Losing Control Finding Serenity

Losing Control  Finding Serenity
Author: Daniel A. Miller
Publsiher: Ebb and Flow Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-07-12
ISBN: 0982893000
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Control Finding Serenity Book Excerpt:

ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist! What Would Your Life Be Like If You Simply Let Go of Control? At work, they oversee every detail of every project and expect nothing less than perfection from their coworkers.At home, they obsess over finding the "right" person. Then, they criticize their lover or spouse for doing everything wrong.As parents, they practice zero tolerance for their children's preferred study practices, choice of friends, dress choices, and differing life views.Sound familiar? Everyone knows the type: micromanagers, nitpickers, and domestic despots. Yet, most people fail to recognize the signs of a compulsion to control in themselves-or realize the toll of their behavior on their career, their family, their friendships, and their own happiness. In Losing Control, Finding Serenity: How the Need to Control Hurts Us and How to Let It Go (Ebb and Flow Press, 2011) Daniel Miller pinpoints the dangers of excessive control, which goes far beyond setting limits and standards, in all aspects of life. What's more, he shows those who feel the pressure to control how to break free and reap unexpected gifts. Sharing his journey of transformation, Miller reveals what happened when he finally decided to "surrender": his blinders fell away, new opportunities emerged, and he experienced unprecedented, profound inner peace.Drawing on psychological insights, spiritual wisdom, and the real-life stories of acknowledged "control freaks," Losing Control, Finding Serenity guides readers through an honest inventory of their control patterns-whether prodding, cajoling, withdrawing, playing the martyr, or intimidating-down to the roots. As most controllers will discover, their compulsion to control is provoked by deep-seated fear, anxieties, and insecurities, then aggravated by anger and resentments. Filled with enlightening true stories, Losing Control, Finding Serenity gives readers the knowledge, the courage, the strategies, and the "decontrol" tools to: *Identify and overcome the control triggers of fear, anger, and resentment. *Avoid avoidance, with techniques for overcoming procrastination and reassuring exercises for resisting the urge to withdraw from loved ones. *Become a less domineering parent, build a family democracy, and reduce the struggles with children. *Find and keep the right person by accepting who he or she is rather than trying to change their romantic partner. *Delegate to and trust coworkers to reap increases in productivity, efficiency, and job satisfaction-and reduce conflict and dissension. *Learn to be patient and calmly accept "what is," even when adversity strikes, to enjoy a more fulfilling and serene life. * Pursue your passions and achieve greater life balance in a chaotic, unpredictable world that's frequently beyond anyone's control Losing Control, Finding Serenity offers welcome encouragement and validation for going with the flow of life as it is: an ongoing, every changing mystery. Find out how losing control really means gaining control!

Losing Control Finding Serenity

Losing Control  Finding Serenity
Author: Daniel Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780982893043
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Control Finding Serenity Book Excerpt:

ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalist!What Would Your Life Be Like If You Simply Let Go of Control?At work, they oversee every detail of every project and expect nothing less than perfection from their coworkers.At home, they obsess over finding the "right" person. Then, they criticize their lover or spouse for doing everything wrong.As parents, they practice zero tolerance for their children's preferred study practices, choice of friends, dress choices, and differing life views.Sound familiar? Everyone knows the type: micromanagers, nitpickers, and domestic despots. Yet, most people fail to recognize the signs of a compulsion to control in themselves--or realize the toll of their behavior on their career, their family, their friendships, and their own happiness.In Losing Control, Finding Serenity: How the Need to Control Hurts Us and How to Let It Go, Daniel A. Miller pinpoints the dangers of excessive control. What's more, he shows those who feel the pressure to control how to break free and reap unexpected gifts.Sharing his journey of transformation, Miller reveals what happened when he finally decided to "surrender": his blinders fell away, new opportunities emerged, and he experienced unprecedented, profound inner peace.Drawing on psychological insights, spiritual wisdom, and the real-life stories of acknowledged "control freaks," Losing Control, Finding Serenity guides readers through an honest inventory of their control patterns--whether prodding, cajoling, withdrawing, playing the martyr, or intimidating--down to the roots. As most controllers will discover, their compulsion to control is provoked by deep-seated fear, anxieties, and insecurities, then aggravated by anger and resentments.Filled with enlightening true stories, Losing Control, Finding Serenity gives readers the knowledge, the courage, the strategies, and the "decontrol" tools to:Identify and overcome the control triggers of fear, anger, and resentment.Become a less domineering parent, build a family democracy, and reduce the struggles with children.Find and keep the right person by accepting who he or she is rather than trying to change their romantic partner.Free your creative flow and process.Delegate to and trust coworkers to reap increases in productivity, efficiency, and job satisfaction--and reduce conflict and dissension.Learn to be patient and calmly accept "what is," even when adversity strikes, to enjoy a more fulfilling and serene life.In a chaotic, unpredictable world that's frequently beyond anyone's control, Losing Control, Finding Serenity offers welcome encouragement and validation for going with the flow of life as it is: an ongoing, every changing mystery.Find out how losing control really means gaining control.Critical Acclaim For the Book:"Daniel A. Miller has done an amazing job in delving deeply into the crevices of how most us would need to be in control, one way or another--in varying degrees--not always realizing how it rules and affects our lives and even more so--the lives and happiness of others. Daniel has clearly lived it, seen the damage, and has learned from it and has designed a formula to teach people how to change these controls by finding, understanding and releasing issues one step at a time. He has created a way of guiding and educating the reader, in a very understandable and logical way, to help everyone "Let Go". A must read for everyone!"--IN LIGHT TIMES

Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety

Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety
Author: Robert Gerzon
Publsiher: Robert Gerzon
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780553379785
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety Book Excerpt:

Seen on national television, a psychotherapist argues that anxiety is a natural part of life and shows how, paradoxically, it can be a means to find serenity, take advantage of new opportunities, and discover one's true self and potential. Reprint.

The Gifts of Acceptance Embracing People and Things As They Are

The Gifts of Acceptance  Embracing People and Things As They Are
Author: Daniel A Miller
Publsiher: Ebb and Flow Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gifts of Acceptance Embracing People and Things As They Are Book Excerpt:

A Library Journal Best Wellness Book of 2018! 2018 Self-Help Silver Medal Winner--Independent Book Publishers Association! 2018 Non-Fiction Audio Book Silver Medal Winner--Independent Book Publishers Association! 2018 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalist--Family & Relationships! WHAT WOULD YOUR LIFE BE LIKE IF YOU ACCEPTED PEOPLE AND THINGS AS THEY ARE? Do you wish your parents had been more nurturing and supportive? Are you wondering if you’ll ever find your perfect soul mate and dream boss? Do you wish you had “perfect” children, relatives who never fight, and friends who always agree with you? No one gets to sail through life free of turbulence. What separates people who shake it off, bounce back, and stay positive from the bitter, never satisfied, and defeated? Best-selling author and former compulsive controller Daniel A. Miller convincingly attests that the answer is choosing acceptance. In THE GIFTS OF ACCEPTANCE: EMBRACING PEOPLE AND THINGS AS THEY ARE, Danny shares what he’s learned—through extensive research, inspiring true stories, and his own experience with hardships—about the integral relationship between accepting the facts of life and others, with their quirks, flaws, and differences, and enjoying greater satisfaction in life. Recognizing the benefits of acceptance isn’t difficult. Yet the reality of accepting an unexpected job loss or financial setbacks, a friend’s betrayal, a child’s struggle with addiction, a serious illness, or even the annoying traits of a loved one can be extremely challenging. To make it easier, THE GIFTS OF ACCEPTANCE offers insights, intentions, and strategies for practicing acceptance of parents, a significant other, children, siblings and extended family, coworkers, friends, and foes; of life’s adversities and the limitations of getting older; and, perhaps toughest of all, of yourself. You will learn how practicing acceptance helps you * Navigate life’s ups and downs more easily * Enjoy greater trust, openness, and intimacy with your loved ones and those closest to you * Survive control freaks, foes, and other crazy makers *Lift self-imposed burdens and obligations and experience less stress, frustration, and worry * Reduce the struggle with your children * Strengthen bonds with coworkers and business associates * Discover new choices and opportunities in the most discouraging situations * Turn setbacks and failures to future successes * Find the path to assured self-acceptance THE GIFTS OF ACCEPTANCE is a book with the potential to repair relationships, revitalize careers, and make the world a better place.

