are something of a window on my spiritual and philosophical journey. The journey did not begin recently, nor does it end with the last of these reflections. These serve as but a glimpse into my personal odyssey. Though these reflections are not in any way polished philosophy nor systematic theology, the careful reader will be able to piece together what I think about metaphysics (what is the case), epistemology (how we know what we think we know), ethics (how we ought to live) and aesthetics (what is beautiful and why). I comment also on understandings of God, Christ, Christianity, the Buddha, Daoism, and interfaith dialogue.

Living with Miracles

A Common-Sense Guide to A Course In Miracles

Author: D. Patrick Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101515082

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The first comprehensive guide to studying A Course in Miracles, for readers at all levels of experience. The channeled writings of A Course in Miracles have touched millions of lives. And yet ACIM can be surprisingly difficult to navigate. From its often complex concepts about the nature of the ego, reality, and love; to the many intense, surprising, personal changes it can bring into readers' lives, ACIM presents a challenge for even the most motivated students. Now D. Patrick Miller-the leading historical chronicler of ACIM and a highly respected authority on its teachings-provides the definitive how-to manual for engaging with ACIM. His guide distills years of hard-won insights and helps students navigate the sometimes intense experience. Living with Miracles is designed to make even the novice comfortable when approaching ACIM. Miller leads the reader through the most common emotions, reactions, and questions that arise when studying ACIM; provides insights and tips about pacing yourself, as well as when and how to take breaks from study; and gives advice on working through early misconceptions and difficult later stages. He also provides useful, absorbing historical material, stories from practitioners around the world who reflect honestly on their experiences, and a resources section with ideas for those looking to continue their study of this remarkable spiritual teaching.

Neale Donald Walsh's Little Book of Life

A User's Manual

Author: Neale Donald Walsch

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612831312

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

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In 1999, Neale Donald Walsch wrote three little books, each focusing on different areas of life: Neale Donald Walsch on Relationships, Neale Donald Walsch on Holistic Living, and Neale Donald Walsch on Abundance and Right Livelihood. Now, 10 years later, Walsch has revised these three books and combined them into one volume. In this little book, Walsch provides his readers with the basic principles for satisfying personal relationships, an inspirational approach to the real meaning of money and prosperity and how they apply to the secret of happiness, and the basics of integrated living--how to live with joy and harmony. This book presents the core teachings found in the Conversations with God series. Warm and inspirational, Walsch’s words provide hope and help for readers living in a particularly challenging time.

God's Little Instruction Book for Men

Author: Honor Books

Publisher: Honor Books

ISBN: 9781562922214

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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"God's Little Instruction Book for Men is a power-packedinspirational collection of dynamic quotes which are coupledwith the wisdom of the ages, God's Word, that will motivatemen of all faiths and vocations to live a meaningful,productive, and happy life, while inspiring them to strive forexcellence and character in living.It is designed to be fun to read, yet thought-provoking,supplying men with godly insight on many topics vital to life.Within these pages will be found familiar and unfamiliarquotes covering subjects such as personal achievements,excellence, integrity, and how to find real success in life. Aninspirational verse is included after each quote, so as toinclude what the instruction manual of life, the Bible, has tosay about each topic.God's Little Instruction Book for Men will challenge men tomove beyond the status quo of society and develop a visionfor themselves to become the men God created them to be.

God's Little Instruction Book for Men

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562922634

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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"God's Little Instruction Book for Men is a power-packed inspirational collection of dynamic quotes which are coupled with the wisdom of the ages, God's Word, that will motivate men of all faiths and vocations to live a meaningful, productive, and happy life, while inspiring them to strive for excellence and character in living. It is designed to be fun to read, yet thought-provoking, supplying men with godly insight on many topics vital to life. Within these pages will be found familiar and unfamiliar quotes covering subjects such as personal achievements, excellence, integrity, and how to find real success in life. An inspirational verse is included after each quote, so as to include what the instruction manual of life, the Bible, has to say about each topic. God's Little Instruction Book for Men will challenge men to move beyond the status quo of society and develop a vision for themselves to become the men God created them to be. "

The Pursuit

Wisdom for the Adventure of Your Life

Author: Pat Williams,Jim Denney

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441226117

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Everyone wants to pursue a life of meaning, a life that matters--a life of authentic success and lasting satisfaction. But what's the secret to living the life you've always dreamed of? In this personal, relevant and engaging book of wisdom, Pat Williams shares six powerful, practical insights that aren't taught in school, but are essential in the pursuit of a successful and rewarding life. Packed with page-turning stories, The Pursuit illustrates the life-changing concepts Pat learned from his mentor, R.E. Littlejohn, longtime co-owner of a minor league baseball club and Pat's former boss. These six principles are at the heart of this captivating quick-start manual for anyone who wants to hit the ground running and take on the world: -control what you can (and let go of everything else) -be patient -keep it simple -pay your dues (because experience matters) -pay attention to the little things -and don't run from problems

