The Unfolding Now

Author: A. H. Almaas
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834825574
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The keys to self-knowledge and deep contentment are right here before us in this very moment—if we can simply learn to live with open awareness. In The Unfolding Now, A. H. Almaas presents a marvelously effective practice for developing the transformative quality of presence. Through a particular method of self-observation and contemplative exploration that he calls inquiry, we learn to live in the relaxed condition of simply "being ourselves," without interference from feelings of inadequacy, drivenness toward goals, struggling to figure things out, and rejecting experiences we don't want. Almaas explores the many obstacles that keep us from being present—including defensiveness, ignorance, desire, aggression, and self-hatred—and shows us how to welcome with curiosity and compassion whatever we are experiencing.

Becoming A Reflective Practitioner

Author: Christopher Johns
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405185678
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From Reviews of the second edition: 'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognised pioneer of reflective practice in nursing and health care. The first edition of this book was an excellent resource and this updated version is equally impressive. This is a superb resource for nurses and all those eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in reflective practice. It is well presented, user-friendly and stimulating.' Nursing Standard Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is a practical guide to using reflection in every day clinical practice. It explores the value of using models of reflection, with particular reference to Christopher Johns' own model for structured reflection. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner includes accounts of everyday practice to guide the reader through the stages of reflective practice within the context of care, 'desirable practice', and the caring relationship. This third edition reflects significant developments in reflective theory and gives greater attention to different approaches to reflection including the use of narrative dialogue. New chapters are included on ensuring quality and managing conflict. Exemplars are included throughout and further references and reflected reading are included at the end of each chapter. Reflective practice is acknowledged as an effective approach to developing nursing care which evolves as the practitioner develops his or her own practice. This book will therefore be of interest to all nurses involved in developing their clinical practice. A practical guide to developing reflective practice Reflects significant developments in reflective theory Examines Christopher Johns’ own model for structured reflection Centred on care and the caring relationship Challenges practitioners to question their practice

A Generative Theory Of Shape

Author: Michael Leyton
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3540454888
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The purpose of this book is to develop a generative theory of shape that has two properties we regard as fundamental to intelligence –(1) maximization of transfer: whenever possible, new structure should be described as the transfer of existing structure; and (2) maximization of recoverability: the generative operations in the theory must allow maximal inferentiability from data sets. We shall show that, if generativity satis?es these two basic criteria of - telligence, then it has a powerful mathematical structure and considerable applicability to the computational disciplines. The requirement of intelligence is particularly important in the gene- tion of complex shape. There are plenty of theories of shape that make the generation of complex shape unintelligible. However, our theory takes the opposite direction: we are concerned with the conversion of complexity into understandability. In this, we will develop a mathematical theory of und- standability. The issue of understandability comes down to the two basic principles of intelligence - maximization of transfer and maximization of recoverability. We shall show how to formulate these conditions group-theoretically. (1) Ma- mization of transfer will be formulated in terms of wreath products. Wreath products are groups in which there is an upper subgroup (which we will call a control group) that transfers a lower subgroup (which we will call a ?ber group) onto copies of itself. (2) maximization of recoverability is insured when the control group is symmetry-breaking with respect to the ?ber group.

Now What Developing Our Future

Author: Anne Goodman
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Where are we and where do we go from here? Exploring our current historical moment as offering unprecedented opportunities for transformation, this book is an invitation to a dialogue about our place in an evolving universe. The author examines the limits and possibilities of modern thinking and considers key concepts such as a metaphysics based on consciousness, the notion of our future as a common global one, and the reunion of fact and value. Our collaborative task is developed as a dynamic process involving the creative interplay between the deconstructive and constructive aspects of postmodernism and beyond.

The Progress Of Divine Revelation Or The Unfolding Purpose Of Scripture

Author: John Stoughton
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The Unfolding Of Language

Author: Guy Deutscher
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407070282
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'Language is mankind's greatest invention - except of course, that it was never invented.' So begins Guy Deutscher's fascinating investigation into the evolution of language. No one believes that the Roman Senate sat down one day to design the complex system that is Latin grammar, and few believe, these days, in the literal truth of the story of the Tower of Babel. But then how did there come to be so many languages, and of such elaborate design? If we started off with rudimentary utterances on the level of 'man throw spear', how did we end up with sophisticated grammars, enormous vocabularies, and intricately nuanced shades of meaning? Drawing on recent, groundbreaking discoveries in modern linguistics, Deutscher exposes the elusive forces of creation at work in human communication. Along the way, we learn why German maidens are neuter while German turnips are female, why we have feet not foots, and how great changes in pronunciation may result from simple laziness...

The Anarii Chronicles Vi The Unfolding

Author: Alii M. Bek
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304763854
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The Prayer God Loves To Answer

Author: Don Nori
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768423767
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The Reformed Church Review

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The Unfolding

Author: Maddie Roy
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496910877
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Alex Olympia is more than she looks, a lot more in fact. The result of foster care and adoption she takes nothing for granted. When she finds her long lost parents, all twelve of them, her world changes forever. The Science Child has returned to Olympus, but as far as she knows she has never been there before. She has a past, one she can't remember. Visions swirl in her head and fill her dreams. Something is happening and she has to find out what before the world finds itself in a war that it has never seen the likes of before. Nothing will ever be the same again.