Awakening Child

Author: Heather Grace MacKenzie
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785354094
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The lives we lead, particularly in the Western world, are technologically overburdened and spiritually impoverished. Our children can tell us the various merits of different operating systems for electronic devices, but are rarely in touch with how different emotions are experienced in the body, or how it feels to bring kindness to a moment of difficulty. They are bombarded almost constantly with information at a rate that mankind even 50 years ago would have struggled to begin to comprehend, and mental illness is at an all-time high. Research indicates that one of every four adolescents will have an episode of major depression during high school, with the average age of onset being 14 years of age. The human race is at a tipping point, and we have no sane choice but to begin to awaken the capacities within us that have too-long lain dormant. We can choose to lead a child towards awakening, and thus awaken ourselves.

The Mindful Mother

Author: Naomi Chunilal
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1780288824
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A practical guide to enjoying pregnancy, birth and your baby's first year with mindfulness The first of its kind, this book will show mothers-to-be how to create an authentic practice of mindfulness to prepare for pregnancy, labour, birth and the early parenting years The Mindful Mother offers you unparalleled support and nurturing throughout pregnancy, labour and early motherhood. Author Naomi Chunilal shows you how clear and simple meditation and self-development practices based on Buddhist and yogic philosophy can help cultivate a daily practice of mindfulness, which will enable you to be more present during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Having a child has the spiritual potential to awaken your heart to a higher level of consciousness, bringing infinite joy, wonder and delight into your life. Yet when you become a mother, alongside immense delight and excitement, you may also feel a great deal of internal turmoil and confusion, as well as a change or lack of sense of identity. Organised into clear, thematic sections, this book can be dipped into for emergency inspiration or read from cover to cover. It explores common mothering dilemmas with honesty and integrity, helping you to keep both feet firmly on the ground. Issues include: adjusting to having minimal personal time and space, coping with in-laws, managing the balance between work and home, finding stimulation within an often tedious home routine, and dissolving doubts and comparisons with other seemingly happy families. Most of all, The Mindful Mother teaches you to understand your true nature, so your mind is working with you, rather than against you.

Secular Meditation

Author: Rick Heller
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683699
Format: PDF
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Meditation is a form of mental exercise with numerous scientifically verified physical and psychological benefits. As meditation teacher Rick Heller shows, the benefits of the practice extend beyond the personal to enrich relationships with others, with one’s community, and with the world. In Secular Meditation, step-by-step instructions, personal stories, and provocative questions teach empathy for others, stress reduction, and the kind of in-the-moment living that fosters appreciation for life and resilience in the face of adversity. Heller simplifies what is often found mysterious, describing and providing detailed instructions for thirty-two different practices, ensuring that anyone can find the right one.

The Psychology Of Awakening

Author: Gay Watson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448118999
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for personal and social life, are for the first time brought to a wider audience by some of those most influential in exploring its potential for the way we live today. These include: David Brazier Jon Kabat Zinn Francisco Varela Joy Manne Geshe Thubten Jinpa Mark Epstein Gay Watson Maura Sills Guy Claxton Stephen Batchelor Deeply relevant, accessible and authoritative, The Psychology of Awakening will be of interest to all those who wish to understand the workings of their minds a little better and who are also seeking new ways of mastering the challenges - personal, professional and cultural with which modern life confronts us all.

Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha

Author: Tara Brach
Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook
ISBN: 3426452251
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wie lernt man, sich so anzunehmen, wie man ist? Wie stärkt man sein Selbstwertgefühl? Tara Brach führt den Leser auf den Weg des inneren Friedens, der zeigt, wie man im eigenen Herzen Zuflucht finden kann. Die berühmte Lehrerin gibt genaue Anleitungen zu Meditation und Reflexion, so dass jeder zu einem positiven Verhältnis zu sich selbst finden kann. »Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha lädt uns ein, uns mit all unserem Schmerz, unseren Ängsten und Sorgen selbst zu umarmen und mit leichtem, doch festem Schritt den Pfad des Verständnisses und Mitgefühls zu gehen.« Thich Nhat Hanh

