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An Open Heart

By Dalai Lama,Nicholas Vreeland
  • ISBN Code: : 0316045837
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
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An introduction to the core of Buddhism by its greatest teacher, An Open Heart is the successor to the bestselling The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama's clear and simple guide to finding compassion and happiness. 25 photos. (World Religions)

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  • Pdf File: my-life-is-an-open-book.pdf

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I would like to begin by thanking you all for sacrificing your time and patience to listen to what I have to say today. Today we will discuss how just having a positive attitude can help guide us to the road of success. The topics that will by covered in this speech are: A. Why should we consider today to be a gift? B. What we take for grand why we should not? C Does the word impossible really exist? D Is there any failure in trying? E. What is the power of cooperation F Why do we call the area in which we all live the universe? G What is the power of the human mind H. The key to staying happy I The second key to staying happy J. The power of a smile K You put the U in success. L Why is our planet round? M Revenge versus forgiveness N. FAF O. In helping others we help ourselves. P the atom is a metaphor for life Q Why do we call it the human race? R HMS S What does it mean to have all faith in Allah (God) T Education U Inspiration V Determination W Motivation X Understanding Y Sincerity Z An empty mind is the devil's workshop AA What toll can negativity take on a person AB Can one change one's outlook on life. AC Step by step AD Is failure really failure? AE How does one go about converting failure into success AF The magnet of life AG In the human body lies the secrets to the universeAH Intimidation AI Fear AJ Frustration AK Will Power AL The power of kindness AM The power of honesty AN The power of generosity AO The power of forgiveness AP The power of friendship AQ The harmful side effects of holding a grudge AR How to let go of a grudge AS What does it mean to give 200% AT The Bull's eye of life AU The scale of life AV Finding solutions to problems AW Knowledge is power AX The joys that one gets when one chooses to help others AY Do rewards always have to be materialistic? AZ Happiness BA Trust BB Patience BC The dangers of panic and how to keep your cool BD How is keeping your cool beneficial? BE The power of prayer BF Just think NIKE BG Why do we dream? BH We all can't be the dealer BI The eyes are the windows to the heart and soul B J The power of the tongue BK Good health BL Balance BM Hard work BN Can anyone make a difference? BO Know what you want from life BP Be realistic about what you want in life. BQ Time is of the essence BR Don't waste your time and energy BS Being open to change and being flexible BT Don't be threatened by anyone BU Dig Deep BV Stay Motivated BW JBY BX The first impression is not the book's thesis BY Don't put a cap on the bottle BZ Modify the challenge CA Learn to drive CB How hungry are you? CC Is tackling only for football players? CD Always keep Allah (God) in your heart at all times CE The advantages of creating a positive self Image CF What if the window is only open a crack? CG You get what you deserve CH The road is always going to be curvy and bumpy CI Be fearless in the face of adversity CJ Dare to be great CK Don't stop CL Leave no stone unturned CM Put trash where it belongs CN The I of the eye CO The master status CP Don't let the cup brim over CQ The river eventually leads to the ocean CR The power of love CS Respect and love the youth of our society CT What it means and takes to remain humble?to CU Pass it on CV There isn't an I or a U in team CW Keep the doors open CX The ocean is made up of many drops of water CY The deepest buried treasures are the most valuable CZ We are a series of puzzles within the puzzle.

The Open Heart Club

By Gabriel Brownstein
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 1610399471
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: the-open-heart-club.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality. Born in 1966 with a congenital heart defect known as the tetralogy of Fallot, Gabriel Brownstein entered the world just as doctors were learning to operate on conditions like his. He received a life-saving surgery at five years old, and since then has ridden wave after wave of medical innovation, a series of interventions that have kept his heart beating. The Open Heart Club is both a memoir of a life on the edge of medicine's reach and a history of the remarkable people who have made such a life possible. It begins with the visionary anatomists of the seventeenth century, tells the stories of the doctors (all women) who invented pediatric cardiology, and includes the lives of patients and physicians struggling to understand the complexities of the human heart. The Open Heart Club is a riveting work of compassionate storytelling, a journey into the dark hinterlands between sickness and health lit by bright moments of humor and inspiration.

