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How To Live a Mature LifeHow To Own the Power of Emotional ResponsibilityHow To Stop Owning Garbage that Feels Bad

This book describes maturity in understandable and practical terms.

If you want to know what it means to be mature, this book is for you.If you want to know how to live a mature life, this book is for you.If you want to grow up or know what it means to grow up, this book is for you.
With all our means of communication and education, how is it possible that many fundamental concepts and principles continue to remain a secret or a mystery to most people? What kind of educational system can call itself "education" and fail to discuss and explore fundamental human qualities like maturity?

The research for this book uncovered a myriad of different ways of approaching the same basic answer for the secret of maturity: Maturity is responsibility. Most of the answers to "What is maturity?" come from either psychology or philosophy. The answers are listed or briefly described throughout the text, but it is your job to decide what to do with all the answers. So be responsible for how you assimilate the answers and put them into practice.

Quite a few of the paragraphs in this book summarize concepts that are expounded in entire volumes elsewhere. Since this book is so condensed, it will be most effective after it has been read and studied many times.

Might we suggest that you first pursue those concepts that strike you as personally relevant? That will do you the most good today, because those concepts will be emotionally valuable to you. Read the suggested references to those concepts, and locate other related works at the library or through Internet searches.

If you learn and apply the lessons contained in this book, then the results are guaranteed.
Anyone who learns to live maturely will find that he or she is in better health, because he or she can handle stress better.Anyone who learns to live maturely will find that he or she has a better love life, because he or she can handle interpersonal relationships and communication better.Anyone who learns to live maturely will find that he or she has a better career or work experience, because he or she can better handle challenges, stressors, conflicts, work politics, and work pressures.

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How To Have a Super AttitudeHow To Choose Your AttitudeHow To Regain Your Attitude Power
"He is an independent thinker and I would advise you to read some of his books, particularlyAttitude Is All You Need! It will help you control your anxiety and overcome other emotional problems"--Albert Ellis, Ph.D. The founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Albert Ellis, was voted the second-most influential psychologist of all time by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Ellis devoted a chapter to Attitude Is All You Need! in his book How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You.
To be concise, the book is about Attitude Power (AP). From reading it, you will discover how to increase your Attitude Power, and how to decrease your attitude weaknesses and deficiencies.Don't you think the time and energy spent on improving your mental health is worth the benefits to your relationships and career?
FEATURE #1: Attitude Power helps you to become more aware of your attitudes and the effects your attitudes have on you, your competence, relationships, and stress.BENEFIT #1: Your awareness of your attitudes allows you to switch from ineffective or damaging attitudes to effective or helpful attitudes. Attitude Power can be used to lower your stress by helping you to choose a less stressful attitude.FEATURE #2: Attitude Power helps you to become responsible for your attitudes and stress. Responsibility regains control lost to victimhood.BENEFIT #2: Your responsibility for your attitudes allows you to regain your personal power and to take charge of your attitudes. When you are feeling stress, you are more likely to look for internal methods of dealing with the stress than to blame uncontrollable external sources; hence, you are better able to lower your stress.FEATURE #3: Attitude Power helps you to choose the most effective attitude for the situation. You learn also to choose to choose again after testing the results of your attitude choices.BENEFIT #3: You can cope more effectively because your attitude not only does not get in the way of your coping--your attitude helps you deal effectively with the situation. Your stress is lower as you are more effective. You achieve more of what you want to achieve by choosing the attitude that will help you the most.FEATURE #4: Attitude Power teaches the practice of acceptance when you cannot change things for the better. Acceptance overcomes stress.BENEFIT #4: You are free of bad stress. You do not let bad stress get worked out on your body, which leads to medical problems. You allow good stress to get things done. You switch from bad stress to prevent apathy, burnout, conflicts, cynicism, disease, fights, and illness.

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How To End EgoHow To Find Your Authentic SelfHow To Free Your Mind and Heart

This book is the first of its kind in the world.


You will discover the real root of ego.You will learn how to apply Western psychology to remove ego now.Instead of spending twenty years meditating to drop ego, you can now uproot ego as fast as you are willing and able.The practices in this book work with any ancient practices you are now using or might use in the future.Get the freedom from ego you want now!
This book provides you with a Seven Step Plan to overcome the biggest problem in adult life: your ego.

You will discover how ego hampers your goals, health, and happiness.You will be motivated to live free of ego and to return to your original nature.You will realize how to recognize, remove, and replace ego.You will develop three plans to live sane in an insane world.
In Step One you discover how ego is the main problem in your life, and the differences between ego and self.In Step Two you learn how you keep ego alive in favor of self.In Step Three you realize how to remove your methods for maintaining ego.In Step Four you determine how to remove ego from your life.In Step Five you discern how to replace ego with your authentic self.In Step Six you understand how to replace your supports for ego with supports for self.In Step Seven you learn how to develop three plans: (1) an action plan to follow Steps 1-6; (2) a relapse plan to keep you on your action plan; (3) a recovery plan to get you back on your action and relapse plans if you fall off.

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How To Save the Method of Carl RogersHow To Use the Rogerian MethodSave Counseling's Greatest Technique Now!
This book is about the work of Carl Rogers, not the life of Carl Rogers. The personal problems Carl Rogers had with alcohol and his marriage have nothing to do with his counseling method. This brief book focuses on the method of counseling that he invented.

Method and technique are not to be confused with counseling theory. A counseling theory is a set of guiding principles that structure the course of counseling. A method or technique is a strategy for eliciting a response from a client. Counseling theories therefore provide general directions for achieving specific goals, while methods or techniques are specific strategies for promoting a change or curative response from a client.

