Philosophy

Become what You are

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1570629404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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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.
Philosophy

Become What You Are

Expanded Edition

Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823365

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 7032

"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.
Philosophy

Become What You Are

Author: Alan Watts,Mark Watts

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570620911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 127

View: 9078

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.

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

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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.
Religion

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

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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.
Philosophy

The Book

On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307807878

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 4556

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.
Philosophy

Ecce Homo

How To Become What You Are

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605220

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 2847

'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.
Religion

Become What You Behold

Author: Karen Sojka

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781545609200

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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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.
Religion

We Become What We Worship

A Biblical Theology of Idolatry

Author: G. K. Beale

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830878084

Category: Religion

Page: 341

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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.
Fiction

Become Who You Are

Author: Hedwig Dohm

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791482476

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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Hedwig Dohm (1831-1919) was a thinker and writer significantly ahead of her time. She championed women's rights in Germany and criticized with acerbic wit the social, political, and familial inequities inherent in gender relationships at the time of the first wave of the women's movement. Her novella Become Who You Are is about a woman, Agnes Schmidt, whose husband has died and who is grappling with finding an identity for herself as an aging widow--reflecting the restrictions imposed especially on aging, widowed women who often yearn for a life and identity of their own. Also included here is the English translation of Dohm's essay, "The Old Woman," which is a compelling call for women to resist the social, intellectual, psychological, and physical restraints placed on women of Dohm's time.
Self-Help

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: 8536

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.
Religion

Becoming What You Are (eBook)

Practical Guidelines for the Christian Life

Author: Arnold Mol

Publisher: Christian Art Publishers

ISBN: 1770369201

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 4681

Many believers see the Christian life as a do-your-best struggle. Many live with a sense of failure because they aren't quite what they think they ought to be. Many think that God is disappointed with them and so they adopt a what’s-the-use-of-trying attitude. The performance-orientation that has crept into so many of our churches has placed numerous Christians in severe bondage. BECOMING WHAT YOU ARE is liberating. It sets the believer free to pursue a life of relaxed holiness. Not only does it highlight the believer’s amazing position in Christ, but also shows that spiritual growth is God's responsibility – not ours. The many How to ... chapters focus on how to appropriate the abundant resources available to every believer. The book ends with a brief description of the exciting prospect that every believer can look forward to. The content is steeped in Scripture references, yet packed with many practical illustrations and applications to everyday life situations that every believer can identify with.
Self-Help

10,000 Hours

You Become What You Practice

Author: Phyllis Lane,Rodrigo Coelho

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475033625

Category: Self-Help

Page: 172

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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.
Self-Help

The Year of You

365 Journal Writing Prompts for Creative Self-Discovery

Author: Hannah Braime

Publisher: Individuate Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 436

View: 1659

Are you ready to go on a journey? The Year of You is an invitation to discover more about yourself, become more conscious about what you want, and create a rich and fulfilling life through one journaling prompt a day. This book provides you with 365 structured journaling prompts to explore the most important areas of your life, from identity, health, and relationships, to money, career, and the future. Whether you're new to journaling or have enjoyed a reflective writing practice for some time, this book provides a wealth of inspiration that will deepen your understanding and awareness of what makes you who you are.
Religion

Become What You Are

Spiritual Formation According to the Sermon on the Mount

Author: William W. Klein

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830856099

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 3169

New Testament scholar William W. Klein presents the profound vision for spiritual formation that lies at the heart of the Sermon on the Mount.
Religion

You Are What You Love

The Spiritual Power of Habit

Author: James K. A. Smith

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1493403664

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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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.
Religion

Become What You Are

Author: Julian Porteous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925501995

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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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.
Philosophy

Ecce Homo

How To Become What You Are

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche,Duncan Large

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199552568

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

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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.