The Trail of the Open Heart

By Rebecca Rees
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1450007414
  • Total of Pages : 179
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 111
  • Pdf File: the-trail-of-the-open-heart.pdf

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These are stories of All-Kinds-of-Love: cat love, family love, romantic love, erotic love, friendship and community love, love of work, love of home, love of nature, love of art, love of justice, love of spirit, broken love, mistaken love, and eternal love. From finding and losing and finding a girlhood Jesus to fighting racial injustice in the old South to thirty years of radical loving in flowery San Francisco to adventuring to live on the edge of the wild high-desert mountains, this is one feminist Everywoman’s journey on the Trail of the Open Heart. The dedication from the story “Mistakes of the Open Heart” gives a taste of the book: I dedicate this story to my loving mistakes on the trail of the open heart, the-ones-who-got-away. To Michael, my first friend in San Francisco, who was in love when I was free, and free when I was in love, and lovingly married when I was free again. To Charles, my Rainmaker. To Tim, the first lover who made me feel beloved. To Doug, my kindred spirit who held hands with me in the convent. To Steve, who dumped me on the Winter Solstice, but still wrote to tell me he loved his Hanukah present of seven stories. To David, a sweet guy who just wanted to be my friend and sing with me on the trail. And to Paula, best friend and adventure buddy of my youth, who said that one of us should have been a man and knew that neither was willing to volunteer. From you lost neverwhere or nevermore lovers, and from the unnamed others (including the bad guys), I have learned hard lessons. You taught me humility and respect for the needs of others. You taught me compassion in situations in which I was the rejector instead of the rejectee. You taught me to allow every relationship to assume its natural form, and that just because people love each other does not mean that they are meant to be together. You helped me learn that the true source of all my love is me. You taught me that part of being an attractive woman may be attracting experiences that I didn’t expect. You taught me to take responsibility for assessing when a person may be impulsive and unreliable, and to take responsibility for acting on that knowledge. You taught me that emotional fluency is not necessarily emotional responsibility. You taught me that men who declare that they have been my lover in many lifetimes probably jerked me around in all those other lifetimes too. You taught me to balance the romantic with the rational and not to mistake neediness for passion. You taught me to count the cost of a relationship and decide if I am willing to pay that price—all of it—and still not get what I want. I learned that most people love as well as they know how at the time, given human imperfection in giving love and human imperfection in receiving it. I learned that sometimes love is deeper without sex, and sometimes friendship is more loving than love. I learned that love is everywhere, here and now, and is not restricted in form. I learned that life is ultimately a great Mystery, and that what we have to give and teach each other may be beyond our immediate comprehension. You, my mistakes of the open heart, led me to experience the tremendous peace and clarity that comes from giving up, absolutely, on an unworkable situation. You helped me to learn that I can survive the death of an illusory self-in-relationship and be reborn to new possibilities, an ever–widening horizon of life. You have helped me to become a woman of wisdom, a woman who has learned to make good love and good friends when I can, and learned to make the scraps into enlightenment soup.

Open Hearts

By Jane Seymour
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  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Book Code : 0786745509
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 620
  • Pdf File: open-hearts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“If Your Heart Is Open, Love Will Always Find Its Way In.” An open heart is a universal symbol of giving and receiving love. This precious keepsake companion perfectly compliments the elegant jewelry designed by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Seymour for her debut line exclusive to Kay Jewelers. Open Hearts reflects life's joys, heartaches, and inspirations and symbolizes that only when you can love yourself and keep your heart open are you able to give and receive love. This theme is celebrated through a collection of poems, essays, quotes, and Jane Seymour's equally inspirational “Healing Hearts” paintings. The coalescence of words and art speak to every kind of love in people's lives. They prove that it's a force that flows unconditionally, because if your heart is open, it can never stay broken.