Carl Rogers gave the counseling world its most effective, efficient, and advanced method. Unfortunately, Rogers feared to face the true nature of his method and buried it under false philosophy and theory that diametrically opposed it. Rogers' betrayal of his method has led to a corruption of his method, causing it to be diluted, at best, and in many cases lost. We must separate the theory of Carl Rogers from the method of Carl Rogers to resurrect and preserve his superior method.

This book will help you discover the true nature of the method. But ultimately, you must work this out for yourself. You must again watch the videos of Rogers at work. You must again analyze his method. You must experiment and test until you are certain, from your own examination, what the nature of the method is. If you wish to debate Rogers' theories, then you are missing the point: The Rogerian Method works wonders and needs to be salvaged and seen for what it is, separate from all theory and philosophy.

Those who continue to banter about philosophies after reading this book are those incapable of performing the method. You can have any theoretical orientation you like and still use the Rogerian Method effectively, as long as you understand the method for what it is. Putting the method into a new context, a new theory of understanding, frees it for future exploration. Once the method is free and alive again, then you can make up any philosophies or theories about it that you want or need. The method will have been saved.

Rogers was a unique genius who provided the counseling world with its best method, and both he and his theory are rightly honored and valued. His theory is simply humanism and self-actualization applied to counseling, something others have done both before and after Rogers. Rogers was an idealist, and most of his expounded ideals are noble and helpful. For instance, Rogers wanted teachers to be facilitators and resource persons for the discovery process, rather than merely a series of audio recordings. Both the method of Rogers and the theory of Rogers are valuable in their own right.

Please re-experience the Rogerian Method in light of this book, and leave the rest to dust. If we could present the method as our own or something new, we would; but that would be a lie. Save counseling's greatest method for future generations. Let us increase the odds that more than just the lucky few can find a counselor proficient in the Rogerian Method.

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How To Regain and Maintain Your Real SelfHow To Recognize the Form and Nature of SelfHow To Recognize the Structure of SelfHow To Recognize the Friends and Enemies of Self
This book is about the form, nature, and structure of the human self. The form, nature, and structure of being human is explored as a way for you to redirect to and re-own your true self. The states of being of your natural self are explored as a way to help you to retreat to and return to your true nature. The functions of self are explored as a way to help you to rediscover and reinforce your original self in action, awareness, and experience. 

This book provides you with knowledge and directions for rediscovering and being your natural self. You can discover and understand what real self is and what real self is not. You can discover how to focus on states of being that promote your authentic self. Read and re-read this book to discover how to recognize and redirect your awareness and identity to your natural child-self. Learn to encourage original self states of being rather than ego states of being. Become aware of how to avoid the blocks and habits that work against awareness of your real self. Know what environments and conditioning inhibit or deny your true self so that you can uproot, switch from, and replace them. Make the right space in your life for authentic self, and authentic self will be revealed for you and rediscovered by you. 

Self is not something that can be found, because self is not any thing. If you seek what is not lost, then it becomes lost. If you seek on a false path, then all you find is false. When seeking true self, you do not want to seek something, or you will find something. Self is not a concept, description, idea, image, label, term, thought, type, or personality. Self is not a collection of characteristics, habits, tendencies, or traits. Self is a living reality that can only be experienced. Self is not composed of thinking; therefore, self cannot be found with thinking, cannot be found as thinking, and can never be known with thinking. 

You must learn what to seek before you begin seeking or your seeking will mislead you. You will find what you seek. "Seek and ye shall find," says Matthew 7:7. Therefore, seek your real self by learning about and contacting your real self in your daily life. Your real self is with you now. Your real self is neither lost nor dead. Rediscover your authentic self in your experience and emotions. Find your original self in action. Then seek to redirect your attention and identity to your natural self in all that you do. 

You want to seek in the right direction or area. You want to seek fish in the ocean, not in the desert. You want to use the right tools. You want to eat an apple with a knife, not a spoon. Use this book for a path and direction back to your self. Use this book for the tools it provides for just being again. Right knowledge and right practice will guide you to re-owning your original nature. Combine right knowledge with right practice and become whole again. You can seek self as self, not as concept, image, tendency, title, trait, or type. 

This book boldly presents the beliefs of FitzMaurice regarding self. It is impossible for these beliefs not to include some of FitzMaurice's beliefs regarding God and spirits. You are free to reject, modify, or accept the beliefs presented as you see fit. Likewise, FitzMaurice retains all of his rights for freedom of belief, speech, and expression. 

While this book is designed to stand alone, you might find it more easily digested if you first read FitzMaurice's Ego.

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How To ThinkHow To Use Thinking EffectivelyHow To Think Saner and Better

Insanity is being out of touch with reality. Active insanity is clinging to illusions and delusions. Illusions are misperceptions, misconceptions, and mistakes about reality. Delusions are misperceptions, misconceptions, and mistakes about reality that we have evidence against but cling to anyway.

Albert Ellis, voted the second most influential psychologist of all time by the American Psychological Association (APA), said of the first edition of We're All Insane!, "I found it a most unusual book that makes some excellent points, almost all of which I go along with. It sort ofbrings Alfred Korzybski up-to-date and makes some points which [sic] are not particularly clear in his own writings."

This book helps you to understand how thought becomes a problem when thought replaces reality. You discover enough information and examples to be able to negate thought as reality, which enables you to re-experience "what is". You can live sanely in an insane world. You just have to choose against the common illusions and delusions of your society and your conditioning. All the common illusions and delusions of the world are constructed through the misunderstanding and misuse of thought.

This work is an example of the power of the path of deconstructivism. In contrast to constructivism, deconstructivism frees the heart, soul, and mind to return to their original natures and natural senses. When you clean out the clutter you are burdened with from your constructivistic conditioning, you will find a new "you" and a new world. To be is to be simple. Deconstructivism can help. Eastern philosophy, Existentialism, General Semantics, iconoclasts, and cognitive psychotherapy all make use of deconstructivism to achieve their goals. Be forewarned: If you choose to walk the path of deconstructivism, many will resent your bursting their reality bubbles along the way.

