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- Love Is Not the Answer
- By: Shmuley Boteach
- Narrated by: Avraham Venismach
- Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy and girl enjoy the sparks in the early years, but eventually settle into a comfortable friendship, and all passion disappears from their marriage. That s just the way it goes, right? As many as one in three long-term marriages in America are sexless, and most people accept this as the inevitable course of a romantic relationship. In this groundbreaking book, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach explains why the prioritizing of love and companionship in marriage is all wrong, and why we should not go quietly into that dark night of celibate marriage.
- By Taymahnee on 01-16-16
hard to go through, bad data, useless, repetitive,
and really bad audio, I ll need to ask for refund on this one for sure
Man's Search for Meaning
- By: Viktor E. Frankl
- Narrated by: Simon Vance
- Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
Read This if You're Very Sick and/or Thinking About Ending Your Life
- By Derek on 07-21-15
Great pshycotherapy reference in a different forma
Any additional comments?
The book started with historical references to the holocaust where Dr. Viktor Frankl chronicles his experience as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II.
He goes on to describe his psychotherapeutic method, which involves identifying a purpose in life, which for him makes all the difference and the single most important thing for any human being.
In the first part of the book, I couldn't help but contemplate about the similarities between the Nazis-Hilter regime to the Syrian-Assad Regime of today. From the inhuman treatments to cold blooded murders. The sad part, of course, is that humanity promised not to let such thing happen and we are still seeing this today with Assad.
Below is the Summary of the book which relates mostly to the second part regarding the thoughts and science behind "the Search for Meaning". You will notice the obvious differences between Dr. Frankl method of therapy to all existing methods at the time including Freuds'.
○ Emotions as suffering cease as suffering once we form a precise picture of the suffering itself.
○ Quotes: (Niche) he who has the why to live for, can bear with any how.
○ It doesn't really matter what we expect from life but what life expects from us.
○ We need to stop asking about the meaning of life and instead think of ourselves that we are being questioned by life daily and hourly. Our answers should not be in talk or meditation but in right action and right conduct.
○ Life means taking responsibilities to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the task it sets for each individual. Since this is different from one person to another, the meaning of life can not be answered the same way for everyone.
○ Life doesn't mean something vague but something very real and concrete.
When a man finds that he is suffering he needs to accept that his task is to suffer.
This is unique to man and no one can replace or take his place.
○ Logotherapy: different than psychoanalysis, similar to physio therapy but focuses on the future, on the well to meaning. Unlike Freudian which focuses on pleasure or strives for superiority.
○ Existential Frustration:
Not necessarily a mental disease. Not homeostasis.
1) Existence itself.
2) Meaning of existence.
3) Well to meaning.
○ Existential Vacuum:
State of boredom. Stats during the writing of the book: Europe ~25%, US ~60%.
libido can be rampant during this state.
○ Live as you are living for the second time, and as if you acted wrongly the first time as you are about to act now.
○ Self-realization is a side effect of self-transcendence.
○ You can discover the meaning of life in 3 ways:
1) Doing a deed or accomplish something.
2) Meeting someone or something like culture.
(Meaning of love: No one can be aware of the essence of another human being unless he/she loves him/her and sees his/her potential and help him/her to realize it
3) Attitude toward unavoidable sufferings. Man is ready to suffer as long as he finds meaning to his suffering.
○ The key to the cure is self-transcendence.
○ Freedom is part of the story and half of the truth, it's the negative aspect of a phenomenon which has its positive side as "Responsibility".
○ Man is the one who invented gas Chambers and the one who entered it with prayer.
○ Many instances of suicide such as depression and violence can be averted or reduced once one find meaning to his/her life.
○ Nihilism indicates that everything is meaningless. Therapists should discourage this mindset although not forcefully.
○ Freud indicates that if you expose different people to hunger, eventually their differences will blur, and they will all exhibit same uniform urge. Fortunately, Freud didn't test this in the filthy conditions of Auschwitz where differences didn't blur, on the other hand, people were more different as suffering increased.
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- The Targeted Ketogenic Diet for Low-Carb Athletes
- By: Siim Land
- Narrated by: Siim Land
- Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Have you heard about the ketogenic diet? It's proven to be great for rapid weight loss and fat burning. In addition to that, it can be used to reverse diabetes and other medical conditions. The targeted ketogenic diet (TKD) is an advanced variation of standard keto. It is most commonly used by low carb athletes to increase performance while burning fat for fuel. Also by bodybuilders to build muscle without gaining fat. TKD is for the serious athlete who trains like a beast and eats low carb. It's an essential tool for anyone wanting to increase their performance on a ketogenic diet.
- By Cliente de Kindle on 01-02-18
lots of repetition from his other books,
probably about 75% or more is copy/paste from siim other books, little disappointed regarding that, but nevertheless if you haven't read his other books this is a good short one
Intermittent Fasting and Feasting
- Use Periods of Undereating and Overfeeding to Burn Fat, Build Muscle, and Activate Your Most Anabolic Hormones
- By: Siim Land
- Narrated by: Siim Land
- Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
Intermittent fasting has been practiced ever since Ancient Greece and is advocated by almost all religions of the world. It's the body's inner healing mechanism and the secret of longevity. This book teaches you everything you need to know about fasting and eating for health. It also includes everything you need to know about this ancient practice and how to start doing it easily.
Fantastic book buy a man who knows his stuff.
- By Nadine on 09-10-16
excellent and empowering
love this kid... he leaves nothing behind, doesn't care to say it the way it is.. quiet interesting. ..
I ll be writing more on my blog
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Dying to Be Me
- My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
- By: Anita Moorjani
- Narrated by: Anita Moorjani
- Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
In this truly inspirational audio book, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down - overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience (NDE) where she realized her inherent worth... and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks - without a trace of cancer in her body!
