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Secrets of Self-Acceptance (Secrets Gift Books) Hardcover – June 17, 2004

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Product Details

  • Series: Secrets Gift Books
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers; illustrated edition edition (June 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565890434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565890435
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) , a direct disciple of the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda, is an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on meditation and yoga, he has taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

In 1968, Kriyananda founded Ananda Village in Nevada City, California, dedicated to spreading the spirit of friendship, service, and community throughout the world. Ananda is recognized as one of the most successful intentional communities in the world; over 1,000 people reside in Ananda communities in the US, India, and Italy. The European retreat and community located in Assisi, Italy, also serves Ananda meditation groups in Europe, Croatia, and Russia.

Ananda Village is also home to The Expanding Light, a world-renowned guest retreat facilities where thousands of visitors annually visit for renewal or instruction in many aspects of meditation, yoga, and the spiritual life. The nearby Ananda Meditation Retreat, located on Ananda's first property, function both as a retreat and as the site for Ananda's Institute of Alternative Living.

An advocate of simple living and high thinking, his more than 90 books covering a wide range of subjects emphasize the need to live wisely by one's own experience of life, and not by abstract theories or dogmas.

A composer since 1964, Kriyananda has written over 400 musical works. His music is inspiring, soothing, and uplifting. Many of his later albums are instrumental works with brief affirmations or visualizations. Chuck Dilberto, of Awareness Magazine says, "[His] words and music are full of his life and light. His sole intention is to heal, something we could all use during these chaotic times."

Through Crystal Clarity Publishers, his works, have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 25 languages.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 19, 2003
Format: Hardcover
"A person with a healthy ego is not, as some people imagine, self-assertive or aggressive. These qualities are symptoms, rather, of a contractive consciousness." ~J. Donald Walters

The author goes on to explain how a person with a healthy ego gazes outwards in appreciation on the world around them. They seek to understand others and relate.

A person with an unhealthy ego is preoccupied with himself, his complexes, problems and worries.

It does seem either you live a life of expansiveness or contractiveness.

Through this book you can expand your knowledge of how to "get into an expansive mode." The "secrets" follow a logical sequence. First you realize you are unique, then you learn how to enhance that uniqueness and lastly you concentrate on your future potential.

I love these secret books as they encourage a change in your thought patterns. By changing one thought, you could really change your entire life. These tiny books can make a big change in your life.

"The secret of self-acceptance is being grateful for whatever tests you attract in life, for they are means by which you can grow in strength and wisdom." ~Day Thirty

~The Rebecca Review
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