Most accounts of spiritual enlightenment end at the moment of illumination. But what happens after that? What is life like after the ecstasy? How do we live our understanding with a full heart? In this unique mix of practical and spiritual wisdom Jack Kornfield, author of the bestselling A PATH WITH HEART and one of the most respected Buddhist meditation teachers in the West, sets out to answer these crucial questions. Drawing on discussions with abbots, lamas and Western meditation masters, Kornfield describes with refreshing honesty their different experiences of the moment of enlightenment and what life lessons they - and we - can learn from these - as each of us seeks to fulfil the true path of compassion on earth.
For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
Cattoi and McDaniel present a selection of articles on the role of the body and the spiritual senses - our transfigured channels of sensory perceptions - in the context of spiritual practice. The volume investigates this theme across a variety of different religious traditions within Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism.
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes
Stop fad dieting, start losing weight and reshape your life using cutting-edge psychology
Author: Joseph Ciarrochi
Publisher: Hachette UK
Today's the day to start making real changes. Diet fads and fitness trends may offer the prospect of losing weight, but they rarely work out long-term. The Weight Escape is different. Using the psychological science of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Dr Russ Harris, medical doctor and author of The Happiness Trap, psychological practitioner Ann Bailey and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi will help you make the lasting changes you want. Focusing on the mental barriers that can stop us setting and achieving our goals, it promotes a holistic approach to wellbeing and weight loss - one that goes beyond meal plans and calorie counting to give a deeper meaning and mindfulness to how you live and what you eat. Through practical exercises, quizzes and personal stories, it shows you how to: · Set goals and give direction to your life · Overcome destructive habits and exercise self-control · Deal with cravings and stressful situations · Develop self-acceptance. Get the weight-loss results you want - and so much more.
Award-winning couples therapist Peter Fraenkel argues that most relationship problems can be traced to partners being out of sync on the powerful but mostly hidden dimension of time. Differences in daily rhythms, personal pace, punctuality, time perspective, and priorities about how time is allocated can all lead to couple conflict. Yet the fascinating fact is that these polarizing time differences play a potent role in attracting lovers in the first place. In this trailblazing new book, he draws on his original research to show how a clearer understanding of these forces can improve the health of your relationship and even rescue a failing one.
The Holistic Way to Improve Your Memory, Reduce Stress, and Sharpen Your Wits: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Sondra Kornblatt
Category: Health & Fitness
Take a whiff of cinnamon; paint rooms in contrasting colors; give some of your time to a cause you care about; join a laughing club; nod ''yes'' throughout the day; give away some of your stuff; eat plenty of ''happy fats''; write with your non-dominant hand; play 20 Questions; weed your garden; roll your eyes; get down on all fours and crawl; remember to exhale. These are just a few of the over 100 ideas science writer Sondra Kornblatt has culled from her extensive research into how to improve your memory and mental agility, boost your creativity and overall brain power, and avoid brain overload. Yes, it's that simple.... Too many of us these days struggle with brain overload, the symptoms of which include fuzzy thinking, forgotten words, even depression, anxiety, and headaches. This book shows you just how easy it is to nourish your brain and overcome these side effects of life in the modern world. Lively and informative explanations of how the mind and body work complement the practices. Read it cover to cover or dip in again and again for quick boosts. Whether you are twenty or eighty, these tips will help keep your brain supple and fit.
Every day, 2,600 people in the United States die from heart disease. More than 50,000 are in some phase of recovery each day, recuperating from major heart surgery or a heart attack. How is physical well-being linked to a person's spirituality? In this series of meditations, Dr. Bruno Cortis links a "spiritual heart" with physical well-being. Cortis teaches all of us how to preserve the quality of life by exploring the spiritual beliefs that ground our lives and give us meaning and purpose, as well as peace and comfort.