Give the gift of wisdom.
The Rumi Daybook
“My heart wandered through the world
constantly seeking after my cure,
but the sweet and delicious water of life
had to break through the granite of my heart.”
When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn. That he wrote the words seven hundred years ago in a medieval Persian world that bears little resemblance to ours makes their uncanny resonance to us today just that much more remarkable. Here is a treasury of daily wisdom from this most beloved of all the Sufi masters—both his prose and his ecstatic poetry—that you can use to start every day for a year, or that you can dip into for inspiration any time you need to break through the granite of your heart.
The Buddha Walks Into a Bar…
The Buddha Walks into a Bar is a book for those who are spiritual but not religious, who are disillusioned by the state of the world, who are sick of their jobs (and just started last Tuesday), who like drinking beer and having sex and hate being preached at, who are striving to deepen their social interactions beyond the digital realms of Twitter and Facebook. This is Buddhism presented to a generation leaving the safe growth spurts of college and entering a turbulent and uncertain work force.
The Buddha Walks into a Bar is Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler’s introduction to Buddhism for anyone who wants to ride the waves of life with mindfulness and compassion. You’ll learn how to use meditation techniques to work with your own mind, how to manage the pervasive “Incredible Hulk Syndrome,” how to relax into your life despite external pressures, and ultimately how you can start to bring light to a dark world.
1001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom
“Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” —William JamesIn this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday life to the fullest. From the classic wisdom of thinkers such as Aristotle, Francis Bacon, and Thoreau, to the brilliance of more modern luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Golda Meir, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill, and even lighthearted guidance from Dave Barry and Oprah, every page of this book holds valuable insight and enlightenment.
When caught up in the mundane tasks of our daily lives, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and not be able to see a way out. Seeing clearly the “big picture” of the world around us can be tough. At times like these, a pearl of wisdom from this all-encompassing selection can give you just the life-changing spark you need to rethink and recharge.
Selected from the output of the greatest minds in literature, history, philosophy, philanthropy, and art—and divided into categories such as Life in the Universe, Truth, and Relationships—these 1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Advice are sure to serve as the catalyst you need to start making the positive changes that you want in your life.