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The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life

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by Baptist de Pape
     
 

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With its unprecedented convocation of eighteen of the world’s greatest spiritual thinkers, writers, and scientists, including Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, and Eckhart Tolle, this beautifully designed full-color spiritual guide—which ties into a film of the same name—reveals how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest

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With its unprecedented convocation of eighteen of the world’s greatest spiritual thinkers, writers, and scientists, including Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, and Eckhart Tolle, this beautifully designed full-color spiritual guide—which ties into a film of the same name—reveals how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest potential.

Baptist de Pape, a young lawyer, was mired in anxiety and fears about his future when he felt the call to investigate the incredible power of the heart and how it can lead us to our true purpose in life. On a quest that took him around the world, de Pape interviewed eighteen living icons—all on cameraincluding Isabel Allende, Jane Goodall, Marci Shimoff, Marianne Williamson, and Gary Zukav. Generously sharing their touching personal stories as well as profound guidance, these leaders co-created with de Pape a multidimensional, illuminating portrait of the heart as an inexhaustible source of love and wisdom that far surpasses that of the mind.

With exciting spiritual and scientific insights, The Power of the Heart presents fascinating evidence that the heart is more than a physical organ. It possesses its own intelligence, capable of transforming your views of money, health, relationships, and success. Mindfulness exercises and contemplations guide you to activate the heart’s special powers—including intuition, intention, gratitude, forgiveness, and love.

These unforgettable lessons from the world’s greatest teachers will inspire you to find your hidden talents, hear your inner voice, and fulfill your highest purpose in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476771601
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
276,982
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Power of the Heart

  • Baptist de Pape

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    Baptist de Pape is a lawyer turned author and filmmaker who traveled around the globe to interview the world’s greatest teachers in the film and book, The Power of the Heart.

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    The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    reececo331 More than 1 year ago
    The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life by Baptist de Pape The author found that his heart’s desire was to write. First he had to break the long made plans of his career upset his family and find a new path. He took up the pin, wrote music, and made a film. Yet he found that his desire would not be settled in a roundabout way. This book is a testament to it’s content; the author lives the life he is asking to show you with in its pages. He followed the guidance of his heart, his inner purpose and was able to connect with others in the creation of his film whom are on the same path. The book contains a myriad of quotes about the heart from renown celebrities, and gurus. This list contains names such as, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Michael Beckwith, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Joe Dispenza, Linda Grancis, Jane Goodall, John Gray, Rollin McCraty, Howard Martin, Ruediger Schache, Marci Shimoff, Dran Shrock, Echart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianna Williamson, and Gary Zukav who he personally interviewed. He talks of Nelson Mandela and Albert Einstein, in his book and how they see the heart being the guide in life. The books chapters look at Your inner Power, Heart and Soul, Opening to the Heart’s Wisdom, Coherence; Living in the Now, the Power of Gratitude, becoming a Person of the Heart, Creating Authentic Power, the Powers of Intention and Intuition and Synchronicity, the Hidden Order of Everything. The chapters of the secular nature include With ideas on Money and Career, the Heart of Health, Love and Relationships. The chapters on The Resilience, Fear and Setbacks, Forgiveness, and the Civilization of the Heart give you a since that even when things go wrong the person can learn from their mistakes. The book is inspirational in its context in information, it is a path to looking at yourself and your world.
    CynthiaSueLarson More than 1 year ago
    Uplifting Quotes, Exercises &amp; Thoughts about Living from the Heart Lawyer-turned-filmmaker, Baptist de Pape, shares uplifting quotes, exercises and thoughts gleaned from conversations with consciousness luminaries he interviewed for this book and his documentary film, &quot;The Power of the Heart.&quot; There are deep thoughts and feelings contained in this deceptively small book, such that each chapter ending with meditative exercises has the power to transform readers to experience gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, and gradually trusting the process of feeling, thinking, and living from the heart.  I love the way Baptist de Pape includes a short summary of why he set out to create a film documentary and book about the subject of finding peaceful calm through heart-centered awareness that comes through clearly when embracing present moment awareness in a state of silence. From a powerful initial epiphany, de Pape gained the courage to pursue a brand new calling to explore the heart's many powers, including: intuition, intention, gratitude, forgiveness, resilience and love.  The Power of the Heart is written in three sections, beginning with the first part that introduces readers to paths to discovering the language, wisdom, and deep intelligence of the heart. The second section encourages readers to explore the internal awakening of exceptional intuitive wisdom and courage we can feel when learning to listen to our hearts, and the third part takes the reader through a review of how to re-engage with the world of relationships, work, family and friends in the world.  I especially enjoy the Contemplations included at the end of each chapter, as these experiential meditations and exercises bring key ideas from the reading into meaningful activities that can show readers how it feels to activate the transformative, healing powers of the heart. These Contemplations are short to read, spanning just two pages, and simple to do, usually taking just a few minutes.  Readers who savor the sensory delight of reading an actual book in hand will be thoroughly pleased with the look and feel of the hardcover edition of this book, with it's embossed jacket on the outside and gorgeous portraits of spiritual teachers including: Isabelle Allende, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Jane Goodall, Howard Martin, Rollin McCraty, Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson and Gary Zukav.  I highly recommend &quot;The Power of the Heart&quot; to anyone who wonders whether they are living their most fulfilling life, or who wishes to discover just how good it can feel to live a life of purpose and meaning.  I received a complementary review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.