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10 SECRETS FOR SUCCESS AND INNER PEACE - Wayne W. Dyer - Using aphorisms such as Virginia Woolf's "Arrange whatever pieces come your way" and Mother Teresa's "God is the friend of silence," Dr. Wayne Dyer constructs a natural footpath to inner peace and enduring success. The calming text is almost poetic in its simplicity. ISBN 1561708755
CELEBRATING SILENCE - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Celebrating Silence is a collection of the weekly discourses (1995 to 2000) organized by theme rather than by chronological order. Sri Sri discusses topics ranging from doubt and fear to love and dispassion. He describes what it means to be on a spiritual path - a path of service, sadhana, and surrender. He leads us through an understanding of God and back to our inner Self - that which we really seek, often without knowing. ISBN 1885289391
diamondcut.gif (6161 bytes) The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life - Geshe Michael Roach - With a unique combination of ancient and contemporary wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, The Diamond Cutter presents readers with empowering strategies for success in their work and personal lives.

Geshe Michael Roach, one of the great teachers today of Tibetan Buddhism, has richly woven The Diamond Cutter in three layers. The first is a translation of selections from the Diamond Sutra itself, an ancient text comprised of conversations between the Buddha and his close disciple Subhuti. Considered a central work by Buddhists throughout the world, the Diamond Sutra has been the focus of much interpretation over the centuries. In the second layer, Geshe Michael quotes from some of the best commentaries of the Tibetan tradition. In the main text, the third layer, he uses both sutra and commentary as a jumping-off point for presenting his own teaching.

Geshe Michael gives fresh insight into ancient wisdom by using examples from his own experience as one of the founders of the Andin International Diamond Corporation, which was started with capital of fifty thousand dollars and which today has annual sales in excess of one hundred million dollars. Much of the success of Andin has come from applying the business strategies presented in The Diamond Cutter. Geshe Michael's easy style and spiritual understanding make this work of timeless wisdom an invaluable source for those already familiar with, and those unfamiliar with, Tibetan Buddhism.
ISBN 0385497911
Messages From Your Angels MESSAGES FROM YOUR ANGELS: WHAT YOUR ANGELS WANT YOU TO KNOW - Doreen Virtue - This sequel to Doreen Virtue's best-selling book Angel Therapy is a channeled work that contains fresh and uplifting information from the angelic realm. The angels, including Archangel Michael, provide healing messages that will help you discover your life's purpose, understand your romantic relationships, heal from emotional pain, and make crucial life decisions. ISBN 1561708607
MESSAGES FROM YOUR ANGELS 'Cards'- Doreen Virtue - Virtue has based her Angel Oracle Cards upon actual angel readings, using the most commonly asked questions and angelic answers to create the ultimate card deck and instructional booklet. 

Dr. Doreen Virtue (yes, that is her real name) is a spiritual clairvoyant Doctor of Psychology who holds BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Virtue is the author of twenty-two books on mind-body-spirit issues. Inclusive of this list are such titles as: "Healing with the Angels," "Divine Guidance," "Angel Therapy," "The Lightworker's Way" and "The Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome." Dr. Virtue is the founder and former director of Womankind Psychiatric Hospital at Cumberland Hall Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also an administrator at Woodside Women's Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both all-women psychiatric hospitals specialized in treating women's psychological issues. Dr. Virtue also directed three outpatient psychiatric centers, including an adolescent drug & alcohol abuse center.  ISBN 1561709069

perfecting.jpg (3723 bytes)PERFECTING OURSELVES: Coordinating Body, Mind and Spirit - Aaron Hoopes - Can we achieve perfection? While true perfection is fleeting, we often achieve a moment of perfection: a state of mind that is just right, a time when we are fully attuned to the needs of our body, mind and spirit. It is the potential for achieving this type of integration that Perfecting Ourselves: Coordinating Body, Mind and Spirit seeks to tap into.

Author Aaron Hoopes explores the basic threads of the self—body, mind and spirit and demonstrates simple methods of integrating the three through breathing exercises, meditation, focused quietism and conscious living. He considers the body and how we can become more fully aware of it by examining detrimental behaviors, exploring the effect they have and suggesting ways to counter them. In particular, he shows how deep breathing exercises and conscious awareness of the breath constitute a major pathway to physical health and well-being. He then looks the mind and how we can gain more control over our thoughts and feelings. In particular, he focuses on “Quietism” an approach that includes exercises for calming the mind and gaining clarity of thought. Finally, he discusses the spirit, which manifests itself when we have integrated a healthy, connected body with a calm, clear mind.

