Self development and personal growth

Self development and personal growth

We all need different personal development and growth strategies.

The books in this section will show how people have overcome hardship, poverty and personal loss and demonstrate how we to may develop a personal philosophy.

It may seem strange that I start a self development section with Stephen’s book. However, the death of a loved one or the preparation for our own death is so often overlooked that the end needs to be thought of at the beginning.

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying
by Stephen Levine (Author), Ondrea Levine (Author)

This is the first book to show the reader how to open to the immensity of living with death, to participate fully in life as the perfect preparation for whatever may come next. Levine provides calm compassion rather than the frightening melodrama of death.

Consciously Creating Circumstances
by George Winslow Plummer (Author)

The Secret of the Ages
by Robert Collier (Author)

In the Secret of the Ages, Robert Collier will show you how the way you think and the decisions you make have a direct influence on how successful and happy you are.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
by Dr Joseph Murphy (Author)

In The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Dr. Joseph Murphy gives you the tools you will need to unlock the awesome powers of your subconscious mind. Once you learn how to use this unbelievably powerful force there is nothing you will not be able to accomplish.

Science of Being in Twenty Seven Lessons
by Eugene A. Fersen

Many of the most well known Law of Attraction and Metaphysics authors must, at least to some extent, directly or indirectly have learned from this great teacher of teachers.

The Master Mind Or The Key To Mental Power Development And Efficiency
by Theron Q. Dumont

Are you a mental slave, your mind the servant of outside forces? Would you rather be a mental master, your thoughts taking charge not only of mind and body, but destiny? Theron Q. Dumont, a pioneer of the early 20th century’s New Thought movement, here gives practical, step-by-step instruction on mastering control of not only the conscious mind but, more importantly, “those marvelous faculties which operate on the subconscious planes.”

In Tune With the Infinite: Ralph Waldo Trine’s Motivational Classic – Complete Original Text
by Ralph Waldo Trine

In Tune With the Infinite is one of the best motivational books ever written.

Thoughts are Things & The God In You
by Prentice Mulford

Prentice Mulford was one of the leaders of the New Thought Movement. These are two of his most important essays. In them you will find out how to use the power of your thoughts to improve your life and to bring yourself closer in tune with the essence of god and the universe. His writing is simple yet profound. Unlock your inner god and find a peace of mind you’ve always wished for.

Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning
by Thomas Troward

Judge Thomas Troward viewed the whole Bible as a commentary on the words “man is the image and likeness of God” and pursues this thread throughout. He also considered it as the book of emancipation of mankind for deliverance from sickness, sorrow, poverty, uncertainty and limitation.

The Creative Process in the Individual (New Edition)
by Thomas Troward

The author scientifically explains the sequence of creative action, from the first beginnings of life through the development of the race to the need to the present day – the perfect realization of the divine right of creation. The knowledge of oneself, made in the likeness of the great creative power and necessarily sharing in that power to create what is good, will open up a wonderful vista of possibilities to all who follow unerringly the law of their own being.–

Your Invisible Power
by Genevieve Behrend

Your Invisible Power has been written with the purpose and hope that their suggestions may furnish you a key to open up the way to the attainment of your desires,

As a Man Thinketh and Other Writings
by James Allen

“As a Man Thinketh” has long since been regarded as a classic. This short accessible work elucidates the power of positive thinking. As James Allen writes, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” This idea is central to the work and asserts the fact that the impetus to all good things in one’s life begins and ends with the belief that good things can and will happen.

Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box
by Arbinger Institute

Learning how the process of self-deception works–and how to avoid it and stay in touch with our innate sense of what’s right–is at the heart of the book.

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict
by Arbinger Institute

Like Arbingers international bestseller Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace helps us see how we actually cause the problems we think are caused by other people. Were trapped by preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. As a result, our efforts to make things better all too often make them worse.

Up from Slavery: an Autobiography (An African American Heritage Book)
by Booker T. Washington (Author)

Nineteenth-century African American businessman, activist, and educator Booker Taliaferro Washington’s Up from Slavery is one of the greatest American autobiographies ever written.

Alan Watts

His life and work reflects an astonishing adventure: For more than forty years, Alan Watts earned a reputation as a foremost interpreter of Eastern philosophies for the West. He developed an audience of millions who were enriched through his books, tape recordings, radio, television, and public lectures.

In all, Watts wrote more than twenty-five books and recorded hundreds of lectures and seminars, all building toward a personal philosophy that he shared in complete candor and joy with his readers and listeners throughout the world. His overall works have presented a model of individuality and self-expression that can be matched by few philosophers.

I hope you will explore some of Alan Watts writing and audio material in which you are sure to find some of the original sources for many of our current popular authors and speakers of today.

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

Nature, Man and Woman

Does It Matter?: Essays on Man’s Relation to Materiality

Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks: 1960-1969

The Spirit of Zen – A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East

Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation

What Is Zen?
Buddhism the Religion of No-Religion

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