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Practical Enlightenment
Practical Enlightenment
by Ariel and Shya Kane
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.95
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Guidebook for Real-World Enlightenment, September 1, 2015
I love Ariel and Shya Kane’s newest book, Practical Enlightenment! It is clear, easy-to-read, and provides illustrative real-world examples of what Practical Enlightenment is. As a result of reading the book, I feel lighter, happier, and deeply passionate about my life.

I highly recommend Practical Enlightenment to anyone who is interested in living a miraculous life, and having seemingly ordinary events become extraordinary.


Como crear la relacion ideal (Spanish Edition)
Como crear la relacion ideal (Spanish Edition)
by Ariel and Shya Kane
Edition: Paperback
Price: $20.89
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ¡Unico y refrescante!, June 26, 2014
Me ha gustado mucho el libro Cómo Crear la Relación Ideal de Ariel y Shya Kane. En cuanto empecé a leer el libro, rápidamente me fue aparente que éste no es un libro ordinario para relaciones. En vez, contiene interacciones reales, con gente real discutiendo todas las facetas de su relación, desde la más básica con uno mismo, hasta las citas y noviazgo, matrimonio, divorcio y todo lo que pasa en el inter. No sólo uno puede leer a cerca de estas personas inspiradoras y sus conversaciones en el libro, pero éste también tiene ligas a los videos en donde ¡uno puede ver las interacciones! Esto es realmente buena onda, porque me pude dar cuenta de lo que se referían los autores. Después de ver los videos, las ideas del libro cambiaron de ser un concepto solamente a algo real y tangible.

En mi opinión, este libro es invaluable para cualquier persona, ya sea soltero(a), en relación, o casado(a) – ¡este libro puede tener un profundo impacto! Realmente noté la diferencia en mi vida y en mi relación. Después de leer el libro, yo estaba emocionado de las posibilidades en mi vida. Es claro también que los autores tienen una estupenda relación, y ellos han articulado la manera en que ellos viven su vida en este libro. ¡No lo puedo recomendar lo suficiente!


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
by Gary Chapman
Edition: Paperback
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Insights Into Effective Communication, October 21, 2012
I really enjoyed the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. The book provides great insights into how people communicate and feel love for one another. It was really cool to look and see what my and my girlfriend's "love languages" were. It made a huge impact on our relationship and the way we relate! I have been finding new and creative ways to express myself, which I never would have considered before reading this book.

Another book that had a great impact on my life and relationship is Ariel and Shya Kane's How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating, and Marriage. It is an inspiring book, which can support you in having an amazing relationship. It includes video clips of the Kanes interacting with the people discussed in the book, which was really helpful, as I could see the ideas expressed in the book come to life. I highly recommend both the Five Love Languages and How To Have A Match Made In Heaven if you are interested in the possibility of having an extraordinary relationship.
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How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating, and Marriage
How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating, and Marriage
by Ariel and Shya Kane
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.95
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Refreshing!, July 27, 2012
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I really loved How to Have A Match Made in Heaven by Ariel and Shya Kane. As I began reading the book, it quickly became apparent that this is not an ordinary relationship book. Instead, it contains real interactions with real people discussing all facets of relationship, from the primary relationship one has with one's self, to dating, marriage, divorce, and everything in between. Not only can you read about these inspiring people and engaging conversations in How to Have A Match Made in Heaven, but the book contains a link to videos where you can see the interactions as well! This was really cool, as I was able to actually see what the authors were talking about. After watching the videos, the ideas in the book went from being a concept to something real and tangible.

In my opinion, this book is valuable for everyone; whether you are single, in a relationship, or married - this book can have a profound impact! It really made a huge difference in my life and relationship. After reading the book, I was excited for new possibilities in my life. It is clear that the authors actually have an amazing relationship, and have articulated the way they live their lives in this book. I can't recommend it enough!


