Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Freedom is not a human right or a political prerogative but a psychological and ethical achievement, a gift that we alone can bestow on ours..
The road to ecstasy, as Elma Roura shows us, goes through accepting reality as it is. Ecstasy is our natural state when we are able to free ourselves from our mental and emotional bonds. It’s another way of talking about joy, peace and enlightenment. In this book you will find the keys to enter this..
An optimism-coaching handbook, gives you practical tools to regain your energy, joy, strength and happiness. Improve your quality of life, widen your worldview and enjoy a longer, happier and more successful life. / ¿Sabías que todos somos optimistas? El optimismo está escrito en nuestros genes. S..
This is an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. For fifteen hundred years, Zen koans have been passed down through generations of masters, usually in private encounters between teacher and student. This book deftly retells more than a dozen traditional koans, which are part..
Brian O'Connor argues that the case against an indifference to work and effort is flawed--and that idle aimlessness may allow for freedom. A thought-provoking reconsideration of productivity, Idleness shows that no theory of what it means to have a free mind can exclude idleness from the conversatio..
"Humans may not be Earth’s most intelligent beings for much longer: the world champions of chess, Go, and Jeopardy! are now all AIs. Given the rapid pace of progress in AI, many predict that it could advance to human-level intelligence within the next several decades. From there, it could quickly ou..
Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid - loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear - boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning.
To live with fullness we must put the ego at the service of the heart and soul, listen to our inner master. The light of conscience teaches us to travel this path and accompanies us in the process towards unconditional love and freedom, to help us to remember our essence, to awaken. / Para vivir co..
On average, we spend around six years of our lives dreaming. Yet, astonishingly, few of us understand the purpose of dreams and even fewer recognize what our dreaming mind can tell us about ourselves and our world. Melinda Powell, psychotherapist and co-founder of the Dream Research Institute UK, re..
As yoga gains popularity across the U.S., many people are becoming interested in its traditional Vedic roots. While Buddhist meditation is well represented on bookshelves, there has been little Vedantic philosophy written in lay terms until now. Author David Frawley guides readers through the challe..
Machines are designed to run constantly; people aren't. To prosper, we need a more sustainable approach - an ability to pause. Do Pause looks at the importance of this powerful idea and includes tools to help you create new habits or make significant lifestyle choices. Discover how to reset and rege..
Spiritual Science offers a spiritual view of reality that transcends both conventional science and religion, and answers many of the riddles that neither can explain. The standard model of science has had little success in explaining such areas as human consciousness, the connection between the mind..