Breaking Free

Breaking Free
Author: Christian M. Wiese
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2022-04-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Free Book Excerpt:

A world of magical connection awaits everyone embarking on a spiritual quest. Yet with it come challenges that have to be overcome to make this commitment to the new world complete. What to expect when awakening knocks on your door? Breaking Free is an ascension manual which shares the excitement of being free of your illusionary self, while helping you move past your psychological barriers. Christian conducted a survey of his network of spiritual friends and with the help of powerful personal stories and insights helps the reader deal with phenomena such as twin flames, kundalini awakening, shadow work and commanding newfound spiritual powers. Why do we still feel stuck even after having read so many books and followed so many gurus? It’s not enough to stress the freedom of the here and now. We also have to be mindful of the psychological processes that prevent us from being free. This book is practical, solutions oriented and enlightening. It encapsulates theory and practice. We can be part of Awareness, as well as being self-aware of our treacherous mind. Christian leverages his experience as a spiritual life coach and demonstrates how to live an authentic, empowered and passionate life by embracing the power of Serenity, Energy, Love and Flow (S-E-L-F).

The Positively Present Guide to Life

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Author: Dani DiPirro
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 1780287895
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Positively Present Guide to Life Book Excerpt:

Written by positivity blogger Dani DiPirro, whose life transformed when she decided to focus on living a more positive and present life, this inspirational new two-colour book expands on Dani's highly popular "Positively Present" blog entries, providing specific, action-oriented advice for embracing positive thinking in everyday life in order to: create a nurturing home, build a fulfilling career, develop great relationships, appreciate true love and embrace change. Central to the book's appeal are 30 practical activities relating to the key themes of home, work, friendship, love and change, which form the five main chapters in the book. Alongside motivating lists and special features such a list of "Positivity Principles" and suggestions of "52 Ways to Live in the Moment", the activities provide a "positivity program" that can be done in sequence or on a dip-in basis to help readers achieve an all-round happier, more fulfilled life.

Twelve Steps to Psychological Good Health and Serenity

Twelve Steps to Psychological Good Health and Serenity
Author: Gabriel M. A. Segal
Publsiher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 1781482705
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Steps to Psychological Good Health and Serenity Book Excerpt:

The twelve-step program has proved to be a fully effective treatment for alcoholism and other addictions. Segal shows how the program can bring relief from depression, anxiety and discontent in non-addicts too. As a first-rate philosopher and cognitive scientist, he offers an incisive science-based account of the psychological causes of restlessness, irritability and discontent and explains how the program works to overcome them. As a practitioner of the steps, he provides clear, easy-to-follow but thorough instructions for anyone, addict or not, wishing to do them. This book is must-reading for anyone seeking psychological good health and peace of mind.

Finding Serenity

Finding Serenity
Author: Amanda Perry
Publsiher: Covey Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-08-26
ISBN: 1948185466
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Serenity Book Excerpt:

It’s true what they say, “No good deed goes unpunished.” Taylor Lewis loves her life. She doesn’t have a fancy house or a lot of money, but she has the perfect family and friends. But everything changes the night she stumbles upon an attempted kidnapping. Taylor tries to put a stop it and finds herself captured and drugged. Held prisoner by evil men who will do anything to make their “boss” happy, Taylor fights to keep herself from being sold on the black market. When Maverick, Allistar, Marak, and Syn arrive to free the girls, they find Taylor and quickly take her under their wing. Her feistiness draws them all in, especially after she proves she's more than willing to protect herself. But the men who kidnapped Taylor aren’t willing to give up. With her safety in jeopardy, Maverick, Allistar, Marak, and Syn step up to keep Taylor out of harm’s way. While danger looms ever nearer, Taylor can’t fight the emotional connection building between her and the guys. Can they protect each other when not only Taylor’s life is on the line, but also their hearts?

