This is a great commencement speech. Perhaps the greatest ever. I highly recommend this recording. Give it a listen.
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.
"The MVP of my book/audio library"
In this live lecture, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores intention as an all-pervading force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. Intention, he explains, is not something you do, but an energy you're a part of. Not only do you emanate from the field of intention, but if you align yourself to it, your desires become fulfilled and you find yourself at peace.
Finding one's calling is not just about finding something we can do - it is about finding what we can't not do. "Let your life speak" is a time-honored Quaker admonition to live one's life as witness to the deepest truths one knows. But as Parker Palmer explains, those words can also mean "listen to your life, and let it tell you what your truth is."
"Deep Wisdom in these pages"
In this program, Les Brown takes your attention to another level. You look your challenge straight in the eye and recognize that life didn’t blink. When you take on the goals and dreams that put your signature on the place that you have occupied, it requires the best of you. You can’t go around choosing dreams based on how much stress and strain they will or will not cause. You have to go up in the face of that dream which is your dream and come to grips with the fact that “It’s Hard!”
"Another good book"
In this program, Les Brown goes straight to the source of our possibilities and dials into the fact that there are people along the way who will be important to you and your success. We don’t make it alone. But when it comes down to it, the captain of your ship, the power in your life, the force for your achievement is you. It’s you! Others may keep it from being too difficult at times. But it’s yours to do. It’s not the times.
"Les Brown is the man!"
In Dr. Wayne Dyer's newest public television special, taped live in front of 1,000 fans in Boston's historic theater district, he transforms conventional thinking about making things happen in our lives into a profound understanding of how each person possesses the infinite potential and power to co-create the life he or she desires.
The Tao Te Ching, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu, has been called "the wisest book ever written". Comprised of 81 short verses, it is a book of wisdom that has been translated more than any work in the world, with the exception of the Bible. This classic text offers advice and guidance that is moral and spiritual, and is a valuable resource for achieving a way of life that guarantees integrity, joy, and balance.
"You need to be a Dyer fan"
As you listen to this program, Les Brown will add strength to your purpose. For once you know that it’s possible, it’s necessary, it’s you and it’s hard; you still may ask yourself this one basis question – Why would anyone ask Shakespeare’s Hamlet says, “suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune?” We after all are not pain seekers. The only reason anyone with a sound mind would choose to endure in the face of great obstacles is this – It’s Worth It!
"The title says it all!"
Katie does "The Work" with audience members on a wide variety of relationship issues, including jealousy, blame, sex, communication, judgment, parenting, abuse, closure, and much more.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle delve into everything from ancient spiritual texts to contemporary pop culture as they tackle questions we all wrestle with, such as Who am I? What is real? and What is the meaning of life? Yet even as they discuss weighty topics such as the economy and addiction, the mood remains graceful, loving, and even humorous. Through their combined wisdom and perception, Wayne and Eckhart bring you inspired lessons for an exhilarating spiritual awakening.
While we are establishing our mark on the planet, we must avoid taking our purpose too lightly. We must pursue our passion and recognize that pursuing our dreams is not really optional. If we want to be able to live with integrity, pursuing our greatness is necessary. As you listen to Les Brown, you will understand that you can’t stroll to your goal. You must know beyond a shadow of a doubt that “It’s Necessary!”
In this program, Les Brown reveals one of the great secrets of personal power. There is certain point in time when you know the race has been won even before it’s over. You have crossed over the line and built up such momentum that quitting is no longer an option. In the deepest parts of your consciousness, you have settled the fact that you will not be denied. Touching the finish line will only be a formality.
"Need a break? Worn out? Despair getting you down?"
The Work on Relationships, The Work on Parents, and The Work on Money and Career.
Two funny and smart women explore the myriad challenges women face today — at work, in parenting, in love, and in aging — and share lessons from their experiences. Arianna Huffington is a syndicated columnist and the author of 10 books, the most recent of which is On Becoming Fearless: Advice for Women. Nora Ephron's books include Heartburn. Her most recent book is I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.
"What a Treat..."
With Katie's help, investigate the thinking that fuels addictive behavior. This is a groundbreaking program for addicts and their families, and anyone interested in a life of greater freedom.
"This is the truth about addiction"
David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally known author and speaker on the subject of spiritually advanced states of consciousness and the realization of the presence of God as Self. His published works, as well as recorded lectures, have been widely recognized as unique. They describe a very advanced state of spiritual awareness which occurred in this individual, with a scientific and clinical background, who is able to verbalize and explain the unusual phenomenon in a manner that is clear and comprehensible.
In What Makes Us Healthy? best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker Caroline Myss delivers a thought-provoking live lecture on the current state of our health, exploring the mystical forces that create disease or wellness. Describing our evolving - and often misguided - relationship with well-being, Myss explains that to truly be healthy, we need a better understanding of ourselves and the factors that influence our lives.
"What a great listen!"
At the School for The Work, each day begins with a meditation. "Meditation is a word for being still and taking some time to notice the kindness and support of reality," Katie says.
These meditations are designed to help you notice your thoughts, even the angry, scary, and sad ones.
"It's a beautiful meditation"
Richard Rohr addresses one of the most vital questions for new and lifelong Catholics. Rohr draws on his own prayer, study and preaching experiences throughout the world to ask "What is good about being Catholic?" This series invites listeners to explore the breadth and depth of their faith. "Most Catholics are not Catholic/catholic enough," says Rohr. Addresses both the shortcomings and strengths of the Catholic Christian tradition.
In this inspirational and highly informative live lecture, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer offers his wit and wisdom on how to develop one's own healing power. Dr. Dyer emphasizes that the secrets to healing are not somewhere "out there", but rather, they reside within our very own selves, just waiting for us to tap into this vast reservoir of energy.