Become what You are


Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570629404
Category: Philosophy
Page: 132
View: 869

In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth.

Become What You Are

Expanded Edition
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834823365
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
View: 9047

"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life "just as it is," the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought.

Become What You Are


Author: Alan Watts,Mark Watts
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570620911
Category: Philosophy
Page: 127
View: 9683

In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth.

Becoming Who You Are

Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints
Author: James Martin
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616430567
Category: Religion
Page: 98
View: 5716

By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux and Pope John XXIII) the reader will see how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

The Book

On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307807878
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
View: 2741

In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.

Ecce Homo

How To Become What You Are
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605220
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
View: 7023

'I am not a man, I am dynamite.' Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, constructing a genius-hero whose life is a chronicle of incessant self-overcoming. Written in 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, the book sub-titled 'How To Become What You Are' passes under review all Nietzsche's previous works so that we, his 'posthumous' readers, can finally understand him aright, on his own terms. He reaches final reckonings with his many enemies - Richard Wagner, German nationalism, 'modern men' in general - and above all Christianity, proclaiming himself the Antichrist. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career, a last great testament to Nietzsche's will.

You Become What You Think About

How Your Mind Creates the World You Live In
Author: Vic Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937918811
Category:
Page: 130
View: 8581

Buddha declared that, "The mind is everything. What you think you become." "You become what you think about all day long" is how Ralph Waldo Emerson expressed it. In "The Strangest Secret," the only personal development recording ever to receive a Gold Record, Earl Nightingale reveals that the secret is "You become what you think about." Using that principle, you can create an entirely different world than you live in today. Bruce Lee returned to the United States at the age of 18 with $100 in his pocket and the idea he often quoted that "As you think, you become." By the time of his early death a scant 14 years later, he had become a major motion picture icon and the father of mixed martial arts. Your subconscious mind is responsible for just about every major thing in your life. You don't have to consciously think about breathing, your heart beating, walking, or how to properly digest and metabolize the food you eat. Without the cooperation of your subconscious -- the deep recesses of your inner self -- change can be difficult to impossible. You might consciously have tried to lose weight. But if your subconscious mind was fixated on fattening food and how difficult exercise was, the experience was probably a challenge or a dismal failure. Therefore, changing one or more aspects of your life can't occur until you affect change on your subconscious. In "You Become What You Think About: How Your Mind Creates The World You Live In," Vic Johnson will take you step-by-step as he shows you how to harness and use the power of directed thought in your life.

Become What You Receive: A Systematic Study of the Eucharist


Author: N.A
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1618330160
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7454



Become Who You Were Born to Be

We All Have a Gift. . . . Have You Discovered Yours?
Author: Brian Souza
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307395154
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
View: 8591

Do you ever feel burned out, beat up, or just plain bored, wondering, “Is this all there is?” Do you ever feel trapped in a stressful job that leaves you unhappy and unsatisfied? Do you ever question if you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing—if you’re fulfilling your life’s purpose? If so, you are not alone. Like millions of Americans, Brian Souza found himself in this precarious position a few years back. Despite attending dozens of motivational seminars and devouring the best the self-help industry had to offer, Souza was left wanting more. The turning point came when he finally realized it wasn’t artificial motivation he was after; he was really searching for a legitimate reason to be motivated. Thousands of hours of research and countless interviews later, Souza finally uncovered the secrets he was looking for all along: Just as musicians must make music, poets must write, and artists must paint, we all have a unique gift designed for a specific vocation that will bring both meaning and purpose to our lives. True joy and happiness will continue to elude us until we use that gift to become who we were born to be. Become Who You Were Born to Be is a blueprint for discovering your unique gift and using it to realize your personal and professional potential. Souza’s program for achieving success in all areas of life reveals: • Four steps to discovering your gift, uncovering your passion, and unlocking your purpose • How to overcome fears and deal with change • How to work passion into your profession • Why a midlife crisis should be celebrated • How to stop stressing and start living • How to diagnose and fix flawed life patterns • The untold secrets of top achievers To illustrate his life-changing philosophy, Souza relates true stories of everyday people and world-famous celebrities—including Lance Armstrong, Amy Tan, Sylvester Stallone, Garth Brooks, and Oprah Winfrey—who became heroes by overcoming adversity and squeezing every ounce of opportunity from their gifts. From the Hardcover edition.

Become What You Behold


Author: Karen Sojka
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781545609200
Category: Religion
Page: 100
View: 1675

Have you ever asked the question, who am I and what am I here for? It's a question I believe we all ask at some point in time. Without even realizing it we all begin our journey very early on searching for our identity. Unfortunately, we come into this world incomplete and lack the true knowledge necessary to find the answers. However, there is hope and there are answers. Become What You Behold will help point you to wholeness in Christ and find the answer to the question, who am I and what am I here for. Our destiny is directly connected to our identity. Who you are or who you think you are will either hinder or hasten the journey.

