A Fearless Heart Book

A Fearless Heart

  • Author : Thupten Jinpa
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101982921

A Fearless Heart Excerpt :

"The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are"--Provided by publisher.

Fearless Heart Book

Fearless Heart

  • Author : Frank Murphy
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9781637270172

Fearless Heart Excerpt :

A vibrant picture book biography of Surya Bonaly, the figure skating champion who backflipped her way into history As a young girl in France, Surya Bonaly was constantly in motion, gifted in any sport she tried. But it was figure skating that had her heart. Surya knew she belonged on the ice. Her colorful costumes, exuberant routines, powerful jumps, and daring combinations were all expressions of her love for skating and her ambition to push the boundaries of what a figure skating champion could look like. Some people weren't sure Surya belonged on top of the podium. "Is she graceful enough?" they asked. "Does she look like a skater?" But Surya's fearless heart propelled her to always stay true to herself while pursuing her boldest dreams. Culminating in her iconic backflip performed at the 1998 Olympics, Fearless Heart is a lushly illustrated, lyrical story of self-expression and courage.

The Highest Common Denominator Book

The Highest Common Denominator

  • Author : Miki Kashtan
  • Publisher : Fearless Heart Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0990007359

The Highest Common Denominator Excerpt :

What if people -- even longtime enemies -- could transform conflicts into dilemmas they feel motivated to solve together and build more connection and trust? What if employees could leave a meeting empowered and with a joint sense of purpose? What if the positive changes community activists are working so hard to see in the world had a lasting impact?In THE HIGHEST COMMON DENOMINATOR: Using Convergent Facilitation to Reach Breakthrough Collaborative Decisions, Miki Kashtan introduces a novel decision-making process called Convergent Facilitation that builds trust from the beginning, surfaces concerns and addresses them, and turns conflicts into dilemmas that groups feel energized to solve together. This highly-effective decision-making process has been used successfully around the world to resolve problems and teach people how to collaborate without sacrificing productivity. Since 2002, Convergent Facilitation has helped organizations, businesses, and governments upend traditional and unproductive decision-making methods, such as majority rule, top-down decision-making and coercion, or consensus, which can drain a group's energy. In 2012, Miki worked with the Minnesota State Legislature to resolve gridlock on child custody legislation and helped stakeholders draft bills that passed nearly unanimously. In a 2014 op-ed in the New York Times, Miki explained how power differences lead employees to stay silent and not feel part of a common goal, which ultimately makes a business run less effectively. THE HIGHEST COMMON DENOMINATOR allows readers to learn and implement Convergent Facilitation. The book moves readers through three phases of a process that brings groups to outcomes that are profoundly collaborative and genuinely supported by all. Through vivid case studies and practical examples, the book explains:?how to guide people towards solutions that integrate everyone's needs and concerns without requiring compromise;?how to keep people on track with the task at han

Words from a Fearless Heart Book

Words from a Fearless Heart

  • Author : Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0785277234

Words from a Fearless Heart Excerpt :

Selections from the popular author's journals share her observations on nature, family life, humor, human values, courage, and optimism

Quiet Mind  Fearless Heart Book

Quiet Mind Fearless Heart

  • Author : Brian Luke Seaward
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2004-10-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471685739

Quiet Mind Fearless Heart Excerpt :

