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Seeds of Awakening 9780974062501

Seeds of Awakening

Cultivating and Sustaining the Inner Life

ISBN-10: 0974062502
ISBN-13: 9780974062501
PUBLISHER: Western Michigan University, College of Health & Human Services, Holistic Health
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Product Description: Why is it so difficult to take time for ourselves? How can we bring more creativity and vitality into our lives? How do we respond to the call to awaken and live more fully? We have almost forgotten the art of listening within. This book helps us to relearn and trust this often neglected source of wisdom and quiet the distractions of inner and outer noise.In this book we are invited to develop mindfulness of heart, body, and mind through practices that support a lifestyle attuned to the pulse of what matters most to our health and sense of well-being: authenticity and an openness to living. We explore the subjects of rest, contemplation, creative expression, relationship, and work. As dynamic, living beings we move in and out of periods of rest and activity governed by rhythms of our own making. The practices here offer the chance to cultivate a deeper experience of these rhythms. For when we feel nourished and sustained, we interact with the world around us from a place of wholeness and compassion.The stories in this book serve as models of encouragement, inspiring us to live our own unique stories and to experience the healing potential of our own awakening and transformation. There are questions and practices at the end of each chapter to allow time to reflect on the timeless ideas presented here. The photography evokes a sense of beauty and wonder. Seeds of Awakening can serve as a companion on the inner journey.The authors are all faculty members in the Graduate Holistic Health Care Program at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. This program is one of the oldest university programs in the country to focus on the study of health and healing from a holistic viewpoint. This book emerged from a series of continually evolving diaglogues with students, colleagues, family, and friends about the mysteries of human health.

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PAGES: 250
CATEGORY: Body, Mind & Spirit, Self-Help

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