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Jerry Colonna is an American venture capitalist and professional coach who played a prominent part in the early development of Silicon Valley. He is the recipient of numerous awards and a speaker on topics ranging from leadership to starting businesses.
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A Way to True Happiness
Robert A. Johnson - 2000-07-03 (first published in 1999)
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Learn how to find lasting contentment and true happiness in life. Robert A. Johnson and Jerry M. Ruhl show us a fresh approach to achieving contentment, helping us move beyond society's conditioning to chase after external goals. Through myths, stories, and practical exercises, they teach us that contentment is an inner experience, a way of being at home with ourselves and accepting "what is" both inside and outside of ourselves. Discover how to integrate the many gifts of contentment into your daily life, and learn the dance between your wishes and reality to find joy and satisfaction in the present moment. This wise and beautifully written book provides a powerful guide to inner contentment amidst the pressures of modern life.
Jerry Colonna
@chaddickerson @wilreynolds You did indeed, @chaddickerson. @wilreynolds you might enjoy this book. It helped me greatly.      source
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Radical Acceptance
Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Tara Brach - 2004-11-23 (first published in 2000)
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This book explores the concept of radical acceptance, which allows us to break free from the trance of unworthiness that often permeates our lives. Tara Brach offers practical guidance, personal stories, and guided meditations to help us develop clear-sightedness and compassion towards ourselves and others. With this newfound perspective, we can heal our fears and build loving relationships. Radical Acceptance is a path to freedom and living fully in every moment.
Jerry Colonna
God, what a great book.      source
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Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
Sharon Salzberg - 2003-09-02 (first published in 2002)
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Find inner peace through faith with this insightful book by a renowned meditation teacher. Drawing on the teachings of Buddha and her own spiritual journey, the author provides a roadmap for cultivating healing faith, no matter your background or tradition.
Jerry Colonna
Presented this notion of really being honest with myself with what was going on.      source
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When Things Fall Apart
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Pema Chodron - 2000-09-26 (first published in 1996)
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This spiritual classic offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into ease and joy. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, the author shows that moving towards painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in unexpected ways. A must-read for those seeking personal growth and resilience.
Jerry Colonna
The first laying out of Buddhist dharma as a path.      source
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Let Your Life Speak
Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker J. Palmer - 1999-09-10
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Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer is a deeply insightful book that encourages readers to listen to their inner teacher and follow their purpose with wisdom, compassion, and humor. Palmer shares his own experiences, as well as stories from others who have found fulfillment and joy in discovering their true vocation. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to uncover the calling of their life.
Jerry Colonna
Brilliant, beautiful, short little collection of essays, that really shifted the dialogue for me. Partially because the author is so open and honest and authentic about his own struggles and depression.      source