5 Amazing audiobooks and inspiring – INSPIRED LIFE

5 Amazing audiobooks and inspiring

1. Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results

AUDIOBOOKSThis isn’t a book that will wow you with facts and research and science. Instead, it is a book that makes huge and often overwhelming goals possible. The theory and method presented are based on the author’s personal experiences of creating change in his own life. I agree with other reviewers — there is something strangely liberating about the idea of setting your goals so low that you can easily meet them. Then from these tiny goals bigger change begins and builds. Worth a listen if you need a new and simple approach for attacking the problem of feeling bogged down and want to start building new daily habits. A positive listen.

” New Year’s Resolutions, or even “just doing it.” In fact, you need to stop using those strategies if they aren’t giving you great results. They don’t work because they all require you to fight against your subconscious brain (a fight not easily won). It’s only when you start playing by your brain’s rules and taking your human limitations seriously–as mini habits show you how to do – that you can achieve lasting change.

2. Coming Closer to Ourselves: Making Everything the Path of Awakening

AUDIOBOOKSHow to Befriend Your Most Challenging Emotions and Experiences

In challenging times, why do so many of us turn to Pema Chödrön for guidance? Many say that it’s her honest and caring way of communicating the core teachings of Buddhism – not just conceptually, but directly from her heart to ours. In these inspiring sessions, she teaches us how to give that compassion to the person we neglect most often – ourselves. With her, you will explore:

  • What to do when it feels impossible to be kind to ourselves.
  • In challenging relationships and situations, how to let go of our story and see what’s really happening.
  • Cultivating inner comfort and greater kindness toward our bodies.
  • Leaning into frustration, sadness, and fear with a spirit of trust and intimacy.
  • Many other insights and recommendations to befriend the difficult places within us.

Through gentle and clear guidance, Coming Closer to Ourselves shows us how, even in the tumult of life’s uncertainties, we can begin with a glimmer of curiosity, move closer into our experiences, and discover a place of welcome and refuge within.


3. The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery

AUDIOBOOKSIn The Four Agreements, a New York Times best seller for over seven years, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or “domestication,” can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements help us to break these self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us personal freedom, happiness, and love. Now don Miguel Ruiz joins his son don Jose Ruiz to offer a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: the fifth agreement. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to the book that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are.

4. The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back

AUDIOBOOKSAre you held back in your life due to shyness or social anxiety? In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz will guide you along the path towards greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free. You will master dozens of clinically proven techniques that will help you:

– Stop worrying about what others will think of you.
– Free yourself from social anxiety, shyness, self-doubt and self-criticism.
– Identify your strengths and increase your self-esteem so you can feel proud of who you are.
– Overcome your fear of rejection so you can meet people, date, and excel in your career.
– Start conversations and meet new people without social anxiety or fear.
– Create fulfilling friendships and romantic relationships.


5. The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World

AUDIOBOOKSBuilding on the principles found in his father’s best-selling book The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., invites us to gauge how attached we are to our own point of view. In The Five Levels of Attachment, he will help you gain awareness of the agreements you have been implicitly making all these years that shape your reality and affect your future and show you how to release the attachments which no longer reflect who you really are.

This method is 20 years in the making. When don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., began his apprenticeship into his family’s Toltec tradition, he was just 14 years old. His first task was translating his grandmother’s talks from Spanish into English. One day, as he struggled to keep up with her, she asked him: Are you using knowledge, or is knowledge using you?Finding the answer to this question would shape the destiny of his life. In this groundbreaking work, Ruiz explains each of the Five Levels of Attachment in detail and shows that as our level of attachment to a belief or idea increases, “who we are” becomes directly linked to “what we know”.

Our attachment to beliefs – our own and the beliefs of others – manifests as a mask we don’t realize we can take off. But with don Miguel Ruiz’s help, and some Toltec wisdom along the way, we can return to our True, Authentic Selves, unhindered by judgment and free to pursue our true life’s calling.




