The Quest Of The Overself

The classic work on how to achieve serenity of mind

Author: P Brunton,Paul Brunton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649151X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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'By far the safest and most rational exposition of Eastern metaphysics and the practice of mental discipline that I have read.' Spectator The Quest of the Overself shows Western readers how to achieve serenity of mind, control of thought and desire, and the power to use higher forces by means of simple exercises. These include breathing and visualisation as well as mental control through meditation. These ideas, which the author gained by extensive travel in India, are as relevant to us today as they were when first published in 1937. Paul Brunton was a British philosopher, mystic and traveler. He left a successful journalistic career to live among yogis and holy men and studied a wide variety of Eastern and Western esoteric spiritual traditions. As he explains in the still fresh and fascinating The Quest of the Overself, meditation and the quest for inner peace are by no means exclusively for monks and hermits but also support those living everyday, active lives in the West.

The Quest for Freedom

Author: Corina Pataki

Publisher: Serenity Pub & Communications

ISBN: 9780971270152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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This book is about a family's dramatic escape from Romania during its Communist rule. Journey with this family through muddy canals, rebel capture and the truimphant farewell to a life that molded character and spiritual fortitude.

Seeking Serenity

The 10 New Rules for Health and Happiness in the Age of Anxiety

Author: Amanda Enayati

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170660

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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In a provocative and practical look at modern stress, Seeking Serenity offers an empowering new message: Stress can serve as a guide to living our happiest and healthiest lives. In Seeking Serenity, stress columnist Amanda Enayati challenges our long-held assumptions about stress, painting a groundbreaking picture that separates myth from reality when it comes to what is commonly referred to as the plague of modern life. Weaving together stories, research from science, history, philosophy and diverse faiths, and everyday exercises, she crafts a fascinating tale that begins with the behind-the-scenes machinations of corporate villains and ends in the power of our stories to shape our realities. We are living in an era of dramatic highs and lows, with lives that move at a pace and intensity impossible at any other time in history. These contradictions throw us off-kilter, out of harmony and balance, creating what we perceive as never-ending and destructive cycles of stress. But life itself has always been—and will always be—a series of fluctuations: the good days, the bad days, the excruciating days. The key to mastering stress lies in the way we experience it. Seeking Serenity presents ten revolutionary principles developed from the emerging science of stress and reinforced by literature, philosophy and age-old spiritual wisdom that help us to differentiate between destructive and constructive stress, and to master stress in the everyday by learning how to: Shift our perceptions to interpret inevitable challenges in a way that serves us better; Embrace a narrative that casts stress as a pathway to adaptation and growth; and Commit to breaks, buffers, and protective practices that will minimize and neutralize the adverse impacts of toxic stress. Drawing on extensive research and remarkable case studies, Seeking Serenity presents a clear and accessible action plan to achieving more joyful and productive lives, stronger communities and a better world.

Serenity's Quest

Author: Kay D. Rizzo

Publisher: B & H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805416749

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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In this second book of the Serenity Inn Series, the laughter, tears, intrigue, and romance continue as a beautiful and strong-willed heroine confronts the dark intentions of those around her. This is a story filled with high spiritual passion.

Dangerous Garden

The Quest for Plants to Change Our Lives

Author: David C. Stuart

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674011045

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Discusses the healing and killing powers of medicinal plants, tracing the history of botanical medicine and how it established intercontinental trade routes and created wealth.

Buddha, His Quest for Serenity

A Biography

Author: George N. Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870470493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

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The teaching of the Buddha offer a solution to the horror that beclouds modern living. Its value system redeems our need for a nonviolent ethic in a violent world. In an age of mechanization and over-institutionalism, if offers a standard for individual decision making rather than group action or following the herd. In a world guesting for greater freedom, it frees the individual to be himself and follow his deeper insights.

International Water Law and the Quest for Common Security

Author: Bjørn-Oliver Magsig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317596781

Category: Law

Page: 212

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The world’s freshwater supplies are increasingly threatened by rapidly increasing demand and the impacts of global climate change, but current approaches to transboundary water management are unsustainable and may threaten future global stability and international security. The absence of law in attempts to address this issue highlights the necessity for further understanding from the legal perspective. This book provides a fresh conceptualisation of water security, developing an operational methodology for identifying the four core elements of water security which must be addressed by international law: availability; access; adaptability; and ambit. The analysis of the legal framework of transboundary freshwater management based on this contemporary understanding of water security reveals the challenges and shortcomings of the current legal regime. In order to address these shortcomings, the present mindset of prevailing rigidity and state-centrism is challenged by examining how international legal instruments could be crafted to advance a more flexible and common approach towards transboundary water interaction. The concept of considering water security as a matter of ‘regional common concern’ is introduced to help international law play a more prominent role in addressing the challenges of global water insecurity. Ways for implementing such an approach are proposed and analysed by looking at international hydropolitics in Himalayan Asia. The book analyses transboundary water interaction as a ‘case study’ for advancing public international law in order to fulfil its responsibility of promoting international peace and security.