"Reading Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is like eavesdropping on a conversation between Lao Tzu and Joseph Campbell--a pure pleasure to read!" --Deepak Chopra, M.D., coauthor of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and author of The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire "Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is an enchanting piece of wisdom that combines ancient insights with practical solutions to the stress epidemic that permeates our culture. Brian Luke Seaward is a master teacher, skillful guide, and true healer." --Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and Reinventing Medicine "The perfect antidote for these acceleratingly stressful post-9/11 times with fearmongers accosting us everywhere, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart artfully and wisely blends stress relief with spirituality. Keeping us constantly uplifted and engaged, this book is filled with witty sayings, practical, powerful exercises, and personal stories that ring with heartfelt authenticity." --Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., author of Molecules of Emotion With graceful wisdom and gentle humor, Dr. Brian Luke Seaward helps you see past the limitations of the ego to the highest potential of the human spirit at the core of your very being. Through a unique alchemy of the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism and the timeless insights of the visionary Joseph Campbell, Seaward shows you how to harness this potential so that you may find the courage to be a victor, not a victim of life's problems. Through the realization of this alchemy you will become the hero at the center of your own mythical life journey. Using simple but powerful exercises, meditations, and self-exploration techniques, you will learn to reconnect and harmonize with the universal spirit energy, or Tao, that flows through you to achieve inner balance, the joy of life, and optimal health. This book gives you the tools and skills to overcome adversity, resolve the emotional and psychological obstacles keeping you from realizing your potential, and vanquish stress, brin

The Little Book of Courageous Living Book

The Little Book of Courageous Living

  • Author : Miki Kashtan
  • Publisher : Fearless Heart Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-02-14
  • Genre: Interpersonal conflict
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 0990007316

The Little Book of Courageous Living Excerpt :

With grace, acuity, and humor, Miki Kashtan has shared with thousands of people on five continents how to live from love, courage and truth - in every moment, in thought, word, and deed. By integrating these three hallmarks of nonviolence into daily life, radical shifts happen: you begin to choose how to respond to life, rather than merely reacting; you no longer settle for solutions that work only for you or only for others; and, more and more, you step into leadership by taking responsibility for the whole in every situation. This little book contains 201 concise, evocative distillations of her wisdom, illustrated with powerful and original images. It is an invitation to you to begin to build your own courageous life.

Steve Earle Book

Steve Earle

  • Author : David McGee
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0879308427

Steve Earle Excerpt :

"Along the way we see the growth of Earle's political consciousness and his courage in tackling thorny topics such as "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh (in the song "John Walker's Blues"), his opposition to the death penalty, and his recent appearance in support of Iraq war protester Cindy Sheehan. Author David McGee also examines the early '70s east Texas singer-songwriter scene - where Earle met his future mentors Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt - and the rise of the New Traditionalist and Americana movements.".

White Eskimo Book

White Eskimo

  • Author : Stephen R. Bown
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-10-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771621045

White Eskimo Excerpt :

Though less known today than contemporaries like Amundsen and Peary, Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933) was one of the most intriguing of the great early 20th century arctic explorers. Born and raised in Greenland, and part Inuit on his mother’s side, Rasmussen could shoot a gun and harness a team of sled dogs by the time he was eight. Nevertheless he was well versed in the civilized arts and came to exploration after failing to make a career as an opera singer in Europe. He was obviously more at home on the ice floes than the stage, and undertook some of the most astounding feats of endurance in the annals of polar exploration including his record-setting 18,000-mile “Great Sled Journey”—the first to traverse the Northwest Passage by dogsled. More impressively, he travelled without the elaborate preparations and large support staffs employed by other explorers, surviving with only a few Inuit assistants and living off the land. He once explained his approach by saying, “[As a child] my playmates were native Greenlanders; from the earliest boyhood I played and worked with the hunters, so even the hardships of the most strenuous sledge-trips became pleasant routine for me.” Despite his extraordinary physical prowess, Rasmussen was one of the most intellectual of the great explorers, more interested in scientific study than glamorous feats, producing (among many other works) a ten-volume account documenting Inuit spirituality and culture, an accomplishment that earned him the title “the father of Eskimology.” In this first full-length biography, Stephen R. Bown brings Rasmussen’s inspiring story to English readers in all its richness, giving White Eskimo the readability of a good novel.

The Misleading Mind Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Misleading Mind

  • Author : Karuna Cayton
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577319429

The Misleading Mind Excerpt :

Through exercises and real-world examples, the author, drawing from Buddhist psychology, shows readers how to step onto the path of self-understanding to transform suffering into happiness.