Awakening a Woman s Soul

Author: Bev Janisch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781999569402
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This is a book for the awakening woman who longs to connect with the deeper truths of her soul. On the outside, Bev Janisch seemed to have it all - an early retirement, financial security, happy adult children and a happy marriage - yet, on the inside there loomed a nagging dissatisfaction layered with confusion for not being grateful for the amazing life she and her husband had created. It took scaling the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to realize that her happiness would only be found from going deeper rather than higher. Awakening a Woman's Soul explores the modern-day woman's battle with soul hunger. Soul hunger is a deep inner longing for things to change. Our souls are calling for a shift from living a life based on how we should be and what we should do, to how we are meant to be and who we are meant to become. In Awakening a Woman's Soul, Bev Janisch explores her journey of transformation and the mindfulness and meditation practices that worked to deepen her relationship with her soul. Our souls thrive on space, creativity, self-expression, freedom, connection, expansion, growth, love, nature, presence, forgiveness and self-compassion. It's time for women to awaken and listen to the longings of our souls. This book guides awakening women in exploring: How to make sense of your inner longings, restlessness and the call to awaken. The key misbeliefs that impact your health, relationships and sense of life purpose. How to identify soul hunger and what to do about it. Key meditation and mindfulness practices to help you settle your mind; develop awareness of limiting patterns; transform toxic emotions; cultivate self-love, and tap into an intelligent life force. What you can expect in your relationships when you grow and become more spiritual than your friends, family, and partners. How to develop a deeper connection with your soul. The importance of uniting your roles (wife, mother, friend, sister, employee) with the needs of your soul. Bev is a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and personal transformation coach. In addition to formal training in meditation and mindfulness, Bev has a Master's degree in Nursing and brings an in-depth understanding of the mind-body connection to her work. Bev began coaching and teaching meditation and mindfulness after leaving a 30-year career in nursing and undergoing her own inner journey to find greater health, happiness, and fulfillment. Bev's approach to meditation is not aligned with any particular religious or spiritual traditions. Rather she integrates varied tools that are helpful for the unique needs of each individual or group. She believes in a person-centered approach to meditation rather than trying to "fit" into a box of a specific meditation tradition. Bev is passionate about sharing tools in order for people to experience physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and resilience.

The Path of Transformation

Author: Shakti Gawain
Publisher: Nataraj Publishing
ISBN: 9781882591152
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Argues that transforming oneself can lead to transforming the planet, and offers advice on meditation, self-healing techniques, and committing oneself to one's life and world.

Frag den Buddha und geh den Weg des Herzens

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641236533
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Dies ist eines der wichtigsten Bücher, die über Meditation, über den Prozess der inneren Transformation und die Integration der spirituellen Praxis in unserer tägliches Leben geschrieben wurde. Mit „Frag den Buddha und geh den Weg des Herzens“ wurde der Psychologe und Meditationslehrer Jack Kornfield 1995 im deutschsprachigen Raum bekannt, und es ist bis heute eine Fundgrube und ein wichtiger Begleiter für alle, die sich auf die spirituelle Suche begeben. Im ersten Teil geht es um die Grundlage eines spirituellen Lebens: um Achtsamkeitspraxis und Meditation, um die Schwierigkeiten, die dabei auftauchen können, sowie um den Umgang mit unseren Schattenthemen. Im zweiten Teil zeigt Jack Kornfield, wie wir diese Praxis in unser Leben integrieren können, dabei kommen Mitgefühl, Abgrenzungsstrategien und der Umgang mit spirituellen Lehrern zur Sprache. Schließlich lädt er im dritten Teil dazu ein, Weisheit und Mitgefühl zu entfalten und mit Leichtigkeit und Freude unser Leben zu leben. Dieser spirituelle Klassiker berührt unser Herz und zeigt, was uns alles begegnen kann, wenn wir uns auf die Stille und den gegenwärtigen Moment einlassen. Er ist ein wertvoller Wegbegleiter in vielen Lebensphasen, um Einsicht, Klarheit und Heilung zu erfahren.