Handbook for the Spirit

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Richard Carlson, Benjamin Shield
New World Library, 2011 M02 9 - 224 pages
From bestselling editors Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, Handbook for the Spirit (formerly titled For the Love of God) features a wonderfully diverse collection of original spiritual writings by: A.H. Almaas · Rev. Michael Beckwith · Sue Bender · Jean Shinoda Bolen · The Dalai Lama · Barbara De Angelis · Wayne Dyer · Riane Eisler · Matthew Fox · Shakti Gawain · Joseph Goldstein · Andrew Harvey · Barbara Marx Hubbard · Rabbi Harold Kushner · Stephen Levine · Father William McNamara · Brooke Medicine Eagle · Howard Murphet · Hugh Prather · Anne Wilson Schaef · Marsha Sinetar · Huston Smith · Brother David Steindl-Rast · Mother Teresa · Thich Nhat Hanh
 

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Contents

Become Curious
79
Choose Your Words Carefully
81
Use Words That Work
84
Energy Pickup
87
Ready Set Breathe
89
Counting Your Breaths
90
Silent Killer
92
Take Charge of Your Health
94

Keep On Keeping On
18
Commitment
21
What Motivates You?
23
Developing a Positive Attitude
25
As a Man Thinketh in His Heart So Is He
27
Attitude
31
Look Where You Want to Go
33
Do It Now
35
Action
37
Matching Actions to Outcome 3 8
38
Using Opposites to Change How You Feel
39
My Ideal Day
42
Designing the Perfect Day
43
Carpe Diem
44
What Do I Fear?
45
Go for It
46
The Why of Goals
48
i9 What Do You Really Want?
50
Dream Big
52
Time Frames and Goals
54
The When and Why of Your Goals
55
Treasure Mapping
57
Making a Treasure Map
58
The Power of Affirmations
59
Writing Your Affirmations
61
One Small Step
63
Getting into Action
65
Make Decisions Quickly
67
Results Flexibility and Role Models
70
The Power of Questions
73
Asking Yourself Questions
75
Questions to Start Your Day Off Right
76
Plant Your Garden
97
Stress and Attitude
100
The Still Small Voice
102
Simple Meditation
104
Feeling Down? Look Up
106
One Life to Live
108
Yes You Are Creative
113
Going with the Flow
115
Letting Go
117
Problem Solving
119
The Gift of Giving
121
Compassionate Action
124
Feel the Fear
125
Change Your Mind
128
Ongoing Personal Development
131
Live Your Dreams
134
Problems Are Opportunities in Disguise
137
Solutions List
138
Accept What Is
140
Cultivating Creativity
143
Be True to Your Word
147
Send ThankYou Notes
149
Be on Time
151
Become a Complimenter
153
Do More in Less Time
155
Time Management
156
Celebrate Your Life
157
Dont Apologize for Your Success
160
Dont Let Your Possessions Own You 62 Be a Friend
166
Conclusion Bibliography About the Author 168 170
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Richard Carlson, PhD, was considered to be one of the world’s foremost experts on happiness and stress reduction. As the author of twenty popular books, which have sold more than 26 million copies worldwide, including the runaway bestseller Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff...and It’s All Small Stuff, he has shown millions of people how not to let the small things in life get the best of them. Dr. Carlson spoke to enthusiastic audiences around the world and was a popular television and radio personality, having been a guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, The View, NBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, and myriad other shows. He died in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Kris, and their two daughters.

Benjamin Shield, PhD, is a therapist, educator, and lecturer practicing in Santa Monica, California, and teaches throughout the United States and Europe. He holds degrees in biochemistry and biology from the University of California, and has performed advanced studies at the Boston University School of Medicine. His doctoral degree is in health sciences. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows. He was a featured guest on the BBC/Canadian TV series Medicine or Magic? and a contributing author to the book Alternative Medicine. His work focuses on the integration of body, mind, and soul, while helping individuals reduce levels of pain and access exceptional levels of emotional and physical choice in their lives. He believes that healing and spirituality share common denominators and are accessible to each of us. He has authored numerous articles on psychology, healing, and spirituality. He is coeditor, with Richard Carlson, of Handbook for the Heart, Handbook for the Soul, and Healers on Healing.

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