"Dove into the Forgiveness book last night. Loving your light whimsical and humorous approach that brings this metaphysical material that I have read in other books down to earth. I especially love the cooking illustrations." —Ashley B.
Over 1 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
Normally, we assume there are but a few modes of consciousness: waking reality, dream life, the "afterlife" (whatever THAT is), the "subconscious" (if we're being hypnotized), and perhaps unconsciousness if we're out cold for one reason or another.
But there is more, so much more, to explore!
The unique and wonderful Monroe Institute was founded by the late Robert A. Monroe, the unofficial grandpappy of out-of-body experience teachings. There in the bodacious Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he carried out extensive research in the field of consciousness exploration using special audio technologies. Hemi-sync—which stands for the Hemispheric Synchronization of the brain—is Monroe's term for patented mixtures of binaural frequencies that, when listened to in a controlled environment, assist you in "traveling" to some mind-boggling "destinations." You may encounter disembodied souls, helpful guides, healing helpers, and all manner of experiential and energetic weirdnesses. Are these "places" other dimensions? Other planes of reality? You'll have to decide for yourself. One thing's for sure: if you are a self-professed Spelunker of Consciousness, it's never boring at the Monroe Institute!
We are so much more than our physical bodies.Take a vicarious journey beyond time and space.
Adventures in Consciousness is a mini-memoir of Debbianne's personal experiences attending two Monroe Institute programs. (In another program later on, she met the Man of Her Dreams there, so consider this little book a prequel to "How I Met the Man of My Dreams: a Guide to MANifesting® Yours.") While each person's Monroe adventures are different and custom-made for him or her, you can get a definite feel of what it's like to be there. And you might just crack a smile every few pages. :) Debbianne's personal gleanings include: past-life jaunts, visits with the so-called "dead," astral-body travel and expansion (to realms beyond time and space), healing, and kick-ass spiritual guidance. What might YOU experience?
Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night?
Is irrational worry your constant companion?
Could you use some calm?
If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety.
Max writes, "The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.
Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You’ll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating.
Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life.