Consistency of meaning depends on consistency of reference. Words have no inherent meaning, but words must refer to some meaning, else they are just noise. When one changes the referents of words, then the meanings of those words change. A change in context can change the referents of words, making the meaning change too. Two identical phrases, sentences, or groups of words might have different meanings due to such a difference in referents. Thus, people often claim or point out conflict in meaning where there is none. Their mistake is in thinking identical or similar word usage must have identical or similar meaning in all situations wherein they appear. They easily forget that dictionaries list more than one meaning for most words.

"Out of sight, out of mind," does not conflict with "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Why? Because the referents of the first saying are preoccupied with the present and therefore forget the past, while the referents of the second saying are dwelling on the past and therefore miss the past. Both are true in context. They contradict each other only if they are forced to have the same referents, because of some misunderstanding or naiveté.

This book uses the terms "the thing", "the object", "what is", and "the thing itself" when referring to what we perceive when we look outside of ourselves. The object of perception is also known as the percept. What the thing or the object is in actuality is not important to the discussion. However, you may substitute something more concrete, perhaps a tree or a chair, to help you follow the discussions. Please do not confuse "the thing itself" with the thing-in-itself of Immanuel Kant.

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How To Practice Instant YogaHow To Instantly Short-Circuit AngerHow To Relax or Regain Composure in 4 SecondsHow To Do Anything Tapping, EMDR, or EFT Does--Faster, Easier, and Better10 Potential Benefits
Mind-Move (M-M) is likely the easiest and fastest method you will ever find to help you cope with stress, relax, sleep, meditate, strengthen your mind, improve concentration, let go of baggage, find internal balance, meet counseling goals, and meet your life goals in constructive ways. While some report taking only minutes to benefit from the exercise, others report taking only seconds. Turbocharge your current exercises and practices with M-M.
You relax easier and faster.You meditate easier and deeper.You feel more balanced in your being.You feel more grounded in your being.You have more peace inside and outside.You have better concentration and more mindfulness.You practice more productive problem-solving and coping.You have more productive stress and less destructive stress.You have more productive emotional and relational attitudes.From practice, the basic exercise will work for you in 4 seconds.
Instant Yoga
The first step of Yoga is centering your awareness in your body in order to get your awareness out of your thinking mind. The second step of Yoga is to then move your awareness from your body into your sensing mind. M-M is the practice of Instant Yoga, because M-M moves your awareness out of your thinking mind directly into your sensing mind through your body.
The Living BreatheThis book will teach you how to use your breath to center.To be centered is to be fully connected.To be fully connected is to be sane in an insane world.The method is called Mind-Move (M-M).You can M-M anytime, anywhere, and no one will know.
By persistently practicing Mind-Move you will become good at it. The point of practice is so that you can easily Mind-Move under stress, distress, or duress. Mind-Move can center you so that you perform well under stress, distress, and duress. Musicians, athletes, and dancers all continually practice so that they can perform their exercises under pressure. You would do well to follow their example by practicing your Mind-Move exercises daily.
M-M Is the Reset Button for Your Mind

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How To Brighten Your Mind and Heart with CBTHow To Practice Self-Help with CBTHow To Practice Guided Self-Help with CBT
Garden is your proven how-to guide for improving your mental health and peace of mind using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). You will discover how to use CBT principles to solve your emotional and behavioral problems in clear and simple terms that will serve you for the rest of your life. Discover how to cope and problem solve better now. 
Self-help results have never been as easy, practical, and effective.New proven methods give you the results you want for better health, happiness, success, and love in your life.Start today and discover how to be free to get what you want now.
Counselors who practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can use Garden for guided self-help with their clients.
Quotation from the book about how your real garden is inside of you:"A garden is where you grow food and herbs to nourish and heal and flowers to please and inspire. A garden is where you protect and care for plants that provide you with multiple benefits in return. A garden is where you continually uproot the weeds that are interfering with the health and growth of your plants, herbs, and flowers. Gardening is caring for plants, so they might be healthy enough to produce valuable flowers, vegetables, herbs, and fruits.

Your mind is the soil in which sensations, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes take root.Whatever takes root in your conscious or unconscious mind produces fruit or results. Your conscious mind is the part of your garden you admit having. Your unconscious mind is the part of your garden you hide in darkness, as you do not want the weeds you grow there to be found and shame you.

Be warned, you will get your hands dirty when you garden. You will see unpleasant weeds in your garden. You will get scratched and cut pulling out your weeds. Suffering is unavoidable. Choose to suffer well. Understand that you will suffer from your weeds or suffer from pulling out your weeds. The suffering from your weeds is suffering badly, as it leads to a sicker garden. The suffering from pulling out your weeds is suffering well, as it leads to a healthier garden.

You now have a clear and practical way to improve your life: the garden your mind analogy. By gardening your mind, you will improve your thoughts. By improving your thoughts, you will improve your feelings. By improving your feelings, you will improve your behaviors. And since your thoughts, feelings, and actions are an interconnected system, anytime you improve one you help improve the rest. Synergistically, your mental, emotional, and behavioral health will improve each other, all of which will improve your relationships, peacefulness, focus, and life."

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How To Discover Insight by practicing the discernment of sayings.How To Exercise and Improve Your Mind for greater openness, flexibility, and creativity.How To Increase Your Mental Capability by increasing your capacity for understanding, perception, and wisdom.
This book is a compilation of sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound, illuminating, and deepens the understanding of both.

For instance, the expressions, "The description is not the described," and, "The thought is not the thing," are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought. This despite the fact that one is spiritual and one is atheistic. Two entirely different approaches arriving at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening.

