You've just picked up the book that can transform your life - joyfully! Most of us are looking for happiness in all the wrong places. We look outside ourselves for things that will make us happy. True happiness is JOY, and JOY is an inside job! Do you feel as happy or joyful as you want to be? Are you as healthy, wealthy and enthusiastic as you would like? Do you feel great about yourself? The good news is that you can be joyful right now! This book shows you how to unwrap and master all 12 of your secret gifts with simple daily JOY-ercises. It's your guidebook to creating the life you want - and are meant to have. Whether you read this book by yourself, with your family or a tribe of JOY buddies, these are just some of the things you will learn from the 12 secrets - how to: Feel great about yourself - all the time! Have the relationship of your dreams Radiate health, abundance and success Discover great parenting skills Live a life full of energy and vitality Feel a sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment Find inner peace Become fear free and confident Have a sense of connection and belonging In other words, how you can feel truly alive, JOYful and in love with your life! How you feel about yourself is the most important thing in life. When you feel great about yourself - you are full of JOY and everything else flows.
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How can we stay engaged with life day after day? How can we continue to love–to keep our minds in a happy mood–when life is complex, difficult, and, often, disappointing? Bestselling author and beloved teacher Sylvia Boorstein asked herself these questions when she started to write this inspiring new book. The result is her best work to date, offering warm, wise, and helpful ways we can experience happiness even when the odds are against us. As Boorstein has discovered in more than three decades of practice as a professional psychotherapist, the secret to happiness lies in actively cultivating our capacity to connect with kindness: with ourselves; with friends, family, colleagues; with those we may not know well; and even with those we may not like. She draws from the heart of Buddhist teachings to show how Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, and Wise Concentration can lead us away from anger, anxiety, and confusion, and into calmness, clarity, and the joy of living in the present. These qualities strengthen our ability to meet encounters of every kind with balance and intelligence, providing us with a grounded sense of true contentment. Happiness Is an Inside Job resonates with the knowledge of a psychotherapist, the compassion of a spiritual teacher, and the wisdom of a grandmother. Boorstein’s vivid stories capture our minds and our hearts, and the simple exercises she suggests can be done while you read. This beautiful book is comforting and reminds us that life is a shared journey, that our hearts truly do want to console and love our fellow sojourners, and that living happily is indeed the best way to live. From the Hardcover edition.
Effective leaders work very hard to succeed, but often at the cost of their own souls. They are challenged to keep themselves emotionally and spiritually healthy in order to survive success—to keep their humanity intact. This is the work within the work. Stephen W. Smith helps leaders in the marketplace and in ministry set aside the life-draining values of power, fame, fortune and position and instead explore the life-giving qualities of building character. In this book you will learn to: Recognize and determine the inner and outer markers of success Explore eight compelling virtues that every leader must possess Use the principle of rhythm rather than chase the myth of balance Recognize the limits of your own leadership Discover how to thrive, not just survive There is a better way to live than the craziness we experience in our driven world. Inside Job is your invitation to journey inside and do the work within your work.
This book shows how you can take hold of God's keys and open doors to deep happiness and contentment. Joy is your job! Choos-ing joy is more than an attitude-change. It's a dynamic process that will change your life!
This inspirational book was written to assist the loved ones of the substance-addicted find inner healing through awareness, self-love, changed perception and non-judgement. But anyone experiencing external pain and adversity will benefit from the author's inspiring journey. Brenda shares her personal experience of living with a drug addict/alcoholic for nine years and the following nine years of clean and sober life. She takes her readers back in time to the life-changing event, which started her husband on his successful recovery. When she did not experience the expected inner peace following her husband's sobriety, she began her own journey to find inner healing and recovery.
