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Simple steps : ten simple things you can do to create an exceptional life
Caliandro, Arthur.
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New York : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

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xiv, 226 pages ; 20 cm
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BF637.S4 C3 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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One of the ways in which people are seeking to straighten out their lives is by strengthening their spiritual lives. In this volume, Dr Arthur Caliandro shares his philosophy that the keys to a fuller life are present within each one of us, waiting to be unlocked through a simple decision or some simple actions.

Author Notes

Dr. Arthur Caliandro, Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, has brought his insights to hundreds of thousands through weekly programs on WOR radio and the Interfaith Cable Network
Barry Lenson has collaborated on numerous books. He has also written articles for publications including The National Business Employment Weekly, Yahoo!, and Internet Life

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Your Attitude is Your Futurep. 3
Decide on Your Attitudep. 5
Put Some Oil on Your Hingesp. 7
Stop Justifying a Negative Outlookp. 9
Take the Higher Roadp. 11
Test Drive Your New Attitude Todayp. 12
Remember the Toll Takerp. 15
Stop Justifyingp. 16
Chapter 2 Tap Your Inner Momentump. 19
Keep Moving Aheadp. 21
Don't Let Setbacks Stall Youp. 24
Keep Your Goals Flexiblep. 26
Learn to Relish Life's Challengesp. 28
Don't Worry, Do Somethingp. 29
Help Someone Elsep. 31
Take It One Day at a Timep. 33
Let Hope Pull You Throughp. 35
Bring That Great Attitude of Yours into Playp. 37
Ask Counsel, But of the Right Personp. 38
Surrender the Problemp. 40
Never Stop Tryingp. 41
Chapter 3 Transform Your Life with Kindnessp. 43
Be an Uplifting Forcep. 45
Lift Someone Todayp. 47
Cultivate a Forgiving Heartp. 49
Learn to Empathizep. 51
Affirm Someone with Kindnessp. 53
Lift Up the Worldp. 55
Start a Ripple Effectp. 57
Be Kind, With a Pure Heartp. 59
Don't Take Things Out on Peoplep. 60
Again, Take the Higher Roadp. 61
Chapter 4 Welcome Stillness into Your Lifep. 63
Seek Out Your Quiet Spacesp. 65
Make Silent Time Part of Every Dayp. 67
Let Silence Deepen Lovep. 71
Express Kindness through Silencep. 73
Share Silent Rituals and Supportp. 76
Let Silence Open Your Creative Mindp. 80
Angels Passing Overp. 82
Chapter 5 Settle with the Past and Move onp. 83
Move Beyond Problemsp. 85
Make a Fresh Start Each Dayp. 88
Accept the Irony That Life Is Unfair, But Goodp. 90
Become a "Today Bloomer"p. 93
Forgive Someonep. 95
Make Forgiveness a Regular Practicep. 97
Make Peace with Your Tragedyp. 102
Chapter 6 Banish Prejudice from Your Lifep. 105
Don't Pass Hatred Alongp. 107
Try to Live One Day without Prejudicep. 111
Stick to the Higher, Rockier Roadp. 113
Draw the Line Nowherep. 116
Reach Out to Just One Personp. 118
Black versus White in America: Can't We Get Beyond This?p. 123
Provide an Opportunityp. 125
Greet Your Fellow Voyagers "Soul to Soul"p. 126
Chapter 7 Risk to a Brighter Futurep. 129
Risk Being Vulnerablep. 131
Move Forward with a Brave Heartp. 134
Don't Let Fear Stall Your Lifep. 136
Jump into the Poolp. 139
Take a Spiritual Riskp. 141
Chapter 8 Connect with a Higher Powerp. 145
Welcome the Inner, Higher Power within Youp. 147
Remember, You Can't Get It Wrongp. 150
Share the Process with Someone Elsep. 152
Pray for Someone Elsep. 156
Accept a Mysteryp. 158
Chapter 9 Put Discipline on Your Sidep. 161
Live in the Presentp. 163
Follow Your Passionp. 165
Find a Spiritual Communityp. 167
Live as an Angelp. 169
Embrace Ecstasyp. 171
Lean on Someone Else's Faithp. 173
Replace the "False Idols"p. 175
Learn to Sacrificep. 178
Simplify Your Lifep. 181
Make Choicesp. 183
Welcome Life's Challengesp. 184
Seek Peace Every Dayp. 186
Be Peaceful with Someone Elsep. 189
Stop Catastrophizingp. 191
Surrender Your Problems to a Higher Powerp. 193
See Angelsp. 195
Chapter 10 Heed the Call to Leadershipp. 197
You Can Leadp. 199
Start Leading Todayp. 200
Build Your Life from Your Centerp. 202
Help People in Small Waysp. 205
Excel within Your Abilitiesp. 207
Live on Your Truthp. 209
Set Resolutions You Can Achievep. 212
Be Your Own Personp. 214
Never Stop Thankingp. 217
Do Good for No Good Reasonp. 220
Put Other People Firstp. 222
Pass Grace Alongp. 225