Stepping Out Of Self Deception

Author: Rodney Smith
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822962
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Anatta is the Buddhist teaching on the nonexistence of a permanent, independent self. It’s a notoriously puzzling and elusive concept, usually leading to such questions as, "If I don’t have a self, who’s reading this sentence?" It’s not that there’s no self there, says Rodney Smith. It’s just that the self that is reading this sentence is a configuration of elements that at one time did not exist and which at some point in the future will disperse. Even in its present existence, it’s more a temporary arrangement of components rather than something solid. Anatta is a truth the Buddha considered to be absolutely essential to his teaching. Smith shows that understanding this truth can change the way you relate to the world, and that the perspective of selflessness is critically important for anyone involved in spiritual practice. Seeing it can be the key to getting past the idea that spirituality has something to do with self-improvement, and to accessing the joy of deep insight into reality.


Author: Rodney Smith
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829630
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What is enlightenment? Rodney Smith’s answer to that elusive question offers an explanation not only of the radical shift in perception that the word enlightenment connotes, but of the entire topography of the journey from beginning to end, of the multiple ways we undermine the very growth we seek, and of the awakened life that ultimately arises out of the new consciousness.

Perspectives On Self Deception

Author: Brian P. McLaughlin
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520061231
File Size: 66,89 MB
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Students of philosophy, psychology, sociology, and literature will welcome this collection of original essays on self-deception and related phenomena such as wishful thinking, bad faith, and false consciousness. The book has six sections, each exploring self-deception and related phenomena from a different perspective.

Leadership And Self Deception

Author: Arbinger Institute
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576751749
File Size: 57,34 MB
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Explains why self-deception is at the heart of many leadership problems, identifying destructive patterns that undermine the successes of potentially excellent professionals while revealing how to improve teamwork, communication, and motivation. Reprint.

Stepping Out Recovery Without Aa

Author: C. Shaw
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595181732
File Size: 71,84 MB
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There was a man who was drinking himself to death. He didn’t fit in with AA, didn’t like groups, and wouldn’t twelve-step. The world of recovery saw him as doomed. He has been sober for many years now. Without AA, without groups and without steps. These pages contain his story and his strategy.

Stepping Out Of Your Boat

Author: Fabian Harper
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465370412
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Whenever your boat of life is in the midst of the sea know that the wind can get contrary before you arrive at your destination. Whatever your boat is, leaving must be done under the command of the Lord. God’s command is authenticated by the authority of his word. The word must remain your sustaining reality that serves as the boarding pass to your destination. Every journey that begins in God must be sustained by a faithful focus on God. We cannot initiate a step, and then solicit God to concur with our plans and direction. If you sense you are sinking, don’t neglect to cry, ‘Lord save me.’ Your cry is the spiritual alarm system that alerts the outstretched hand of the Lord. Your boat is all the realities that you permit to suffocate your God given liberty, while diminishing faith and bridling creative possibilities. The boat will keep you spiritually infantile, seduce by procrastination and religious excuses. Your boat is a religious ceiling that takes every believer into spiritual default. Your position in Christ requires that you step beyond every limit because position determines posture, potential and power in the Kingdom.

The Stepping Out In Faith

Author: John Ortberg
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780310249320
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The OTC curriculum kit has 7-9 lessons. This second kit covers the historical books and includes everything you need to preach 7 sermons (that’s less than $30 per week!). Lesson titles: · Joshua: The Law of the First Step · The Old Testament and Holy War · Identifying Spiritual Entropy · Intercepting Spiritual Entropy · Samuel: Learning to Listen to God · Saul: Where Is Your Confidence? · Finding Jesus in the Old TestamentContents: • Teacher’s Guide containing material from Ortberg’s weekly teachings for pastors and/or teachers • Discussion Guide focusing on specific passages from the Old Testament, designed for weekly or bi-weekly use and including leader’s notes • DVD and VHS Video presenting an OTC “vision-casting” message from Ortberg, a promotional piece for churches, and creative elements to use during the OTC message • CD-ROM providing 7 PowerPointÆ presentations for use with each of the OTC messages. It also contains 40 FAQ sheets answering tough questions from the Old Testament for use on your Website or to be printed in hard copy • Audio Sermons CD containing 7 messages preached by John OrtbergIn addition to the kit, 2 other resources are available: • Implementation Guide for starting the entire Old Testament Challenge • Taking the Old Testament Challenge reading guide

Self And Deception

Author: Roger T. Ames
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791430316
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Distinguished scholars discuss the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception.

The Art Of Self Deception

Author: William Kronick
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456762117
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Before turning to novel-writing, William Kronick enjoyed a long career as both a documentary and theatrical filmmaker. As writer-director, his highlyacclaimed Network Specials ranged from the National Geographic's Alaska! to six Plimpton! entertainments to Mysteries of the Great Pyramid. In thefeature arena, he directed the comedy, The 500 Pound Jerk, and the Second Unit on such major productions as King Kong (1976), Flash Gordon and others.His first novel, The Cry of Sirens (2004) was followed by Cooley Wyatt, then N. Y. / L. A. All three explore, in the framework of morality tales, thedynamics of authentic artistic talent, celebrity and commerce in our modern culture. Each one centers on a violent act involving a physical or moralcrime committed by the protagonist; both he and the reader must decide what represents appropriate justice. His fourth novel, All Stars Die, tells oftwo lovers for whom morality is not the issue, but their dark secrets are. The Art of Self-Deception returns to the themes of Mr. Kronick's first three novels.

Flora Or Self Deception By A L O E

Author: Charlotte Maria Tucker
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Self S Deception

Author: Bernhard Schlink
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780221460
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The second novel in the bestselling Gerhard Self detective series, from the author of The Reader In Self's Deception, private investigator Gerhard Self receives a request to track down the daughter of Herr Salger, the Assistant Secretary of Bonn, who's been absent from her translation classes at the university. Repelled by the pomposity of the government official, he rejects the case. But an insistent letter--and five thousand marks--changes his mind. After discrete interrogations at her school and her former residences, and a quick survey of the local hospitals, it turns out she washed up at a psych ward where he's told she had fallen out a window earlier that week and died. He quickly decides this is a lie, and decides one of the doctors is covering for her. Self quickly discovers that his quarry was involved in a terrorist incident--but a terrorist incident that the government is clearing covering up. Self helps the woman escape, finds out his own client is not Herr Salger at all but another terrorist. Now the mystery becomes what exactly happened at the military arms depot that the government doesn't want made public.

Delusion And Self Deception

Author: Tim Bayne
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136874879
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This collection of essays focuses on the interface between delusions and self-deception. As pathologies of belief, delusions and self-deception raise many of the same challenges for those seeking to understand them. Are delusions and self-deception entirely distinct phenomena, or might some forms of self-deception also qualify as delusional? To what extent might models of self-deception and delusion share common factors? In what ways do affect and motivation enter into normal belief-formation, and how might they be implicated in self-deception and delusion? The essays in this volume tackle these questions from both empirical and conceptual perspectives. Some contributors focus on the general question of how to locate self-deception and delusion within our taxonomy of psychological states. Some contributors ask whether particular delusions - such as the Capgras delusion or anosognosia for hemiplegia - might be explained by appeal to motivational and affective factors. And some contributors provide general models of motivated reasoning, against which theories of pathological belief-formation might be measured. The volume will be of interest to cognitive scientists, clinicians, and philosophers interested in the nature of belief and the disturbances to which it is subject.