Journey Through an Open Door

By Tritia Hamilton
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1449095992
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: journey-through-an-open-door.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now is the time to remember who you truly are. The shift in consciousness that you are feeling – during this time of unprecedented change – is a bridge into an exciting and magical new way of being on planet Earth. Journey Through an Open Door provides a mirror reflecting a step-by-step progression into a wider view that is inside us all and is accessed through a heart-directed journey of expansion including: essential balancing of the intuitive with the rational, the feminine with the masculine, the inner landscape with the outer one. Rooted in the beauty of nature’s year along the Maine coastline, Tritia Hamilton’s narrative for Journey is the background for doorway-opening commentary from beneficent guides who playfully call themselves Mirin. It is they who suggested and inspired the writing of this unique and multi-layered book. Among the twenty Mirin commentaries are: Remembering, Playfulness, All Mirrors are Magic Mirrors, Power Places, Guidance, Relationships, Where is the Future?, The Land of Enchantment, The Dawning. The annotated journal pages that follow each Mirin commentary invite your participation. Fifty-six keys to expansion encourage and inform your process of opening into the wide view. Can you feel the magic of the new dawn breaking and know that it is you? – Mirin

A Mindful Morning

By David Dillard-Wright
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440596379
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 940
  • Pdf File: a-mindful-morning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A mindful approach to finding joy in every day! With all the struggles of modern life, it's easy to get lost in a quagmire of stress, worry, and indifference. For thousands of years, monks rose before dawn to meditate and greet the morning with an open heart. But you don't need to beat the sun to start the day mindfully. With A Mindful Morning, you can channel this ancient tradition as part of your daily morning routine. With 200 inspiring quotes and short, easy mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to begin your day with a clear head and positive energy. These simple moments of awareness, healing postures, and meditations can help soothe your soul as you take on every day with tranquility, confidence, and composure.

Gospel-Driven Ministry

By Jared C. Wilson
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310111579
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: gospel-driven-ministry.pdf

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From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus called and equipped individuals who would serve his community of followers. These "shepherds" are called to preach, pray, and care for the needs of God's people. But what does it mean to be a pastor? And what is the nature of this ministry, according to the Bible? In Gospel-Driven Ministry, Jared Wilson begins by looking at the qualifications for the pastorate, addressing the notion of a call to ministry and how an individual--and a church community--can best identify the marks of maturity and affirm a call. In each chapter, Wilson looks at one of the core practices of pastoral ministry, including: Preaching Sermons Developing a Vibrant Prayer Life Caring and Counseling Pastoring Married and Single Gospel-Centered Leadership Fighting Sin and Spiritual Warfare Resolving Conflict Passing on the Ministry to Others In addition, Wilson provides practical resources including theological insights on baptism and the Lord's Supper, guidance for wedding and funeral sermons, outlines for leading elder and deacon meetings, tips for interviewing new pastors, questions to ask at ordination, and advice on knowing when and how to leave a pastor role. This is a comprehensive, practical guide to pastoral ministry that prepares new pastors and equips those currently serving for long-term, healthy ministry.

Peaceful Action, Open Heart

By Thich Nhat Hanh
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  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Book Code : 1935209361
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: peaceful-action-open-heart.pdf

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Peaceful Action, Open Heartshines 60 years of study and practice upon one of the crowning scriptures of the path of the Buddha, and is destined to be known as one of the most significant writings by Thich Nhat Hanh. The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered of Mahayana sacred texts and is sometimes called "the king of sutras." Despite this fact, there are very few commentaries in English available today. Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra’s main theme-- that everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha, and that Buddha-nature is inherent in everything--but he also uniquely emphasizes the sutra’s insight that Buddha-nature is the basis for peaceful action. Since we all will one day become a Buddha, he says, we can use mindfulness practices right now to understand and find solutions to current world challenges. In his interpretation of the sutra, he suggests that if the practices, views, and insights of the Lotus Sutra would find application not only by individuals but also by nations, it would offer concrete solutions to transform individual suffering and the global challenges facing the world today. Stamped with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh’s insights based on the wisdom of the Lotus Sutra invoke a wide range of contemporary topics and concerns, such as the Palestinian-Israeli war, the threat of terrorism, and the degradation of our environment. In proposing radical new ways of finding peaceful solutions to universal, contemporary conflicts, he not only challenges the U.N to change from an organization to a real organism working for peace and harmony in the world, but also encourages all branches of all governments to act as Sangha. In so doing, he demonstrates the practical and direct applicability of this sacred text to today's concerns. This book has been re-released with a new title. The earlier hardcover edition was entitled Opening the Heart of the Cosmos.