At a masquerade ball, guests are encouraged to dress in costumes and wear
elaborate masks to conceal their identities. ... is part of the fun; but too often
deception can creep into real life, and we wear masks to hide the conditions of
Author: Lenya Heitzig
Publisher: David C Cook
This all-new Fresh Life Bible study takes readers through the book of 1 John, inspiring them to respond to God’s call to be light bearers in a dark world. Each 20-minute study of 1 John in Live Brilliantly reminds readers that when their lives reflect God’s light, no darkness can overtake them. When a Christian follows God’s Word, light shines on their decisions, relationships, and actions. Their words as they live out the gospel bring light to even the darkest places. This rich yet accessible Bible study ignites readers with a new passion for God, shutting out the darkness that threatens their spirits and the world—because God’s Word is light everlasting.
Their social mask and quick mind helps them hide while they guard their privacy
and their inner world . ... Often put in leadership positions , they have trouble
living in line with the higher principles they believe in or seek outside themselves
Author: Dan Millman
Publisher: H J Kramer
Describes the thirty-seven spiritual paths of twentieth-century life while offering insight into learning which is most compatible. By the author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. IP.
He said I want everybody to see that I love and enjoy every moment of life, and I
will live even when I am dying. ... Because more we cultivate happiness, content
and love in our life, more they will become part of our being as a whole, and even
after dying we will carry our inner state of being with us. ... We all have
subconsciously and consciously put many masks on our soul which is our true
Author: Pejman Aghasi
Stories can heal many minor and major problems without harming the listener. By telling a story to number of people, each one of them can subjectively relate the story to their own situation and find a solution to their problem, without even the story teller being aware of the nature of their problem. Stories can directly connect you to your inner subconscious powers and awaken this tremendous creative power, which will help you to deal with your daily challenges. Stories are also great tools for parents, to teach various moral and ethical values to their children. There are 52 sets of stories, wisdom, and spiritual exercises in this book. One set for every week of the year. Just as physical exercise helps us to build and improve our physical vitality, mental and spiritual exercises help you to build and improve your mental and spiritual well being. This incredible book is like a staircase with 52 steps. It is a very unique staircase because any one of the steps has the potential to get you directly to the top. And what awaits you up there? There you would find the gateway to spiritual freedom, inner peace, divine wisdom, love, success, abundance, creativity and happiness.
Lindbergh ~ In the world in which we live men have learned to cover the
nakedness of their souls no less than that of ... Hubert Humphrey, 1911-1978 ~
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live
Author: Larry Chang
Publisher: Gnosophia Publishers
There's a fresh take on an old standby, the book of quotations. The difference with Wisdom for the Soul is in the selection and organization of the quotations. Each has been chosen for its universal application and poetic quality, grouped into one of 220 themes. While the usual subjects, are represented, the collection encompasses newer psychological territory such as Actualization, Avoidance/Denial, Chaos/Uncertainty, Polarity, Synergy, Unconscious, and more. Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.
When we are living from the mask, we can never rest in feeling fully satisfied with
ourselves; any joy that might be felt is fleeting, and we feel inauthentic, often
sensing that we are playing a role instead of living our lives. We live from patterns
Author: Dr. Sandy Sela-Smith
This third book in the trilogy, The Meanaing of Three: Under the Mask focuses on the mystical, magical, mysterious essence that resides in each of us, but few of us ever know is there. Through her personal story, she communicates transpersonal truths that support the reader in releasing the mask, which is our false identity and what is behind the mask, which is what we, too often, are afraid we are. And through this book, she supports the reader in discovering the amazing being that we are Under the Mask
Itinhibits us from living lives to our full potential and keeps us bogged down with
the weightof trying to keep up the ... Only when we begin taking off our masks and
being real with ourselves, God, and others can we truly discover peace and ...
Author: Tracie Miles
Publisher: Baker Books
God still has a plan for you--not in spite of your past, but because of it! Do regret and shame over your failures, sins, and shortcomings make you wonder how you could ever be loved, much less used, by a holy God? Tracie Miles felt the same way until she discovered the path to healing, peace, and significance. She helps you recognize that God not only has a purpose for you, but He has prepared you for your divine purpose based specifically on the experiences of your past. Through her own story and stories from other women who have discovered God's purpose for their lives because of adverse experiences, Tracie helps you see how God can turn pain into purpose. You will find forgiveness and healing from the troubles of your past, discover the courage to step out of your comfort zone to help others find hope and strength, and be inspired to step into the beautiful future God divinely designed for you. "No matter what you've been through or what's been done to you, if you're still breathing, God isn't finished with you yet! Let Tracie Miles help you discover your calling and the way you are uniquely equipped to make your life count!" --Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart and Proverbs 31 Ministries' radio cohost, "Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee"
They may help us cope with our fear for a while, but they will not overcome it. If
we could realize that our appearance and our personality are not the most
essential part of our lives, that in fact they are masks on the surface of our soul,
then we ...