Watch Your Step

Author: John A. Keller
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490853731
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The greatest fear of the Christian parent is that his or her children are not walking in the truth and, consequently, will unwillingly self-inflict much pain and sorrow on themselves becoming trapped by the pitfalls of life. Your journey in life will be determined by the choices in your youth. Basing those choices on truth, rather than on perception, determines the quality of that journey, as well as choosing the final destination. There is no reset button in life. Avoiding the pitfalls of life takes wisdom-wisdom not of this world. The key to avoiding, and worse yet, causing a disaster in your life is to develop a keen eye for any signs of trouble. Watch Your Step! Barefoot in a Broken-Glass World helps the reader identify and avoid the pitfalls as identified by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. He had profound insights into the fallen nature of man. Solomon's intent for the book of Proverbs was teaching young people the tactical skill of biblical wisdom. The purpose for Proverbs is to equip us with divine wisdom. Possessing this wisdom will bring the most success in this life, and minimize the negative effects of living in a fallen world. Watch your step-you never know from one moment to the next what challenges in your life await you. After all, we are all born barefoot in a broken-glass world.

The Power Of One

Author: Anette Ejsing
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621890589
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We do not like to talk about loneliness. We like even less to talk about the fact that the experience that faith does not automatically heal it. This is a problem, but what if it does not have to be that way? What if we can tap into loneliness as a source of personal empowerment? In The Power of One, Anette Ejsing makes exactly this case. Relying on personal stories, she first shows why romantic, spiritual, and social loneliness are particularly difficult to understand in the context of Christian faith. She then reflects theologically on these three kinds of loneliness, and describes it as a mystery that faith both does and does not heal them. In response to this mystery, she suggests thinking about loneliness as a privilege. Arguing from the perspective of a theology of suffering, she encourages each of us to tell our stories of loneliness from the perspective of the end God has in mind for us. This means accepting and embracing loneliness as a means through which God raises us up and strengthens us to persevere in joy and faith. Learning to do this is a privilege that gives us the opportunity to experience loneliness as a source of personal empowerment.

Stepping Out Within

Author: Robert Wallace Olson
ISBN: 9780963486004
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A Companion To Nietzsche

Author: Keith Ansell Pearson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356178
File Size: 55,11 MB
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A Companion to Nietzsche provides a comprehensive guide to all the main aspects of Nietzsche's philosophy, profiling the most recent research and trends in scholarship. Brings together an international roster of both rising stars and established scholars, including many of the leading commentators and interpreters of Nietzsche. Showcases the latest trends in Nietzsche scholarship, such as the renewed focus on Nietzsche’s philosophy of time, of nature, and of life. Includes clearly organized sections on Art, Nature, and Individuation; Nietzsche's New Philosophy of the Future; Eternal Recurrence, the Overhuman, and Nihilism; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy and Genealogy; Ethics; Politics; Aesthetics; Evolution and Life. Features fresh treatments of Nietzsche’s core and enigmatic doctrines.


Author: Robert C. Roberts
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521525848
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This is one of the most extensive investigations of the emotions ever published.

The Collected Works Of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Six

Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821552
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.

Misunderstood Relationships

Author: Samuel Williams Sr.
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465305122
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Contemporary Christian Artist, I was given the inspiration to begin the thought process of writing a book to address misunderstood relationships, since, in times past, I struggled with relationships. After teaching, counseling and pasturing so many marriages and relationship that were consumed with problems, the Lord put on my heart to put my thoughts and teachings in a book form. A straightforward, and yet shy person, I teach and witness to the Spirit of God that brings truth to any situation based on facts of the Holy Bible. I am , a self-taught bass guitarist and pianist who depend upon the Spirit of the Lord to inspire me as a songwriter and musician, I depend upon the Spirit of God to lead me in writing about His Words. I have been a writer, in my heart, since 1997 as I became a Pastor of a congregation. As a untrained and undiscovered writer, I was called into the ministry in 1987 to preach the Word of God. While being led by the Spirit of God two years ago, this book was birthed and without the assistance of any nor with guidance from a professionally trained writing instructor or tutor, the Lord was able to anoint and bless me to write and arrange every word of my debut book.

College Days

Author: Arthur Cridland
Editor: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 9781412083942
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A beautifully written collection of short stories... full of wry observations and entertaining characters, College Days captures the latter half of the Twentieth Century in finely tuned prose.