Finding an Authentic LIfe
How did an undisciplined child, an utter waster in his twenties who squandered the best part of his early life away in the pubs, wine bars, and nightclubs of London, find himself playing solo concerts in Japan on a Zen flute? This book began out of a response to that question. Blowing Zen is the story of the author's search for an authentic life. The path he follows leads to a wonderful spontaneity that fuses art, mind, body, and spirit. It was written in the hope that at least one person with thoughts of changing their life will be inspired into action.
I wrote Regardless of What You’ve Been Taught to Believe, There’s Nothing Wrong With You. It speaks to the self-hatred that so many people live with, the voices in the head that focus on what’s wrong in life and what’s missing.
Practice one or two of these tips for a few nights. If they resonate with you, include them in your Restful Insomnia program. They’ll change your nights and days.
Most people have heard that emotions influence the body and that the body influences emotions. Much came to light with the research of Paul Ekman and a colleague when they created a photo collection of facial expressions, they found that their expressions influenced their moods. After a day of angry grimaces, Dr. Ekman and his cohort felt grumpy for hours and had matching bodily responses—increased pulse rate, blood pressure, and body tension.
A good teacher is one who combines understanding and practice and has no lingering delusions...of good and bad, right and wrong.” Tozan said, “...there are three kinds of lingering delusions--opinion, emotion, and speech.
Five Truths to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday LIfe
Mark Lesser, author of Less
We all yearn for clear-cut answers to life’s problems, yet we rarely get them. Formulas fail and contradictions mount. In Know Yourself, Forget Yourself, executive coach and mindfulness teacher Marc Lesser shows that understanding and embracing the points where life feels most confusing, most contradictory can lead us to more satisfaction and joy.
Lesser provides clear guidance and simple practices for embracing five central paradoxes in life and navigating them to increase our effectiveness and happiness. Influenced by the revolutionary mindfulness and emotional intelligence trainings he helped develop at Google, Know Yourself, Forget Yourself is a profound book about cultivating the emotional skills to understand the right path through difficulties and challenges.
About the Author:
Marc Lesser is cofounder and CEO of SIYLI: Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a nonprofit company devoted to creating enlightened leaders worldwide. A Zen teacher and executive coach, Marc lives in Mill Valley, California.