An Anchor Books Original Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as ?una storyteller de primera,? and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as ?impossible to resist,? returns to her first love?poetry?to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fervent embrace of the sensual world. With the poems in I Ask the Impossible, Castillo celebrates the strength that "is a woman?buried deep in [her] heart." Whether memorializing real-life heroines who have risked their lives for humanity, spinning a lighthearted tale for her young son, or penning odes to mortals, gods, goddesses, Castillo?s poems are eloquent and rich with insight. She shares over twelve years of poetic inspiration, from her days as a writer who ?once wrote poems in a basement with no heat," through the tenderness of motherhood and bitterness of loss, to the strength of love itself, which can ?make the impossible a simple act." Radiant with keen perception, wit, and urgency, sometimes erotic, often funny, this inspiring collection sounds the unmistakable voice of a "woman on fire? / and more worthy than stone." From the Trade Paperback edition.
By means of a series of exchanges, Krishnamurti helps his audience to explore matters like the origin and roots of thought, the limits of consciousness, the nature of pleasure and joy, personal relationships, and meditation, all of which revolve around the central issues of the search for self-knowledge. The Impossible Question reveals the unique approach of a profound thinker and teacher; it will prove invaluable to those who wish to gain insight into his philosophy or into themselves. Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in southern India in 1895 and died in 1986. The essence of his teachings is that societal change and world peace can only occur through a complete change of individual consciousness.
Alex is a young guy about town in trendy gay London. He knows life could better and does what he can to try and make it so, but the finer things in life always seem to elude him. Maybe he just needs to re-define "finer", after all even a simple pop-tune CAN be perfect; can't it? Join him on his adventure to find out and see if he also finds out a few things about himself; sometimes even he's just not pretty...
Human beings, have the choice to either live through the impossible that hide possibilities or live through possibilities that display impossibilities. Until the day I decided to step out of the natural into the supernatural, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, I was simply a coward, an intelligent coward, spiritual coward, and mental coward. I could only see my work and mission into what is conformed, less challenging, conventional and formal. • Question the impossible: what make it not possible • Study the impossible: study the problem according to your aspirations, remember what is possible today was impossible yesterday • Call the impossible: if you can define your impossible you can find your possible
This is a rare view of Gandhi as a hard-hitting political thinker willing to countenance the greatest violence in pursuit of a global vision that went beyond a nationalist agenda. Guided by his idea of ethical duty as the source of the self’s sovereignty, he understood how life’s quotidian reality could be revolutionized to extraordinary effect.
In July 2007, Lewis Gordon Pugh became the first person to swim at the North Pole, in temperatures that would kill a normal person, primarily to raise awareness of climate change. Nicknamed 'the human polar bear' for his ability to raise his body temperature at will, he has pioneered swims in the world's most hostile waters, redefining what it is possible to achieve in terms of endurance. A former member of the SAS, Lewis tells his fantastic story here for the first time. Chapters cover his childhood, growing up with his 'hero' Surgeon Rear Admiral father, his early life in South Africa, his gruelling training in the army's elite regiment, his inspiration and, of course, plenty of action/adventure stories, chronicling his many nail-biting endurance swims. With practical lessons taken from his own life, Lewis explains how recognising one's passions and taking calculated risks is essential for anyone looking to fulfil their goals. The book will also cover his expedition kayaking to the North Pole in summer 2008 and preparing for his most dangerous swim yet - on Everest! - planned for May 2010. His story is inspiring, entertaining and thrilling in equal measure, and its 39-year-old author is a much-needed role model for our times.
This journey on prayer is meant to expose the supernatural capabilities of God. It unleashes insight into the unlimited power of God when we pray. Found within its pages, is empowerment to defeat intimidation caused by uncertainties and impossibilities. This book will encourage unwavering faith capable of bringing phenomenal results through prayers. Pray and Watch the Impossible Happen drives belief and compels one to fall on their knees. Its exploration of prayer is unique in that, it provides a fascinating spiritual depth on the subject. It is empowering, inspirational and convicting. This book is certain to change the way you pray and reach God. This book identifies prayer as the key component to spiritual maturity. When consciously exercised, prayer yields answers in the face of child - like faith. Consequently, it is one’s belief which makes the difference in the responses received from God. There are many people who believe in God, but they do not believe what God says. The book encourages people to believe in the realness of God. His capability to answer every prayer and meet every need, is based on the promise of His word. During Christ’s ministry on earth, he always asked people about their belief when he was about to heal or perform a miracle. After each healing he’d also remind them that it was their faith that made them well. Author Bio: Josian Frampton is a graduate from Andrews University Theological Seminary. She is a licensed minister, public speaker and currently serves as an evangelist. keywords: Captivating, Inspirational, Motivating, Eye - Opening, Fascinating, Intriguing, Powerful, Life - Altering, Informing, Spiritually Charging
Branding has become the narrow responsibility of the marketing department, and customers have stopped believing the ads. This book shows you how to build a powerful, lasting brand. You will learn how to involve the entire organization, from sales, customer service, shipping, product design, and marketing, in the branding process. The author discusses how to create powerful, emotional, and unique experiences for others, turn every customer into an evangelist, and greatly expand your reach of influence. Use this book to define your personal and professional brand.
A message of hope and total healing from the daughter of one of the country's most dynamic and popular pastorsThe quickest way through a challenge is to hand it over to the One who calms the seas simply by saying, “Be still.” If God can do that, He can certainly handle anything you are currently facing.Tish Hagee Tucker, daughter of Pastor John Hagee, is living proof of that. In Master of the Impossible she tells her story of being healed from cancer as an example of what God can do. This inspirational message of hope will appeal both to her father's audience and to anyone who is struggling right now. Sometimes in our lives we face extreme obstacles and feel as if we have nowhere to turn. All our own resources are tapped out. But God has promised in His Word that He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He is the Master of the Impossible.