Author: Jeff Thibodeau
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Everyone wants to be their best at all times. You do. I do. We all do. But most of us don't always know how. If only there was a roadmap to help point the way. Well now there is one! Be Your Best-A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life provides discussion, inspiration and practical guidance to help you become the best that you can be in every daily life experience, with particular attention given to the major issues that most people grapple with. It is the first book of its kind to offer 12 books within a book- chapters that can stand on their own but together comprise a truly comprehensive and comprehensible, practical and spiritual guide to being your best in life's most universally challenging situations. Be Your Best is useful as a quick reference when time is short and the need is specific and also as a more comprehensive guidebook for life. Be Your Best - A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life, is based on the Author's study, experience, introspection and teaching related to spirituality, nature, creativity and healing. His passionate interest and experience in these disciplines led him to create Helios Cape Cod, LLC, a center for personal and planetary healing, which has two branches. Helios Natural Therapeutics offers services and classes in natural therapeutics, hands on healing therapies, and lifestyle counseling/coaching. Helios Land Design provides landscape design and planning services including sacred space design. Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and Certification as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cranial-Sacral/Core Synchronism Therapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He also earned a Black Belt and Instructor Certification in Kung Fu from the U.S.A. Kung Fu Academy, and is an accomplished singer-songwriter. He lives and works on Cape Cod. Please visit his website at www.jeffthibodeau.com for more information or to contact him about speaking engagements and consultations.
Our spirituality is developed by seeking to follow the Rule of the community; by
pursuing Jesus in spiritual intimacy; by developing a secret ... We refuse to wear
masks, seeing our lives whole and entire, being utterly honest with ourselves.
Author: Andrew Fitz-Gibbon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Way of Living is the prayer and liturgy resource for the Lindisfarne Community, a new monastic religious order in the broadly Anglican-Celtic tradition. The motherhouse of the community is in Ithaca, NY. At the heart of the ancient monastic tradition was an emphasis on daily prayer and Bible reading. In the new monasticism, we are again finding our spiritual basis in a disciplined life of prayer, study, work and rest. The idea of a Daily Office is an ancient one in the Christian church. The daily prayers, Psalms, readings and meditations make for a balanced spiritual practice. The Way of Living is intended to be flexible and can be read each morning and/or evening or at some other suitable time. This edition is unique in using inclusive language for all its prayers, Bible readings, meditations, Psalms and Canticles, the “little songs” of scripture. You can read about the Lindisfarne Community on their website: http://www.lindisfarnecommunity.org You may contact them by e-mail: [email protected]
I would wonder what went on behind the scenes, and behind their grey masks,
and I would wonder what it was all about, ... And once I had finished thinking
about all of these millions and billions of people all living their own lives with their
Author: Melanie Cross
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
DescriptionMel Cross wrote her extraordinary book because, when in the depths of depression, she couldn't find a book to explain what it was really like to be in the place where she was. Like many sufferers Mel found that there were plenty of medical books and books which seemed patronising but no books expressing what it was really like to be deeply depressed. Melanie wanted to use her experience to help other people understand the illness and even be able draw on experiences from the book to help themselves, or friends or family who are suffering. This book describes how a 'normal' person with a 'normal' life overcomes chronic depression. Mel is not ashamed of her depression and hopes her book will allow others to feel the same way. About the AuthorMelanie Cross was born in Bristol in 1971 and now lives in the lovely Painswick valley in the Cotswolds with her husband, daughter and crazy cat George. In 1995 Melanie completed a B.Ed (Hons) degree and went on to teach at a primary school in Bristol, until she became ill in 1999. As she recovered she went on to run and manage an Animal Care Centre and took further qualifications in feline behaviour and became an assessor of NVQs in Animal Care. Mel took time off from her animal care work in order to write her book, she now lives a very happy life doing the most important job in the world - being a mum!
You will live in deception while your wounded heart drains all hope and joy from
your life. ... Living behind our masks keeps us constantly on our guard lest our
masks should slip even a little and allow others to see what is really in our hearts
Author: Edye Burrell
Publisher: WestBow Press
Why does everyone else seem so happy? Can't anyone see how badly I'm hurting? Why did God let this happen to me? Am I the only one who hurts? We all ask these kinds of questions when our hearts have been wounded. Do you live your life pretending to be okay? Have you tried to just get over it and found yourself moving forward only to end up right back where you started, dealing with the same pain and the same issues? People often wonder why life doesn't magically change when they have trusted God to heal their wounded hearts. Based on lessons from Ezra and Haggai, this book will show you your part in the journey to freedom, healing, and wholeness, working with God to rebuild that which was torn down by the wounds you've experienced.