Comfort Zone – things that no one ever told you

Comfort Zone – things that no one ever told you

People talk about their fear of leaving the “comfort zone” as if they were talking about a psychologically large place, airy and welcoming. But when describing what they see as the comfort zone seems more like an emotional prison. In this prison the person reform, puts perfume, enhances music and simulates an amazing landscape, but it’s still a tight psychological space, uncomfortable, unhappy and without horizons. What she calls the Comfort is a way to avoid the problems.


Interestingly the prison doors are open and unhindered for escape and still remains there complaining all about. Because of an attachment to family disgrace she prefers to step back and remain cloistered. The only advantage of the area of “comfort” is known to be a long time, nothing more, no control exists there.

In the comfort zone the person feels constant fear, lack of brightness in the eyes, decreased perspective of life and chronic dissatisfaction. Even the joy that is the dream of a life without problems.

“Comfort” is far from comfortable, as if she has not a material good or win it, and if you already own fears losing.
The output that people intend is to maneuver just a little to the side of the prison so that not completely lose the “comfort” and control. They want to feel a little less of despair, sadness or anxiety, but never question what part of their personality produce that state of mind disturbing.
It is the attachment to know that dwelleth comfortable prison. For fear of letting go of bad jobs, hateful loving relationship and the median life a person remains finding the right nicer than the dubious and known better than new.
The detail is that every time someone dares risk the prisoner applauds wonder, promises that will do the same, but in practice follows the same way. Deep down you know that when dared risk had the natural consequences of a change, but did not regret. Even though in the beginning it had been lost and uneasy sense time has shown that the new scenario was actually more spacious.
All who dare to change if penitenciam for not having done it before, “as I tolerated so long that cubicle?”.


The sense of familiarity of the comfort zone is the only area that has about the games that made from small. The trick to complain and fight often worked even if only out fires.

Accusing and fleeing the responsibility seemed to delay the inevitable discomfort, but never solved anything really. These games superficially work out, but they are only palliative for an impending terminal illness.

Happiness is the unknown territory par excellence. No warranty, immediate refreshment, plus more effort demands that suffering. To suffer just stand still and passive, reacting as always, since happiness requires constant movement and the ability to withstand a great deal of uncertainty.

The lack of happiness comfort is because the surprise is a key element of well-being. Ignore and accept with open heart the constant mutability of life requires you a distress who can not control the will of others.
Happiness is like a game of musical chairs where the day begins and ends in one way of another, more like a backpacked the world than the choking of a public office.

Strangely 9 out of 10 people say they dream of doing many trips around the world. But even a trip home as soon as the plane leaves the ground and already want to know when will pose in that hotel room, where the suitcase, where to visit and spend whole trip afflicted the next step, unable to flow naturally. Wishing to travel the world carrying their grids under the arm and dragging every need control over everything.
So when you say that is stuck in your comfort zone remember you’re talking about a pretty miserable comfort and not the comfort of a fuller life and true freedom. The choice to leave or stay in it, is solely yours.


Running is a global phenomenon is something mystical

Running without brakes: the market billionaire runs the world

Why run? What chase? Of fleeing?

Fever ‘running’ is a global phenomenon, agitated by the fashion industry and sport

“There is something mystical” to feel your pulse, the sweat, the harmony between body and mind ”

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One morning in July, the Secretary of State for Culture, Jose Maria Lassalle, 49, arrives at his office in Madrid, after running 13 kilometers. There is a glow of happiness on his face. “Entering the Villa, even at night, and meet with the dawn is an aesthetic and intimate experience. The sun, so low was the carpet of my steps, and in the silence, I could hear me, hear my heartbeat, I noticed the progression of sweat, I felt that my body and mind were in full harmony. There is something mystical in these emotions. I just run with the feeling that was already the day done. ”

cristina-mitreThe journalist Cristina Mitre, movement founder of Women Who Run, began to lose weight, but found this activity a profitable passion full of meaning. “Running makes me powerful. It’s like the wasabi on the sushi, if you test, you can no longer do without it. ” He says the race relieves many symptoms of menopause and menstruation and frees unknown female inner forces. “Every race is a celebration of vitality, a celebration of life,” says this enthusiastic woman who overcame ovarian cancer and now feels “much better equipped” to deal with any illness. Happiness, freedom and fullness of life are the main standards of this phenomenon that generates affinities and meets the same effort bankers and unemployed, young and old, elite athletes and beginners.

