This beautiful book combines the two, offering both creative and meditative practices to provide a guided journey into contemplative art for healing, relaxation, deeper connection, and greater well-being.
Author: Rebekah Younger
Publisher: Reveal Press
“The Artist’s Way for the twenty-first century.” —Nancy Coleman, PhD, clinical psychologist, writer, facilitator, and teacher Settle your mind, connect with the moment, and unleash your creativity with this unique and mindful art journal. In our demanding, fast-paced culture, it’s increasingly important to find ways to decompress and recuperate from the busyness and stress of life. More and more, mindfulness and creativity are being recognized as antidotes to the speed and overstimulation of modern society. This beautiful book combines the two, offering both creative and meditative practices to provide a guided journey into contemplative art for healing, relaxation, deeper connection, and greater well-being. Rather than focusing on any one medium or art form, this unique guide offers basic meditation instructions, and a variety of creative prompts and activities—from collage and coloring to meditative mark making and sketching to photography and perceptual exercises—making it perfect for anyone who wants to deepen and cultivate their mindfulness and creativity. With these artistic and introspective practices, you’ll put meditation into action, and learn to view yourself and your own creative process without judgment or aggression. Using Be, Awake, Create, you’ll see beyond habitual patterns, discover the richness of your world, and recognize the ordinary magic of your own creativity, with greater freshness of expression and spontaneity. By cultivating awareness and allowing yourself to play in the open space of artistic creation, you’ll come to discover all of the positive impacts mindfulness and creativity can have on every area of your life.
Release on 2013-03-11 | by Christopher Smokes Cogar
... the experiment was to create the best soldier ever created, one without
emotion to be able to follow through with orders most soldiers wouldn't do for the
main fact that they had a conscience something that the experiment would
remove from ...
Author: Christopher Smokes Cogar
Publisher: Christopher Damon Cogar
A 19 year old boy finds himself in trouble on his birthday. The night of his day of partying he falls asleep and goes into unrealistic realities. He begins to feel lonely but only to think to himself if he falls asleep will this all be over?
... and Stones Discover practical ways you can use crystals each day to create a
life of contemplation , balance , purpose ... Be Awake Create Gratitude
Prescription indu Puthu Spark CIF WILL PYE BE , AWAKE , CREATE Mindful
Author: Jason B Fischer
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
Some relationships last, others fall apart, and still others seem to thrive and grow as the years go on. The Two Truths About Love is a guide to creating this third type of relationship—an extraordinary partnership wherein each partner feels fully accepted and loved as they are. Designed over the course of thousands of hours conducting face-to-face counseling sessions with clients, psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Jason B. Fischer’s unique approach has already improved the lives of countless individuals and couples. The two secrets to creating extraordinary relationships are simple: partners must 1. Give permission for the other person to be who they truly are while also 2. Taking responsibility for their own reactions, behaviors, assumptions, and expectations of their partner and the relationship. This book gives readers the tools to start giving permission and taking responsibility in their own relationships and offers strategies for letting go of dissatisfaction and habitual conflicts. In short, accessible chapters, readers learn how to put these seemingly simple rules into practice to regain balance and peace in their partnerships.
created by this Energy. It's all a continuum that has no beginning and no end.
From our conception as a “feeling” within the Divine Feminine and Divine
Masculine, we have been and always shall be Eternal Life. It does not matter how
Author: Gordon Bruce Waldie
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Now That You Are Awake, the sequel to Living Your Life in Joy, is the second book in a three-part series. It is an extension, as well as an expansion, of material introduced in Living Your Life in Joy. Throughout the second book, we shall develop a more comprehensive understanding of not only the process of awakening but also the practical application of what we have learned to all aspects of our daily lives as we journey the path to Oneness. Now That You Are Awake explores, in detail, what it means to be spiritually awake, how we know that we are awake, and how our lives are changed by our awakening. We further expand upon the subject of spiritual awakening as we discuss what it means to view the world through spiritual eyes, how we become a reflection in the mirror of a world within, and who we are as spiritual beings created in the image and likeness of God. Through our discussions, we come to understand, in a heightened and more expansive manner, who we are, why we are, and what we came here to do. We discuss, in depth, the nature, attributes, and the Oneness of the Divine as the One Energy, One Love, One Life. We discover our unlimited potential as individual expressions of the One, in physical form, and how we can awaken to develop and expand our ability to utilize Universal Life Force Energy for the health and well-being of ourselves and others. As we spiritually mature, we come to understand the advanced aspects of spiritual expression that we awaken to. They are referred to throughout our discussions as “feeling” and “knowing.” We discuss in depth how these can be important forms of inspiration and guidance. In the final chapter, we follow two individuals—one spiritually awake, the other spiritually asleep—as they go through one day in their respective lives to contrast the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors each expresses as they respond to the same circumstances and events that occur during the day. By comparing each one’s experience, as perceived and expressed through the ego or the spirit, we may not only summarize the basic understanding we have gained from the topics we discuss in each chapter of the book, but also provide a situation where we can evaluate how we would have responded ourselves to each of the events that take place throughout the course of the day. From this, we may assess each aspect of our own spiritual growth as we continue our journey upon the path to Oneness. At the end of the book, there is a special request for those of you who would be willing to share your awakening story with those who are about to awaken, have just awakened, or who are awake and journeying the path to Oneness. We are planning a series of books, perhaps three in all, with the exclusive theme of spiritual awakening. The purpose of the series is to provide readers with knowledge gained from the firsthand experiences of others who have awakened to help them to understand what is happening to them as they begin to awaken and to let them know that they are not alone. As such, those who choose to awaken would have a compendium, or a guide—namely, the experiences of those who have gone before them—to help them along the way. Now That You Are Awake is a detailed and comprehensive volume that explores the next level of spiritual awareness, consciousness, and knowledge we are awakening to as we continue to spiritually mature.
