Wonderfully Inspiring Books

Wonderfully Inspiring Books   "Candide” (1759) by Voltaire, this simple satire is considered to be Voltaire's greatest philosophical work. Free pdf "The Emperor's New Clothes" (1837) by Hans Christian Andersen.  Just 3 pages lon...

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e.e. cummings quote

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

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William James quote

The faculty of bringing back a wandering attention over and over again is the very root of judgment, character and will....an education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.

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Blog - The Luxury of Being Oneself

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” - Joseph Campbell “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” - Albert Einstein “Education is not about filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.” - William...

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Joseph Campbell quote

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

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Rumi quote

God's language is silence.  Everything else is a poor translation.

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Wittgenstein quote

Our life is a dream.  We are asleep.  But once in a while we wake up enough to realize we are dreaming.

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Miyamoto Mushahi quote

The truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.

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Krishnamurti quote

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand.  Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.

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Alan Watts quote

What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.

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Buddha quote

The dark house attracts the burglar.

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Rainer Maria Rilke quote 2

The world is large, but in us it is deep as the sea.

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Meditation's Incredible Potential (3 min)

The extraordinary findings of 2 Harvard consciousness researchers from their studies of longtime monk meditators, and what it means in terms of each person's amazing potential.

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What is the Ego? (from the movie Revolver, 1 min 42 sec)

An impressively profound and insightful clip from the end of a film called "Revolver" by Guy Ritchie. In Indian mythology King Janaka said after he became enlightened - "Now I know who the thief is that was stealing my life from me!" This video cl...

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The Power of Silence (7 min) - Ramana Maharshi (1880-1950)

This is a remarkable teaching on the power of silence to expand our awareness of who we are, by the great Indian sage Ramana Maharshi (1880-1950) who hardly spoke 5 words a day, according to many people who met him.    

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Blog - Interview with Relationships are Complicated website (May 20, 2018)

This is an interview I had with a website called Relationships are Complicated (RAC) - May 20, 2018. Here is the link:  Relationships are Complicated Interview How and/or why did you become a therapist? I became a therapist after I had liv...

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Blog - The Emperor's New Clothes in the Mental Health Field

“THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” in the Mainstream MENTAL HEALTH FIELD (September 29, 2017)   “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in the mainstream Mental Health Field: What is it? I started taking psychology classe...

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Screw the Box - Stig Pryds, impressive life change (3 min)

Impressive and inspiring video featuring a Danish free-dive record holder named Stig Pryds, who was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2008, thus he became wheelchair bound, and had to take many medicines, but 5 years later he decided to change...

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Amazing Samurai - Beyond Science (3 min)

Our amazing human potential as exemplified by this impressive modern-day Japanese samurai who does what science would predict is totally impossible.  An eye-opener for all of us.

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William Blake quote 2

Improvement makes straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

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William Blake quote 1

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

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Socrates quote

The unexamined life is not worth living.

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Voltaire quote

We must cultivate our garden.

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Zen Master Puts Animals to Sleep (10 min)

A remarkable example of out-of-the-box special abilities which modern science says is impossible, but after having lived in Asia so many years, especially India, I know that these special powers are completely possible.

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Meditation transformed 2 violent schools in San Francisco (3 min 11 sec)

This is an inspiring newscast of how meditation was able to transform 2 violent schools in San Francisco.  Imagine the effect of this worldwide.

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