The Summer Solstice and its importance is brought vividly to life, with straightforward, commonsense facts and details.
All around the world, for thousands of years, people have celebrated the Solstice in many countries and continents. Plenty of background information, along with descriptive narrative, makes this the guide you always wanted.
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One of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century will help you learn how to live in the present moment in Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance.
Underlying all meditation techniques, including martial arts—and in fact underlying all great athletic performances—is a quality of being awake and present to the moment, a quality that Osho calls awareness. Once we can identify and understand what this quality of awareness is, we have the key to self-mastery in virtually every area of our lives.
According to great masters like Lao Tzu or Buddha, most of us move through our lives like sleepwalkers. Never really present in what we are doing, never fully alert to our environment, and not even aware of what motivates us to do and say the things we do.
At the same time, all of us have experienced moments of awareness—or awakening, to use another—in extraordinary circumstances. On the road, in a sudden and unexpected accident, time seems to stop and one is suddenly aware of every movement, every sound, every thought. Or in moments that touch us deeply—welcoming a new baby into the world for the first time, or being with someone at the moment of death.
Awareness, says Osho, is the key to being self-directed, centered, and free in every aspect of our lives. In this book, Osho teaches how to live life more attentively, mindfully, and meditatively, with love, caring and consciousness.
Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.£11.99 Add to basket
Examining the nature of compassion from a radically different perspective, Osho reveals that “passion” lies at the root of the word, and then proceeds to challenge assumptions about what compassion really is. Many so-called acts of compassion, he says, are tainted by a subtle sense of self-importance and desire for recognition. Others are based in the desire not really to help others but to force them to change.
Using stories from the lives of Jesus and Buddha and the world of Zen, Osho shows how the path to authentic compassion arises from within, beginning with a deep acceptance and love of oneself. Only then, says Osho, does compassion flower into a healing force, rooted in the unconditional acceptance of the other as he or she is.
Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.£9.99 Add to basket
Discover how to use crystal grids, which harness the powerful energy of crystals, to improve wellbeing and manifest your desires.
Crystals are renowned throughout the world as natural healers. They are also energy-boosters which help enhance our experience of living at every level, and can protect us by detoxifying our physical, emotional and spiritual systems from the stresses and strains of life. Within a crystal grid, their potential is magnified and directed.
The Book of Crystal Grids presents all these amazing benefits in a format that?s direct and easy to use. First, discover what crystal grids are and how and why they work, including how crystal grids create energy fields and the theory of sacred geometry. Learn how to create a crystal grid, empowering it through the selection, colour and shape of the crystals in the grid, and how to give the grid a focus by setting an intention and meditating. Then, explore 50 different crystal grids, each photographed with clear instructions, for a range of specific purposes, from love and romance to travel, and from promoting health to self-esteem and confidence. A colour-coded directory of over 100 common crystals and their energy benefits when used inside a crystal grid is also provided.
Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, and supplemented with practical exercises and case studies, The Book of Crystal Grids is the ultimate practical reference from highly respected crystal author, healer and teacher Philip Permutt.£12.99 Add to basket
Everyone is talking about mindfulness, but how does it actually work and how can it help you?
Mindfulness is a simple yet radical practice that can completely transform your life. Paddy Brosnan worked for many years as an investment advisor but felt trapped in a cycle of anxiety and anger. When he began practising mindfulness every day, he found that his relationships became more profound, his interactions with others more honest and his daily frustrations and anxieties simply vanished. In other words, mindfulness helped him calm down, and he became truly happy.
This Works is the collection of tools and exercises that Paddy teaches in his workshops and events, and includes examples of everyday mindfulness from his own family life. It shows you that literally anyone can learn to meditate, and you don’t have to become a Buddhist monk to be truly zen. Through simple daily exercises, you’ll learn that mindfulness is not something you do, but something you are.
Or, put simply, mindfulness can help you be truly happy.£10.99 Add to basket