The Lost Art of Good Conversation

In terms of its character, the conversation might be seamless or fragmented. The texture might be smooth or Coarse. A smooth interaction with another has a feeling of synergy–moving from topic to topic with all the ideas being expressed ...

Author: Sakyong Mipham

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780451499448

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition--meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings--to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves. In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
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The Lost Manuscript

We also have a Conversation - Lexicon , you now , Frau Rollmaus . ” and we will examine it immediately . " This he said with much heartiness to the “ Yes , yes , ” cried the children , and ran with learned lady .

Author: Gustav Freytag


ISBN: NYPL:33433075737746


Page: 276

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Reclaiming Conversation

Sherry Turkle introduces a lifesaving principle for the twenty-first century: face-to-face conversation first. ... Turkle shows how the true promise of social media would be to reacquaint us with the lost of art making meaning together.

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101617397

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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“In a time in which the ways we communicate and connect are constantly changing, and not always for the better, Sherry Turkle provides a much needed voice of caution and reason to help explain what the f*** is going on.” —Aziz Ansari, author of Modern Romance Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. We develop a taste for what mere connection offers. The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents’ attention. Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones. At work, we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work. Online, we only want to share opinions that our followers will agree with – a politics that shies away from the real conflicts and solutions of the public square. The case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self-reflection. They are endangered: these days, always connected, we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve. Afraid of being alone, we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves, and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers. We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere: conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line. In the private sphere, it builds empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity. But there is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human—and humanizing—thing that we do. The virtues of person-to-person conversation are timeless, and our most basic technology, talk, responds to our modern challenges. We have everything we need to start, we have each other. Turkle's latest book, The Empathy Diaries (3/2/21) is available now.
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Curandero Conversations

LOST VALUABLES — AYUDAME SAN ANTONIO I am writing to you because I have lost my mother's cross that was on a necklace given to me by my father. It was passed on to me by my mother while she lay on her death bed. I am so scared I've lost ...

Author: Antonio Zavaleta

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449000899

Category: Self-Help

Page: 486

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Conversations with CoCo

So Jesus told them this story: "If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won't he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost unfil he finds it?

Author: Coco Mullins

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781594679728

Category: Religion

Page: 86

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"The Value of One" have you ever given it much thought? Come join CoCo as she takes you behind prison walls to meet a woman that will change the way you value and view people. An inspiring story of one woman and the many principals of scripture she taught her. CoCo invites you to meet Phyllis and experience the journey you will take as you get to know and love her, too. CoCo Mullins is founder of Count It All Joy Ministries based in Bryan/ College Station, Texas. She is an author, Bible teacher, speaker, lay counselor, and ministers to women in Federal prison. Through her ministry, she shares the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. CoCo also has published her biography, In The Tears of A Wounded Child, which chronicles a journey of suffering and eventual salvation and healing in Jesus Christ and her latest series, Conversations with CoCo. She and her husband Jeff have been married 30 years. They have three sons and reside in Bryan, Texas. Count It All Joy Ministries is a multifaceted ministry and its newest outreach is the Sacred Sisterhood of the Chosen Chics, where women of all ages and from many different walks of life are coming together in fellowship to be served, loved, and supported by one another. The ministries of Count It All Joy are solely supported by love offerings and donations from friends and partners of the ministry. If you would like more information about Count It All Joy Ministries please visit us or on our Facebook fan page for the Sacred Sisterhood of the Chosen Chics. You may also contact CoCo through information listed below. Count It All Joy Ministries P.O. Box 4562 Bryan, Texas 77805-4562 979-255-7500 or 979-204-3661 [email protected]
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Conversations with the New Testament

From the Q source we might choose the parable of the lost sheep (Matthew 18.12–14; Luke 15.1–7). We can see the different uses to which this parable has been put by each author. In Matthew it forms part of a collection of teachings ...

Author: John Holdsworth

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334052289

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Learning Church series offers a range of brief and accessible introductions to the key themes of Christian discipleship and theology. Conversations with the New Testament introduces the major themes and critical issues of the New Testament in a way that relates them to current experience, context and culture. The starting point is the reader's own experience and engagement with Scripture in a variety of different contexts.
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Death bed Scenes and Pastoral Conversations

You are the lost sheep ; you are the lost piece of money ; you are the prodigal son , who left his good father , and wasted all his substance in riotous living . But the lost sheep and the lost piece of money were both found again ...

Author: John Warton


ISBN: HARVARD:32044051078319

Category: Conversion

Page: 420

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Conversations with John Fowles

Q : Can I ask you about the " lost domaine " ? If I remember rightly , Fournier's hero in Le Grand Meaulnes rediscovers his domaine only to find that it no longer has the same meaning for him — rather as Daniel does when he returns to ...

Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578061911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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Although best known for his novels The Collector, The Magus, and The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles is also a short story writer, a poet, a respected translator, and a prolific essayist. In his long literary career, he has managed the feats of welding stunning innovation to tradition, pushing the formal boundaries of literary fiction, and still capturing critical acclaim, popular success, and a worldwide readership. In Conversations with John Fowles, the first book of interviews devoted to the English writer, Dianne L. Vipond gathers over twenty of the most revealing interviews Fowles has granted in the last forty years. With critics, scholars, and journalists, he discusses his life, his art, his distinctive world view, and his special relationship with nature. Throughout his interviews, Fowles's remarkable consistency of thought is illuminated as he covers the meaning and genesis of his work. His uncompromising honesty and refreshing lack of guardedness are evident when he compares the naturalness of writing with eating or making love. From the 1960s through the 1990s, this master chronicler of the late half of the twentieth century reveals his serious engagement with social, political, and philosophical issues. He identifies himself with feminism, socialism, humanism, and the environmental movement, and he explores his recurring theme of personal, artistic, and socio-political freedom. His books, he says, "are about the difficulty of attaining personal freedom, especially in terms of discovering what one is." Any reader who has been intrigued, challenged, and entertained by his work in the past is sure to find these conversations spanning the writer's career to be stimulating and revealing. Dianne L. Vipond is a professor of English at California State University, Long Beach. A co- editor of the book Literacy, Language, and Power, she has published articles in English Journal, Short Story, Twentieth Century Literature, and the Los Angeles Times.
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