“I run to feel free, healthy and at peace with myself. It is a positive obsession that helps me
improve, “said the Rocky Mountains of Colorado (USA) businessman and economist Javier Arroyo, 44, father of two children.

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In addition to solving the problem of overweight – from 110 kilograms to 79 – Juan Rubio, 45, with two children, director of an advertising agency, found the race a way to build a life that declares marked by happiness . “Being marathon is part of my way of being, because I like to build little by little, as you work during the four months of training for a marathon.” For Francesc Torralba, the keyword is liberation. “Running is refreshing, frees you from stress and toxic emotions and reconciles you with nature. It is a way to escape and seek shelter, and is also a personal laboratory in flowing ideas and thoughts. Find a spiritual bond in that it allows for meditation and prayer, “the Catalan philosopher 49 years, father of five children.

kilian-jornet-run-or-dieWhy Kilian Jornet run? “There are always hidden reasons that lead us to do what we do. It is a search that spent a lifetime trying to figure out, “reflects this ultramarathonist and Sabadell Mountain skier who inspires the most serious runners. Jornet, 28, a remarkable athlete who wins all and exceeds the most demanding challenges, it also has a short answer: “I run, climb and Ski to feel happy.” States that ignores its deep reasons, but that may have to do with “our animal nature, the search for yourself by exploring the limits, the wonder of the landscape and also the limbo located between the illusion that brings me death and reflection that keeps me in life. ”

Resultado de imagem para Born to Run, a famosa obra de Christopher McDougallThere is no formula. To compete in the marathon, this “urban Everest”, every runner must design their mental survival strategy and to cling to the idea that the limits are not irremovable. In Born to Run, the famous work of Christopher McDougall, says that a 95-year-old made 40 km mountain because “no one had ever said that he could not do it”; no one had told him that his business was languishing dying in a nursing home. Haruki Murakami collected in his book What I Talk When I Racing Talk (Alfaguara Brazil) the mantra that a marathoner recited from kilometer 1: “Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional, depends on each one.” In the same work, the Japanese writer speaks of metaphysical experience that experienced during a long run. “I had to resort to all my repertoire of resources: I am not human, I am a machine and do not have to feel anything. I repeated this phrase to the magical moment (…). Upon arriving at kilometer 75, I felt like my body had gone through a stone wall and passed to the other side. ” From there, the fatigue is no longer a problem. During the remainder of the race, “he ran like the wind” and exceeded 200 runners. “If there’s an opponent that you should succeed in your long-distance running, it’s you.”

Resultado de imagem para Running to think and feel“The body grows substances that provide a vital voice high and affect positively the so-called hormone of happiness.

When running, we benefit from this state of well-being, “said Francesc Torralba, philosopher, author of Running to think and feel (lectio).

Reach the goal, meet in order to survive the difficult challenges, all this places the runner in a kind of emotional nirvana, a state of euphoria that activates a self-confidence circuit, spare energy and anxiety to return for more than finish tired, swearing and lying that they could not submit to this kind of suffering.

Since the first light of dawn and even before – with front lights to illuminate the dark if necessary – millions of inhabitants of the global village run by streets and parks, roads and
trails, driven by a psychic motivation, surely primitive. It is as if a part of humanity had been constituted as a universal brotherhood of sweat and experienced a new addictive way to participate in life, as if the cities of the world have joined in an endless relay race, like the patter of footsteps, tap-tap-tap-tap, marked the sign of the times. How to explain this general mobilization? On behalf of the Homo corridor of our ancestors back massively in the XXI century? It is a ground wire that people seek to escape from the hustle and maddening noise? Is a turning point, a rethinking of values? It has to do with urban overpopulation, with the way of life, with the economic crisis? The truth is that the great expansion of the street race would not have been possible without the massive incorporation of women.

