Opening the Door of Your Heart

Told with wit and wisdom, this inspiring collection reveals moments of wisdom and compassion in the lives of ordinary people.

Author: Ajahn Brahm


ISBN: 9780733635038

Category: Buddhism

Page: 240

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In times of uncertainty, words of comfort are essential, and the stunning overseas sales of this title are testament to its universal appeal. These modern tales of hope, forgiveness, freedom from fear and overcoming pain cleverly relate the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings and the path to true happiness in a warm and accessible way. Ajahn Brahm was born and raised in the West and in his more than thirty years as a Buddhist monk he has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. He has tremendous ability to filter these stories through the Buddha's teaching so that they can have meaning for all sorts of readers, and there are many thousands of Australians who don't even know that they need this book yet but will no doubt embrace it just as overseas readers have. It is the perfect gift book as there is truly something in it for everyone. 'More than statistics and theories, we really trust anecdotes and narratives. Our brains and beings are wired to learn deeply and easily via stories, and this splendid collection of 108 Buddhist-based tales proves the point with lasting, gentle, pervasive teachings ... In the dozen compelling and practical sections on topics like perfection, love, commitment, fear, pain, anger, forgiveness, happiness, freedom and humility, he weaves a long, rich tapestry of understanding using short threads of stories only a couple of pages long. Many tales lead one to the other, but each also stands alone. Resurrecting several 'chestnuts' as well as crafting new stories, Brahm avoids the pitfall of esoteric, inscrutable renderings sometimes found in Buddhist writing. Instead, without compromising integrity, he favours modern cadences and references (e.g., iPods and the World Wildlife Fund) to make the stories sail along ... this is a wonderful collection that can be enjoyed by a broad audience.' Publishers Weekly

Opening the Door of Your Heart

A collection of short stories witty and humorous yet full of Buddhist wisdom to help readers who want to achieve a peaceful heart and meaningful life, recounted by meditation master Ajahn Brahm. Vietnamese translation by Ho Thi Viet Ha.

Author: Ajahn Brahm


ISBN: 9786045849767



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A collection of short stories witty and humorous yet full of Buddhist wisdom to help readers who want to achieve a peaceful heart and meaningful life, recounted by meditation master Ajahn Brahm. Vietnamese translation by Ho Thi Viet Ha.

Open the Door

following: Is there a solid wall in your life pretending to be an open door? ... your. heart. today: Lead me in your truth, and teach me (Ps 25:5). Week 1, Day 6 The Door to Growth This passage Week One: The Door of Our Heart 33.

Author: Joyce Rupp

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1933495405

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The long-awaited book from best-selling spiritual guide Joyce Rupp, creatively leads readers to explore how the image of the door can guide them in a process of discovering their true self. Joyce Rupp brings new life to the ageless spiritual image of the door, weaving insights from East and West with the wisdom of contemporary spiritual writers, poets, and novelists in a practical format that is just right for contemporary readers. Structured as a daily prayer guide for everyday use over six weeks, each day offers a thematic reflection, a guided meditation, an original prayer, a thoughtful question, and a related scripture quote. A built-in guide for small groups makes this the perfect resource for groups of all kinds as well as individuals.

Simple Science Object Talks

The heart is our spiritual heart , the part of us that longs to connect with God . The cross stands for Jesus , and the ... And , kids , there is no better time to open the door of your heart to Christ than now , when you're young .

Author: Heno Head, Jr.

Publisher: Standard Publishing

ISBN: 9780784719824

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Simple- to-do demonstrations illustrate Bible truths in a fun and fascinating way.

You Can Master Your Fear

Magdalena, fear cooperates with your mind and tries to close the door of your heart so that you can never be in it again. ... Even if something makes you aware of it, you have no idea where to find the key to open your heart again.

Author: Magdalena Scopelitis

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452551847

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 396

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Be the master of your fear and you can rule over your life. Fear is the only obstacle between you and your dreams, between you and what you most love. So says Archangel Raphael, who, in this series of channelings, unravels the mysteries of fear and, through its darkest paths, guides you step by step up to the glade of love. He helps you tear away fears masks one by one till you come to know its real face; only then does he teach you the ways to transmute it into love, thus eliminating its disastrous implications. According to Archangel Raphael, fear shows that somewhere in the deepest part of your being, you have chosen hatred versus love, and your life cannot have real meaning. Only when your fear is transformed can real life happen to you. The end of your fear will signal the beginning of your life. Until that day comes, you will have just lived in a lie, in an illusion. I am only asking you to give me your fear, Archangel Raphael adds, and I will give back to you your love, the most precious gift you ever had.

