Trying Not to Try

  • Auteur: Edward Slingerland
  • ISBN: 0770437621
  • Date de sortie: 2014-03-04
  • Collection: Crown
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A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not To Try, Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it. With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from wu-wei to the Force in Star Wars, explains why wu-wei is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu-wei—why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible. Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. Trying Not To Try is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture. From the Hardcover edition.

Tilly Takes A Try

  • Auteur: Gail Noppe-Brandon
  • ISBN: 1452076626
  • Date de sortie: 2010-10
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
  • Total Download: 3459
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I Try To Be A Good Person

  • Auteur: Trisha Callella-Jones
  • ISBN: 9781574713374
  • Date de sortie: 1998-03-01
  • Collection: Creative Teaching Press
  • Total Download: 2349
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A young girl demonstrates the traits of honesty, caring, good sportsmanship, helpfulness, friendship, patience and selflessness in a variety of school settings.

Try It Diet Macrobiotics

  • Auteur: Editors of Adams Media
  • ISBN: 1440534861
  • Date de sortie: 2011-12-01
  • Collection: Adams Media
  • Total Download: 5904
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Think all diets have to be boring and bland? Think again. With Try-It Diet: Macrobiotics, you’ll get a taste for the nutritional plan without having to give up great tasting food like Walnut and Chestnut Pâté, Carrot Ginger Soup, and Lemon Millet Bars. Now the information you need to start eating healthy and living fully is right at your fingertips. And with two weeks worth of original menus complete with easy-to-follow recipes, you’ll be able to stick to the plan without being stuck eating the same thing every day. Go ahead and give it a try!

Try try again

  • Auteur: Nancy Parent
  • ISBN: 9781579730895
  • Date de sortie: 2000
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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!


  • Auteur: Lily Burana
  • ISBN: 1429902469
  • Date de sortie: 2007-04-01
  • Collection: St. Martin's Press
  • Total Download: 9814
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TRY: a rodeo rider's mettle in the face of being thrown off time after time... In Denver, Colorado, Daryl Heatherly is a promising young artist, hoping to find the place she fits in. Back home in the country just outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming—the real west—she's returning to the last place her family all lived together, to a life bordered only by sage and sky. And it's there she rubs up against J.W. Jarrett, a World Champion rodeo cowboy and old-school Southern gentleman. Against her better judgment—not to mention that of her best friend, Shawna, and over-protective brother, Jace—Daryl forges ahead despite her own recent heartbreak, not only dating J.W., but joining him on the circuit to watch him ride. Even though the chemistry between them is immediate and undeniable, Daryl is determined not to fall for a cowboy, with all the dust and drama that implies—especially when she finds out that J.W. is a man with secrets. But Daryl hasn't counted on the grit of a man who has outlasted every other rider in the ring—her cowboy isn't going to give up that easily... A love story set in the New West world of honky-tonks, buckle bunnies and pointy-toed boots, TRY is a fast, fresh, sensually charged novel about holding on to what you love despite all the bumps and bruises.

Try Growing Herbs

  • Auteur: Helen M. Whitman
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1942
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  • Total Read: 4140

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