The Search For Serenity And How To Achieve It

Author: Lewis F. Presnell

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786259931

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 135

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This book is about people who have found it necessary to change the way they feel. They have learned that one’s feelings are largely the result of certain complex patterns of habit. To change these emotional habits requires understanding, patience and self-discipline. In simple language this book attempts to describe some of the practical ways in which one can replace misery with serenity.

The Church of the Perfect Storm

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687650895

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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The church is heading into a "perfect storm" of cultural forces. Will you sink beneath the waves, or ride the winds of the Spirit? An array of cultural forces is coming together to present the church with unprecedented challenge and unequaled opportunity. Such "category 5" realities as postmodernism, postChristendom attacks on belief in God, and the threat of global warming have coalesced to make a "perfect storm" that will leave people uncertain of their place in the world, and all they have previously believed in. Like the disciples when Jesus calmed the storm, the church can cower and cry out for relief. Or, when everything is spinning and whirling in the wind, the church can go out to meet the storm, embrace the gale, . . . and pass out kites. From the Circuit Rider review: "Like other books Sweet has written and compiled, The Church of the Perfect Storm is thought-provoking and compelling. The material flows in such a way that allows readers to grasp the gravity of the situation. However, as with most futuristic material, there is also a sense in which readers may want to know: 'Okay, now what? Where do we need to steer this ship? Are mainline and evangelical churches so off-course as to fail to weather the rising tides that are here and soon coming?' Readers of this volume may enjoy the description of a post-Christendom world, but they may also want to know more about the prescription for the days ahead. (Click here to read the entire review.)

The Quest for Authentic Power

Getting Past Manipulation, Control, and Self-limiting Beliefs

Author: G. Ross Lawford

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576751473

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 149

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Authentic power-the power to consistently obtain what we truly desire-comes from within. Such power, the power to determine your own destiny, isn't achieved by imposing your will on others. In fact, Ross Lawford explains, power based on authority, control, strength, and status is not only ineffective, it is usually short-lived or more illusion than reality. Drawing on psychology, theology, and business, Lawford outlines a new view of power based on authenticity and provides practical pointers for achieving your deepest desires without manipulation, coercion, or intimidation. He provides strategies for applying this new view of power in every aspect of your life-including your work, your family, and personal relationships.

Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life

Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

Author: George Pattison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611840

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This book looks at Kierkegaard with a fresh perspective shaped by the history of ideas, framed by the terms romanticism and modernism. 'Modernism' here refers to the kind of intellectual and literary modernism associated with Georg Brandes, and such later nineteenth and early twentieth century figures as J. P. Jacobsen, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Ibsen (all often associated with Kierkegaard in early secondary literature), and the young Georg Lukacs. This movement, currently attracting increasing scholarly attention, fed into such varied currents of twentieth century thought as Bolshevism (as in Lukacs himself), fascism, and the early existentialism of, e.g., Shestov and the radical culture journal The Brenner (in which Kierkegaard featured regularly, and whose readers included Martin Heidegger). Each of these movements has, arguably, its own 'Romantic' aspect and Kierkegaard thus emerges as a figure who holds together or in whom are reflected both the aspirations and contradictions of early romanticism and its later nineteenth and twentieth century inheritors. Kierkegaard's specific 'staging' of his authorship in the contemporary life of Copenhagen, then undergoing a rapid transformation from being the backward capital of an absolutist monarchy to a modern, cosmopolitan city, provides a further focus for the volume. In this situation the early Romantic experience of nature as providing a source of healing and an experience of unambiguous life is transposed into a more complex and, ultimately, catastrophic register. In articulating these tensions, Kierkegaard's authorship provided a mirror to his age but also anticipated and influenced later generations who wrestled with their own versions of this situation.

The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption

Author: Liz Greene

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578631971

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

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The longing for redemption is a many-headed daimon that dwells within the most earthbound and prosaic of souls. Neptune is the astrological symbol that describes this energy. Liz Greene, an internationally known astrologer, has given us the most complete and accessible book about Neptune ever written! She explores Neptune themes in literature, myth, politics, religion, fashion, and art to show how this energy manifests.