Our. Common. Life. I'm continually humbled by the kind souls who seek me out to
say that this or that in one of my books has been ... This is the inevitable work of
living in the open, the work of being who we are while in relationship. Known or
not, our constant effort is to break the masks and walls our habits of heart create.
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. In his latest book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author “writes reflectively and poetically about the lifelong spiritual journey” (Publishers Weekly). Called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time, Nepo explores what it means to become our truest self as we face life’s challenges—as well as its joys. Navigating some of the soul’s deepest, most ancient questions, he asks: How do we stay vital and buoyant amid the storms of life? What is the secret to coming alive? The soul’s journey is inevitable, and no matter where we go we can’t escape this foundational truth: What’s in the way is the way. As Nepo writes, “The point of experience is not to escape life but to live it.” Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday program, and a key presenter in Oprah’s nationwide The Life You Want Weekend Tour, Nepo inspires each of us to discover who we were born to be. Like his bestselling The Book of Awakening, The Endless Practice is filled with insights and stories, guidance and practice that will bring you closer to living life to the fullest.
These choices are within our command only if we take responsibility for our own
attitude toward life. ... I like to use the example of the oxygen mask which pops
out from the overhead panel in the aircraft should a loss of cabin pressure occur.
Author: John Ball
In 1983, John Ball was almost at a midpoint in his life—a time to assess the first half before he carried on with the second. It was then that he had to deal with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, just before he turned forty years old. In this memoir, Ball narrates his story of how he has lived with Parkinson’s disease and how he has worked to create a better life for others struggling with difficult diagnoses and debilitating diseases. Living Well, Running Hard offers insight into Ball’s growth from isolation into a leadership role in the Parkinson’s community. His long struggle to understand the disease provides an in-depth look at the complexities of Parkinson’s. Ball tells how his transition was triggered by a childhood desire to run a marathon and how his love of running, his desire to take action, and his willingness to take on challenges come together in the formation of Team Parkinson. In spite of his diagnosis, Ball has continued to run the Los Angeles Marathon each of the last fifteen years. Intimate and inspiring, Living Well, Running Hard communicates one man’s story of perseverance and triumph.
Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and
Cultures Robert L. Davis, Mark F Shadle ... When we address some of the
struggles just to live that our students face , we also address the tensions that tear
at the ... ( 1 ) Perhaps because we are not prepared , these narratives are often
held in abeyance or covered by the busyness or quiet living that masks what is
really going on .
Author: Robert L. Davis
Publisher: SIU Press
This innovative volume proposes a reinvention of composition and rhetoric training with multiwriting, an alternative, open approach to composing that spans genres, media, disciplines, and cultures.
bright in the clear water, sunlight dancing among them. As we descended ...
Through our masks we studied the magnified details of iron, wood, and stone. We
stayed down ... by creatures that lived their entire lives in the water. But they grew
Author: Jerry Dennis
Award-winning nature author Jerry Dennis reveals the splendor and beauty of North America’s Great Lakes in this “masterwork”* history and memoir of the essential environmental and economical region shared by the United States and Canada. No bodies of water compare to the Great Lakes. Superior is the largest lake on earth, and together all five contain a fifth of the world’s supply of standing fresh water. Their ten thousand miles of shoreline border eight states and a Canadian province and are longer than the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Their surface area of 95,000 square miles is greater than New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island combined. People who have never visited them—who have never seen a squall roar across Superior or the horizon stretch unbroken across Michigan or Huron—have no idea how big they are. They are so vast that they dominate much of the geography, climate, and history of North America, affecting the lives of tens of millions of people. The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas is the definitive book about the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. From the geological forces that formed them and the industrial atrocities that nearly destroyed them, to the greatest environmental success stories of our time, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are portrayed in all their complexity. A Michigan native, Jerry Dennis also shares his memories of a lifetime on or near the lakes, including a six-week voyage as a crewmember on a tallmasted schooner. On his travels, he collected more stories of the lakes through the eyes of biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others he befriended while hiking the area’s beaches and islands. Through storms and fog, on remote shores and city waterfronts, Dennis explores the five Great Lakes in all seasons and moods and discovers that they and their connecting waters—including the Erie Canal, the Hudson River, and the East Coast from New York to Maine—offer a surprising and bountiful view of America. The result is a meditation on nature and our place in the world, a discussion and cautionary tale about the future of water resources, and a celebration of a place that is both fragile and robust, diverse, rich in history and wildlife, often misunderstood, and worthy of our attention. “This is history at its best and adventure richly described.”—*Doug Stanton, author of In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors and 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award Winner Winner of Best Book of 2003 by the Outdoor Writers Association of America
Living in the Presence of God We live in our false selves, a collection of masks
designed to protect us from hurt and to project to others the ways in which we
want them to see us. In deep silence, in the presence of God, all of this falls away.