When integration occurs, every moment of life becomes “perfect.” We can live in balance with our self and the world around us. Through breathing and quietism, the quality of life improves. We get sick less often and recover faster. Things that bothered us before become insignificant. Feelings of well-being invade us, and we feel ready to tackle any task or obstacle in our path. Follow along as Aaron leads you through simple exercises that will help you:

*Develop healthy habits one step at a time
*Holistically heal and strengthen your body
*Reduce tension and stress through mindful breathing
*Increase your connection between mind and body
*Get in touch with your “Universal Mind”
*Discover the joys of quietism
*Achieve internal balance

About the Author
Aaron Hoopes has studied the martial arts, Eastern philosophy, and alternative medicine in the United States, Australia, and Japan for the past twenty years. He has a degree in Asian History and Japanese Culture from Tulane University and has spent a number of years in Japan studying under the chief instructor at the headquarters of the Japan Karate Association. He holds a third degree black belt in
Japanese Shotokan Karate and is a certified instructor. ISBN 1880336685
THE POWER OF NOW - Eckhart Tolle - Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, a #1 national bestseller, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully, and intensely, in the Now.
"The author shares ideas about personal integration with uncommon eloquence and a deep understanding of the human condition. Our true identity is in our moment-to-moment experiences rather than in our past or future. Concern about anything but the present is an unhealthy identification with the mind that can only cause pain and an illusion of control. Being totally aware of ourselves in each moment actually requires little effort or direction if we stop our thoughts long enough to find the pure consciousness that exists in the gaps between them. These ideas will be radical for most Westerners, but they are so smoothly elucidated that almost all seekers of inner truth will find something of value in the program." T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine. ISBN 1577311523 (New World Library) hc
SELF-HEALING - Use Your Mind To Heal Your Body - Louis Proto - Explains clearly and concisely how to use your mind to heal your body. Discusses the nature of illness and then shows you how you can de-stress yourself and actually control pain. Nourishing your immune system, detoxing the body, plus boosting your vital energy with basic exercise, reflexology, acupressure and other easy-to-use techniques will help you immediately practice change in your life. Foreword by Louise Hay. 207 pp. 0877287325 (Weiser) pb
SELF TRANSFORMATION THROUGH MUSIC - Joanne Crandall - A self-help book of theory and practical exercises to make music a daily part of life.
0835606082 (Theos Pub) pb
The Strength WithinThe STRENGTH WITHIN: - Barbara Hansen   LIFE HANDS US DIRTY DEALS. No one knows this better than Barbara Hansen--author, college professor, and paraplegic since age eighteen. When she talks about clawing through life's lousy times, every page rings with authenticity. And when she talks about finding peace and joy despite life's dirty deals, every page shines with hope. Her experience forms the core of this guide to healing and wholeness, together with stories of her former and current students, her friends, her readers, and her workshop and lecture attendees. From all these sources she's developed practical strategies for finding true happiness.

Happiness comes from choices and attitudes, anchors that form an inner strength that remains solid despite life's roller-coaster ups and downs. Hansen reveals what these choices and attitudes are and how to cultivate them till they become habits of joy.

About The Author
A paraplegic since age eighteen, Barbara Hansen was the first person in a wheelchair licensed by the state of Indiana to teach. She later received her Ph.D. and has been a professor of English for thirty-five years at Ball State University and the University of Cincinnati, her hometown. Her other books include Picking Up the Pieces: Healing Ourselves after Personal Loss. ISBN 1587680017
Florence Schovel Shinn - Ms. Scovel's works as captured in this comprehensive volume is an invaluable tool for the individual embarking on the journey to understanding faith, the power of the mind and the spoken word. Personally, I have thus far read it through, cover to cover, twice, and have found new things on which to meditate each time. It also gives a very non-judgemental interpretation of God's word and how to use it to live, peacefully, harmoniously, abundantly and joyfully. I not only recommend it, I have given it as gifts to my friends. The power of life and death rests in the tongue. We all hold the key to our happiness in our words. This realization of Truth has set me free. This book has been the catalysts for that freedom.

ISBN: 0671682288
THE ZEN OF LISTENINGTHE ZEN OF LISTENING, Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction - Rebecca Z. Shafir, M.A. CCC - In this age of distraction, barriers to listening are everywhere: poor attention spans, multitasking, obsession with time/speed, self-consciousness, and the constant noise - radio, phone, TV, traffic - all of which interferes with our ability to get "the whole message." Rebecca Shafir assures us we can make powerful connections and transform our lives simply by remembering how to listen. Her book is based on the Zen concept of mindfulness, which teaches how to filter out distractions and be totally in the present. In business, for instance, mindful listening helps us create allies instead of target sales, achieving a win/win outcome.

This fun, practical guide is full of simple strategies we can use immediately to enjoy our personal and professional lives, including how to: *Enhance relationships *Intensify concentration *Strenghten negotiating skills *Stay focused under stress *Reduce memory loss *Use time more efficiently *Increase attention span *Create loyal customers *Get the message others miss and get them to hear YOU! Step-by-step exercises teach new behavior and encourage us to try it out in the world!

Rebecca Shafir is chief of speech pathology at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. A twenty-year student of Zen, she leads listening workshops in New England and has coached media personalities and political candidates since 1980.

Self-Help/Psychology ISBN 0835607909 304 pgs. cl (Theos.Pub.)