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Compassionate Living for Healing,
Wholeness & Harmony is a compelling,
practical, and down-to-earth guide to
serenity and inner freedom. Through a
graceful blend of instruction, revelation, and
inspiration, it presents fresh, uncluttered
insights that offer hope and incisive
guidance to all who search for purpose, meaning, and a life filled with
peace and contentment.
People give life to their compassion by making it a conscious, dynamic
part of their intention and action. Once "engaged," compassion plays an
infinitely powerful role in healing, wholeness, and serenity on earth. Like
the rings that form around a pebble tossed into a pond, compassion has
a ripple effect, which fosters universal harmony that can gently touch
friends, strangers, the animal kingdom and, ultimately, all of earth's
Compassionate Living for Healing, Wholeness & Harmony gives readers
the keys to activate their hearts and inner wisdom. By creating positive
and lasting cultural change through engaged compassion, readers of
Compassionate Living for Healing, Wholeness & Harmony can ultimately
and favorably impact the course of humankind's shared future.
Compassionate Living for Healing, Wholeness & Harmony gracefully
teaches readers to learn to fully develop their innate empathy by opening
the twenty "gateways" to engaged compassion. These gateways are
divided into four categories or portals that collectively create the
foundation for a fully compassionate existence.
The portal of sensitivity guides readers as they examine their hearts,
emotions, and feelings and prepare to expand compassion beyond its
ordinary bounds. Here, readers learn how to awaken their sensitivity by
developing empathy, embracing tolerance, and developing acceptance,
forgiveness, humility, and selflessness.
The portal of ethics invites readers to explore ways to gain more
insight into their convictions and employ them evenly and constructively,
in matters both private and public. Readers learn to evaluate the
congruence between their beliefs and their behavior, seek the kernel of
truth in every opportunity, embrace each life event with a grateful heart,
develop selfless generosity, and live a life unencumbered by excess.
The portal of communication suggests that readers assess how they
communicate, as well as what they say, so that tone of voice and affect
reinforce, rather than contradict, their messages. Readers learn here to
cultivate gentleness, courtesy, thoughtfulness, engaged listening, silence,
and humor as they communicate authentically.
The portal of serenity teaches readers to remain centered and maintain
inner calm, accentuating the tranquil demeanor that underpins
benevolent action. Patience, composure, unity and contentment are the
touchstones of tranquility in daily life.
This remarkable book demystifies the art of inner peacework, increasing
our sense of self-worth and purpose, presenting innovative models for
developing an active kinship with all life, and revealing the essential
connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.
(Keats Publishing, 178 pages)
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