Proverbs; Or, The Manual of Wisdom

Being an Alphabetical Arrangement of the Best English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Other Proverbs. To which are Subjoined the Wise Sayings, Precepts, Maxims, and Reflections of the Most Illustrious Ancients ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maxims

Page: 146

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Das Hindernis ist der Weg

Mit der Philosophie der Stoiker zum Triumph

Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451810956

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Die großen Frauen und Männer hatten weder außergewöhnlich viel Glück, Talent oder Erfahrung. Sie hatten lediglich das gleiche Motto: Was dir im Weg steht, wird dein Weg! Ryan Holiday, Marketing-Guru und Bestsellerautor, wendet die vergessene Erfolgsformel der antiken Philosophen auf die heutige Welt an und gibt konkrete Anleitung, wie wir unser Leben selbst erfolgreich gestalten können: Manage deine Wahrnehmung! Erkenne, welche Begebenheiten du verändern kannst! Lenke deine Handlungen auf ein Ziel! Und mache jedes Hindernis in deinem Weg zu einer Chance! Ein Buch, das die lebenspraktischen Erkenntnisse der Stoiker aus dem antiken Griechenland und Rom in die Gegenwart holt und damit auf sehr eingängige Weise zeigt, wie wir im Leben erfolgreich sein können! Mit vielen Beispielen aus der Welt der Philosophie, Literatur, Sport, Wirtschaft und Politik (Markus Aurelius, Demosthenes, Michel de Montaigne, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Ghandi, Barack Obama ...).

The Marketplace Ministry Handbook

A Manual for Work, Money and Business

Author: Robert J. Banks,R. Paul Stevens

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573832946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Work has become for many people the central reference point in their lives and the main consumer of their time and energy. Whether people have much or little money is what much of life revolves around. There is an implicit theology in everyone's attitude to and handling of work. This book looks at the relationship between God and the marketplace, at work as a spiritual discipline, and at how to handle some of the main pressures and dilemmas that arise in a work setting. The combined wisdom of dozens of experts makes this volume a great place to start thinking about how Christians should approach subjects such as: . ADVERTISING . BUSINESS ETHICS. COMPETITION . COMPROMISE . CONTRACTS . CREDIT. DEBT. FIRING . GOSSIP . INSURANCE . INTEGRITY . INVESTMENT . LEADERSHIP . LOYALTY . MANAGEMENT . NEGOTIATING . NETWORKING. OFFICE POLITICS . PROMOTION . RETIREMENT . SHIFTWORK . STEWARDSHIP . STRESS . STRIKES . UNIONS . VOLUNTEER WORK . WHISTLE-BLOWING R. Paul Stevens is the David J. Brown Family Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College in Vancouver and the author of many books on marriage, work and everyday life. His many books include The Other Six Days, Liberating the Laity, Marriage Spirituality, Living the Story and Down-to-Earth Spirituality. Robert Banks is past director and dean of Macquarie Christian Studies Institute in Sydney, Australia. He has written widely on work, community, and popular culture, including The Tyranny of Time and Redeeming the Routines.

A Little Manual for Knowing

Author: Esther Lightcap Meek

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087177X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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In refreshing challenge to the common presumption that knowing involves amassing information, this book offers an eight-step approach that begins with love and pledge and ends with communion and shalom. Everyday adventures of knowing turn on a moment of insight that transforms and connects knower and known. No matter the field--science or art, business or theology, counseling or athletics--this little manual offers a how-to for knowing ventures. It offers concrete guidance to individuals or teams, students or professionals, along with plenty of exercises to spark the process of discovery, design, artistry, or mission.

Glück

Author: Matthieu Ricard

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 348506050X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Der bekannte buddhistische Weisheitslehrer verbindet auf einzigartige Weise neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse mit der spirituellen Praxis des Buddhismus. Glück ist kein Zufall, sondern jeder kann es lernen. Matthieu Ricard gibt revolutionäre neue Einblicke in das, was wir als Glück im Leben bezeichnen, und zeigt, wie wir den Geist so verändern können, dass wir tiefes Glück empfinden. Glück entsteht, wissenschaftlich messbar, aus einem inneren Gleichgewicht von Körper und Geist. Es ist das Resultat einer inneren Reifung, die ganz allein von uns abhängt und die wir Tag für Tag verfolgen können. Konkrete Übungen und Meditationsanleitungen am Ende jedes Kapitels weisen einen klaren Weg zu einem glücklicheren Leben. Das Vorwort schrieb Daniel Goleman, Autor der Bestseller "Emotionale Intelligenz" und "Die heilende Kraft der Gefühle".