Mind Training Book

Mind Training

  • Author : Thupten Jinpa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861717118

Mind Training Excerpt :

Compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection is the earliest anthology of a special genre of Tibetan literature known as "mind training," or lojong in Tibetan. The principal focus of these texts is the systematic cultivation of such altruistic thoughts and emotions as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance. The mind-training teachings are highly revered by the Tibetan people for their pragmatism and down-to-earth advice on coping with the various challenges and hardships that unavoidably characterize everyday human existence. The volume contains forty-four individual texts, including the most important works of the mind training cycle, such as Serlingpa's well-known Leveling Out All Preconceptions, Atisha's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland, Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses on Training the Mind, and Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts. An accurate and lyrical translation of these texts, many of which are in metered verse, marks an important contribution to the world's literary heritage, enriching its spiritual resources.

Essential Mind Training Book

Essential Mind Training

  • Author : Thupten Jinpa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-11-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861712632

Essential Mind Training Excerpt :

Essential Mind Training is drawn from the earliest collection of Tibetan spiritual literature known as ?mind training” or lojong in Tibetan. Tibetans revere the mind training tradition for its pragmatic and down-to-earth advice, especially the teachings on ?transforming adversity into opportunity.” This volume contains eighteen individual works, including such renowned teachings as Atisa's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland, Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses on Mind Training, and Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training, together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts as well as other independent works. These teachings expound the cultivation of such altruistic attitudes as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance, and provide numerous techniques for uprooting our habitual self-centeredness and giving us the freedom to embrace the world.

Smile at Fear Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Smile at Fear

  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821486

Smile at Fear Excerpt :

Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this book he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

Fearless Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Joe Glickman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762783069

Fearless Excerpt :

Like the instant classic The Last American Man, Fearless is the story of a remarkable individual who accepts no personal limits—including fear. Freya Hoffmeister, a forty-six-year-old former sky diver, gymnast, marksman, and Miss Germany contestant, left her twelve-year-old son behind to paddle alone and unsupported around Australia—a year-long adventure that virtually every expert guaranteed would get her killed. She planned not only to survive the 9,420-mile trip through huge, shark-infested seas, but to do it faster than the only other paddler who did it. As journalist and expert kayaker Joe Glickman details the voyage of this Teutonic force of nature, he captures interminable days on the water and nights camped out on deserted islands; hair-raising encounters with crocs and great white sharks; and the daring 300-mile open-ocean crossing that shaved three weeks off her trip. For 332 days Glickman followed Freya’s journey on her blog—along with a far-flung audience of awestruck, even lovesick, groupies—as she took on one terrifying ordeal after the next. In the end, he says, “her vanity and pigheadedness paled next to her nearly superhuman ability to master fear and persevere.”

The Art of Fearless Living  A Glimpse Into My Heart Book

The Art of Fearless Living A Glimpse Into My Heart

  • Author : Shirin Alavi Goodarzi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 163755124X

The Art of Fearless Living A Glimpse Into My Heart Excerpt :

Seasoned women are complex and full of flavor. We are strong but can be vulnerable. We are unique and worthy of celebration. Despite the boxes the world may try to squeeze us in, I know there is so much more to enrich our lives, because I have lived it. This is my call to you--to all women: be fearless.

Fearless Book
Score: 4.5
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  • Author : Eric Blehm
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307730701

Fearless Excerpt :

Go deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready. In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.” Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination were fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses, including drug addiction, and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. In a deeply personal and absorbing chronicle, Fearless reveals a glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior whose final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as…fearless. “As a rule, we don’t endorse books or movies or anything regarding the command where I work—and Adam Brown worked—but as the author writes in Fearless, ‘you have to know the rules, so you know when to bend or break them.’ This is one of those times. Read this book. Period. It succeeds where all the others have failed.” —SEAL Team SIX Operator