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Peace is Every Step [Book]

Book Overview: In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to “mindfulness”—the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

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Post(s) Inspired by this Book:

  1. 13 Powerful Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes on Happiness, Anger, and Peace
  2. Focus on what’s going RIGHT – The Power of Mindfulness [VIDEO].
  3. Don’t Miss the Flower – A Short Zen Story from Thich Nhat Hanh
  4. How to Handle Your Anger – A Mindfulness Exercise from Thich Nhat Hanh
  5. Pillow Punching – Good or Bad for Anger Management?
  6. How To Live More Mindfully – The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing

 

How To Improve the Quality of Your Relationships – Lessons Learned from… Dogs. [VIDEO]

How To Improve the Quality of Your Relationships – Lessons Learned from… Dogs.

A casual conversation with Matt Hogan, the Founder of MoveMe Quotes, on improving the quality of your relationships with lessons learned from… dogs.  Hope it inspires you to keep moving forward – the ONLY direction!

“We often ask, ‘What’s wrong?’ Doing so, we invite painful seeds of sorrow to come up and manifest.  We feel suffering, anger, and depression, and produce more such seeds.  We would be much happier if we tried to stay in touch with the healthy, joyful seeds inside of us and around us.  We should learn to ask, ‘What’s not wrong?’ and be in touch with that.  There are so many elements in the world and within our bodies, feelings, perceptions, and consciousness that are wholesome, refreshing, and healing.  If we block ourselves, if we stay in the prison of our sorrow, we will not be in touch with these healing elements.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Step

The Mastery of Love [Book]

Book Overview: In The Mastery of Love, Don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships.  Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.

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Post(s) Inspired by this Book:

  1. Emotional Poison in Relationships — What It Is and How To Stop The Cycle.
  2. So, You Want the Perfect Relationship? Brace Yourself… Because Your Dog is About to School You.
  3. How To Improve the Quality of Your Relationships – Lessons Learned from… Dogs. [VIDEO]
  4. Are You Starving For Love or Radiating Love in Abundance? The Story of The Magical Kitchen.

 

“You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind.  You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you.  It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time.  Forgiveness is for your own mental healing.  You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourself.  Forgiveness is an act of self-love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Mastery of Love

“If you’re a part of a shitty relationship, you owe it to yourself to move on.  You owe it to yourself to be happy with the relationships you have.  You are in control.  Besides, moving on is sometimes the best way to develop new, empowering relationships.  Starting anew, empty-handed and full-hearted, you can build fresher, stronger, more supportive relationships—important relationships that allow you to have fun and be happy and contribute beyond yourself.  These are the meaningful relationships we all need.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains

“Almost universally, the traits or behaviors that have pissed us off in other people – their dishonesty, their selfishness, their laziness – are hardly going to work out well for them in the end.  Their ego and shortsightedness contains its own punishment.  The question we must ask ourselves is: Are we going to be miserable just because other people are?” ~ Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

“Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good.  His life has much difficulty and sadness and remains far behind yours.  Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, via Ego is the Enemy

The Art of Happiness [Book]

Book Overview:  Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life’s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings.

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Post(s) Inspired by this Book:

  1. 15 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Make You Think Deeply About Happiness, Suffering, and the Purpose of Life.

 

 

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