You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought provoking. Many of the sayings are like Zen koans; if you sit with them, they reveal the other side free of words. Many of the sayings are open to multiple interpretations and meanings. New meanings will arrive on different journeys through the book. The same insight shared different ways helps you not to miss deeper felt experiences for simple surface meanings. It often happens that a slight change in wording allows someone to drop their mind long enough to hear something fresh. One person's, "that's obvious," is another person's "ah-ha" moment. Let the sayings pass that don't open to you now. Focus on the sayings that bring stillness. Listen beyond the words. Feel, rather than think, the sayings through. Sense, rather than think, the music behind the words.
If you are not familiar with Eastern thought, the word "nothing" can have a profoundly positive meaning. For instance, "nothing" can mean the unknowable creative source of everything. Eastern philosophy has two major divisions; one that has gods, and one that has a void instead of gods. The word "nothing" in this book often refers to this invisible, unfathomable, and all-powerful Eastern void. The word "void" is also to be considered positive in the Eastern philosophy sense. Perhaps, because of the negative connotations of the words "void" or "nothing", the Western mind would do better to think of "positive pure-energy" in place of void and nothing.The word "nothing" in this book can have many meanings other than zero: emptiness, empty space, formless energy, God, invisible power, no thing, no things as referents, no thoughts, no thoughts as referents, no thoughts being what they only represent, not thinging, self as space, the creative source, the ineffable, the life force, the nature of being, the positive Eastern void, the way of life. Try considering the word "nothing" as a shortened form of the two words "not thinging"!The word "something" in this book mainly refers to: conceptualizing, concretizing, ideas, images, labels, making thoughts into reality, names, objectifying, reification, some thought, some thought-thing, terms, thingifying, thought as delusion, thought as illusion, thought pretending to be the real, thoughts as what they represent, thought-things, treating thoughts as things. Try considering the word "something" as a shortened form of the two words "some thought-thing"!

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How To Make Stress Work For YouHow To Increase the Advantages of StressHow To Choose Positive and Productive Stress
Why see stress as your enemy when stress can be your best friend?
Why fight stress when you can redirect stress to work for you?
Why suffer from stress when you can succeed with stress?

In this book, you will learn helpful ways to make stress work for and not against you. You will learn to recognize five different kinds of stress and seven solutions for stress. You willunderstand the difference between productive and destructive stress. You will be given tools to increase your productive stress and to lessen and even eliminate your destructive stress.

For the sake of your happiness, health, resiliency, and prosperity, you will discover:
The advantages and disadvantages of stress.The difference between helpful and hurtful stress (and how to easily tell which is which).How to effectively cope with stress-provoking events.How to easily use your attitude to lower your harmful stress.How stress arises, so you can choose whether or not to have stress.Simple and advanced methods for dealing with stress productively.Effective rules for living that make stress your friend instead of your enemy.In short, you will learn how to save yourself from the emotional and physical damage caused by negative stress. You will learn how to use stress positively, in ways that have been proven to get positive results.

Yes, you can discover how to choose more positive stress and less negative stress. Yes, you too can make stress your best friend. Begin today to switch your personal relationship with stress from relating to stress as a victim to relating to stress as a partner. Make stress your path to success. Share the gift of positive stress with those you love and care about. Teach positive stress at home, school, and work. When you help to make positive stress work for yourself and others, you are part of the solution.

Stress for Success was originally a workshop to help the general public with stress issues. This ebook version of Stress for Success, while greatly expanded from the original, is short enough that you can read and reread this book to persistently practice the principles covered here until the principles become your new and better habits.

To help you remember the principles, the table of contents was designed to work both as a direct reminder and as a mnemonic device for remembering many of the principles. Let us wish you a successful life of stressful contributions and greater resiliency in the face of adversity.

For the philosophically inclined, this book also explores the nature and structure of both balance and power.

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How To Discover Insight by practicing the discernment of sayings.How To Exercise and Improve Your Mind for greater openness, flexibility, and creativity.How To Increase Your Mental Capability by increasing your capacity for understanding, perception, and wisdom.
This book is a collection of sayings for each day of the year, originally created in 2006, but the quotations remain appropriate and relevant for any year. The sayings cover various topics important to your emotional health, including: psychotherapy, psychology, philosophy, psychological skills, General Semantics, Eastern psychology, Eastern philosophy, meditation, flow, identity.

You will discover sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound and illuminating, and understanding that agreement will deepen your understanding of both. For instance, the expressions "The description is not the described" and "The thought is not the thing" are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought, despite the fact that one is spiritual and the other is atheistic. That two entirely different approaches arrive at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening to truth seekers who honor convergence.

You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought-provoking. Many of the sayings are like Zen koans: If you sit with them, they reveal the "other side", free of words. Many of the sayings are open to multiple interpretations.

Some of the sayings share the selfsame insight, phrased differently. Why do this? Such variation helps you see past the simpler surface meanings to reach the deeper felt experiences. A slight change in wording often allows people to drop their minds long enough to hear something fresh. One person's "That's obvious" is another person's "Aha!" moment.

Let the sayings pass that don't open to you. Focus on the sayings that bring stillness, and you will get results. Listen beyond the words. Rather than think the sayings through, feel them through. Sense the music behind the words rather than think about their meanings. Manage to touch the energy behind the words, and your heart will be touched.

Pithy sayings can be either personally meaningless or instantly helpful. Often the best results come from sayings or aphorisms after they have grown slowly in the garden of your mind. In time, ideas you initially reject can grow to have more meaning. Aphorisms that make no sense today can suddenly reveal themselves to you years later. Some sayings can follow and teach you for a lifetime. For example, "Drink from your own well" has taught many again and again.

Making yourself contemplate a saying you do not understand can reveal much about your thinking styles. Is the coldness coming from the saying or your own lack of openness? The best approach is to feel your way to the inside meat of a saying.

