Beginning Anew

Four Steps to Restoring Communication


Author: Sister Ch‰n Kh™ng

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006816

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 7508

In Beginning Anew, Sister Chân Không shares a concrete, four-part process that can help anyone heal relationships. Thousands have been introduced to this practice at the retreats led worldwide by Thich Nhat Hanh. When we’re upset with someone, we’re often afraid to say anything. We tell ourselves, “It’s just a small matter; it’s not important.” But the accumulation of many small issues can cause relationships to break. Beginning Anew gives us a way to address problems when they’re small. Sister Chân Không brings the practice to life by sharing stories of couples and families she has helped to reconcile. After a few minutes of quietly sitting together, each person speaks without being interrupted. The first step is to express appreciation of the other person, something we may forget to do and that can lead to people feeling taken for granted. The second step is to express any regrets we have. This is something we often put off, but it gives the chance to directly address any problems in the relationship. The last two steps are for expressing anger and checking in with each other. When practiced regularly, these steps bring deeper understanding and harmony to any relationship.

Beginning Anew


Author: Gail Twersky Reimer,Judith A. Kates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684826879

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 6017

In illuminating commentaries on the biblical texts read on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper, a number of contemporary female authors, scholars, theologians, and educators offer a fresh perspective on Jewish history, tradition, and religion. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Beginning Anew


Author: Christian M Gervais

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626978874

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 3268

2 Timothy 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." Beginning Anew is an entirely new approach to seeking the Kingdom of God within yourself; using one of the simplest methods provided by the Lord yet..... Questions! Jesus answered questions with questions, while presenting others with the needed information to answer what He asked. He set a role, an example, by which we could use to dive deeper into intimacy with our Father. In this book you will be engaged to answer questions and ask your spirit questions that will change your life inside out as Light and Truth flood your inner most being. And for the most part, these are questions that you have already asked and perhaps still remain too afraid to answer. Are you willing to answer the questions and receive insight into the error you have come to believe? Or strengthen the Truth you already know? Are you wondering why this book? Why these questions? How can any of this help me to understand to change or simply believe in a God I have never known? Has today's example of Christianity run you away from a relationship or hope in Salvation through Jesus Christ? If yes, then first I apologize for the mess we have made. But only with repentance and understanding can we alter the course back to Life. Are you willing to take a chance? To open your eyes to something older than time? Are you ready to Begin Anew? Interact with the Author Directly via email [email protected] concerning every topic discussed in the manuscript and take the chance to challenge yourself and then him in return! The book covers a lot of questions that people often ask themselves, but don't actively try to find the answers for. That is a great strength for this book, since many Christian non-fiction authors harp on the same tired topics over and over again. Readers aren't looking to be reminded of what they already know. A great book is one that makes a reader face those questions they avoid dealing with. Xulon Editors Christian Gervais is a Maintenance Supervisor for an Apartment Complex in Southwest Louisiana. For while he does not come from a background of Pastors, Preachers, Etc... he has learned that a Godly lineage is founded in the individuals desire for intimacy and Truth; and in today's society to see his children come to know the Father in an even deeper manner than the previous generations. Married to an amazing woman, Amanda, they are successfully raising their children to be disciples, taught by the Lord.

Beginning Anew


Author: Paula Rose Michelson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484074596

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 8007

Naomi and Chaz know that miracles really do happen, for at a friend's wedding they reaffirmed their love and are Beginning Anew! Yet there are consequences that the couple must face. Will Chaz love and protect his wife? Will Naomi learn to trust Chaz?“This is a story about redeeming love and the importance of letting God lead and carry you in times of turmoil. Beginning Anew is the renewed commitment to a love story of the ages. Chaz and Naomi's story will captivate you and leave you feeling so inspired that you like me will be waiting expectantly for the next book so you can continue reading this labor of love that leaves you speechless, breathless and profoundly altered in your beliefs about love.” — Author of spicy Christian romance novels, Katie MettnerWilliam Struse, author of the 13th Enumeration said of this sweet Christian romance with a Messianic twist, 'A heroine learning to love the man she needs and a hero in love with a woman whose duty is tearing her apart. Together they find the strength to face their fears with love built upon an unshakable faith. Author Paula Rose Michelson captures the complexities of human emotion like few authors I've read. Passion, duty, fear, revenge, courage, prejudice and love are woven into this truly gripping story which so well illustrates that which makes us human.”

