From the depths of despair to heights of true love, Everett R. Hubbard soulfully portrays the full breadth of the human experience in The Sensitivity of a Man. This remarkable collection of more than 60 poems and short essays is intensely personal in nature yet universal in scope. Here are moving sketches of the spirit-crushing effects of contemporary life on a modern black manand the power of faith in God to raise him up from even the lowest lows. All of them attempt to forge a way out of a cultural mindset that has demanded menand particularly black mento sequester their emotions from view.In Homeless, Everett examines the interminable connection among all of us and asks what separates the gutter dweller from anyone else. In Sight Unseen, a blind man sheds new light on who actually has a physical disability when what really matters is sensing the spirit. In The Message Pt. 2, Everett urges his brothers toward a renewed respect for women, based on an eternal and sacred bond. And The Streets casts a wary but experienced eye on an urban horror scene, asking, Is this what weve reduced ourselves to? The answer, Everett finds, is noas long as we entrust our lives to the Heavenly Father. At once a stark critique of masculine mores, examination of challenges faced by the black community, and stirring call to God, The Sensitivity of a Man will stay with you long after the book is closed.
Prose, Thoughts and Poems about Life, Love, Living and A Man's Search to Find Inner Peace
Author: Everett R. Hubbard
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Reviving a Sense of the Sacred in Everyday Life
Author: Tom Stella
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
The Way of Rest gathers nearly 200 of Jeff Foster’s most inspiring essays, poems, and reflections on restoring and reviving ourselves when we feel exhausted or defeated. Drawing from his personal journey—including his own struggles with illness and depression—Jeff invites us to contemplate “the Way of Rest” and its potential to transform our experience of: • Imperfection—how we are “gloriously flawed” yet complete exactly as we are • Not knowing—how we come to trust in the greater intelligence of life • Melancholy and loneliness—how we learn to release the healing energies of “exquisite sensitivity” • Ordinary moments—recognizing and receiving “the closest thing of all” • Discomfort and discontent—how our frustrations become an opening to deep peace • Love—rediscovering who we are beyond our carefully constructed facades • Silence—discovering the vibrancy of living by letting go of thoughts and concepts “I hope the words in this book inspire, challenge, and encourage you. But most of all, I hope they help you remember that you are life, inseparable from the power that grows the flowers and gives birth to galaxies,” writes Jeff Foster. The Way of Rest brings you his companionship and support whenever you need it most.
Finding The Courage to Hold Everything in Love
Author: Jeff Foster
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News
Author: Clifford Smyth
Category: American literature
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
Eknath Easwaran taught spiritual living for nearly 40 years and drew deep, ongoing inspiration from the sacred literature of all traditions — the great river of wisdom that is always flowing throughout the world. The 149 short extracts in this anthology come from the much-loved saints, sages, and scriptures of the Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. These passages can be read for daily inspiration, for their insights into other spiritual traditions, for the light they throw on how to live, for the sustenance they offer when we feel sad or tired, and for the deep transformation they can bring in Easwaran’s method of passage meditation. Rich supporting material includes stories from India, detailed background notes, suggestions for memorization and for studying the texts in practices such as lectio divina from the Christian tradition, and instruction in using these texts in passage meditation.
An Anthology of the World's Sacred Poetry and Prose
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
This book is for those who savor the journey and are willing to put their lives under a microscope to explore how the pieces fit together. How do you come to define who you are? How do you fill the emptiness in your soul? How do you come to know who you were born to be? Have you lost someone to a violent death? Have you ever doubted your own intrinsic worth, felt crazy, or been labeled by the mental health system? Can you use a dose of meaning and purpose - because we live in a world that can be so unjustly harsh? If you can say yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.
Author: Lauren Spiro
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: George Santayana
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Author: Thanhha Lai
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction