THE GRACE IN AGING AWAKEN AS YOU GROW OLDER

Download The Grace In Aging Awaken As You Grow Older ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE GRACE IN AGING AWAKEN AS YOU GROW OLDER book pdf for free now.

The Grace In Aging

Author : Kathleen Dowling Singh
ISBN : 9781614291503
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 26.93 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 174
Read : 775

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.
Category: Self-Help

Aging As A Spiritual Practice

Author : Lewis Richmond
ISBN : 9781101554203
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 69.75 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 723
Read : 512

The bestselling author of Work as a Spiritual Practice presents a new vision of the aging process, awakening a spirit of fulfillment and transformation. Everything changes. For Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities, fresh beginnings, and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself. In Aging as a Spiritual Practice, Richmond acknowledges the fear, anger, and sorrow many people experience when they must confront the indignities of their aging bodies and the unknowns associated with mortality. This wise, compassionate book guides readers through the four key stages of aging- such as "Lightning Strikes" (the moment we wake up to our aging)-as well as the processes of adapting to change, letting go of who we were, embracing who we are, and appreciating our unique life chapters. Unlike many philosophical works on aging, however, this one incorporates illuminating facts from scientific researchers, doctors, and psychologists, as well as contemplative practices and guided meditations on aging's various challenges and rewards. The tandem of maintaining a healthy body and healthy relationships, infused with an active spiritual life, is explored in rejuvenating detail. Breath by breath, moment by moment, Richmond's teachings inspire limitless opportunities for a joy that transcends age.
Category: Self-Help

The Grace In Living

Author : Kathleen Dowling Singh
ISBN : 9781614293095
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 51.11 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 220
Read : 470

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.
Category: Self-Help

Unbinding

Author : Kathleen Dowling Singh
ISBN : 9781614294610
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 28.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 899
Read : 327

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.
Category: Self-Help

Aging As A Spiritual Journey

Author : Eugene C. Bianchi
ISBN : 9781610975469
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57.6 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 161
Read : 1325

Bianchi's wide-ranging book draws together insights from the social sciences, the humanities, and religion to establish a holistic framework for a spirituality of aging. He argues that middle life and late adulthood present opportunities for turning inward for a deeper contemplative life within the context of active, worldly endeavors. This can also augur a reform of social relationships--beyond individual development alone--toward the creation of a more cooperative, just society. In this way, physical decline is countered by a spiritual ascent. He summons aging persons, fortified with universal values and concerns gained from age and experience, to return to the centers of decision making. Throughout, the author ponders such questions as personal power, identity, fear, freedom, contemplation, sexuality, the church, faith, suffering, and hope. In candid interviews, older religious leaders reflect on their early value formation, personal traumas, choice of careers, midlife transitions, experiences of old age, and the prospect of death. In dwelling mainly on human spiritual dilemmas of the aging cycle, Bianchi offers a strong, clear message of hope--one that stands against the tide of our culture which tends to shunt older people to the outer eddies of life's stream. Aging as a Spiritual Journey is immensely valuable to all laypersons and those in the helping professions who are concerned about the quality of the aging process.
Category: Social Science

Ripening Time

Author : Sherry Ruth Anderson
ISBN : 9781780999623
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 89.63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 747
Read : 1058

In Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace, Sherry Ruth Anderson presents a new perspective on aging. In her latest book, the bestselling author of The Feminine Face of God and The Cultural Creatives invites the reader to engage the aging process through the art of inner inquiry. She guides us beyond our culture's mind traps through stories where elders face into the lies, the losses and endings, the tender and bittersweet and ferocious truths of growing old. Giving us an indispensable compass, she shows how growing into old age can be a fruition, the genuine grace and gift of human ripening.
Category: Self-Help

The Grace In Dying

Author : Kathleen D. Singh
ISBN : 9780062316318
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 76.47 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 884
Read : 1317

In this brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book, Kathleen Dowling Singh illuminates the profound psychological and spiritual transformations experiences by the dying as the natural process of death reconnects them with the source of their being. Examining the end of life in the light of current psychological understanding, religious wisdom, and compassionate medical science, The Grace of Dying offers a fresh, deeply comforting message of hope and courage as we contemplate the meaning of our mortality. While the prevailing Western medical tradition has seen death as an enemy to be fought and overcome, Singh offers a richer and more rewarding path of understanding. Combining extensive training and education in developmental psychology with profound spiritual insight, she balances expert analysis with moving accounts drawn from her experiences working with hundreds of dying patients at a large hospice. Singh moves beyond the five stages of dying revealed in Kübler-Ross's classic On Death and Dying, and finds in the "nearing death experience" even more significant and forming stages of surrender and transcendence. These stages involve the qualities of grace: letting go, radiance, focusing inward, silence, a sense of the sacred, wisdom, intensity, and, in the end, a merging with Spirit. Through this intense process, we come to experience at last the reality of our true self, which transcends our finite ego and bodily existence, and our merging with the source of being from which we originated. Dying is safe. In clear, nontechnical language, Singh reveals the transformations that come with dying, using the vocabulary of growing Western, as well as Eastern, wisdom. Written for those aware that their life is coming to an end, those who care for the dying, and, ultimately, for all of us who inevitably face our owndeath and the deaths of the people we love, The Grace in Dying reveals that dying is the most transforming, powerful, and spiritually rich of life's experiences.
Category: Self-Help

Creative Aging

Author : Marjory Zoet Bankson
ISBN : 9781594732812
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 410
Read : 916

Explores the spiritual dimensions of retirement and aging and offers creative ways for you to share your gifts and experience, particularly when retirement leaves you questioning who you are when you are no longer defined by your career.
Category: Business & Economics

Quotes On The Beauty Of Aging

Author : Laura Wertz
ISBN : 9780977626939
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 22.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 318
Read : 961

Mankind has long sought answers to the questions of his own mortality. Time and again, this led inevitably to the broader questions of life itself, and therein lies the common denominator of man's wisdom on aging. Philosophers from Diogenes to Dylan each have their own statements on the matter but they seem to agree on one thing. Aging is a part of living. Aging doesn't mean getting old. All will age. We begin aging from the time we are born. But we only begin to get old when we no longer find beauty in living and reasons to live. These pages contain 2500 years of wisdom poignantly illustrated by an artist ho herself remained young all her life, right on up to the age of 87. Richer Resources Publications is pleased to add this latest title to their Greatest Quotes Series of books.
Category: Family & Relationships

Serenity

Author : David Brady
ISBN : 9781682613252
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 72.48 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 166
Read : 998

How do you find ways to cope, stay happy, be productive, and find a purpose when you’re facing emotional or financial issue during the later stages of life? In his new book, Serenity: Aging with Dignity, Living with Grace, award-winning film and television producer David Brady, chronicles his life-altering experience of surviving a catastrophic brain injury, the result of which, would have left others permanently incapacitated. He is no quitter and in this compelling and honest account of his harrowing experience, he will guide readers through the stages and steps he had to take to overcome obstacles and find peace of mind, prosperity, and real happiness in the second half of life.
Category: Self-Help