Meditation is simply to be here, now. If you want to meditate, meditate now—even
as you read this book. If your intention is only to be awake, but you don't know
what being awake is, what are you going to do? You can't create some idea
Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.
Release on 2010-05-27 | by James, Glenys & Hearn Rochford
'Choices' are your thoughts and your thoughts create your 'choices': Pure when
Applied. Being and living each moment by moment: Is making a decision. Have a
think about that. ... Be awake, observant and critique yourself 'Honestly'(T5).
Author: James, Glenys & Hearn Rochford
Publisher: Molten Mango Pty Ltd
The Hidden Mysteries is about how you personally can begin to have a better life and how you can affect change, gleaned from our individual ideals, beliefs and understanding.
Pitfalls As the masters of ancient spiritual psychologies warned, focusing only on
this “talent” (that everyone has, but may not be awake to yet) will create
attachments that distract us. Our observations are that many people get caught in
this trap ...
Author: Charles Whitfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
More than personal boundaries, this book is really about relationships--healthy and unhealthy ones. Here bestselling author and psychotherapist Charles Whitfield blends theories and dynamics from several disciplines into practical knowledge and actions that your can use in your relationships right now. This comprehensive book opens with clear definitions and descriptions of boundaries, a self-assessment survey and a history of our accumulated knowledge. Going deeper, it describes the 10 essential areas of human interaction wherein you can improve your relationships. These include age regression, giving and receiving (projection and projective identification), triangles, core recovery issues, basic dynamics, unfinished business and spirituality. It shows in countless practical ways how knowledge of each of these is most useful in your recovery and everyday life.
Principle Number 6: Explore and Create Time There is time everywhere but until
it is created, it can never become ... If you do not know the time, you will be
sleeping when you should be awake; you will be resting when you should be
Author: Cally Cussons, PhD
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
DISCOVER YOURSELF is a captivating book by a man who had every raw material to manufacture excuses and give up on life. Having challenged his challenges, the author indirectly relives his challenges and shares how he conquered them. The book vividly gives you practical and proven strategies on how to conquer yourself and achieve success in all areas of your life. Discover Yourself helps the reader make practical sense of the seeming conundrum called life. The reader immediately fi nds answers to these questions: Why? Why Not? Why Not Me? Why Not Now? The principles enunciated in this book are novel, yet timeless, and fundamental. The principles turn your ideas into results, your end of the road to a bend in the road, and your obvious disadvantage to advancement. It turns the reader from a chameleon taking colour from the environment to a painter putting colour in the environment. This book teaches that life is a wrapped gift. It also shows the reader how to unwrap the gift successfully.
Timing is vital for partners to be awake, alert, and relatively relaxed. Mutual
listening is desirable. When creating a challenge, your awareness may choose a
positive or negative focus or may seek balance in a compromise. I have learned
a lot ...
Author: Liara Covert
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Covert describes her journey into modern, shamanic healing which offers a key to unlocking one's spiritual potential and opening the door to limitless happiness and love.
When working with split points, use two highly contrasting fabrics to create
dimension. I Workmanship This block is not extremely difficult to sew. It does,
however, require you to be awake, present, and accounted for. It is a slow,
choppy sewing ...
