The Books That Changed Your Lives I have a feeling that many of these are favourite books rather than life-changing. Certainly I love "The Hitch-hikers Guide . Jared Diamond's book is very interesting but hardly life-changing. In my opinion "2001: A Space Odyssey" had a huge effect on the way people perceive the benefits of science, undermining the positive attitude created by the Apollo program. "1984" had the biggest effect on me, changing my view of government, communication and words. I have read but cannot recall much of "Zen ..." but you have inspired me to pick it up again and the two Dawkins books are waiting on my "to be read" pile. 25 Spiritual Lessons There are many lessons we can learn during the course of our lives that can help us overcome our problems and live in contentment. In this post I would like to share some of the greatest such lessons I have learned. For this reason, I have compiled a list of 25 spiritual lessons that I find of utmost importance that everyone should try to understand and always keep in mind. May you learn and enjoy. 1. Never let anyone’s behavior tell you what to do. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
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10 Awesome Fantasy Series That Are Not Potter or LoTR In my literature related internet journeys I’ve seen the same scenario time and time again. People have finished reading “Harry Potter” or “Lord of the Rings” or are simply just getting into fantasy and are looking for something interesting, asking for advice from the more experienced fantasy readers. Unfortunately the names they are given are always the same: Jordan (“The Wheel of Time”)Martin (“The Song of Ice and Fire”)Goodkind (“The Sword of Truth”) Don’t get me wrong those are all great authors and great series, but there are many other series and authors that get overlooked when august names such as those start getting thrown around. 10. I had to put this in since it almost never gets mentioned by anyone and it certainly should. I don’t want to give away the plot, but here are a few teasers :). [column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] The Lion of Farside [/column] [column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] The Bavarian Gate [/column] [column size="1-3" last="1" style="0"] 9. 8. 7. . 6. 5.
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10 Quotes That Will Get You Through Any Difficult Time P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. The harder you slam a ball into the ground, the higher it bounces back up… A divorce, a breakup, losing a job, or just feeling seriously down can ground you, rough you up a bit, leave calluses on your feet and grit under your finger nails. You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. I exist as I am, that is enough. So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked.
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