Book Recommendation – Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) by [Seuss]“In this joyous ode to life, Dr. Seuss addresses graduates of all ages, from nursery school to medical school, and gives them the get-up-and-go to move mountains with the unrivaled exuberance and charm that have made Dr. Seuss’s books favorites for years.”
“Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they don’t
Because, sometimes they won’t.

I’m afraid that some times
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
’cause you’ll play against you.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

 

Book Recommendation : On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers

On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy by [Rogers, Carl]

“I believe it will have become evident why, for me, adjectives such as happy, contented, blissful, enjoyable, do not seem quite appropriate to any general description of this process I have called the good life, even though the person in this process would experience each one of these at the appropriate times. Continue reading

Book Recommendation – The Paradox of Success By John R O’Neil

The bestselling book for leaders looking for renewal. In all fields, many leaders feel that the costs of their professional victories outweigh the rewards. With nearly 30,000 copies sold, The Paradox of Success has helped leaders achieve balance in their lives. John O’Neil, a well-known consultant to top business executives, draws on his fascinating studies of long- distance winners’ psychological and business strategies to show the way out of this dilemma, and help readers find steadiness, renew their lives, and reinvigorate their organizations in the process.
( Introduced by Kerry Roxburgh)

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Book Recommendation : The Heart Sutra: Becoming a Buddha through Meditation

In this series of talks, Osho introduces his audience to Gautama the Buddha and his great contribution to the development of human consciousness and the science of meditation. Each talk examines an excerpt from the classic Buddhist text known as the “Heart Sutra.”

With his unique ability to translate ancient and often obscure language into fresh and contemporary terms, Osho brings Buddha’s teachings to life and shows how they are even more relevant today than they were in Buddha’s time. His responses to questions from the audience further illuminate the ways in which Buddha’s message of pure awareness can inform and enrich every aspect of our everyday lives. Continue reading

Book Recommendation – Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment by David R. Hawkins

Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to EnlightenmentTranscending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment

Explores the ego’s expressions and inherent limitations and gives detailed explanations and instructions on how to transcend them. It expands the understanding of the levels of consciousness as presented in the widely-acclaimed Map of Consciousness. The book focuses on the individual, and studies the experiential subjective blocks to the advancement of awareness, at each level of consciousness. This leads to progressive spiritual awareness and on to higher levels of consciousess, providing specific steps for transcending each level, preparatory to advanced states such as Enlightenment itself. By analyzing the various obstacles and levels to be transcended, certain principles that support spiritual evolution are self-revealing. This book is therefore a practical manual rather than a comprehensive analysis.

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Book Recommendation : Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

A Lifetime Favorite
“My parents have had “Hope for the Flowers” on their bookshelf for as long as I can remember, and I have always loved reading it (and having it read to me). I found my own copy a few years ago at a garage sale and treasure it. I read it to my son (now seven) a few times a year. We read a chapter each night before bed and both love the story and the pictures. Although I don’t think my son catches the greater meaning, I love knowing that as he grows he will come to love the book not only because of the pictures and the miracle of the catepillars’ transformation into a butterfly, but also because of the feeling of peace and hope it brings to the life of the reader”
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Simple but life changing.
“What a fantastically simple book with a life changing message! It really makes you think and I’m certainly not going to be one of those crawlers trying to get to the top of the tower trampling on everyone to get to the top only to find…(can’t say what as it it would ruin the impact of the story). If you have ever thought “why am I doing this day after day?” or feel there’s more to life you should read this book. Its very easy to read, illustrated throughout and very thought provoking- can’t recommend it more.”

 

 

Book Recommendation – What is Meditation? by Osho

What is Meditation? by [Osho Media International]WHAT IS MEDITATION?
The question is answered here in 38 ways — irreverent, provocative, insightful, profound. Those who have avoided meditation because it seems too serious and holy might enjoy discovering it can be “Fun.” The resolutely secular can entertain the notion that it’s “Scientific” and an “Experiment.” And the skeptical might even be persuaded that it’s “Cool.” Whatever category you fall into, here’s an opportunity to loosen the bindings of your preconceived notions of what meditation is, and begin to approach it with more playfulness and joy.

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Book Recommendation – As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning by Jiddu Krishnamurti

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As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning by Jiddu Krishnamurti
In this series of 8 talks, given in Ojai, California in 1955, Krishnamurti confronts the confusion, habits, and assumptions of the human mind, and claims these lie at the root of all violence and suffering in the world. While these reflections were offered over 50 years ago, their meaning is as fresh and as relevant heard today.

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Book Recommendation – On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit,” Harry G. Frankfurt writes, in what must surely be the most eyebrow-raising opener in modern philosophical prose. “Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted.” This compact little book, as pungent as the phenomenon it explores, attempts to articulate a theory of this contemporary scourge–what it is, what it does, and why there’s so much of it. Continue reading