This book uses the word change both in the psychological sense and in the layman's sense. Change is considered an impossibility for psychological entities, like thoughts, feelings, and sensations. However, sometimes this book recommends change or describes how to change, using change in the layman's sense: change being the transformation into something else (which is wrong for psychological usage) or being a switching to something else (which is right for psychological usage). You do not change your dog into a cat. You can change from having a dog to having a cat. You change your shirt by switching to a different shirt, not by mutating your current shirt into another shirt. Switch, not change. Change can also be used in the sense of turning, shifting, transferring, or redirecting, not evolving. More discussion on change can be found in Attitude Is All You Need! Second Edition

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How To Discover Insight by practicing the discernment of sayings.How To Exercise Your Mind for greater openness, flexibility, and creativity.How To Increase Your Mental Capability by increasing your capacity for understanding, perception, and wisdom.This book is a collection of sayings for each day of the year, originally created in 2008, but the quotations remain appropriate and relevant for any year. The sayings cover various topics important to your emotional and behavioral health, including: emotional skills, psychological skills, psychotherapy, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, General Semantics, Eastern psychology, Eastern philosophy, meditation, flow, responsibility, social commentary, authenticity, identity, and the nature of self.

You will discover sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound and illuminating, and understanding that agreement will deepen your understanding of both. For instance, the expressions "The description is not the described" and "The thought is not the thing" are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought, despite the fact that one system is spiritual and the other is atheistic. That two entirely different approaches arrive at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening to truth seekers who honor convergence.

You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought-provoking. Many of the sayings are like Zen koans: If you sit with them, they reveal the "other side", free of words. Many of the sayings are open to multiple interpretations and meanings. New meanings will occur to you on your different journeys through this book.

Some of the sayings share the selfsame insight, phrased differently. Why do this? Such variation helps you see past the simpler surface meanings to reach the deeper felt experiences. A slight change in wording often allows people to drop their minds long enough to hear something fresh. One person's "That's obvious" is another person's "Aha!" moment.

Let the sayings pass that don't open to you now. Focus on the sayings that bring stillness, and you will get results. Listen beyond the words. Rather than think the sayings through, feel them through. Sense the music behind the words rather than think about their meanings. Manage to touch the energy behind the words, and your heart will be touched. Find what you will. Take what you want, and leave the rest to leaven.

Pithy sayings can be either personally meaningless or instantly helpful. Often the best results come from sayings or aphorisms after they have grown slowly in the garden of your mind. In time, ideas you initially reject can grow to have more meaning. Aphorisms that make no sense today can suddenly reveal themselves to you years later. Some sayings can follow and teach you for a lifetime. For example, "Drink from your own well" has taught FitzMaurice again and again for decades.

Making yourself contemplate a saying you do not understand can reveal much about your thinking styles. Is the coldness coming from the saying or your own lack of openness? The best approach is to feel your way to the inside meat of a saying.

This book uses the word change both in the psychological sense and in the layman's sense. Change is considered an impossibility for psychological entities, like thoughts, feelings, and sensations. However, sometimes this book recommends change or describes how to change, using change in the layman's sense: change being the transformation into something else (which is wrong for psychological usage) or being a switching to something else (which is right for psychological usage). You do not change your dog into a cat. You can change from having a dog to having a cat.

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How To Change the WorldChange the world by changing the systems that run the world.How To Govern BetterGovern better by using the New Ocean Government System
In this book, discover the first new major government system to be developed in centuries, a form of government that also functions as its own think tank.
What system of government is better than democracy, socialism, and communism combined?The New "Ocean Government" System
This book was many years in the making. Some lyrics in the song "Revolution" by the Beatles can be interpreted to mean that any revolution without a new plan is pointless. This interpretation challenged FitzMaurice to create a new and better plan for governments. The result he calls "Ocean Government". The excuses end now. For the right method to use to cause a revolution, visit aeinstein.org/. For the right method to use to rule after the revolution, use this book.

Learn the Ocean Government system, and learn how to govern anything in the best possible way.
Ocean Government is advantageous for governing countries, corporations, colleges, communes, co-operatives, clubs, churches, temples, institutions, schools, and organizations of any kind.Ocean Government will work for Communist States, Democracies, Dictatorships, Monarchies, Noocracies, Oligarchies, Presidential Republics, Parliamentary Republics, Socialist Republics, Theocracies, or any form of government.It is simple to set up and easy to continue.There is every reason to switch to the Ocean Government system, and no reason not to give up antiquated systems of government.This book gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to institute the superior Ocean Government form of government today.The only financial cost to you is the cost of this book.

The Ocean Government system provides many benefits, including but not limited to:
equal representation of the governedfair representation of the governedgreater adaptability of governmental systemsgreater interest in government processes by the populacegreater participation by the governedgreater responsibility of the governedgreater responsiveness of government systemshigher functioning governmental systemshigher motivated populationsincreased effectiveness and efficiency of governmental systemsless bureaucracy in governmentless control by rich corporationsless control by special interest groupsless corruption in governmentless disenfranchised populationsless expensive governmentless injustice in governmentless taxation of the governedmore belonging among the governedmore freedom of the governedmore human rights in the governedmore intelligent governmentmore money owned by the governedmore multiculturalism in governmentmore openness and transparency in governmentmore pride in governmentmore problem ownership by the governedmore promotion of the most fit to governThese benefits are explored in greater detail at the end of the first chapter, but to sum them up:This system of government gets results that other systems don't.

The complete system of government provided in this book includes all the necessary rules and procedures for running an Ocean Government system. You can use the government model as provided or modify it to suit your needs. Most will want to start with the basic system from this book and then continually modify that governmental model over time as experience and conscience warrant.