Why run? What chase? Of fleeing? Fever running before jogging running now, is consolidated as a universal phenomenon that in the US already infected more than 50 million people and generates $ 3 billion (equivalent to R $ 9.7 billion) annually. There seems to be a fad. This collective passion is deep and broad, in two directions, exterior and interior. Behind every back there intimate motivations and personal histories, often buried and mimicked in the solitude of the hall.

“I started after the sudden death of my best friend, marathoner, who died at age 35, victim of acute leukemia,” says Juan Soroeta, San Sebastián, 56, professor of international law. “After several months of depression, in tribute to him, I decided to start running for the first time in his life and set as your goal 2h59min mark in the marathon. It took me 10 years, but since I reached, I never stopped. Already disputed 30 marathons. ”

The New York City marathon

“Reset” the mind in this way is a common expression that invokes both the power of relaxation and the opportunity to rearm emotionally in a fruitful process of inner reflection. Who says this is the psychiatrist Luis Rojas Marcos who, at 72, does not miss a New York City Marathon. “While I run, often comes to mind troubleshooters who considered insoluble. I have the opportunity to talk to myself, listening to music or share time with mates and loved ones. ” Every runner has an advertising within themselves, with the dual message that this activity can change your life or improve it, and placed in the balance, the benefits far outweigh the sacrifices and injuries.

“I run because it’s fun, nice, clarifies the mind, makes you travel, make friends, keep in shape and know yourself. Even the effort is positive in that it strengthens the mind, strengthens the determination and constancy, “says David Cabeza, financial analyst.

The undoubted virtuous circle of this sport – is healthy, cheap, democratic; It can be practiced when you want, how you want, wherever you want, alone or in groups – must question their own shadow: it has an addictive component and can lead to obsession with beating marks and seek risky challenges without proper preparation. Find a place in the hundred marathons that are held annually in the world is not an easy task as the apotheosis of the race put to the masses the mythical distance of 42 kilometers and 195 meters. Now, it is to prove the combination of sports – there is a marathon runner in triathlons – and in difficult conditions: competing in the mountains, the desert, the icy surface of the poles … in very high temperatures or with many degrees below zero, carrying food, equipment for camping.

The Superman myth is reborn with the Ironman extreme tests proliferating increasingly as stars of a phenomenon that covers everything: the races of 3000 meters to 555 km; asphalt to grass, stone, sand or snow; the urban park to gullies and high mountains. Millions of sports pairs of shoes that are sold per year with an industry that earns billions annually, and the number of popular athletic events is exceeded each year.

Although popular competitions offer often scenes of suffering and even a little pathetic, it should not get carried away beforehand by commiseration, even before the tortured corridor, spasmodic, which writhes in the race. Viewers need to know that these people invest in the pursuit of pleasure in pain that will later and in masochistic exercise suffer before take pleasure themselves seeking performance-enhancing drugs that inhibit fatigue alerts and soften his ordeal. The brain kicks in when your muscles burn with lactic acid and body shouts “stop, end the torment.” It is shown that physical exercise stimulates the production of serotonin in the brain and that this hormone facilitates positive emotions and protects from depression.

martinfiz-maratonMarathon World Champion in 1999, Martín Fiz has the merit of having won in some evidence Kenyans and Ethiopians, whose supremacy in long distance is overwhelming for decades. African domain would ratify the anthropological thesis “born to run”, which explains the human evolutionary leap for its ability to pursue and escape of animals in the race. Without the maximum speed of their prey, humans have chosen to specialize in persisting in the race. That would explain the ligaments of the neck, base of the skull, which allow us to keep your head still during the race, the powerful muscles of the buttocks, driving the legs, and the tendons and ligaments of the feet and ankles, essential to run at speed.

