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Taro Gold

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Taro Gold is the author of the best-selling books Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Book of Eastern Wisdom; What Is Love? A Simple Guide to Romantic Happiness; Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life; The Tao of Mom: The Wisdom of Mothers from East to West; and The Tao Dad: The Wisdom of Fathers Near and Far. Taro grew up on four continents and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan. His website is tarogold.com.
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Taro Gold is the author of the best-selling books Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Book of Eastern Wisdom; What Is Love? A Simple Guide to Romantic Happiness; Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life; The Tao of Mom: The Wisdom of Mothers from East to West; and The Tao Dad: The Wisdom of Fathers Near and Far. Taro grew up on four continents and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan. His website is tarogold.com.
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  • Open Your Mind, Open Your Life

    Open Your Mind, Open Your Life
    A Book of Eastern Wisdom
    This book will enlighten and ennoble the reader." --Arun Gandhi, Gandhi Institute director and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Open Your Mind, Open Your Life encourages and uplifts readers with more than 300 inspiring guideposts based on the timeless wisdom of Eastern thought. It's filled with sage advice on opening life to its inherent joy, including: * Master your past in the present, or the past will master your future. * Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in theirs. * True happiness in life is found always within. * As water carves through stone, those who persevere will win. * Turn your face to the sun and shadows will only fall behind you.  Open Your Mind, Open Your Life is richly illustrated with exquisite Far East-inspired patterns and original watercolor art. The book also includes profiles of great Buddhist and Eastern thinkers such as Nichiren, Lao-tzu, Confucius, and Mahatma Gandhi.

    Living Wabi Sabi

    Living Wabi Sabi
    The True Beauty of Your LIfe
    Taro Gold inspires and enlightens with Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. A blend of Eastern wisdom, feng shui, and the movement toward simplicity, Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity." Wabi Sabi helps us to see the beauty in imperfection, to discover that our unique flaws also can lead us to our greatest strengths and treasures. No one is perfect--in fact, we all are perfectly imperfect. That is the paradoxical first lesson shared by Taro Gold in Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. What is Wabi Sabi? A universal ideal of beauty, Wabi Sabi celebrates the basic, the unique, and the imperfect parts of our lives. Wabi Sabi is the comfortable joy you felt as a child, happily singing off key, creatively coloring outside the lines, and mispronouncing words with gusto. On a deeper level, Wabi Sabi is the profound awareness of our oneness with all life and the environment. It includes a deep awareness of the choices we make each day, the power we have to accept or reject each moment of our lives, and to find value in every experience. Appreciate this and every moment, no matter how imperfect, for this moment is your life. When you reject this moment, you reject your life. You don't have to settle for this moment, you are free to steer a different course, but for now, this moment is yours, so be mindful to make the most of it." Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life leads us to discover the true beauty of our lives, to know true joy here and now, to reveal the most powerfully positive sides of imperfection. Illustrated with stunning yet simple watercolor art, Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life is a beautiful keepsake that is sure to become a beloved resource for wisdom in the joy of living.

    The Tao of Mom

    The Tao of Mom
    The Wisdom of Mothers from East to West
    Best-selling author Taro Gold's creation, The Tao of Mom, is a rare jewel of a gift book celebrating the timeless theme of motherhood with a daily dose of motherly wisdom. In The Tao of Mom, author Taro Gold shares with us 365 rare and insightful quotations from mother figures around the world, revealing on each page the wisdom, courage, and compassion that define motherhood. Tao is a Chinese word meaning way or path. The Tao of Mom, then, is literally The Way of Mothers. Many of the women celebrated in The Tao of Mom are well-known, while some are not; many hail from the West, yet all impart distinctly Eastern sensibilities. To further enrich our journey into the thoughts of each motherly figure, background details are included about each woman, such as Rosa Parks, mother of the modern civil rights movement; Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the democratic movement in Myanmar; Maria Montessori, Italian educational reformer; and Abhirupa-Nanda, Indian poet-to name only a few. Lavishly illustrated, this gem of a book is for you to give to the moms in your life, for moms to give to you, for everyone to give to dads (as a loving reminder of how wise moms can be), and of course for you to give to yourself. The Tao of Mom is for everyone in need of a daily dose of motherly wisdom, inspiration, and comfort.

    Open Your Mind, Open Your Life

    Open Your Mind, Open Your Life
    This Eastern wisdom-themed gift is for anyone interested in seeking a more fulfilled existence. The box includes a prosperity fortune stone, a bookmark, and a booklet with excerpts from the hardcover versions of Open Your Mind, Open Your Life. Author website is tarogold.com.

  • The Tao of Dad

    The Tao of Dad
    The Wisdom of Fathers Near and Far
    The Tao of Dad celebrates the nobility and courage of men-the leaders, the thinkers, the teachers, and the soldiers-who shape our world today. Real words about real life show us how we can be wiser and happier, when we open our hearts and minds. -Taro Gold, The Tao of Dad Author Taro Gold's life has been enriched by the guidance and comradeship of many great dads-from his father and stepfather to his grandpa-and great-grandpa. The Tao of Dad is a fountain of insightful gems inspired by these men and many more dads around the world and across the ages. Illustrated with bold and stunning watercolor art, this compendium of wise words offers important lessons and hope-filled visions from both Eastern and Westerndads. * Physical force is temporary, as the body is transitory. But spiritual power is permanent, as the spirit is everlasting. --Mahatma Gandhi * Peace, like charity, begins at home. --Franklin D. Roosevelt * A day without laughter is a day wasted. --Grandpa The Chinese word tao means "way" and implies "teachings" or "wisdom," making The Tao of Dad the way to great, wise fathers. With more than 400 uplifting and thought-provoking quotes with Eastern sensibilities, The Tao of Dad will remind readers of the cherished moments, important lessons, and forward-looking visions that they have shared with the dads in their lives.

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