The metaphor and fundamental design element for the structure of Ocean Government is a river ending in the ocean. This structure is diagramed at every level to make it easy to understand, apply, and reference. You begin with springs feeding tributaries. You move to tributaries feeding streams and then to streams feeding rivers. Last, you arrive at rivers feeding the ocean. Finally, you reach a system of government that rewards intelligence, cooperation, and participation at every level.

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This book is a compilation of sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound, illuminating, and deepens the understanding of both. For instance, the expressions, "The description is not the described," and, "The thought is not the thing," are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought. This despite the fact that one is spiritual and one is atheistic. Two entirely different approaches arriving at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening.
If you are not familiar with Eastern thought, the word "nothing" can have a profoundly positive meaning. For instance, "nothing" can mean the unknowable creative source of everything. Eastern philosophy has two major divisions; one that has gods, and one that has a void instead of gods. The word "nothing" in this book often refers to this invisible, unfathomable, and all-powerful Eastern void. The word "void" is also to be considered positive in the Eastern philosophy sense. Perhaps, because of the negative connotations of the words "void" or "nothing", the Western mind would do better to think of "positive pure-energy" in place of void and nothing.The word "nothing" in this book can have many meanings other than zero: emptiness, empty space, formless energy, God, invisible power, no thing, no things as referents, no thoughts, no thoughts as referents, no thoughts being what they only represent, not thinging, self as space, the creative source, the ineffable, the life force, the nature of being, the positive Eastern void, the way of life. Try considering the word "nothing" as a shortened form of the two words "not thinging"!The words "everything" and "anything" in this book mainly refer to: conceptualizing, concretizing, ideas, images, labels, making thoughts into reality, names, objectifying, reification, some thought, some thought-thing, terms, thingifying, thought as delusion, thought as illusion, thought pretending to be the real, thoughts as what they represent, thought-things, treating thoughts as things. Try considering the word "everything" as a shortened form of the two words "every thought-thing"! Try considering the word "anything" as a shortened form of the two words "any thought-thing"!This book uses sayings of the author that contain the words "nothing", "everything", or "anything". The sayings come from an unpublished 1994 work. The work has been rewritten and updated with more sayings. Some of the sayings are variations on sayings from Something For Nothing. The style of sayings in this book is generally more direct than the style of sayings in Something For Nothing. The sayings sometimes use the concept "thought-things". Thought-things is the author's term for reified thoughts and reified thinking. The sayings often use "I" and "my" instead of indirect pronouns. This assists you in applying the sayings, and in making them useful for mantras, prayers, and coping statements. Please make use of the sayings you find fruitful and uplifting.
Are you in early recovery?
Are you just beginning the process of self-discovery?
If you answered "yes", then this book is for you.

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How To Refocus on the PositiveHow to Flee the Negative Through ParadoxHow to Think Helpful Thoughts for beginners and those in early recovery.How to Be Paradoxically Motivated to switch to healthier and happier thinking and feeling styles by facing the absurdity of focusing on garbage styles.
This book is about rules for understanding how garbage rules your life if you let it.
If your mind is focused on garbage, then you will think more garbage.If your soul is focused on garbage, then you will experience more garbage.If your heart is focused on garbage, then you will feel more garbage.
In this book, you will discover hundreds of ways that you focus on garbage, and thus receive garbage. When you become aware of this pattern through variation and repetition, you will switch to more effective and fruitful patterns. Most of the Garbage Rules are restated in various ways.
This is helpful for 4 reasons:
Repetition aids both learning and memory;Sometimes you will miss a concept presented in several formats, but grasp it in another unique format;You may be so lost in self-talk that you don't notice a concept the first few times you encounter it;You may finally understand a concept after multiple encounters with it.
The Garbage Rules are organized into categories that server as chapters. This organization is often arbitrary and only for convenience. In total, there are 1,613 rules about garbage.

We recommend you read this book cover to cover the first time you read it. This will prevent your missing the Garbage Rules you most need to face and surrender.

Many of the ideas contained in Garbage Rules deserve further exploration and even abstract analysis. However, such is neither the purpose nor the design of this book. You can discover the deep philosophy behind most of the rules by reading some of the author's other books, or by reading some of the books suggested at the end of this book.

It is the rare person who can use a self-help book to remove and replace rather than to just recognize their self-defeating behaviors. Therefore, go to albertellis.org and find a certified REBT, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, counselor in your area. In any event, this book is not meant to replace counseling, therapy, or medical treatment.

Exploring the Garbage Rules will help you in many ways and with many issues. Here are some of the ways and issues listed alphabetically: acceptance, assertiveness, attitude control, boundaries, charity, communication, compassion, contentment, coping, detachment, ego reduction, emotional responsibility, empathy, equality, forgiveness, happiness, humility, letting-go, motivation, parenting, peace, problem-solving, responsibility, right identity, self-control, self-reliance, serenity, surrender, understanding, universality.

When you laugh at your thinking, feeling, and acting with garbage, then you can learn to rely less on garbage as a guide. Learn to surrender your dependence and devotion to garbage by observing yourself using garbage with garbage results. Make this book serve as a mirror so you can face and drop your faith, hope, and charity for garbage. This is a program of well-being for beginners and those in early recovery.