How to Create a Magical Relationship
How to Create a Magical Relationship
by Shya Kane
Edition: Paperback
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Responsibility, July 31, 2008
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How to Create a Magical Relationship by Ariel and Shya Kane is a very honest and powerful book. Using touching real life examples, the Kanes set the foundation for creating a magical relationship. The ideas expressed in the book are truly life changing and have the power to transform an ordinary relationship into a magical one. For instance, contrary to the idea that a relationship is a 50/50 deal, the Kanes assert that each person is 100% responsible for how the relationship is going. In my experience, this empowering concept can pave the way for compassion and forgiveness by taking away the right to blame your partner.

How To Create A Magical Relationship is supportive of strengthening your relationship with yourself, and as a byproduct, everyone you come into contact with. Whether you are single, dating, in a relationship or married - it matters not. The wisdom in this book is so incredibly valuable that you don't want to miss it!


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
by Janet Mills
Edition: Hardcover
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Practical Approach To Transformation, June 26, 2008
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a very practical and eye-opening book. It teaches that by adopting the following four agreements: (1) Be Impeccable With Your Word, (2) Don't Take Anything Personally, (3) Don't Make Assumptions, and (4) Always Do Your Best, an ordinary life can be transformed into a magical one, filled with happiness, integrity and love. I was particularly inspired by the fourth agreement - "Always Do Your Best." Adopting that agreement supported me in being proactive in each moment of my life, regardless of the task at hand and regardless of the outcome. I felt alive and passionate even while doing activities I once thought were boring or mundane.

Another practical and inspiring approach to transformation can be found in the work of Ariel and Shya Kane. Their books: Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: A Book About Instantaneous Transformation; How To Create a Magical Relationship; and Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment, demonstrate how being present in your life, exactly as it is showing up, leads to satisfaction and well being. The touching stories shared by the Kanes are supportive of living a magical life, regardless of the circumstances, and without having to work on yourself. I highly recommend the Kanes' books and The Four Agreements for a simple and practical approach to transforming your life.


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle
Edition: Paperback
Price: $7.47
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fundamentals of Enlightenment, March 31, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Eckhardt Tolle's The Power of Now. In a clear and engaging manner, Tolle provides the fundamentals of spiritual enlightenment and answers the questions most commonly asked by those learning to be present in their lives. The book provides a great foundation for getting into the current moment and noticing the ways the mind can easily take you away from where you are. While reading The Power of Now, I discovered many ways in which my mind resists the current moment, or what is.

Two other books I found to be incredibly inspirational and supportive are Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: A Book About Instantaneous Transformation and Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment, both by Ariel and Shya Kane. In contrast to Tolle's focus on spiritual enlightenment, the Kanes take an anthropological approach to living life directly in the moment and dissolving life-long mechanical behaviors. I recommend all three books: The Power Of Now, Working On Yourself Doesn't Work and Being Here, to anyone who is interested in enlightenment and experiencing a magical life.


Stumbling on Happiness
Stumbling on Happiness
by Daniel Todd Gilbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.52
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When I just get the (fill in the blank), then I'll be happy ..., March 8, 2008
This review is from: Stumbling on Happiness (Paperback)
I loved Dan Gilbert's Stumbling on Happiness. With a great sense of humor, Gilbert presents interesting studies and tests to explain why humans have difficulty determining what will make them happy. Gilbert's writing style kept me engaged throughout the entire book. His work brought clarity to my prior views on happiness, and provided me with keen insight into the function of the human mind. I especially enjoyed Gilbert confronting the reader with seemingly impossible scenarios, which challenge preconceived notions on happiness. For example, how can lottery winners and paraplegics have the same level of happiness one year after winning the lottery, or one year after the loss of one's legs?

While reading Stumbling on Happiness, I was reminded of two of my favorite books by Ariel and Shya Kane: Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment and Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: A Book About Instantaneous Transformation. In Working on Yourself Doesn't Work, the Kanes assert that satisfaction, or well-being, is not dependent on the circumstances of one's life. Gilbert, in Stumbling on Happiness, lends support for the Kanes's view, by demonstrating that people are often very inaccurate when predicting their levels of happiness if certain circumstances were to occur. I recommend Stumbling on Happiness, Being Here, and Working on Yourself Doesn't Work, to anyone who is interested in discovering the human condition and how it relates to happiness, satisfaction and well-being.


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