Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold -- transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the reader personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.
An invitation to everyday mystics: unbind yourself from the causes of suffering and step into grace. “We all want the freedom of sanity and peace, the undefended inclusiveness of love. We all want refuge in grace.” —Kathleen Dowling Singh, from her introduction to Unbinding Unbinding is a spacious and sophisticated unfolding of one of Buddhism’s subtlest foundational teachings—the truth of dependent origination—offered in an utterly intimate voice. Kathleen Dowling Singh offers lyrical reflections on timeless truths and contemplative exercises accessible to anyone, opening the door of insight to all. Drawing on the language and teachings of Buddhism, Unbinding invites everyday mystics from all traditions—or none—to encounter the sacred and experience grace firsthand. Singh shows how illusions of ego obscure our true, unbounded nature and trap us in suffering—as she helps the reader move ever more deeply into living from gratitude, wisdom, and love.
Bestselling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way—as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it. This book also offers accounts from renowned teachers, including Rodney Smith, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, as well as other long-time practitioners. These intimate first-person accounts offer rare glimpses into early spiritual yearnings, struggles, and realizations—and serve as encouragement and inspiration for us to rediscover our own.
Using Muscle-Testing to Learn What Your Body Knows and Needs After 50
Author: SUSAN L. LEVY
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Written by a chiropractor and alternative health practitioner with over 30 years of experience, this book addresses health and wellbeing of body, mind and spirit for an aging population (50+). Uniquely, this material is presented through the lens of Clinical Kinesiology. This simple self-help tool of muscle-testing allows readers to find out what their own body knows and needs. They learn that the body a oespeaksa through either strong or weak muscle responses to questions asked or situations presented, and are instructed in how to do this simple self-testing for a variety of health issues. Stories of other seniors who have used this methodology to their benefit provide a platform for acceptance and motivation, and each chapter contains specific recommendations for its use. How to become a a oewise elder is another unique emphasis of this book. The author encourages us to learn from many different cultures and traditions a more life-positive view of aging. In fact, she coins the word a oeYouthing to describe such a re-orienting of mind, purpose and activity toward optimum vibrancy and flexibility, leading to longevity. Stories of successful transitions into elderhood give hope to those who are confused or anxious about becoming older. Since the body's health is intimately related to that of mind and emotions, a Youthing approach will be characterized by equanimity, gratitude, forgiveness and dynamic relationship with others. Her many exercises and suggestions are designed to encourage readers to value themselves as worthwhile wisdom contributors. a oeYou can assume the stance of a respected elder, ' she declares, 'even if the surrounding culture does not immediately support that. In other words, readers are invited to be the change they want to effect. Far from being a scholarly or scientific text, Your Aging Body Can Talk is written for immediate use by maturing practitioners or laypersons. Throughout the book, the concerns of an aging population are consistently placed in the forefront: How to develop an anti-inflammation diet and lifestyle The factors that affect longevity How to build cognitive health and brain vibrancy How to find or refine your life's purpose, no matter what your age Why detoxification is so essential, at any age.
Author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers the practical application of mindfulness in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
This book addresses modern attitudes to, and management of, the common neurological conditions, reflecting the shift in clinical neurology from being a largely diagnostic service to becoming a specialty based on treatment, longterm education and support of patients. Throughout, the emphasis is on developing a close working relationship between neurologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation staff and specialist nurses, and the importance of the team approach to patient care, including consideration of the patient's own experience of their situation and the role of community services such as lay societies and charities. This is the only text presenting this holistic approach to neurological care. The aim of this book is to stimulate debate about the best service provision for neurology, covering considerations relevant to the commissioning of services, running outpatient clinics, transcultural issues and the role of the nurse specialist. The book assesses the role of neurogenetics in preventive neurology and opportunities for the continued application of gene therapy techniques. Also covered are the psychosomatic conditions often faced by a neurologist and the management of the secondary psychological results of organic neurological disease.
Grace Awakening Even if you've known about God's grace for years, you may be surprised by some of the truths revealed in The Grace Awakening. God's liberating grace can bring you exciting, creative freedom -- and the ability to experience the life that God desires for you. Hope Again In a world that regularly writes dreams off as foolish and drains the hope from the heart with dark pessimism; Hope Again is a voice crying in the wilderness...a word of enthusiasm for life in the midst of any difficult situation you are in. Simple Faith Everything in life has gotten complicated, including a life of faith. But what if being close to God were simple? What if faith isn't as complicated as it's cracked up to be? Simple Faith dispels the myth that maturity means rule-oriented religion.
Working after retirement is one of the fastest-growing trends in the American workplace. A 1998 AARP survey of more than 2,000 adults age 33 to 52 found that 80 percent plan to work at least part-time during their retirement. You just may be part of that majority -- but the last thing you want to do is the same work you've been doing all your life. In a word, you're looking to Rewire -- to channel your energy and experience into work situations that are both financially and personally rewarding -- whether it's a part-time job, volunteer work, or a second career. The problem is that you're not sure where to start looking. Don't Retire, Rewire! helps you determine what kind of work suits your interests and then guides you through the process of finding a position with the hours, challenges, and rewards you want. With plenty of practical how-to content, this book also offers you stories and lessons from more than 300 real-life retirees. Book jacket.
Brings to light exciting new research on the history of old age demonstrating many ways in which advanced age was associated with authority in the pre-industrial past, challenging existing literature's focus on the dependence and disability of older people who lived in the period.