When Thich Nhat Hanh was a 24-year-old monk, he fell desperately in love with a nun of 20. He couldn’t sleep, and stayed up all night writing poetry. This book taps that experience in an ambitious double narrative that interweaves his memories of that first love with how it was transmuted into boddhichitta with a thoughtful study of the Mahayana Buddhist sutras. Through this unusual approach, Nhat Hanh shows readers how to nurture their own "mind of love" and bring joy and hope to themselves and those around them.
An introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of lojong features a collection of classical "slogans" designed to help promote clarity, intelligence, compassion, and other virtues, in a guide that demonstrates how to overcome such challenges as fear and self-centeredness. Original.
In Cultivating the Mindof Love Thich Nhat Hanh gives a most unusual dharma teaching: The story of his first love. When Thich Nhat Hanh was a 24-year-old monk, devoted to the dharma and to working for peace and justice in Vietnam, he fell in love with a nun of 20. The love struck him like lightening. He couldn’t sleep; he stayed up all night writing poetry. What is special about this particular book is that the author interweaves two narratives. One recounts the beautiful love he experienced as a young monk- and how the innocence of his love, and that of the young nun whom he encountered, was transmuted into boddhichitta. The other is formed of Thich Nhat Hanh’s insightful commentaries on such powerful classic Buddhist teachings as The Diamond, Lotus, Avatamsaka and Vimalkirit Sutras. Written in the clear, unaffected language he is known for Cultivating the Mind of Love, will not only lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Buddhist sutras, but Thich Nhat Hanh’s sharing of the moving story of his first love will allow the readers to experience and to appreciate what is human and wonderful in all of us. With masterful simplicity and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to cultivate our own "mind of love" and bring joy and hope to ourselves and those around us.
Mindfulness has been a modern practice widely recognized for its healing and restorative effects and powers. When you combine meditative processes and mindfulness, it can help you regulate and balance your mental state of being, achieve focus and clarity, release all forms of tension and stress, cultivate patience and instill inner peace within yourself. Looking at it from a different perspective, it will show you how to watch your thoughts without judgment to attain satisfaction from life's simple pleasures and gain fresh new insights into the heart and mind of every person seeking new light and eyes to achieve a mind of clarity and stillness. "The power of mindfulness allows you to naturally be able to become proactive in any situations and not get caught up in your own chaotic thoughts and resistant feelings while strengthening your communication skills with people you love, and learn what it really means to be present. It also helps you to reshuffle your priorities with a healthy and strong practiced mind."
For all those who want to feel love, acceptance, forgiveness, peace, rest, and freedom from the past, Mike Bickle’s timeless message will break open and restore any heart. Many men and women struggle with what they’ve done and who they are. They have never really had an opportunity to encounter Jesus’ personality and to understand how He sees His children--until now. What does God feel about you? No matter what you have done, God wants you to know that His love is very deep. Seeing the passion of God’s personality will help bring you to a personal wholeness and spiritual maturity. It will awaken a stronger devotion to God and a passion for Jesus.
Not many people in the medical world are talking about how being afraid can make us sick-but the truth is that fear, left untreated, becomes a serious risk factor for conditions from heart disease to diabetes to cancer. Now Lissa Rankin, M.D., explains why we need to heal ourselves from the fear that puts our health at risk and robs our lives of joy-and shows us how fear can ultimately cure us by opening our eyes to all that needs healing in our lives. Drawing on peer-reviewed studies and powerful true stories, The Fear Cure presents a breakthrough understanding of fear's effects and charts a path back to wellness and wholeness on every level. We learn- How a fearful thoughttranslates into physiologic changes that predispose us to illness How to tell true fear (the kind that arises from a genuine, present threat) from falsefear (which triggers stress responses that undermine health How to tune in to the voice of courage inside-our 'Inner Pilot Light How to reshape our relationship to uncertainty so that it's no longer something to dread, but a doorway to new possibilities What our fears can teach us about who we really are At the intersection of science and spirituality, The Fear Cure identifies the Four Fearful Assumptions that lie at the root of all fears-from the sense that we're alone in the universe to the belief that we can't handle losing what we love-and shifts them into Four Courage-Cultivating Truths that pave our way to not only physical well-being, but profound awakening. Using exercises from a wide range of mind-body practices and spiritual traditions,Dr. Rankin teaches us how to map out our own courage-cultivating journey, write personalized Prescription for Courage, and step into a more authenticlife.