The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness: Spiritual and Religious Connections in the Lives of College Faculty

Author: Jennifer A. Lindholm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421272

Category: Education

Page: 288

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“An insightful, scholarly resource for dialogue about the symbiotic relationship between the life of the mind and the life of the heart of faculty, and what faculty can do to provide students an education that focuses on meaning and purpose.” —Larry A. Braskamp, professor emeritus, Loyola University Chicago “Among the strengths of this book are Lindholm’s solid research design and data analysis, deft integration of quantitative and qualitative data in presentation of findings and interpretation, and clear writing. Dr. Lindholm makes an important contribution both to higher education literature on faculty, and to religious studies literature, on this dimension of religion and spirituality in colleges and universities.” —Michael D. Waggoner, professor, University of Northern Iowa; editor, Religion & Education “No one understands more thoroughly the roles that spirituality and religion play in higher education today than Jennifer Lindholm, who has spent more than a decade documenting their impact. The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness adds greatly to her earlier findings of how college can enhance the spiritual lives of students.” —Gary Luhr, executive director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities “Based on both quantitative and qualitative data, Lindholm’s thoughtful, well-written book opens new ground, addressing a largely ignored topic in the research on faculty lives and work—spirituality, religion, and meaning in academic life. Institutional leaders, faculty members, and students will benefit from the fresh perspectives, careful definitions, issues, and questions discussed in this book.” —Ann E. Austin, professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education, Michigan State University; coauthor of Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education’s Strategic Imperative “At last, a book for faculty about faculty on an important, but long-neglected, topic. Jennifer Lindholm provides a cogent, readable analysis of how faculty view spirituality and religion not only in their own lives, but also their role in higher education.” —Peter C. Hill, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University

Solomon's Quest

Author: Serenity King

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781719980883

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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In an attempt to help his brother, Domino Longhorn, and longtime friend, Sinjin Cameron, Solomon gets caught up in a life of a secret agent, a life he thought he had left behind. Little does he know that his biggest obstacle will be the mysterious Tabitha James, a woman with many secrets

A Quest for Adam

Author: Ann Gilbert

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426963896

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Amanda Nelson is a young woman who loves her boxer Harmony with all her heartsecond only to her husband and unborn child. When the time is right, she breeds her beautiful girl to Sieg, a wonderful male boxer belonging to her friend Scott Wilson. Harmony delivers a beautiful litter of boxer puppies. Amanda loves all of the puppies, but there is a special place in her heart for the puppy named Adamhe is her pride and joy! And so she is heartbroken when she returns home one day after a short shopping excursion to find her beloved Adam missing. Out in the real world and away from his home, Adam suddenly finds himself in a scary, unknown place. His quest to find his master is filled with terror, sadness, and at times, humor. On his journey home, Adam finds new friendsSarah Jacobs and her collie, Besswho help Adam to trust and love humans again. A Quest for Adam shares the story of a special dog and reminds us that it is possible to find good in every bad thing that may happen to us along lifes journey.

The Sun and the Shrub - Book 1: The Quest for Faith

Author: Loretta McKee

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329798880

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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The Quest for Faith introduces a mystical kingdom called Terra, a world ruled by a benevolent monarch named Emperor Abba. The people of Terra have lived peacefully for many years, until Malum, the Emperor's traitorous servant plagued the hearts of the citizens with a terrible curse that brought evil into their lives. As the people are losing the very virtues that would keep them from falling completely into sin, Emperor Abba hid away these virtues across the land of Terra, deciding that in time they would be restored to the people of Terra by His own lineage. Many years later, a timid maiden named Laurel is hurled into the most epic adventure of all times as she is needed to drive out the evil of Malum's curse. In her first adventure, The Quest for Faith, and with the help of many new-found friends, Laurel must come to terms with her own uncertainty as she discovers the true meaning of faith.

Peace a Day at a Time

365 Meditations for Wisdom and Serenity

Author: Karen Casey

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609253714

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Karen Casey’s daily meditation books have guided millions through their recovery and daily lives. She has written eloquently about almost every facet of recovery and how to live a sober, balanced life by trying to live in the present, one day at a time. In this new collection Casey offers meditations for the next step in recovery: developing serenity in order to live a happier, more peaceful life. Drawn from her most popular meditation books, Peace a Day at a Time offers a classic meditation-a-day: an opening quote, a brief essay, and a takeaway message--for every day of the year. This powerful set of daily reminders on how to stay centered and find inner peace features a companion index with key theme words to reference any issue you are struggling with. Meditations include: Paying attention and listening to your inner voice; Avoiding drama and letting go of blame; How to stop living from crisis to crisis; Coping with fear, sorrow, anger, and pain; Embracing change; Practicing kindness, joy, hope, and acceptance.