Faith in God plus therapy are the combination that leads to wholeness. Tune's story of his faith/therapy path to authenticity with God will empower you for your own life journey. Tune is the son of a drug-addicted single parent mother, who herself, inherited deeply ingrained obstacles to self-love. He found his way out of poverty via the military. He graduated from Howard University and Duke School of Divinity. He was a minister, a sought-after speaker, and social entrepreneur. Outwardly, he was successful, an overcomer. Yet, his past, hidden childhood trauma would sometimes revolt, causing self-sabotage that threatened to destroy the life he was creating. He worked hard to keep the emotional brokenness caused by the challenges of his upbringing carefully hidden -especially from the church. His mother, with whom he successfully reconciled after she was finally free from addiction, died of lung cancer. Then he divorced--a second time. Feeling like a failure, questioning his faith and will to live, he made a choice not to give up but to examine his life and seek counseling. Dubbed "Brother Brown" (a Black man's Brene Brown), his book shares his process of applying therapy and faith to anger, shame, self-doubt and plaguing memories. Romal learned that the pursuit of success was not the key to healing the inner turmoil but it was in learning to accept the love of God and learning to love the wounded child within. His past pain was redeemed as self-worth and he finally found inner peace. No longer carrying the weight of secrets, guilt and shame, he emerged emotionally free and more powerful than ever. His book will empower others to stop living a past driven present by healing their stories, embracing the love of God, and learning to truly love themselves.
From nationalbestselling author and humanitarian Zainab Salbi, a powerful look at what happens when we heal our shadows and align with our core values. “May this book help create bridges to a much bigger and kinder world.” —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road and Revolution from Within “If you want to know what true self-power is, then read this book. It will open your inner eye to the beauty of your own being.” —Deepak Chopra, MD, author of The Healing Self and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success How can we transform our collective fear and the deep divisions between us into meaningful change? In Freedom Is an Inside Job, bestselling author, humanitarian, and TV personality Zainab Salbi shares that to transform our outer world, we must turn towards our inner world. After years of working as a successful CEO and change-maker, Salbi realized that if she wanted to confront and heal the shadows of the world, she needed to face her own shadows first. Holding nothing back, Salbi shares pivotal moments from her personal life alongside poignant and fascinating stories from her encounters around the world. Through her stories, we learn that if we want to create real change, we need to heal the inconsistencies within our own values, actions, and goals. As Salbi explores her own riveting journey to wholeness, readers learn how embarking on such a journey enables each of us to create the world we want to live in. “So long as we are conflicted within, we will continue to have conflict without,” writes Salbi. “If we want to change the world, we need to begin with ourselves. This is the path to freedom.”
When we look around us, we find so much suffering in the world that we can't help but ask "why"? Long time ago God in Hosea 4:6 lamented that his people were being destroyed for the lack of knowledge. His people are still being destroyed today. The question again is "Why"? As Christians, Jesus has given us the authority over all the powers of the thief, murderer, destroyer, and our real enemy Satan also known as the devil. Somehow, we seem to have forgotten our spiritual heritage, our spiritual rights and responsibilities, and therefore the devil has taken undue advantage of our ignorance. This prayer book along with the companion end-time spiritual warfare book, "Target or Weapon-Sound The Alarm" provide instructions on how to stand on the Word of God, to help you vanquish the controlling spirits in your life. Let these prayers be part of your daily spiritual exercise. Standing on the Word of God causes a shaking in the spiritual realm on your behalf, because God backs His Word and watches to perform it.
Everyone desires happiness, and countless ways have been proposed to help you achieve it. Whats commonly overlooked is that happiness is our natural state, and therefore must be allowed, rather than achieved. The way to allow happiness in your life is to awaken to the truth that everyone has an ego; that ego blocks our happiness, just as clouds block the sun from shining through. The secret to finding happiness is not something you do; you need only become aware of the presence of ego in your life. This requires learning what ego is, where it comes from, where it hides, how it presents itself, and how to recognize it when you find it. Your awareness of ego causes it to gradually dissipate. The more conscious you become of it, the more the light of happiness shines within you. This light is the light of Spirit. Awakening to the presence of ego inside you is the sure path to grow beyond your ego and to live a spiritual life, the gifts of which are happiness, joy, and peace of mind. Growing beyond ones ego to achieve happiness is a journey, not a one-time event. Lessons for Living Beyond the Ego is a collection of fifty-two lessons to help you stay on the path of your journey into happiness. It can be read either as a follow up to Beyond the Egoa previous book by David Mutchleror as an introduction to it.