In this inspiring, uplifting and timely book, Harold Kushner addresses our craving for significance, the need to know that our lives and choices mean something. We sometimes confuse power, wealth and fame with true achievement. We can do great things, and occasionally terrible things, to reassure ourselves that we matter to the world. We need to think of ourselves as good people and are troubled when we compromise our integrity to be successful and important. In Living a Life That Matters, Rabbi Kushner suggests that the path to a truly successful and significant life lies in friendship, family, acts of generosity and self-sacrifice, as well as in God's forgiving nature. He describes how, in changing the life of even one person in a positive way, we make a difference in the world, give our lives meaning, and prove that we do, in fact, matter.
FILL IN THE BLANK: MY LIFE WOULD BE MEANINGFUL IF__________________.People have all kinds of ways to fill in that blank. Some want more money. Some moreinfluence. Others more pleasure. The point is we want MORE. But is that enough? Doesdevouring everything the world has to offer lead to satisfaction?In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes describes someone who tried to answer thatquestion. Whether it was sex, drugs, money, power, food, relationships, or knowledge,King Solomon of Israel tried it all—and documented what he discovered in his search forpurpose in his life.Living a Life That Matters lets you gaze over Solomon’s shoulder as he indulges everypleasure, exercises every power, and emerges with a radical conclusion about how to live. You’ll find ways that his search for meaning connects with yours and how your story can connect with your friends’ as they seek meaning in the world.
In his highly readable, educational and inspiring memoir, Holocaust Survivor Ben Lesser’s warm, grandfatherly tone invites the reader to do more than just visit a time when the world went mad. He also shows how this madness came to be—and the lessons that the world still needs to learn. In this true story, the reader will see how an ordinary human being—an innocent child—not only survived the Nazi Nightmare, but achieved the American Dream.
John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, helps readers take the first steps to living a life that matters in INTENTIONAL LIVING. We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference. The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can't make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that's ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it's hard; other times it's easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life. In INTENTIONAL LIVING, John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.
The choice to live an ordinary life is no longer an option! Greatness-lasting greatness-is a desire built into every human heart. For the believer in Christ, it is not only possible, but expected. How will your life matter? God wants your life to count for eternity. He wants you to join the team of rescuers He is sending into a desperate world.
In a world where these things are often defined in terms of black and white, respected Jungian analyst James Hollis delivers a fresh look at the concept of happiness and shares his approach to finding a fearless, authentic path.
Instructions To The Cook is a distillation of Zen wisdom that can be used equally well as a manual on business or spiritual practice, cooking or life. The hardcover edition was featured in every major Buddhist magazine. "Be nourished and inspired! Magnificent work!"--Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Our daily lives keep us so occupied that all we see in it is chaos, and not the blessings that come with it. We see the problems that stand in our way, and forget the ones we have crossed and moved on. Isn't it! To understand life, we need to first value our life. In simpler words, we need to take care of our life. What if we raise both, our kids and our own life, simultaneously? When the author first met the enigmatic Dr Aditi, she was intrigued by her profound understanding of life and penned this book on her effective and easy to adapt plan for a happier life. You will also learn to: ! Walk through crises of life with positivity. ! Realize the true happiness that life holds. ! Overcome fears, shortcomings and hurdles. ! Exercises and guidelines to build a stronger 'you'. ! Achieve big with available opportunities and resources. Life is What Matters is an incredibly motivating tale of a girl who embraced her imperfections and succeeded in life, against all odds. With mantras for living a better life, this book is a treasure.
Whether you need to manage your time, increase your physical activity, enjoy your job, serve your community better, become a lifelong learner, or find spiritual harmonythis book will teach you to create a better life, starting today!
Presents excerpts and synopses of the keynote presentations, Dharma talks, and workshops from the three day conference held in Boston in January 1997 on the current practice of Buddhism in the United States.
For anyone exhausted or disillusioned by the perpetual pursuit of personal happiness, here is the antidote: a book about the pursuit of meaning, a better route to a fulfilling life. We have a lot to be happy about. And yet, we're more dissatisfied than ever. In The Power of Meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith argues that we've been chasing the wrong thing. It's not happiness that makes life worth living--it's meaning. Drawing on the latest cognitive science research, as well as insights from literature and philosophy and her own prodigious reporting, Smith shows that by developing a "meaning mindset," we can all achieve a deeper satisfaction. With a warm, assured voice that moves effortlessly from George Eliot and Aristotle to Monty Python and Louis C.K., Smith spells out the four pillars of the meaning mindset: cultivating connections to others, working toward our life's purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and finding transcendence. And she shows us how we can lean on the pillars in difficult times, and how we might begin to build a culture of meaning in our families, our workplaces, and our communities. Stirring, inspiring, and story-driven, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking more in life.
Create passionate customers compelled to spread the "story" of their experience with your company. Now more than ever, word-of-mouth marketing is the only marketing that really works.
"Quick, check your in-box! It's filled with more e-mail from God. Men, women, and children will love the daily messages from God in a uniquely designed book. Every message starts with a Scripture reference and continues with a refreshing thought for reflection."