A Table in the Wilderness

doors,” wrote the poet and transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his journal almost midway through the nineteenth century.13 It remains sage advice as ... And so let today be the day you open the door of your heart to forgiveness.

Author: Thom Rock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498218261

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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The joyful premise at the heart of this book is that there is a table lavishly spread for all who hunger for forgiveness--the believer, the doubter, and the famished. The book's journey begins and ends with this assertion: not only is there a table of forgiveness set for us in the many wildernesses of life, there is a seat waiting for each and every one of us at that table. What matters is whether we take that seat and, if so, how we behave at the feast. Rooted in the notion of journeying, of setting out each day to discover some new vista along the many paths to the banquet hall of forgiveness, A Table in the Wilderness draws upon the wisdom of multiple religious traditions, as well as non-religious sources, in order to gain perspective on this long misunderstood subject. Readers are just as likely to encounter Dr. Seuss as they are to read the words of Sri Ramakrishna or Saint Augustine along the way. Anyone who has ever been hurt or has hurt another will find this book a helpful guide.


understanding that the first building block of compassion is your simple willingness to keep showing up for all of life. That willingness teaches you that you won't be ... Cultivating tolerance is like opening the door to your heart.

Author: Christina Feldman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1930485581

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Do you turn away from your own physical and emotional pain? Do you withhold empathy or give yourself away when witnessing another’s pain? Do you lash out or withdraw when you feel that someone has harmed you? Is it possible to learn to respond to rather than react against what feels unbearable? Drawing on her experience as a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, Christina Feldman asserts that it is possible, but only if we turn, time and again, toward compassion, which she describes as the "innate, natural condition of our hearts." She says, "You do not need to be a saint to find the grace and transformative power of compassion; you need only to be willing to pay attention to pain and its cause and to commit yourself to its end." She offers techniques for developing the capacity to hold adversity, loss, and pain—with love. Her guided meditations will teach you to cultivate and sustain compassion for the blameless, for those who cause suffering, for those whom you love, and for yourself.


The opportunity is open the moment you open your heart and find out what your precious gift is. it is like a new discovery and will work from that moment on. You do not need to open the door in order to begin acting because in time door ...

Author: Dragan P. Bogunovic

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481765132

Category: Self-Help

Page: 648

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In this book it is not my intention to teach anyone but only to incite everyone to think about, to speak about and to recommend in order improving life for entire humanity independent, of race, color, ethnicity, languages or religion for everyone to become in agreement according to its given gift, which is powerful Spirit of love, what we call talent. It is not my idea that proves that, but myriad of humans as modern prophets that by their work witnessed for real life directed by the powerful Spirit of love call talent is only one way only one direction toward goodness for entire humanity, which pleases only One whom we call Great Creator. We may call it as universal secular religion or secular ideology as you wish which is universal and founded on free gift, given talent and responsibility while divine religion is religion of individuals gathered in the congregation founded on faith and obedience, while both are blessed with the power of love. It is true and is easy to understand that life that is directed by the given talent as a life purpose for the love toward One who sent you to do it and for devoted love for entire humanity as a fulfillment of first law to love your Great Creator and not only your neighbor but entire humanity to be like sun that shine from above for all and rain that comes for above for all as a HEAVENLY WISDOM An end I would like to hear from you about your opinion and suggestion in order to further improve that given program suggested from many and for goodness for entire humanity.

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OPEN THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART ; W & m Florence Burns . NM : changed m , arr . & w . Florence E. Burns ; 12Sep6l ; EU686821 . OPEN TO ME , MY LOVE ; W & m Sylvia Goldman ( Rosa O'Dioro ) Sylvia Goldman ; 19Jul61 ; EU681856 .

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Dedicated to Destiny

These are examples of the open door syndrome. Having this awareness has helped me immensely to set specific boundaries regarding those I open the door to my life (and heart) for. Over time I have learned to open these sacred doors for ...

Author: Angel Carlton

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785352385

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Dedicated to Destiny: How to navigate the 6 stages of transformation and live your destined life. Studies show that change is doubling each year and how we adapt to change will have a direct impact on our lives and the world. As the world transforms, so do we. The time is now for us all to live the happiest, healthiest and truest version of ourselves. In Dedicated to Destiny, leadership coach, Angel Carlton provides strategies of self-discovery in six stages. These provide the “how-to” for seekers of a more fulfilling life to get where they want to be. The six stages of transformation are Realize, Release, Rebound, Reinvent, Resurrect and Respond. Awareness of these stages allows readers to understand where they have been, where they are now, and where they are heading. The six stages provide a fresh outlook on life while helping clear the clutter that prevents many people from achieving greatness.