Author: Sally Collins
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The Drafting Book Every Quilters Needs. Everything you ever wanted to know about drafting in one book. Simple step-by-step instructions for drafting grid-based blocks, star blocks, circular patterns, and more-most with no math! Includes 3 projects, each with a varying level of difficulty. Learn to recognize the underlying architecture of patchwork so you can recreate any block you like. The Ultimate Reference Guide! Gain the confidence you need to draft and design your own creative ideas. Take control of the size and composition of your quilts, and learn to create or adapt any block into any design with Sally's easy methods.
You think you see through me , don't you ? A very contrived action , an obvious
and childish display of temper . Well , Mr. Reed , may I tell you that I tore that
picture to pieces with all the sincerity with which an artist might create a fine
Author: Stuart Mitchner
Category: Beats (Persons)
Burlesque of the "Beat" generation, in which a college boy meets New York's beard-and-sandal set.
It is designed to be useful for both individuals who wish to make personal change
in their lives, and organizational leaders who are responsible ... It helped me stay awake all night as I feverishly created the beginning of what is now this book.
Author: Karla J. Reiss
Publisher: Corwin Press
How to use coaching strategies to lead change in any organization This practical guide for school and district leaders provides 12 strategies for overcoming resistance to change. Unlike more theoretical books, this text shows how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy. Components include: Challenging assumptions to prevent them from becoming reality Confronting negativity by reframing and cultivating optimism Gathering a group to aggregate energy, creativity, and encouragement Using imagery and visualization techniques to improve performance Focusing on the future to overcome the errors of the past and challenges of the present
Go Green! Be sure to wash and recycle kebob sticks for gluing, building, and creating all kinds of art projects with your children. ... Plan for everyone to be awake and able to celebrate with sparkling drinks and party snack foods. Record
a ball ...
Author: Lisa Barnes
Delicious organic recipes from an award-winning organic-foods cookbook author and nutrition expert. As kids get older, parents get busier, and they all need simple, creative, healthy ideas and recipes for school lunches, snacks, drinks and the seemingly endless round of parties, playdates, and special occasions. This all-new collection of recipes from Petit Appetit is just what they need. These nutritious, organic, and easy-to-prepare snacks, drinks, and celebration foods are the perfect alternative to processed store-bought items laden with high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, additives, and preservatives. Chef and mother Lisa Barnes' simple, delicious recipes enable parents to think outside the bag (of processed chips, crackers, and cookies) and learn how to create new family favorites with healthy, organic ingredients. Petit Appetit: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry features: Expert advice, tips, and stories Nutritional, dietary, and allergy information throughout Best methods for packing and storage More than 150 recipes
Especially when bouncing back and forth between Maya and Unity, keeping a
prefab connection can be of immense ... Step 18: Make sure the audio clip is set
Author: Adam Watkins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Unity brings you ever closer to the "author once, deploy anywhere" dream. With its multiplatform capabilities, you can target desktop, web, mobile devices, and consoles using a single development engine. Little wonder that Unity has quickly become the #1 game engine out there. Mastering Unity is absolutely essential in an increasingly competitive games market where agility is expected, yet until now practical tutorials were nearly impossible to find. Creating Games with Unity and Maya gives you with an end-to-end solution for Unity game development with Maya. Written by a twelve-year veteran of the 3D animation and games industry and professor of 3D animation, this book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing an entire game from scratch-including coding, art, production, and deployment. This accessible guide provides a "non-programmer" entry point to the world of game creation. Aspiring developers with little or no coding experience will learn character development in Maya, scripts, GUI interface, and first- and third-person interactions.
It has taken a few years for her to create a demand for such work, but what one
has done others may do, and her field of work offers valuable suggestions. ... In
Europe there is a steady demand for such prints, and there is no reason why a
demand could not be created here, saye ... Be awake I -** VIEW
Immediately parents who considered that they had not been able to create this
bond felt cheated or guilty or inadequate. Now the ... 'I'd spend hours persuading
her to feed then she seemed to be awake again before I had everything tidied up.
Author: Christine Macintyre
Dyspraxia is increasingly common in young children. This fully revised and updated edition of Christine Macintyre’s invaluable companion explains the difficulties faced by children with dyspraxia in growing up and offers suggestions as to how these might be alleviated. In this book the children themselves, along with their parents and teachers, talk about how the difficulties change as the transition is made from primary to secondary school. Children with dyspraxia are frequently beset by frustrations as a result of their differences, can be misunderstood both at home and at school, and are very often bullied. This practical guide considers: the issue of giving children labels strategies to reduce stress the value of movement programmes raising self-esteem the transition to secondary school particular challenges faced during Puberty/adolescence handwriting as an indicator of dyspraxia. Including practical activities with additional material for secondary pupils this book shows children how to articulate their differences using individualised explanations, and then go on to succeed having recognised where their talents lie. Dyspraxia 5-14 is essential reading for teachers, parents, SENCos, teaching assistants and trainee teachers who want to improve their understanding of dyspraxia and its implications for children in Key stages 1-3.