The Lead

The Lead
Author: ,RMA
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 1098053834
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lead Book Excerpt:

The Lead: Daily Inspirations in Search of Peace and Serenity is essential reading for those who are just starting out in an alcohol recovery plan. It presents a substantial, unsparing, and deeply moving account of the day-by-day, meeting-by-meeting, step-by-step recovery of an alcoholic as he finds his way through the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.RMA's journey is also excellent inspiration for those living the twelve steps and seeking to awaken their past experiences as they recover from the trauma of addiction.While there have been many books written over the years on recovery and the search for peace and serenity, The Lead is significantly different in that the author included dialogues from actual AA meetings (including the responses of group members–all anonymous, of course), fresh material for daily meditation, and a sensitive story about one man's recovery, detailing real-life use of all twelve steps in the AA program.Now a recovering, sober alcoholic, RMA provides an invaluable source of reference and review for all those who have been through the steps and are searching for solutions or spiritual renewal. Following AA tradition, the author, a member of an AA group in Cincinnati, Ohio, will remain anonymous.

Serenity s Song

Serenity s Song
Author: Cathryn Hein
Publsiher: Tule Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN: 1952560314
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serenity s Song Book Excerpt:

He’s got a history of bad decisions—is he finally about to make the right one? Jesse Hargreaves can’t outrun his notorious bad boy reputation. Betrayed by a woman he trusted, he retreats to his hometown, Wirralong, to serve as his brother’s best man and rebuild his life. But change isn’t easy, and it’s even harder when Jesse has to fight his fierce attraction to the maid of honour—a woman well aware of the darkness in his past. Beautician Serenity Strachan’s flippant one-liners and vibrant hair colours are armour to protect her fragile heart. She’s always crushed on Jesse, but she’s determined to keep him and his sordid past at an arm’s length. That’s easier said than done when Jesse asks Serenity to help renovate an old property. And when they're trapped underground in a tunnel cave-in, their emotional barriers fall faster than the tunnel walls. When rescue arrives, they question their new emotional intimacy. Can Serenity trust this new Jesse with her heart? And can Jesse trust that Serenity will ignore the lure of a fortune to keep his secrets safe?

Compelled to Control

Compelled to Control
Author: J. Keith Miller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0757310702
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compelled to Control Book Excerpt:

this exciting book breaks new ground in identifying the major cause of relationship failure as the need to control — in marriages and families, with friends and within organizations. Compelled to Control reflects Miller’s sweeping knowledge as a thinker, a speakers and a writer. Going far beyond “how to control a controller,” Miller speaks from the perspective of experience and personal change. ”When a controller has the sense of life being out of control,” he says, “he or she reacts with an even stronger need to ‘get things under control’…usually with the negative result of alienating the people who matter the most.” Miller tackles this deeply denied, seemingly universal phenomenon with compassion and offers a way out of the dilemma. He tells who to approach broken relationships in new ways, leaving behind destructive patterns of perfectionism and self-justification. Keith miller is one of those rare writers who can combine intellectual acuity with deeply felt insight born of his own struggle for authenticity.Compelled to Control is an impressive contribution to the literature of recovery and personal change.

Finding Serenity

Finding Serenity
Author: Jane Espenson,Glenn Yeffeth
Publsiher: Smart Pop
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2005-03-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Serenity Book Excerpt:

Presenting a series of essays about the cancelled television program "Firefly," discussing the cult appeal of its characters, the difficulties of its plot, and the conflict between its creator and television executives which caused its run to be short-lived.

The Forgiving Place

The Forgiving Place
Author: Richard Ray Gayton
Publsiher: Wellness Institute, Inc.
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2001-08
ISBN: 9781587410871
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgiving Place Book Excerpt:

A reviting book about a psychologist whose wife was brutally murdered while he was at work. Filled with anger and hatret toward the killers of his wife, Dick Gayton was consumed by these deadly. His thoughts were on the killers and on what he would like to do to them. Finally, after his mental and physical health began to deteriorate. One day he found himself at a religious retreat and discovered the joy of forgiveness. He forgave the killers of his wife and freed himself from the most harmful emotion we can experience - anger. Dr. Gayton went on to put his life nback together.A compelling story. Once you start reading you can't stop! This is the book for anyone with a problem in letting go of anger.Dr. Gayton now spends his time with his second wife. He volunteers to help prisorners - the same type of criminals who killed his wife. He lives with his wife, Vicki. His five children from his first marriage have grown into adulthood.