Opening the Door to Your God Sized Dream

Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. You can also find her online at This book is the perfect companion to Holley's book You're Made for a God-Sized Dream.

Author: Holley Gerth

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441244751

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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With the encouraging help of Holley Gerth, women are discovering and recovering their God-sized dreams. But between taking those first steps in pursuit of your dream and reaching your goal is a bumpy road of second-guessing, doubt, and fear. For the dreamer who wants a helping hand and a heartfelt friend along the way, Holley graciously offers this inspiring devotional journey to greater trust, joy, and confidence. Rather than the typical quiet devotional, this 40-day journey is an invitation and a challenge, a soul-soother and a game-changer. Through honest self-reflection and positive action, readers will not be the same on the last page as they were on the first--and neither will their view of God or the dreams he's placed within their hearts. Any woman who is ready to take that next step in making her God-sized dream a reality will cherish this confidence-building devotional.

Open the Doors of Your Heart

You'll find in this book, a poem that relates to whatever thoughts, you may have floating though your mind. Take but a moment to find a poem that perfectly suits you.

Author: Donelda Marie Kent

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412039371

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

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Many years ago, someone told me, that our heart has many doors. As time goes on, God will help us open and close those doors as we choose. Some of these doors could be full of joy and happiness, pain and sorrow, trails and tribulations, as well as, a special door for every person who's touched our lives. You'll find in this book, a poem that relates to whatever thoughts, you may have floating though your mind. Take but a moment to find a poem that perfectly suits you. Even, if dedicated to another, that doesn't mean that can't gather in the same sphere. In the event that only one person reads just one of these poems and can relate to the point of opening one door of your heart, then I have achieved success.

Prayer A Force That Causes Change

Keeping His commandments is a choice; just like opening a door or window. Control of the access to your heart, begins with a close walk with God; you cannot abide from far away. _]esus came to purchase for us the right of entry to the ...

Author: David Williamson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426916175

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Why prayer? Prayer is an expression of needs and faith, but also a way to build a long-lasting relationship with God. In this third volume of Faithful in Prayer, David Williamson shares a series of articles that encourage prayer that, with God's answers, can transform the seemingly impossible into something very possible. Williamson is a regular speaker on prayer and Christian living and through personal anecdotes and applicable scripture leads others through the foundation of faith, ways to build faith for effective prayer, and how to make a stand through prayer. Intended to motivate others to think and dream big, Williamson's articles teach specifically how to: * Believe God over the evidence * Deal with unforgiveness * Protect the heart to keep out doubt * Be bold in prayer and allow God to work * Live how He says we should live God is calling for men and women to join with Him in the work through prayer and action. Prayer: A Force That Causes Change provides the encouragement, empowerment, and grace so that others can be successful in prayer. But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26 (NKJV)

You re Made for a God Sized Dream

Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Hang out with her at Ready for more? This book is the perfect companion to Holley's ebook The "Do What You Can" Plan.

Author: Holley Gerth

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441241000

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We all long to live with more purpose, passion, and joy. Yet in the middle of our hectic lives, the God-sized dreams that have the potential to lead us into all God has planned for us are the ones that tend to get lost. With her intimate, approachable style and constant encouragement, popular blogger and author Holley Gerth invites women to rediscover the big dreams God has given them--and then dare to pursue them. With the enthusiasm and honesty that we all want from our closest friend, Holley encourages women to overcome excuses--too busy, too late, too far out of my comfort zone--and believe that their God-sized dreams can become reality. She takes readers by the heart and says, "Yes! You can do this! Let's go!" and then guides them forward with a loving hand. A licensed counselor and certified life coach, Holley insightfully combines inspiration with practical application in this positive book.

A Needle in Her Cloth

This is like a seamstress who uses needle and thread to turn cloth into a beautiful article of clothing—we are given the freedom to search and magnify our lives. This book is about divinely opening the door to your heart.

Author: Sherree Dawn Gray Sanders

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973654695

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Dear reader, each of us is given the opportunity to have a part in the design of our lives. This is like a seamstress who uses needle and thread to turn cloth into a beautiful article of clothing—we are given the freedom to search and magnify our lives. This book is about divinely opening the door to your heart. It is my desire that you will be able to open your heart to whatever it is that you need and that you will have the courage to continue the journey.