It can create the conditions for our suffering. To become aware and thus to be awake to the suffering, paradoxically helps us finding the correct relationship to
the suffering. Recently I missed a flight,became angry and berated myself for being ...
Author: Dr. Eugene Barron
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
All of us have been marked by the 9/11 tragedy. For many, whatever latent fears of flying have become more manifest. Within the realm of fear, flying looses its excitement and pleasure. There is another way. Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom and modern psychology this book helps us confront these fears and anxieties. The approach offered is to show and teach how meditation and mindfulness can be used to confront those fears. Included in the book are: *easy ways to quickly learn meditation *mindfulness training to quiet the mind while in flight *practices to reduce stress on the flight *meditations to help encourage serenity
The two most important decisions a mom-to-be will make to help create a positive
birth experience is the choice of ... most beneficial birth choice is one that has the
fewest interventions and allows for the mother and baby to be awake, aware, ...
Author: Barbara Nicholson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
"Trust me. This is the only baby book you'll ever need! It's amazing, heartwarming, and completely user-friendly. Just add your heart!" --Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Attached at the Heart offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heightened sense of respect, empathy, and affection in those children raised the "attachment parenting" way. In this controversial book, readers will gain much needed insight into childrearing while learning to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a strong foundation that will strengthen the parent-child bond. Using the Eight Principles of Parenting, readers will learn: How to prepare for baby before birth Why breastfeeding is a must for busy moms When to start feeding solid food How to respond to temper tantrums Sleeping safety guidelines and the benefits of cosleeping Tips for short separation How to practice positive discipline and its rewards Tips for finding and maintaining balance The benefits of using a baby sling and implementing infant massage Tips on dealing with criticism from those opposed or unfamiliar with AP style The dangers surrounding traditional discipline styles of parenting Contrary to popular belief, "attachment parenting" has been practiced in one form or another since recorded history. Over the years, it had been slowly replaced by a more detached parenting style—a style that is now believed by experts to be a lead contributing factor to suicide, depression, and violence. The concept of "attachment parenting"—a term originally coined by parenting experts William and Martha Sears—has increasingly been validated by research in many fields of study, such as child development, psychology, and neuroscience. Also known as "conscious parenting," "natural parenting," "compassionate parenting," or "empathic parenting," its goal is to stimulate optimal child development. While many attachment-parenting recommendations likely counter popular societal beliefs, authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker are quick to point out that the benefits outweigh the backlash of criticism that advocates of detached parenting may impose.
There are indeed many books on the market making grand promises and then
leaving you once again alone in the middle of your chaos. But that's the fun of being a manager, right? Yes, it is your job to stay awake in the middle of
Author: Vali Hawkins Mitchell
Publisher: Rothstein Associates Inc
Category: Business & Economics
Annotation Reasonable variations of human emotions are expected at the workplace. People have feelings. Emotions that accumulate, collect force, expand in volume and begin to spin are another matter entirely. Spinning emotions can become as unmanageable as a tornado, and in the workplace they can cause just as much damage in terms of human distress and economic disruption. All people have emotions. Normal people and abnormal people have emotions. Emotions happen at home and at work. So, understanding how individuals or groups respond emotionally in a business situation is important in order to have a complete perspective of human beings in a business function. Different people have different sets of emotions. Some people let emotions roll off their back like water off a duck. Other people swallow emotions and hold them in until they become toxic waste that needs a disposal site. Some have small simple feelings and others have large, complicated emotions. Stresses of life tickle our emotions or act as fuses in a time bomb. Stress triggers emotion. Extreme stress complicates the wide range of varying emotional responses. Work is a stressor. Sometimes work is an extreme stressor. Since everyone has emotion, it is important to know what kinds of emotion are regular and what kinds are irregular, abnormal, or damaging within the business environment. To build a strong, well-grounded, value-added set of references for professional discussions and planning for Emotional Continuity Management a manager needs to know at least the basics about human emotion. Advanced knowledge is preferable. Emotional Continuity Management planning for emotions that come from the stress caused by changes inside business, from small adjustments to catastrophic upheavals, requires knowing emotional and humanity-based needs and functions of people and not just technology and performance data. Emergency and Disaster Continuity planners sometimes posit the questions,?What if during a disaster your computer is working, but no one shows up to use it? What if no one is working the computer because they are terrified to show up to a worksite devastated by an earthquake or bombing and they stay home to care for their children?? The Emotional Continuity