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Openness Quotes

“The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness”
Niels Bohr

"Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house."
Jesus

“Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others.”
François de la Rochefoucauld

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Openness Definition: Ready and willing to talk candidly. Unsecretive.

Etymology of 'Openness'
Old English open "not closed down, raised up" (of gates, eyelids, etc.), also "exposed, evident, well-known, public," often in a bad sense, "notorious, shameless;" from Proto-Germanic *upana, literally "put or set up" (cf. Old Norse opinn, Swedish öppen, Danish aaben, Old Saxon opan, Old Frisian epen, Old High German offan, German offen "open").

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Openness"
"Perfect Openness is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Open now"
"Accept Openness"
"Trust in your Openness"
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Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead
by Tosha SilverSearch for Tosha Silver
$22.00
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A collection of spiritual lessons, anecdotes, and thoughts on the Divine?s intervention in our lives, this brilliantly written and wonderfully entertaining book teaches us how to live purposefully and in line with the Force of Love.

?What if the Divine is constantly igniting roadside flares to get our attention? What if there actually is a Supreme Organizing Principle with an unbridled sense of humor? And what if we each have this ardent inner suitor who?s writing us love letters every day that often go unopened??

Whether we know it or not, we all experience the touch of the Divine in our lives every single day. After twenty-five years spent consulting and advising tens of thousands of people from all over the world, Tosha Silver realized that almost all of us have similar concerns: ?How do I stop worrying? How can I feel safe? Why do I feel so alone?? And often, ?Who am I really?? For the passionately spiritual and the bemusedly skeptical alike, she created Outrageous Openness. This delightful book, filled with wisdom and fresh perspectives, helps create a relaxed, trusting openness in the reader to discover answers to life?s big questions as they spontaneously arise.

At its heart, Outrageous Openness opens the door to a profound truth: By allowing the Divine to lead the way, we can finally put down the heavy load of hopes, fears, and opinions about how things should be. We learn how to be guided to take the right actions at the right time, and to enjoy the spectacular show that is our life.
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Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ
by Rosaria Champagne ButterfieldSearch for Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

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Before you can resolve the issues of our day, you must be able to clarify them. Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of the discourse of daily life; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written a followup to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. This book answers many of the questions that people pose when she speaks at universities and churches, questions not only about her unlikely conversion to Christ but about personal struggles that the questioners only dare to as someone else who has traveled a long and painful journey. Dr. Butterfield not only goes to great lengths to clarify some of today's key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today-even going back to God's original design for marriage and sexuality as found in the Bible. She cuts to the heart of the problems and points the way to the solution, which includes a challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and for each person to find the true freedom that is found in Christ.
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Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ
by Rosaria Champagne ButterfieldSearch for Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Before you can resolve the issues of our day, you must be able to clarify them.

Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of the discourse of daily life; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns.

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written a followup to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. This book answers many of the questions that people pose when she speaks at universities and churches, questions not only about her unlikely conversion to Christ but about personal struggles that the questioners only dare to as someone else who has traveled a long and painful journey.

Dr. Butterfield not only goes to great lengths to clarify some of today?s key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today?even going back to God?s original design for marriage and sexuality as found in the Bible. She cuts to the heart of the problems and points the way to the solution, which includes a challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and for each person to find the true freedom that is found in Christ.
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The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God
by Clark H. Pinnock, Richard Rice, John Sanders, William Hasker, David Basinger
$20.00
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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year! The Openness of God presents a careful and full-orbed argument that the God known through Christ desires "responsive relationship" with his creatures. While it rejects process theology, the book asserts that such classical doctrines as God's immutability, impassibility and foreknowledge demand reconsideration. The authors insist that our understanding of God will be more consistently biblical and more true to the actual devotional lives of Christians if we profess that "God, in grace, grants humans significant freedom" and enters into relationship with a genuine "give-and-take dynamic." The Openness of God is remarkable in its comprehensiveness, drawing from the disciplines of biblical, historical, systematic and philosophical theology. Evangelical and other orthodox Christian philosophers have promoted the "relational" or "personalist" perspective on God in recent decades. Now here is the first major attempt to bring the discussion into the evangelical theological arena.
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Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success (Kindle Single) (TED Books Book 28)
by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams

All over the world, the way people connect and collaborate is undergoing an astonishing transformation. Smart organizations are shunning their old, secretive practices and embracing transparency. Companies are widely sharing intellectual property and releasing patents. And movements for freedom and justice are exploding everywhere as organizations like Wikileaks spread information faster than every before. Though these movements may differ, they all share one idea: radical openness. In 'Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success', Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams show how this revolutionary new philosophy is affecting every facet of our society, from the way we do business to whom we chose to govern us. But while radical openness promises many exciting transformations, it also comes with new risks and responsibilities. How much information should we share and with whom? What are the consequences of disclosing the intimate details of our business and personal lives?
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Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness
by Nathaniel TkaczSearch for Nathaniel Tkacz
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Few virtues are as celebrated in contemporary culture as openness. Rooted in software culture and carrying more than a whiff of Silicon Valley technical utopianism, openness—of decision-making, data, and organizational structure—is seen as the cure for many problems in politics and business.
 
But what does openness mean, and what would a political theory of openness look like? With Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, Nathaniel Tkacz uses Wikipedia, the most prominent product of open organization, to analyze the theory and politics of openness in practice—and to break its spell. Through discussions of edit wars, article deletion policies, user access levels, and more, Tkacz enables us to see how the key concepts of openness—including collaboration, ad-hocracy, and the splitting of contested projects through “forking?—play out in reality.
 
The resulting book is the richest critical analysis of openness to date, one that roots media theory in messy reality and thereby helps us move beyond the vaporware promises of digital utopians and take the first steps toward truly understanding what openness does, and does not, have to offer.

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Invitation To Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960-1980
by Les McCannSearch for Les McCann
$39.99
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This collects the photographs of legendary musician Les McCann; he documented the jazz scene and its players?Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Count Basie, and many others?from the inside, across several decades.

Throughout Les McCann?s incredible jazz career, he took hundreds of photos?at clubs, studios, and festivals around the world?and documented the vibrant cultural life of jazz and soul between 1960 and 1980. These photos include a very young Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sammy Davis Jr., John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Richard Pryor, Quincy Jones, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderly, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, B.B. King, Errol Garner, Stanley Clarke, Bill Evans, Lionel Hampton, and other black celebrities, such as Bill Cosby, Muhammed Ali, and Stokely Carmichael to name but a few. These photos are characterized by their intimacy, and the cross-section of names listed is merely the tip of the iceberg. The book features candid commentary by McCann himself and is curated by Pat Thomas (Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975) and maverick music producer Alan Abrahams (Pure Prairie League, Joan Baez, Stanley Turrentine, Kris Kristofferson, Taj Mahal). Black & white
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Naked Intimacy : How to Increase True Openness in Your Relationship
by Joel D. BlockSearch for Joel D. Block
$20.00
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One of America's foremost couples therapists offers expert advice on rekindling relationships through "naked intimacy"

Naked Intimacy is for everyone who yearns for an intimate relationship and wonders why it seems so elusive. It is for couples who are experiencing emptiness and loneliness in their relationships and dream of rediscovering the deep intimacy that existed in the early days of the relationships.

Joel D. Block, one of the founders of the modern self-help movement, entices the reader to take his or her clothes off emotionally with a love partner­­a daring and courageous act, to be sure, but one that ultimately brings new vitality and eroticism to a relationship. Based on interviews with more than 200 people whose experiences speak directly to readers, concerns about love, happiness, fulfillment, and sexuality, Naked Intimacy is an important work that challenges love partners to do what it takes to achieve even greater levels of intimacy in a relationship.


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Openness Mind: Self-knowledge and Inner Peace through Meditation (Nyingma Psychology Series)
by Tarthang TulkuSearch for Tarthang Tulku
$17.00
$2.78 new/used

Nyingma Psychology Series. Publisher: Dharma Publishing, Berkeley, CA 1990, PB, 160 pages. Cover in good condition, creased at spine, light edge wear, crease on back cover. Interior pages are clean, bright and tight.
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Most Moved Mover: A Theology of Gods Openness
by Clark H. PinnockSearch for Clark H. Pinnock
$13.99
$129.00 new/used

Responding to recent scholarly developments, this foremost proponent of the openness of God position continues the current conversation by offering his most sophisticated statement yet.
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