We Become What We Worship

A Biblical Theology of Idolatry
Author: G. K. Beale
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830878084
Category: Religion
Page: 341
View: 6627

The heart of the biblical understanding of idolatry, argues Gregory Beale, is that we take on the characteristics of what we worship. Employing Isaiah 6 as his interpretive lens, Beale demonstrates that this understanding of idolatry permeates the whole canon, from Genesis to Revelation. Beale concludes with an application of the biblical notion of idolatry to the challenges of contemporary life.

10,000 Hours

You Become What You Practice
Author: Phyllis Lane,Rodrigo Coelho
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781475033625
Category: Self-Help
Page: 172
View: 1117

We tend to only see the end result when we watch masters in action. How easily gymnasts fly through the air, or pianists play complex pieces, or artists make masterworks. What we do not see are the 10,000 hours of hard work that went in to that one moment. We become masters of our life through the same long term step by step process. There are simple practices for wealth and for poverty, for health and sickness, and for good relationships and bad ones. This book outlines them all and shows you how your daily practices added up over time lead you to your ultimate destination.

Ecce Homo

How To Become What You Are
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Duncan Large
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199552568
Category: Philosophy
Page: 138
View: 1994

Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Nietzsche passes under review all his previous books and reaches a final reckoning with his many enemies. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career.

Out of Your Mind

Tricksters, Interdependence, and the Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622037537
Category: Philosophy
Page: 192
View: 9066

In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan. With Out of Your Mind, you are invited to immerse yourself in six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the great game unfolding all around us. Distilled from Alan Watts’s pinnacle lectures, Out of Your Mind brings you an inspiring new resource that captures the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: • The art of the “controlled accident”—what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity • How we come to believe “the myth of myself”—that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us—and how to transcend that illusion • Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose • Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, Western philosophy, Christianity, and much more

Become What You Believe

The 10 Essential Characteristics of Those Who Experience Miricles Today
Author: Jason Frenn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991388103
Category:
Page: N.A
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You Are What You Love

The Spiritual Power of Habit
Author: James K. A. Smith
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1493403664
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 7691

You are what you love. But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book's content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith's popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life.

The Wisdom of Insecurity


Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307809862
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 4088

An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Become What You Are


Author: Julian Porteous
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781925501995
Category: Religion
Page: 230
View: 6350

The question of the formation of Christian character is an important contemporary issue. Our society is undergoing radical change at the personal and social level. There are forces at work that deconstruct the traditional patterns of human life - the family, the understanding of masculinity and femininity, our view on the nature and use of our sexuality. These forces are rebuilding human society in such a way that it is free from the influence of a religious perspective on life and free from the constraints of a moral approach to human living. The modern attitude is to reject traditional models of the virtuous life in favour of a self-realisation freely pursued outside the constraints of moral codes. There is a certain "morality" which is fashioned by society. Certain things are determined to be "politically correct." Certain stances become fashionable like ecological sensitivity or the perceived threat from sexism, but these are fluid positions and change with fashions of thought. They do not impinge particularly on the inner quality of character but rather reflect certain acceptable attitudes. They are superficial and do not promote serious inner growth. This book seeks to explore the nature of the human person. Then, by drawing on our Christian tradition, consider the ways in which we can build a healthy and happy life fulfilling what God has intended us to become as a faithful imitation of his Son. This is a book about identifying the nature of Christian character. It offers a path which will lead to mature Christian character.

Astrology and Aptitude

How to Become What You Were Meant to Be
Author: Kim Falconer
Publisher: American Federation of Astr
ISBN: 0866905367
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 216
View: 5207

Joseph Campbell advised everyone to live authentically by following our bliss, but how many of us do? Somewhere along the way, we lose sight of our aims. We forget the myths that guide us and end up lost in the dark. This book is a light in that darkness, a guide to our own natural talents, aptitudes and potential. With Astrology and Aptitude you will: Explore abilities related to the planets, signs and houses. Discover over 30 minor asteroids linked to career and creativity. Follow practical delineations and chart examples. Learn about talents hidden in the fixed stars, Vertex and Aries Point. Become the person you are most capable of being. Focusing on the symbolic meaning of the signs, houses, planetary aspects and transits, this book describes ways to identify and boost the natural modes of expression, bringing them out into the open. Included are delineations of asteroid gods and goddesses, fixed stars, Arabic parts, the Vertex, Aries Point, midpoints and Lunar Nodes. Also included is a reference guide to vocational rulerships and a comprehensive index. Astrology and Aptitude is a must read for everyone serious about becoming everything they can possibly be, and supporting others to do the same.

This Is It

and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307784320
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
View: 3782

Six revolutionary essays exploring the relationship between spiritual experience and ordinary life—and the need for them to coexist within each of us. With essays on “cosmic consciousness” (including Alan Watts’ account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening collection.