Manager asks,?What if no one is coming or no one is producing even if they are at the site because they are grieving or anticipating the next wave of danger? What happens if employees are engaged in emotional combat with another employee through gossip, innuendo, or out-and-out verbal warfare? And what if the entire company is in turmoil because we have an Emotional Terrorist who is just driving everyone bonkers?" The answer is that, in terms of bottom-line thinking, productivity is productivity? and if your employees are not available because their emotions are not calibrated to your industry standards, then fiscal risks must be considered. Human compassion needs are important. And so is money. Employees today face the possibility of biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, explosive, or electronic catastrophe while potentially working in the same cubicle with someone ready to suicide over personal issues at home. They face rumors of downsizing and outsourcing while watching for anthrax amidst rumors that co-workers are having affairs. An employee coughs, someone jokes nervously about SARS, or teases a co-worker about their hamburger coming from a Mad Cow, someone laughs, someone worries, and productivity can falter as minds are not on tasks. Emotions run rampant in human lives and therefore at work sites. High-demand emotions demonstrated by complicated workplace relationships, time-consuming divorce proceedings, addiction behaviors, violence, illness, and death are common issues at work sites which people either manage well? or do not manage well. Low-demand emotions demonstrated by annoyances, petty bickering, competition, prejudice, bias, minor power struggles, health variables, politics and daily grind feelings take up mental space as well as emotional space. It is reasonable to assume that dramatic effects from a terrorist attack, natural disaster, disgruntled employee shooting, or natural death at the work site would create emotional content. That content can be something that develops, evolves and resolves, or gathers speed and force like a tornado to become a spinning energy event with a life of its own. Even smaller events, such as a fully involved gossip chain or a computer upgrade can lead to the voluntary or involuntary exit of valuable employees. This can add energy to an emotional spin and translate into real risk features such as time loss, recruitment nightmares, disruptions in customer service, additional management hours, remediations and trainings, consultation fees, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) dollars spent, Human Resources (HR) time spent, administrative restructuring, and expensive and daunting litigations. Companies that prepare for the full range of emotions and therefore emotional risks, from annoyance to catastrophe, are better equipped to adjust to any emotionally charged event, small or large. It is never a question of if something will happen to disrupt the flow of productivity, it is only a question of when and how large. Emotions that ebb and flow are functional in the workplace. A healthy system should be able to manage the ups and downs of emotions. Emotions directly affect the continuity of production and services, customer and vendor relations and essential infrastructure. Unstable emotional infrastructure in the workplace disrupts business through such measurable costs as medical and mental health care, employee retention and retraining costs, time loss, or legal fees. Emotional Continuity Management is reasonably simple for managers when they are provided the justifiable concepts, empirical evidence that the risks are real, a set of correct tools and instructions in their use. What has not been easy until recently has been convincing the?powers that be? that it is value-added work to deal directly and procedurally with emotions in the workplace. Businesses haven?t seen emotions as part of the working technology and have done everything they can do to avoid the topic. Now, cutting-edge companies are turning the corner. Even technology continuity managers are talking about human resources benefits and scrambling to find ways to evaluate feelings and risks. Yes, times are changing. Making a case for policy to manage emotions is now getting easier. For all the pain and horror associated with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, employers are getting the message that no one is immune to crisis. In today''''s heightened security environments the demands of managing complex workplace emotions have increased beyond the normal training supplied by in-house Human Resources (HR) professionals and Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs). Many extremely well-meaning HR and EAP providers just do not have a necessary training to manage the complicated strata of extreme emotional responses. Emotions at work today go well beyond the former standards of HR and EAP training. HR and EAP providers now must have advanced trauma management training to be prepared to support employees. The days of easy emotional management are over. Life and work is much too complicated. Significant emotions from small to extreme are no longer the sole domain of HR, EAP, or even emergency first responders and counselors. Emotions are spinning in the very midst of your team, project, cubicle, and company. Emotions are not just at the scene of a disaster. Emotions are present. And because they are not?controllable,? human emotions are not subject to being mandated. Emotions are going to happen. There are many times when emotions cannot be simply outsourced to an external provider of services. There are many times that a manager will face an extreme emotional reaction. Distressed people will require management regularly. That?s your job.
and he responded, “I am awakel” Do not wait for someone else to co-create your
journey; don't project people-pleasing onto others; work with the darkness to
make it light. Making your life an offering and be awake to everything that comes