Dragonfire

Dragonfire
Author: Donna Grant
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1250182883
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragonfire Book Excerpt:

Passion burns hot in Dragonfire, the next Dark Kings novel from New York Times bestseller Donna Grant. It was a soul-deep longing, one that got into his bones and settled there, sending whispers of desire through him. The need, the hunger, grew tenfold with every breath. . . . As a Dragon King, Roman is sworn to protect all mortals—even though they no longer believe in dragons. But deep in the Carpathian Mountains, he discovers a beautiful and mysterious gypsy who possesses the power to see into his very soul. To reignite the fire in his heart. And to help him find the long-lost sword that could save the dragons forever... Sabina remembers the stories her grandmother told her. Legends of dragons and kings, fire and ice. And she’s never forgotten the dark prophecy that filled her ancestors with fear—a fate they tried to prevent by stealing a Dragon King’s sword. Sabina knows that helping Roman is dangerous. He is a dragon betrayed, and more powerful than any man. He could destroy her in a single fiery embrace. But how can she resist the longing in his eyes—or the feelings in her heart—when their destinies are bound by desire? Praise for the Dark Kings series: “Provocative [and] sizzling.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars) “A must-read.” —Night Owl Reviews

Naked

Naked
Author: Leslie Masters MD
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-05
ISBN: 1452015775
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Book Excerpt:

In, "Naked. This is My Story...This is Our Song...," Dr. Masters has, with finesse and conviction, written a basic primer on personal storytelling. With her own mesmerizing story woven throughout, Dr. Masters successfully connects the real with the surreal. Naked is a story within a lesson and a lesson within a story. More than that Naked is life...life bubbling over with success, tragedy, pain, renewal, failure, transformation, and redemption. It is a guttural look at what it means to be a human being...both contemptible and beyond contempt. Naked is the true story of Leslie Masters, a 45 year old physician, single mother of three, soccer mom, cheer and gymnastics coach, cosmetic medicine expert, entrepreneur, small business owner, imperfect, spiritual human being. As she tells her story in the first person singular, Dr. Masters lures the reader onto the mindboggling and at times bewitching trail of recovery and discovery. From DEA officers in her office to mice in her kitchen, Dr. Masters' artistry in storytelling will make you laugh, make you cry and introduce you to emotions you have not known before. With the benevolence and compassion of a trusted friend she holds out her hand and both invites and emboldens the reader to tell the one story that only they can tell...their own story. Dr. Masters reaches deep within the wisdom of the ages and from Plato to Jesus, Buddha to Einstein and Sigmund Freud to Bill Wilson, Dr. Masters helps us transform teachings into "right here, right now" applications. What makes this book special is that it is wretched, raucous, raw and real. Dr. Masters shows with brutal honesty, courage and sophistication just what "telling your story" is all about. Leslie is bright, articulate, and funny...and what she becomes to the reader is a treasured intimate friend. Before the final page has been turned, Dr. Masters has become Leslie...a flawed, broken, faulty, incomplete member of humanity. The result is a captivating work that is relevant, and even necessary, in the world that we all live in today. Fueled by the power of truth, this is a story that needs to be heard.

