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Whether our bank accounts are full or empty, many of us feel we're suffering from a grave sense of lack and scarcity in our lives. Current Western society leads us to believe that acquiring financial wealth would be the answer to all of our problems. Or would it? In this thought-provoking program, author and Eastern philosopher Laurence Boldt takes you on a journey to uncover what your belief system is and just how much your life is being dictated by a misdirected desire to gain peace of mind through acquiring material wealth. Money should not cost you your: ?Soul ?Relationships ?Dignity ?Health ?Intelligence ?Joy What is your search for material wealth costing you? In this remarkable program, you will be guided on a journey of self-discovery through contemplation of the powerful teachings of the ancient Taoist philosophy. Based on the foundation of the solid and deep wisdom that the Tao provides, you will gain great insights that take you from the trappings of the constant search for contentment to an inner-directed life of peace and fulfillment. In The Tao of Abundance, you'll study and learn to apply the Eight Principles for Abundant Living to your life: ?Recognizing the unity of all things starts you on the path to true abundance ?Learning to receive opens the door to your greatest good ?Following the path of least resistance brings success with ease ?Circulating the energy in your life strengthens health, deepens relationships, and generates wealth ?Honoring your innate dignity and actualizing your inborn abilities is the road to authentic power ?Balancing Yin and Yang eliminates stress and brings peace of mind ?Taking time to be, to grow, and to nurture your relationships gives you the strength to persevere ?Achieving your destiny is a matter of trusting and embracing the organic pattern of your life As you transform your perceptions and focus your energy, you'll gain abundance and deeper satisfaction.
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Not since Alan Watts has there been a lay expert with the erudition and insight to so expertly pack a difficult package of unfamiliar notions into a book of immediate relevance. What is consumerism to me? and sex? and money? How do they relate to my goals and aspirations? Laurence Boldt, a career counselor and author of the bestselling Zen and the Art of Making a Living, presents a sophisticated alternative to life as we know it. Fully equipped with opinion polls, sociological studies, intellectual histories, and classic economics texts, Boldt dismantles the foundations of our consumer society brick by brick and, more importantly, our unquestioning acceptance of it. The alternative is a path of awareness, of flowing, and of sufficiency that together result in the joyful abundance of a productive, natural life. The shift in world view that Boldt seeks to effect in the reader has such profound practical implications that this book could very well change your life--which is exactly the author's intention. Boldt can be excused for slipping into fuzzy notions like the so-called perennial philosophy, for his recasting of modern life in Taoist terms of ready abundance is so convincing that it makes you wonder how we got stuck in our lifestyles of lack in the first place. --Brian BruyaAbout the Author:
Laurence G. Boldt is a writer, career consultant, and lifetime student of Eastern philosophies, with more than a decade of experience helping people shape their dreams into practical realities. He is the bestselling author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living, How to Find the Work You Love, and Zen Soup. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
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