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Don't feel a need for therapy? Don't have time for self-improvement programs? You can change your life by changing one thing now. Read Not to change your life by changing your relationship to no-ts. Not will give you twelve principles to improve the central-life-issue of how you deal with no-ts. Improving this one issue will positively impact every area of your life. If you want to improve your relationships, health, and happiness, then purchase and read Nottoday!
Enjoy the ongoing benefits of improving your relationship to one constant-life-issue.Not can help with parenting, teaching, coaching, managing, relationships, addictions, codependency, relaxation, problem solving, emotions, anxiety, anger, depression, and stress coping among other issues.Not is your opportunity to change one thing to change your life and impact all those around you. Read Not today!
REBT practitioners use this book to understand how to update and refine your practice of REBT for greater effectiveness and efficiency. For example, use this book to understand why you should be looking for "should nots" instead of "shoulds." Also, you will understand how it is "nots" that cause things to be viewed as terrible, horrible, and awful.Philosophers can understand Not as an exposition on the nature of evil.Ever wonder why you do the opposite of what you want to do? Ever wonder why others do the opposite of what you want them to do? Read Not for the definitive answer.Quotation from the Book
"No-t is defined as a thought that contains some form of a not-based word or phrase in it. Examples of nots include cannot or can't, do not or don't, have not or haven't, must not or mustn't, ought not or oughtn't, should not or shouldn't, will not or won't, would not or wouldn't. No-t is used for when the word not is treated as a thing or subject, and no-ts is simply the plural form of no-t. No-ting is used for when the word not is treated as a verb or for the transfer of energy. While this takes some getting used to, its advantages in maintaining the difference between the word not and the use of the word not as more than a word are necessary.

Correct and incorrect no-t usage is the focus of this book. Twelve principles of no-t usage are presented and explained. No-t principles are ordered from simple to complex. The twelve principles overlap so repetition and redundancy exist. Repetition is beneficial to learning the principles, understanding the principles, remembering the principles, the right practice of the principles, and making the principles your new habits. The no-t principles require your testing and proving in order to be effective for you. Fearlessly challenge them for the greatest benefit.

After you change your relationship to no-ts, your life will change. Changing your life for the better will promote positive change in all those you relate to. Progress is doing the bad less and the good more. Progress is doing the wrong less and the right more. Practicing right no-t usage more and wrong no-t usage less is progress. Change your relationship to no-ts, change your life.
To no-t, or not to no-t: that is the question."

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How To Discover Insight by practicing the discernment of sayings.How To Exercise Your Mind for greater openness, flexibility, and creativity.How To Increase Your Mental Capability by increasing your capacity for understanding, perception, and wisdom.This book is a collection of sayings for each day of the year, originally created in 2009, but the quotations remain appropriate and relevant for any year. The sayings cover various topics important to your emotional and behavioral health, including: emotional skills, psychological skills, psychotherapy, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, General Semantics, Eastern psychology, Eastern philosophy, meditation, flow, responsibility, social commentary, authenticity, identity, and the nature of self.

You will discover sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound and illuminating, and understanding that agreement will deepen your understanding of both. For instance, the expressions "The description is not the described" and "The thought is not the thing" are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought, despite the fact that one system is spiritual and the other is atheistic. That two entirely different approaches arrive at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening to truth seekers who honor convergence.

You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought-provoking. Many of the sayings are like Zen koans: If you sit with them, they reveal the "other side", free of words. Many of the sayings are open to multiple interpretations and meanings. New meanings will occur to you on your different journeys through this book.

Some of the sayings share the selfsame insight, phrased differently. Why do this? Such variation helps you see past the simpler surface meanings to reach the deeper felt experiences. A slight change in wording often allows people to drop their minds long enough to hear something fresh. One person's "That's obvious" is another person's "Aha!" moment.

Let the sayings pass that don't open to you now. Focus on the sayings that bring stillness, and you will get results. Listen beyond the words. Rather than think the sayings through, feel them through. Sense the music behind the words rather than think about their meanings. Manage to touch the energy behind the words, and your heart will be touched. Find what you will. Take what you want, and leave the rest to leaven.

Pithy sayings can be either personally meaningless or instantly helpful. Often the best results come from sayings or aphorisms after they have grown slowly in the garden of your mind. In time, ideas you initially reject can grow to have more meaning. Aphorisms that make no sense today can suddenly reveal themselves to you years later. Some sayings can follow and teach you for a lifetime. For example, "Drink from your own well" has taught FitzMaurice again and again for decades.

Making yourself contemplate a saying you do not understand can reveal much about your thinking styles. Is the coldness coming from the saying or your own lack of openness? The best approach is to feel your way to the inside meat of a saying.

This book uses the word change both in the psychological sense and in the layman's sense. Change is considered an impossibility for psychological entities, like thoughts, feelings, and sensations. However, sometimes this book recommends change or describes how to change, using change in the layman's sense: change being the transformation into something else (which is wrong for psychological usage) or being a switching to something else (which is right for psychological usage). You do not change your dog into a cat. You can change from having a dog to having a cat.

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This book is a collection of sayings for each day of the year, originally created in 2004, but the quotations remain appropriate and relevant for any year. Additionally, there are daily quotations for 2003 starting with the month of June. The sayings cover various topics. Topics include psychotherapy, psychology, philosophy, psychological skills, General Semantics, Eastern psychology, Eastern philosophy, meditation, flow, identity, authenticity, responsibility, the nature of self, and social commentary among others.

You will discover sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound, illuminating, and deepens the understanding of both. For instance, the expressions, "The description is not the described," and, "The thought is not the thing," are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought. This despite the fact that one is spiritual and one is atheistic. That two entirely different approaches arrive at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening.

You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought provoking. Many of the sayings are like Zen koans; if you sit with them, they reveal the other side free of words. Many of the sayings are open to multiple interpretations and meanings. New meanings will arrive on different journeys through the book. The same insight shared different ways helps you not to miss deeper felt experiences for simpler surface meanings. It often happens that a slight change in wording allows someone to drop their mind long enough to hear something fresh. Find what you will. Take what you want and leave the rest to leaven.

It is important to understand the usage of the word "change" in this book. Change is considered an impossibility for psychological entities such as thoughts, feelings, and sensations. However, sometimes the book recommends change or describes how to change. This is consistent because change can have the meaning of transforming into something else, which is wrong for psychological usage. And change can also have the meaning of switching to something else, which is right for psychological usage. You do not change your dog into a cat. You can change from having a dog to having a cat. You change your shirt by switching to a different shirt, not by mutating your current shirt into another shirt. Switch, not change. Or change in the sense of turning, shifting, transferring, or redirecting, not evolving. More discussion on change can be found in Attitude Is All You Need! Second Edition.

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How To Discover Insight by practicing the discernment of sayings.How To Exercise and Improve Your Mind for greater openness, flexibility, and creativity.How To Increase Your Mental Capability by increasing your capacity for understanding, perception, and wisdom.This book is a compilation of posters from the author's counseling practice. Some posters were designed to hang in the office, some in the waiting room, and some for clients to take home. Most of the posters presented in this book were never seen or shared. This was because of a focus on many of the other handouts developed by the author for his clients. Additional sayings have been added, and many of the posters have been rewritten or modified.

Pithy sayings can be either instantly helpful or meaningless. Often the best results from sayings or aphorisms come after they have grown slowly in the garden of your mind. Ideas you may reject at first can come to have more meaning in time. Aphorisms that make no sense today can suddenly reveal themselves to you years later. Some sayings can follow and teach you for a lifetime. For example, "Drink from your own well," has taught many over and over. Making yourself contemplate a saying that you do not understand can reveal much about your thinking styles. Is it the saying or your lack of openness that is cold? Feeling your way to the inside meat of a saying is the best approach.

You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought provoking. Some of the sayings are like Zen koans; if you sit with them, they reveal the other side free of words. Some of the sayings are open to multiple interpretations and meanings. The same insight shared different ways helps you not to miss deeper felt experiences for simple surface meanings. It often happens that a slight change in wording allows someone to drop their mind long enough to hear something fresh. One person's, "that's obvious," is another person's "ah-ha" moment. Let the sayings pass that don't open to you now. Focus on the sayings that bring stillness. Listen beyond the words. Feel, rather than think, the sayings through. Sense, rather than think, the music behind the words. Manage to touch the energy behind the words and your heart will be touched.

The first chapter consists of sayings related to both right and wrong thinking patterns. You are helped to discover how thinking can easily lead to misperception. You are encouraged not to make thinking the screen between you and life. Thought can be either a wall or a door depending on how you use it.Chapter Two contains sayings that help to make real the difference between being a container versus being the contents of a container. You are helped to rediscover your child nature as a container, in favor of your adult nature as contents. Understanding the nature of self makes it easier to choose to live in authentic moments.The third chapter gathers sayings that help point to what is and what is not genuine self. You are helped to discover and live in self instead of in ego.Chapter Four is mainly concerned with how and why you are responsible for your feelings. You are helped to become more mature by owning and accepting responsibility for your feelings. Owning your feelings is necessary for awareness and honesty. Being responsible for your feeling is necessary for leading an empowered life.The fifth chapter collects sayings that did not easily fit into one of the first four chapters. Most of those sayings continue ideas presented in the previous chapters. You will discover as much meaning as your ego defenses will allow.Chapter Six consists of longer posters that could and should not be reduced to sayings.The seventh chapter consists of poems related to the ideas of the book.Chapter Eight is the final chapter which includes end matter such as a recommended reading list.Chapters 1-5 contain 365 sayings making them suitable for daily reflection or a calendar.

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This book is a collection of sayings for each day of the year, originally created in 2007, but the quotations remain appropriate and relevant for any year. The sayings cover various topics important to your emotional and behavioral health, including: emotional and psychological skills, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, General Semantics, Eastern psychology and philosophy, meditation, flow, identity.


You will discover sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound and illuminating, and understanding that agreement will deepen your understanding of both. For instance, the expressions "The description is not the described" and "The thought is not the thing" are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought, despite the fact that one system is spiritual and the other is atheistic. That two entirely different approaches arrive at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening to truth seekers who honor convergence.

You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought-provoking. Many of the sayings are like Zen koans: If you sit with them, they reveal the "other side", free of words. Many of the sayings are open to multiple interpretations and meanings.

Some of the sayings share the selfsame insight, phrased differently. Why do this? Such variation helps you see past the simpler surface meanings to reach the deeper felt experiences. A slight change in wording often allows people to drop their minds long enough to hear something fresh. One person's "That's obvious" is another person's "Aha!" moment.

Focus on the sayings that bring stillness, and you will get results. Listen beyond the words. Rather than think the sayings through, feel them through. Sense the music behind the words rather than think about their meanings. Manage to touch the energy behind the words, and your heart will be touched.

Pithy sayings can be either personally meaningless or instantly helpful. Often the best results come from sayings or aphorisms after they have grown slowly in the garden of your mind. In time, ideas you initially reject can grow to have more meaning. Aphorisms that make no sense today can suddenly reveal themselves to you years later. Some sayings can follow and teach you for a lifetime. For example, "Drink from your own well" has taught many again and again.

Making yourself contemplate a saying you do not understand can reveal much about your thinking styles. Is the coldness coming from the saying or your own lack of openness? The best approach is to feel your way to the inside meat of a saying.This book uses the word change both in the psychological sense and in the layman's sense.. Change is considered an impossibility for psychological entities, like thoughts, feelings, and sensations. However, sometimes this book recommends change or describes how to change, using change in the layman's sense: change being the transformation into something else (which is wrong for psychological usage) or being a switching to something else (which is right for psychological usage). You do not change your dog into a cat. You can change from having a dog to having a cat. You change your shirt by switching to a different shirt, not by mutating your current shirt into another shirt. Switch, not change. Change can also be used in the sense of turning, shifting, transferring, or redirecting, not evolving. More discussion on change can be found in Attitude Is All You Need! Second Edition
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