Changing Course

Changing Course
Author: Claudia Black
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN: 1592857728
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Course Book Excerpt:

In Changing Course, Claudia Black extends a helping hand to individuals working their way through the painful experience of being raised with addiction. In Changing Course, the best-selling sequel to It Will Never Happen to Me, Claudia Black extends a helping hand to individuals working their way through the painful experience of being raised with addiction."How do you go from living according to the rules--Don't Talk, Don't Trust, Don't Feel--to a life where you are free to talk and trust and feel?" Black asks. "You do this through a process that teaches you to go to the source of those rules, to question them, and to create new rules of your own," she explains. Using charts, exercises, checklists, and real-life stories of adult children of alcoholics, Black carefully and expertly guides readers in healing from the fear, shame, and chaos of addiction.Key features and benefits:proven seller by a trusted recovery authorpresents a clearly articulated process for healingexcellent self-help resource for overcoming the experience of abandonment

Death by Reaper MC The Complete Collection

Death by Reaper MC  The Complete Collection
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Publsiher: Esther E. Schmidt
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death by Reaper MC The Complete Collection Book Excerpt:

Dive into the complete collection of Death by Reaper MC and submit to the sentimental truth that crawling into the darkness might be the only good this world has to offer. Four standalone paranormal romance books in one. Each book is a complete standalone story featuring a new couple and a biker chapter of the Death by Reaper motorcycle club. This collection contains the entire series: Hellhounds (book 1), Vampires (book 2), Demons (book 3), Dragons (book 4).

Chronic Illness and the Twelve Steps

Chronic Illness and the Twelve Steps
Author: Martha Cleveland
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-02-17
ISBN: 1592858597
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronic Illness and the Twelve Steps Book Excerpt:

A self-help guide for those who are chronically ill. When we live with a chronic illness or disability, our spirit is tested. And though we may have no say in our sickness, how we meet its spiritual challenge is entirely up to us. This is the message of Martha Cleveland's heartening book, which maps the spiral of emotional pain that steals the energy of the chronically ill--and shows how to turn this spiral into a path toward spiritual growth. Cleveland herself turned to the Twelve Steps for support during almost two decades of a recurring illness that defied diagnosis. In this book, she shares what the Twelve Step program teaches her about living with chronic illness--coping with feelings of pain, anger, hopelessness, and isolation--and about offsetting such negative emotions with spiritual wellness. An invitation to choose joy over despair, her book reveals how chronic illness can open the spirit to acceptance, serenity, and fulfillment.

Thrive

Thrive
Author: Ruth A Fletcher
Publsiher: Energion Publications
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 1631992090
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thrive Book Excerpt:

Are there any solutions to dying churches? Many historic Protestant churches lost their way when the ground beneath their feet began to shift in the last part of the 20th century. Back then, congregations became confused about why so many Americans had become indifferent toward church-going. They became anxious about their shrinking numbers and aging membership. How would they survive? They could not see the way forward. But now, a few ordinary congregations are finding their way into the future by cultivating certain spiritual habits which transform them so that they, in turn, can transform the world. Dr. Ruth A. Fletcher shares her her pastoral experience, judicatory work,consulting ministry, and personal research in which she has discerned some spiritual practices that characterize congregations that are thriving. This is an excellent read whether you are a pastor, church leader or concerned member of a fellowship groaning in the labor of reaching out to the “disenfranchised others.” Thrive is the third volume in the Academy of Parish Clergy's Guides to Practical Ministry series.

Letting Go Of The Person You Used To Be

Letting Go Of The Person You Used To Be
Author: Lama Surya Das
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-07-20
ISBN: 1407095498
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letting Go Of The Person You Used To Be Book Excerpt:

Lamya Surya Das, American Lama and spiritual leader, whose inimitable light and lively universal teaching style has awakened the spirituality of thousands, now shares an enlightened approach to change and loss, dealing with difficult emotions such as fear, grief, and anger, and the role of crisis in uncovering our authentic selves. For many people, recent years have been characterized by profound change, whether it relates to financial upheaval, political shifts, or even massive losses of life to disease and violence. Even on the personal level each person must confront the curves life throws his or her way. Buddhism has a great deal to say about change and impermanence and how to meaningfully deal with it. In fact, change - whether on a large or small scale - provides our most important opportunity for learning about ourselves and the nature of reality. From this essential insight Lama Surya Das has crafted a fulfilling and important path to understanding and healing ourselves and finding peace. Full of personal stories, anecdotes, practical exercises, guided meditations and reflections, LETTING GO OF THE PERSON YOU USED TO BE addresses life's most universal difficulties in a way that is accessible to all.