Apr 9, 2014
The newly launched edition of How To Get What Money Can't Buy: Personal Peace And Happiness In A World Of Unrest not only has a new cover but has been endorsed by Pam Rhodes who is the well known presenter of the BBC television series Songs of Praise.
Pam writes: What I love about this book is the way in which John draws on the wisdom of the past in order to inform and inspire us as we face the challenges in our lives today. I have long been an admirer of the inspiration and humanity we find in hymn texts written down through the centuries, because the human condition never really changes. When John Greenleaf Whittier, an American Quaker and poet during the 19th Century, wrote in that much-loved hymn Dear Lord and Father of Mankind about 'the still small voice of calm', he was pinpointing exactly the need for inner peace and a soul-deep connection with God that John Clements describes in this book. When the blind Gospel writer Fanny Crosby wrote how she felt 'free from my doubts and fears' because she was Safe in the Arms of Jesus, she was recognising the same reassuring answer to fear and anxiety which John also describes here. We are gently guided to an understanding of timeless truths and God's unconditional love, both of which are a welcome balm to help us cope with our own everyday problems.
Mar 11, 2014
My new website is now up and running. I am also now on twitter and facebook. Please check out my new book "How To Get What Money Can't Buy: Personal Peace And Happiness In A World Of Unrest" which is now available on Amazon for kindle!
Dr John Clements
Mar 11, 2014
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select the more enjoyable; and like these are approached with diffidence, nor sought too familiarly nor too often, having the precedence only when friends tire.
The most mannerly of companions, accessible at all times, in all moods, they frankly declare the author's mind, without giving offense. Like living friends they too have their voice and physiognomies, and their company is prized as old acquaintances.
We seek them in our need of counsel or amusement, without impertinence or apology, sure of having our claims allowed...What were days without such fellowship? We were alone in the world without it...
Next to a friend's discourse, no morsel is more delecious than a ripe book, a book whose flavour is as refreshing at the thousandth testing as at the first. Books when friends weary, conversation flags, or nature fails to inspire. - Amos B, Alcott
Mar 11, 2014
"Excellence Becomes YOU! Proven Principles To Raise Your Life From Medicority To Excellence"
Is the latest book by author John Clements. Hopefully this will be available to buy shortly - just waiting to recieve endorsements. This is a book paced with down to earth wisdom and contains many memorable short stories. At the moment the manuscript has only been read by a limited number of people but the feedback from them has been most encouraging.
Mar 11, 2014
Are you getting the best out of life?
Demands made by today's world may exhaust the toughest personality. Events in the Middle East bring an added dimension of anxiety - the most common cause of unhappiness.
Do you have a sense of apprenhension - maybe alarm - which may give rise to nerve depletion, even heart palpitation? The "Greens" are not the only ones who are concerned about what is happening on the earth.
Our fears, rational, or irrational, sudeen or long-standing, may be real. Some people are afraid to leave home, others can't cope with the hassle of the supermarket. How is it possible to find courage to face life with a resilient spirit and calm determination?
There are many answers. Here's one from St Francis de Sales, who wrote:
"Do not fear what may happen tomorrow...The same loving Father who cares for you today, will care for you tomorrow and every day...Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it...Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and inagined fears."
Why not start each day with an Affirmation? I love quotes especially from the Bible. I reapeat it to myself at odd moments and expect my mind to become more positive, to expect greater serenity and a sense of well-being. To tap resources of patience, faith, peace, strenght and wisdom that are handed down through the ages by saints and sages. I expect to enjoy a better quality of life from this day onwards.
Remember, happiness doesnt depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. Dale Carnegie, author and lecturer
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden, NCAA coach
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosophical essayist, poet and lecturer
Life is like a symphony: we lose at least a third of its beauty by cutting out the movement! Dr John Clements, author and life coach
The current of your life has this electric property: even without direct contact, it can induce similar currents in lives beside which it flows! Dr John Clements, author and life coach
Test your human diamonds not by their hardness or brilliance, but by their power to drink in the sunshine and shed it abroad again in the darkness! Dr John Clements, author and life coach
You can't give a flower
All fragrant with dew
Without part of its frangrance
Remaining on you. - Author unknown
Every day I find out something that makes me glad...the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched...but just felt in the heart. - Anon