Healing Power of Mind

ISBN-10: 1570623309
ISBN-13: 9781570623301
Edition: 1996
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Description: The true nature of our minds is enlightened and peaceful, as the depth of the ocean is calm and clear. But when we mentally grasp and emotionally cling to our wants and worries with all our energy, we lose our own enlightened freedom and healing  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The true nature of our minds is enlightened and peaceful, as the depth of the ocean is calm and clear. But when we mentally grasp and emotionally cling to our wants and worries with all our energy, we lose our own enlightened freedom and healing power, only to gain stress and exhaustion, suffering and overexcitement, like the turbulent waves rolling on the surface of the ocean. Our minds possess the power to heal pain and stress, and to blossom into peace and joy, by loosening the clinging attitudes that Buddhists call "grasping at self." If we apply the mind's healing power, we can heal not only our mental and emotional afflictions, but physical problems also. This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith. We can heal body and mind simply by being what we truly are, and by allowing our own natural healing qualities to manifest: a peaceful and open mind, a loving and positive attitude, and warm, joyful energy in a state of balance and harmony.

Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka. Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors. Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," "Ecological Intelligence" and "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Foundations of Healing
The Healing Power of Mind
Getting Started
Developing Confidence
How to Deal with Problems
How to Deal with Physical Ailments
Healing Energies
Healing Meditations
Healing Physical Disharmony
Healing with Nature's Energy
Daily Living as Healing
The Meditations of Tranquillity and Insight
The Healing Meditation of Devotion
Awakening the Infinite Inner Energies of Healing
The Healing Meditation of Compassion
Scriptural Sources for this Book
Glossary
Bibliography: Works Cited with Key to Abbreviations

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