They may make your morning routine a bit more difficult that it already may be, but they've happened. The sun is still shining, the clouds are still fluffy, and the moon is still staying up past its bedtime.
Both advice people to overcome or suppress their emotions. Thankfully, it was clear this was an opportunity for me to remind myself that no one does or thinks wrong intentionally, and that every tension can be an opportunity to teach, learn, and grow.
Then, I described the Stoic practice of identifying and examining the first movements of the soul, in order to better understand the roots of our passions, and to relate rationally and healthily to our emotions. It was then it hit me that Stoicism has been providing an answer for thousands of years to the type of lower-case stoicism prevalent in our culture.
Practicing Stoics are intimately acquainted with their emotions. They can read their emotions the way seasoned mariners understand the cresting waves and the ebb and flow of the tides.
I was unaware how upsetting the term Toxic Masculinity would be for this group of Stoics. Given the way Stoics of the past like Cato the Younger and Marcus Aurelius were actively engaged in the political realm, I was under the impression politics were part of a Stoic’s engagement.
Still, I’ll refrain from posting such terms in the future, but would encourage folks commenting on the existence or nonexistence of TM or those going on tangents about SJW to reread this post. I have been a Stoic practitioner, but it's one thing to be Stoic when your boss is being difficult, and another thing when life hangs in the balance.
I have and am I doing all the things necessary, (going to the doc, preparing finances, even went in to work). But in those lonely moments, while waiting in line, while walking to the store, it hits me.
I don't wish this on my worst enemy, but knowing that there have been other people with in the same situation, makes me less alone. Dr. Wayne Dyer is a renowned self-help author, motivational speaker, and guru in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth.
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During my recovery from depression, I had some insights on spirituality, but I didn’t know exactly what it is and how to explain it. This book speaks to me on a deep level and helps me learn a lot about my experience.
If you are someone who is always working hard or doing a lot, but somehow still feel unfulfilled in life, this is the book to read. The book is also made into an inspiration movie of the same name and released by Hay House.
This book is WayneDyer’s interpretation of Lao The’s Tao Te Ching. At the end of each chapter, he provides action steps which you can take to make your life peaceful, inspired and harmonious.
For example, our desire to enjoy life is often hindered by our stressful thoughts of needing to achieve more. It’s about aligning your thinking habits with your deepest desires and restoring the natural equilibrium in your lives.
In this book, Wayne Dyer covers nine imbalances that will help you be more aware of these unhealthy habits. This book is suitable for those who feel dissatisfied with their life but doesn’t understand why.
Wayne Dyer believes that there is an invisible force and energy field that is bigger than ourselves. When we surrender to this built-in intention in the universe and trust its power, we co-create the lives we desire.
If we tap into the higher frequency of our spirits, we can eliminate any problems in our lives. In the beginning of the book, the author shares his experience on having a heart attack and how he shifted from feeling self-pity and denial to gratitude and love.
Even though his heart is still damaged, he was able to find peace and recovered when he shifted his energy from negativity to positivity. The book is suitable for you if you are open to new age philosophies and learning through anecdotes.
“This book is not about appreciating poetry and philosophy as much as it is about applying the wisdom of these writers to our everyday lives.” For this book, he selects 60 teachers from a variety of eras and cultures and shares his interpretation of their works.
The ancestral masters include Buddha, Michelangelo, Rum, Whitman, and Jesus. At the end of each chapter, he also suggests how we can apply these teachings and wisdom to our modern lives.
This book is great for those who enjoy reading poetry or about important people from the past and what they have taught the world. This book teaches you to take control of your life and not base your self-worth on other people.
If you have problems with guilt, worry, anger, and procrastination, this book will help you deal with these erroneous zones and get out of the victim mindset. However, if you are used to the author’s gentle, inspirational writing tone, this book might not be suitable for you.
Before he had deeper insights on spirituality, his writing tends to be more on the motivational side and harsh. At the end of each chapter, he reveals what he has learned from each incident in his life and how they all lined up together.
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Most of the books in this list focus on mindfulness meditation because it is one of the easiest to practice. Plus, it’s non-secular, you don’t need any prior knowledge of Buddhism and spirituality to perform this meditation.
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Written by an American Buddhist nun, the author shares her insights in a gentle, down-to-earth and honest manner. You can listen to the guided meditations included in the CD or download them online.
Reading this book will also help you to work with sensations in your body, emotions, and thoughts. At the end of the book, the author also shares some tips on how to cultivate a daily meditation practice.
Originally written in Vietnamese as a long letter to his colleagues and friends, this book is personal and direct. The author uses both anecdotes and practical exercises, but you won’t find a long list of steps and instructions on how to meditate.
The author, Chade-Meng Tan, is one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer. So if you are someone who needs scientific facts to support your mindfulness practice, then this book will give you the information.
Inside this book, you will find funny cartoons and detailed instructions on how to perform mindfulness meditation. Beginners give up on their practice because they find meditating boring, challenging and painful.
If you have doubted your ability to meditate or if you have a tough time continuing your mindfulness practice, read this book. There is also advice and personal accounts from both Buddhist mindfulness teachers and new meditators.
If you enjoy reading how others overcome their meditation challenges, you will find this book interesting. Structured into an eight-week program, this book teaches beginners a different meditation technique each week.
This book is a wonderful place to start, especially if you have often thought about doing meditation but doesn’t know how. Also, if you are someone who is curious to try meditation, there is little to lose by committing eight minutes a day.
This book is written to help you incorporate meditation exercises into your busy life. Inside this book, you will find step-by-step instructions for 18 meditation techniques that you can do within 10 minutes.
This book is great for beginners because it addresses new meditator’s questions and concerns right from the start. The author finds this meditation technique the most useful to help him stay in the gap.