Inspiring And Comforting Account Of Death
- By Jason on 11-04-12
Great but could be better organized
Would you consider the audio edition of Dying to Be Me to be better than the print version?
Certainly as Anita recites with emotions and feelings.
Would you be willing to try another book from Anita Moorjani? Why or why not?
Yes, there has been several points that need clarifications
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
NDE like you have never experienced it
Any additional comments?
Please read my review on my blog:
Reason for return and healing is to forgive ones self
Life here is the most desirable state for me at this time
Unconditional self love that eliminated fear.
Cancer was the product of fear
To live life from Joy instead of fear
Used to caught up in doing, achieving and driven by fear, selfish and not good enough
Came back to be, everything come from love, follow my heart
To discover my own individual path
I used to control my thoughts when I feel negativity, but the truth is to be truthful to ones self
Do things that make us happy and bring the best of us
our purpose to allow ourselves to be our magnificent self
Self-awareness is different from thinking positive
Awareness doesn't need defending
Ones point of view/ Belief system Don't defend your point of view or belief as this will make you reluctant to let go even when our belief don't serve us anymore
Accept that my understanding is incomplete to allow more into my life and open one to infinite possibilities
Suspend belief and disbelief to experience most clarity
Asking for certainly is hindrance to accept greater level of awareness
on Sickness & life Sickness not necessarily our fault but our biology responds to our awareness, our surrounding do too
Don't live to other expectation of perfection, instead live to what life simply allow you to be
When you let go, you work with with life not against it
The important of self love, especially at times of difficulties,
on Love Lesson that saved my life: Realize that you are love rather than giving and receiving too transcend dualities, there is no separation between us, if you care about one self, you care about others too. One is simply expression of love. Even negatives are part of this as life energy
Universal life energy is love
Realize your true essence of being love allow you to give priority to yourself and be yourself all the time
Selfishness come from lack of self love
When I realize I'm love I don't get drain or expect people to treat me certain way for approval
When I'm not judgmental to my self I feel the same way to others
Not to be harsh on oneself when experiencing challenges .. Most challenges are the result of not realizing your truth
When you feel your magnificence you don't feel the need to control others or allows others to control you
Realizing that I am love made the biggest difference or realization during my NDE ... You don't need anything to be love you are already love
The whole universe is an extension of me
Reincarnation and after life Reincarnation as a past life is not supported by the NDE... Rather everything happens at once and our mind and physical being make that interpretation to make sense of all life happening at once
When someone had glimpse of what has been previously interpreted as past lives it's really happening now (listen)
You are really accessing parallel or simultaneous existence
What if heaven and hell are right here
Our purpose is not to gain experience for after life but rather to evolve this physical universe
We don't have to wait until we die to arrive to nirvana other magnificence exit right now
We imagine/project after life based on our human system (fear, retribution), but if we realize we are one life energy and love we don't need to research externally. But we are getting more lost by doing this way. Our answer is within us. Everything happens externally is to trigger something inside us
We are all one When we leave our bodies then we will realize we are all one
You can feel this with our pets, and when we experience Extrasensory or synchronicity
There is no creation separate than me
This allows me to live life in love and courage
Life Force/ Energy Life force is same as Chi, prana, Reiki, source of life. It runs into every living thing
Chi doesn't have a judgment
This energy is not separate from us, it is limitless and formless. Realizing this is to create healing and magic for us.
Once I let go, Chi was allowed to flow on its own. Soul is about being while mind is about doing
State of being Need to life from the state of being rather from doing. Being is following emotions and feeling while being in the present. Doing is future focus, mind creating series of tasks to accomplish a certain outcome regales of emotion state.
To know if you are in the state of being, just watch the reason for your decision is it fear for example or joy?
Fear, jealousy stem from the reason of not realizing your own magnicifance
Problems come from not knowing who we are
If we stop judging ourselves we stop condemning others
This present condition of humanity is culmination of all of our thoughts and believes
Criminals are victims of fear
on Allowing Follow our own guidance to find what is right for us, not necessarily follow a dogma
Prayer can bring a lot positive attitude such as allowing and letting go, which contribute to our own being and to others. But for others it could be listening to music, being in Nature or pursing knowledge and technologies. so it is not prayer in itself that makes us aware of our magnificent self, but the ability to connect with our own passion, giving our life a sense of unity.
I find meditation very helpful while others may not.
The minute this start to be hard it may not work well for you. State of allowing is what you need to look for.
If negative thoughts come, just allow them with acceptance and without judgment. The more you push them away the more they push back. Eventually they will pass.
Our feeling is most important parameters to determine condition of our lives
Being true to our self is more important than staying positive.
Every moment that passes cant be replicated
on "the law of attraction: I prefer to think of the word "Allowing" rather than "Attracting"
Perfection is constant in motion
When you allow is realizing whatever you desire is already yours
The Untethered Soul
- The Journey Beyond Yourself
- By: Michael A. Singer
- Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
- Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.
- By Lea Zimmerman on 12-16-11
great book cover to cover
Truly great book..
If you really like to let go and draw another step into the direction of being totally free, this book is one direction in the right way.
Michael singer message is very simple and very direct while the narrator, Peter Berkrot, played the content brilliantly with exclamations and fun in voice language to drive the message home.
- A Fable About Following Your Dream
- By: Paulo Coelho
- Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
- Length: 4 hrs
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.
A Timeless Tale
- By Judi on 01-07-07
full of wisdom and great story telling
Wouldn't be nice to know your personal legend...what is it you are intended to do here on earth..
This and many wisdoms carried in a great story fashion made this book one time favorite...