Living Life Fully
Finding Sanity and Goodness in the UnpredictablePaperback - 2012
"We need to know that we are imprisoned, we need to investigate how we entrap ourselves, and we need to discover how to overcome our habitual patterns. The circumstances of life do not have to destroy us or drag us into degraded realms. We all possess the means to live a rich, full, and good existence if we develop a kind and disciplined relationship with ourselves. We may have forgotten our fundamental openness and wakefulness. It is not necessary to ask why this is the case or who is to blame. The approach here is to learn how we can change from neurotic self-destructive behavior to sanity, gentleness, and goodness. The path to that relationship is supported by meditation, but meditation doesn't have to be heavy or ambitious. We don't have to cultivate the self-image of being spiritual people. It is better to be ordinary to avoid the fancy labels and to have some kind of perspective about the journey. The point is not to make ourselves into better or different people, but just to become comfortable with living in our skin. It is in learning how we do harm to ourselves and others that we become able to give up doing so. Cultivating decency and gentleness is always possible. And do
Published: Boston : Snow Lion, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 KAR
Characteristics: ix, 204 p. ;,23 cm.