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Tales from Rumi

The Persian poet Rumi, who wrote in the 13th Century, has become increasingly popular today. This is an extract from Tales from Rumi: Essential Selections from the Mathnawi, introduced by Alan Jacobs and translated by E. H. Whinfield. This selection comes from his monumental work,…
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Gandhi’s Memorable Quotations

Edited by Alan Jacobs, this book is an inspiring collection of Gandhi’s writings covers topics such as non-violence, truth, prejudice, sex, vegetarianism, simplicity, religion, fasting, work, education – and Gandhi’s own exemplary life. Here you can read an extract from the book, an assortment of…
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Needs, Perspectives and Defences

A key part of unlocking confidence is about getting a better insight into what makes you tick, that is what pushes you forward and what holds you back. To learn more, see Dr. Gary Wood's book Unlock Your Confidence.  Self-Actualization Statements These statements represent key attitudes…
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Attitudes, Values and Meaning

This extract is from the book of Dr. Gary Wood's called Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method.  Assumptions about Human Nature Social psychologist Lawrence Wrightsman has conducted extensive research into attitudes about human nature and has highlighted…
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The Path of Wisdom

What is the meaning of life? What should I do with it? Haim Shapira invites us to challenge our perspectives on wisdom and happiness and provides us with alternative ways we may view what is important. The Russian existentialist Lev Shestov said that life is…
Personal Development

Happiness Matters

We all want to be happy but what is happiness? Haim Shapira navigates the terrain of happiness, exploring and contemplating an eclectic range of theories and insights into the conflicts we face on our journey to creating our own happiness. Tetrapharmakos These are Epicurus’ four…
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