The hegemony of African athletes is based, apparently, on genetics secularly isolated populations and used to run several kilometers often, as well as the advantages that take life in altitude. Martín Fiz adds to these reasons the need to escape poverty and assimilation of values such as effort, austerity, humility and the ability to suffer. “I believe that if one day the Spaniards could compete with Kenyans, it would be because we share some of these qualities. My parents left their village in Salamanca for a living in Álava; Abel Antón is a town of Soria, the same Fermín Cacho. Since childhood, I always knew that my suffering resistance level was high and that would test me in agonizing evidence. ”

At 53, the Victorian athlete still alive with the “odor of nerves” that marathoners issue in the
moments leading up to the race. The real marathon begins at it from the first 30 kilometers, when it “the moment of truth” and must face the “wall” in the humanly reasonable limit suffering. “I’m strong in those moments. I repeat to myself that I was born for this, I focus and just listen, in a whisper, the cries of ‘I did, I did!’ ‘Come on, Martin!’. I imagine myself raising his arms, up to the podium; I think of my father, who sacrificed himself so I had my first running shoes. ”

In times when it comes to trick the body and combat their orders to stop the torture, there are runners who recite short prayers and mantras of self-help, “Trust you”, “You are not alone”; to relive joyful scenes; who see themselves in children who believe they have been; who think of the child, that awaits on arrival; his mother, his girlfriend at the party, the purpose-alibis that push the “I’m running against spina bifida,” “gender violence”, “breast cancer”, “the research on childhood leukemia,” “for independence my country “,” for the animals “…

Few recognize suffering from Peter Pan syndrome and for the same reason that broke with the woman or u husband, rush to get rid of the weight of years and return to feel young. Other so take your time to forced displacement and desafogam. There all also increasing frivolity and extravagance in the thematic pseudocorridas – the lane, the pitched battle, mud – in sharp contrast to projects that humility accompanies the quality and solidarity. “One of the best race is the Hardrock 100. No podium, all ending are called and applauded equally, and neither is there any difference in the application,” says Kilian Jornet. In your opinion, sport is an extreme manifestation of a very hierarchical world.

Martín Fiz sees with concern the summer advance. After running 300,000 km, the useful life of a good car, has discomforts in a twin and need to recover fully for your next challenge on 25 September in Berlin.

When he retired from professional elite, I’ve set the goal to win the six major marathons in the world in the category of runners over 50 years. He has done in New York, Tokyo and Boston. Lack Berlin, London and Chicago. Can not stop. What if he could not keep running ?, I ask. “I feel like I was sentenced to a wheelchair. I think I could do more, but do not know, need something big to continue living, “says Martín Fiz. The Kilian Jornet response to the same question does not differ much: “You can not love something you love forever? You can not love your mother? Except for an accident, stop it is impossible for me. ” One wonders if there is another love or hormone, the passion – perhaps? – Capable of putting an end to this vital dependence and the underlying message to stop is to die.

The incorporation of the outdoor sport women is a key element in the global outbreak of the phenomenon. In the short and medium distances they are already half of the field. His chicago-marathonprogression in marathons, ultramarathons, trail running events (mountain running) and Ironman triathlons is meteoric, to the point of the Chicago Marathon have a female participation of 50%. The well-prepared women tend to reach and surpass men in longer races. In fact, the Leadville Trail 100 Run Colorado (160 km) the percentage of ending the test is far superior to them. How do you explain this high female physical competitiveness in ultramarathons? Physiologists argue that the body of glycogen, associated colloquially by its performance with leaded gasoline, just around kilometer 30 – the fateful stretch of the wall – and must be replaced by fat component diesel that women have more availability .

“Running teaches discipline themselves and to face the difficulties, in addition to increasing the capacity for suffering and resistance to stress,” said David Perez Renovales, 50, father of two, director of Línea Directa. Like his brother Jaime, secretary of the board of directors of Banco Santander, David is part of the Business Circle Marathon runner, which brings together dozens of companies captains. Like many others, the Perez brothers Renovales always traveling with the shoes in the suitcase. “There is no more beautiful way to discover a city that when you wake up,” they say. Day or night, on the pavement or on the ground, tap-tap-tap-tap, the steps of the corridors resound amid the world as a sign of the times.

Joy Johnson

Johnson runner muse
Johnson runner muse

Our eternal inspiration, the famous muse Corredora Joy Johnson, 86, NYC Marathon, here our small tribute.

Always smiling had “Joy” his name.