Author: Douglas D. Himes
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Recalling the Christian roots of Alcoholics Anonymous, Higher Power connects classic biblical teaching with contemporary 12-step practice. Each chapter draws inspiration from the Old and New Testaments and the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Higher Powered is an excellent resource for anyone in recover trying to work through each step, from admitting our brokenness to surrendering to God – and through God’s help becoming higher powered.
For them, in their millions, it came into their lives: gas masks, rationing, blackouts,
bomb shelters, the sending away of ... In all we chose nine diarists — five women,
four men — all living in Britain when the war began in September 1939.
Author: Penelope Middelboe
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Through the diaries of nine men and women We Shall Never Surrender tells the story of the war as they experienced it, whether at home struggling simply to keep going, in high office with direct influence on its outcome, or protesting against it. Some of them, like Alan Brooke, who became Chief of the General Staff, the politician Harold Nicolson or the pacifist writer Vera Brittain, are well known. Others – Anne Garnett, the wife of a country solicitor, George Beardmore, a young husband and father with ambitions to become a novelist, or Clara Milburn, a contended wife and mother of an adult son – are not. But in their diaries they all – together with the diplomat Charles Ritchie, the novelist Naomi Mitchison and the resourceful and frequently unconventional Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly –followed the war in their diaries from outbreak to victory. For some, keeping a diary was a way of documenting their hopes and fears for an unforeseen future. For others, it was a way of carefully preserving their lives on the page, uncertain in what state they would find the world the next time they woke. Together they constitute a remarkable record of human endeavour and human cost, at a time when the whole world was locked in conflict and it often seemed that the outcome rested on the shoulders of one small island.
“I'm doing great” is simply the mask they wear to get through each day. Where are
you to help them, to come alongside them with the love and caring ofJesus Christ
? Or maybe it's you that is ... Everyone else seems to have their lives under
control except me. In church no masks ... We must live our truths. Or as Paul says
it, 'we are the living letters whose message is constantly being read by others' (2
Author: Jerry Maxwell
Publisher: WestBow Press
What does Scripture teach us about community? Paul writes: If you have gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if His love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you carethen do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited Friends. Dont push your way to the front; dont sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Dont be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. Philippians 2:15 (The Message) Jesus came as a servant to all. We must follow His way. Jerry and Liz Maxwell have lived out the title of this book in so many beautiful ways. This slim volume is brimming with scripture that prescribes being the church in the worldand practical ways to do it! Gods love shines through every page. Read the book, gather a small group together, and live life the way it should be lived! Susan Engle Spoon, personal assistant, Howard E. Butt, Jr. Foundation for Laity Renewal
Living, Working with, and Caring for the Overscrupulous Person Overscrupulous
persons have been overcontrolled in the earliest patterning of their life. If they are
in the driver's seat, their right foot hovers just above the brake at all times.
Author: Wayne Edward Oates
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Describes eight common personality disorders, presents Biblical guidelines for dealing with difficult people, and explains how Christian faith can help their real personalities to emerge.
We can continue to wear our masks our whole life, pretending everything is “
perfect,” or alternatively, there may come a time when ... our past dramas and
traumas, and that we are now ready to move on, mask-free, to live more
Author: Alex Pattakos
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Named the "2015 Self-Help Book of the Year" at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards In chasing “the good life,” many of us sacrifice our relationships, our health, and our sanity, but at the end of the day, we still find ourselves with lives and work that bring us little fulfillment. Life isn't about the pursuit of happiness, which is superficial and fleeting. It’s about meaning, which helps us realize our full potential, and knowing that our lives and work matter—regardless of circumstances. Dr. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon, two bestselling authors and leaders of the Meaning Movement, give readers The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work. Inspired by the wisdom of ancient Greek philosophy and traditional village values, and backed by years of research, The OPA! Way provides a breakthrough approach and practical tools to renew your outlook and rejuvenate your life. Pattakos and Dundon demystify the subject of meaning by sharing insights, stories, and three core lessons to guide you on your odyssey: Connect meaningfully with Others Engage with deeper Purpose Embrace life with Attitude Stop searching for happiness and start searching for meaning. Create the life you want, The OPA! Way.