9780471392163

Essential Spirituality The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind

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    9780471392163

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    0471392162

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-04
  • Publisher: Wiley

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"Essential Spirituality beautifully articulates the benefits of spiritual living in the material world."-Dan Millman, author, Everyday Enlightenment and The Way of the Peaceful Warrior"Deceptively simple. Its power is rooted not only in Dr. Walsh's formidable intellectual capacity to deal effectively with a vast body of religious literature but in his own deep spiritual practices in a multitude of disciplines over many years. An important contribution."-Ram Dass, author, Be Here Now "An absolute masterpiece . . . Essential Spirituality is helpful to both the unseasoned and seasoned seeker. The writing is deep, simple, and clear yet at the same time poetic and musical. A must read."-GERALD G. JAMPOLSKY, M.D. author, Love Is Letting Go of Fear "Energetic, engaged, and occasionally electrifying. . . . The field of spiritual books has been looking for its own Lewis Thomas or Carl Sagan, and I believe Roger Walsh may be that one."-KEN WILBeR, author, One Taste and A Brief History of Everything Based on over twenty years of research and spiritual practice, this is a groundbreaking and life-changing book. In his decades of study, Dr. Roger Walsh has discovered that each of the great spiritual traditions has both a common goal and seven common practices to reach that goal: recognizing the sacred and divine that exist both within and around us. Filled with stories, exercises, meditations, myths, prayers, and practical advice, Essential Spirituality shows how you can integrate these seven principles into one truly rewarding way of life in which kindness, love, joy, peace, vision, wisdom, and generosity become an ever-growing part of everything you do.

Author Biography

ROGER WALSH, M.D., is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. His writings and research have received more than twenty national and international awards. His other books include Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision, Gifts from a Course in Miracles, and The Spirit of Shamanism.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Unveiling the Sacred
1(9)
Discovering the Seven Practices
10(5)
Using This Book
15(7)
Spiritual Practices: What Do They Do and How Do They Do It?
22(9)
The Seven Practices
Practice 1/ Transform Your Motivation: Reduce Craving and Find Your Soul's Desire
The Secret of Happiness
31(11)
Exercises to Reduce Craving
42(9)
Find Your Soul's Desire: Redirect Motivation
51(6)
Exercises to Redirect Desires
57(8)
The Higher Reaches of Desire
65(6)
Practice 2/ Cultivate Emotional Wisdom: Heal Your Heart and Learn to Love
The Gift of Love
71(5)
The Challenge of Difficult Emotions
76(6)
Exercises to Reduce Fear and Anger
82(17)
Cultivate Love and Gratitude
99(12)
The Higher Reaches of Love
111(6)
Practice 3/ Live Ethically: Feel Good by Doing Good
The Value of Virtue
117(8)
What Is an Ethical Life?
125(12)
Exercises in Ethical Living
137(6)
The Higher Reaches of Ethical Living
143(4)
Practice 4/ Concentrate and Calm Your Mind
Your Meandering Mind
147(7)
Develop a Peaceful Mind
154(14)
The Higher Reaches of Concentration and Calm
168(7)
Practice 5/ Awaken Your Spiritual Vision: See Clearly and Recognize the Sacred in All Things
The Healing Power of Awareness
175(9)
Exercises in Awareness
184(11)
Seeing the Sacred in All Things
195(6)
Exercises in Sacred Seeing
201(4)
The Higher Reaches of Vision
205(8)
Practice 6/ Cultivate Spiritual Intelligence: Develop Wisdom and Understand Life
What Is Wisdom?
213(8)
Awakening Wisdom
221(11)
Exercises in Wisdom
232(11)
The Higher Reaches of Wisdom
243(8)
Practice 7/ Express Spirit in Action: Embrace Generosity and the Joy of Service
The Spirit of Service
251(9)
Develop a Generous Heart
260(8)
Exercises in Generosity and Service
268(7)
The Higher Reaches of Generosity
275(5)
Enjoy Your Self: Awakened Heart, Awakened Mind
280(7)
Source Notes 287(10)
Further Reading 297(1)
Bibliography 298(5)
Index 303

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