Mastery

Author: George Leonard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101666609
Release Date: 1992-02-01
Genre: Self-Help

"The practical wisdom in George Leonard's book will have a great influence for many years to come." —Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom and The Future of the Body Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author Gorge Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives. Whether you're seeking to improve your career or your intimate relationships, increase self-esteem or create harmony within yourself, this inspiring prescriptive guide will help you master anything you choose and achive success in all areas of your life. In Mastery, you'll discover: • The 5 Essential Keys to Mastery • Tools for Mastery • How to Master Your Athletic Potential • The 3 Personality Types That Are Obstacles to Mastery • How to Avoid Pitfalls Along the Path . . . and more

Mastery

Author: George Leonard
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 0452267560
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Self-Help

The author of The Ultimate Athlete has spent much of his life seeking to master the ancient and demanding martial art of aikido, in which flaws are magnified and the quick fix is impossible. He soon learned that mastery is a journey, and that the master must have the courage to risk failure.

The Ultimate Athlete

Author: George Leonard
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556433492
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

We are born with the God-given right to move efficiently, gracefully, and joyfully. We lose this right only through society's mind-body split, faulty modes of physical education, and overemphasis on "winning." George Leonard's simple and radical notion is that within each of us, regardless of age, sex, or physical condition, there exists an ultimate athlete waiting to be born. With a poet's passion, fifth-degree aikido black belt Leonard evokes the transcendent moment in sport—the catch that defies gravity and chance, the play that makes time stand still—as emblematic of the Greater Game of embodiment itself, of life and death, a Game we all can play to depth and breadth of body and soul. The Ultimate Athlete helped create the participatory sports boom of the 1970s and 1980s. This revised edition is addressed to a new generation of ultimate athletes.

The Silent Pulse

Author: George Leonard
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423611365
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Music

Back in print with exciting new content from one of the leading spiritual theorists in the world, The Silent Pulse uses quantum physics to explore how the human body and mind are made up of rhythmic waves and how measurable vibrations touch us emotionally and creatively. George Leonard takes readers on a search of self-discovery and a journey into the limitless possibilities of human potential.

The Way of Aikido

Author: George Leonard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452279720
Release Date: 2000-06-01
Genre: Self-Help

A fifth-degree black belt in the revolutionary martial art of aikido applies ancient techniques, physical and spiritual, to the battles we wage every day in both our public and private lives.

The Future of the Body

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 0874777305
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Psychology

A projection of the future of the species documents reports of extraordinary perception, cognition, volition, and spiritual development

Education and Ecstasy

Author: George Leonard
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556430051
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Education

"Education and Ecstasy" was originally written as a call for reform in America's school systems. Published in the 60s, and then revised in the 80s, this book reveals the deep-rooted structural problems in American schools--problems which still plague the system. (Education/Teaching)

It s Not About the Money

Author: Brent Kessel
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061734632
Release Date: 2008-07-08
Genre: Business & Economics

What do the latest financial thinking and ancient spiritual teachings reveal to us about financial freedom? Top financial advisor Brent Kessel insists financial success and security is "not about the money." Rather, it's about what's inside us—first understanding your emotional relationship to money, and only then taking action. It's Not About the Money expertly and compassionately guides you along the path to financial security and true peace of mind. Kessel, founder of two top wealth-management firms, has the inside scoop on the higher wisdom of personal finances, and he wants to share it with you. Through extensive experience as a financial advisor and spiritual seeker, Kessel has discovered that people need to understand their core financial story in order to make meaningful changes. Some of us are savers or caretakers, says Kessel, while others are pleasure seekers and spend like Hollywood stars; some people are idealists who place greater value on creativity or compassion than on financial security; some of us innocently believe our finances will work out without effort; and others obsess about building empires with lasting value. It's Not About the Money will help you identify your money type, providing information and resources as well as exercises and meditations to inspire a fresh approach to your relationship with money that will change your life.

Mastery

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101601020
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Self-Help

The #1 New York Times-bestseller from the author of The 48 Laws of Power Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book. The bestseller author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene has spent a liftime studying the laws of power. Now, he shares the secret path to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Walking on the edge of the world

Author: George Burr Leonard
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395483115
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recapitulates the tumult, idealism, and passion of the 1960s as the author retraces his career as a reporter for "Look" magazine, acknowledging the tremendous formative influences that the era had on him.

Authentic Happiness

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743222970
Release Date: 2002-08-27
Genre: Psychology

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Mindfulness for Beginners

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781604077742
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are. Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson- a-day” primer on mindfulness practice. Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including: Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes How mindfulness heals, even after the fact Reclaiming our wholeness, and more The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world. NOTE:This ebook does not contain the spoken-word audio component included in the original printed edition.

Leadership Aikido

Author: John R. O'Neil
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0517705753
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Exploring the link between aikido and the qualities that make for success in business, the author identifies five inner demons that keep businesspeople from realizing their goals and discusses six practices that can transform one's life

The Six Pillars of Self esteem

Author: Nathaniel Branden
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780553374391
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Self-Help

Demonstrates the role of self-esteem in psychological health and presents six action-based practices that provide a foundation for daily life