Touching the Earth

Guided Meditations for Mindfulness Practice


Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781935209195

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 4510

Though the original edition of Touching the Earth is deeply embraced by those already practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, the revised edition seeks to make the exercises contained within more accessible for those new to Buddhist or mindfulness practice. Based on the loving kindness and compassion meditation of the Lotus Sutra, Touching the Earth contains one of the most popular and transformative practices of Thich Nhat Hanh. Written as a poetic conversation with the Buddha, it is a step-by-step guidebook to the practice of 'Beginning Anew'. Thich Nhat Hanh describes it as having the capacity to removing obstacles brought about by past wrongdoings and to bring back the joy of being alive. According to many of his students who are deeply touched by this practice, it can help renew our faith and develop our compassion. It presents a opportunity to heal our relationships through forgiveness and to embrace our ancestors, parents, teachers, and ourselves. Touching the Earth contains clear instructions for the 'Beginning Anew' practice with over 40 guided meditation verses, allowing the reader to practice alone or with others.

Wit and Wisdom for Widows

Beginning Anew


Author: Barbara Whitman Gaeta,Susan Whitman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781403301673

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 108

View: 4273

The Philosophy of Existence is an inquiry into that which is. It develops a comprehensive philosophical theory investigating the mind, the collective mind and the universal mind. In this book, Maziar Khoshsima employs a novel approach that incorporates philosophical concepts, principles of physics and elements of eastern thought.


Essential Mindfulness Practices


Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209027

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 4454

Thich Nhat Hanh's central teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past and in the future. It’s only way to truly develop peace, both in one's self and in the world. Now, for the first time, all of Thich Nhat Hanh’s key practices are collected in one accessible and easy-to-use volume. Happiness is structured to introduce those new to Buddhist teachings as well as for more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the quintessential resource of mindfulness practices. Integrating these practices into daily life allows the reader to begin to cultivate peace and joy within him/herself, leading to solidity and freedom from fear, misunderstanding, and suffering. With the practices offered in Happiness Thich Nhat Hanh encourages the reader to learn to do all the things they do in daily life with mindfulness; to walk, sit, work, eat, and drive, with full awareness of what they are doing. It can bring about a shift towards one of the principles of engaged Buddhism, a shift towards practicing mindfulness in every moment of the day and not just while ‘formally’ meditating. Thich Nhat Hanh encourages his readers to "try to be intelligent and skillful in their practice, approaching every aspect of the practice with curiosity and a sense of search. It’s important to practice with understanding and not just for the form and appearance. Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart."

A Mindful Way

Eight Weeks to Happiness


Author: Jeanie Seward-Magee

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781888375589

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

View: 7736

A Mindful Way leads the reader through a comprehensive eight-week course towards self-realization and spiritual growth. Using innovative and creative teaching methods, Jeanie Seward-Magee draws on her own personal experience to show how three simple techniques — writing, breathing, and focusing — can transform one’s life. This humorous, compassionate book is full of practical, immediately useful advice, and speaks eloquently to those with little or no experience with either Buddhism or spirituality. The book’s foreword is by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Freedom Wherever We Go

A Buddhist Monastic Code for the Twenty-first Century


Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375442

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 4913

With the full text of the Pratimoksha guidelines as well as the ceremonies and practices associated with it, Freedom Wherever We Go is an opportunity to discover and learn from the integrity, simplicity, beauty, and freedom of monastic life. It can be an inspiration for all of us, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, to go in the direction of living our daily lives with compassion, love, and understanding.


A Reminder to Graduates and Anyone Beginning Anew


Author: Michael Taiwo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983781636


Page: 56

View: 2818

Whether you are a high school grad going to college, or a college grad moving to the workforce, or a worker contemplating a career switch, transitions are unnerving. The old rules no longer hold true, and failure feels near. Your dreams brought you to this doorstep of change, but your fears can send you back. To change your dreams into reality, you must walk through that door, outside threats and inner doubts notwithstanding. You can have more, do more, be more...if you learn to slay what terrifies you. DREAM shows you how.

Understanding the Heart

The Art of Living in Happiness


Author: Minh Niem

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467001430

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

View: 1965

The human heart is a source of love, but it is often also a source of pain and suffering, and cannot be effectively cured with medicine or by medical remedies (...) The best and most effective way to heal the pain and suffering is to understand our hearts and minds, and the hearts and minds of others. Understanding The Heart is a book that helps readers do just that: understand and heal the pain and suffering of our own hearts and minds and of those around us, so that everyone can live in happiness and with loving-kindness. With this book, I wish you much happiness so that you will never have to live with a broken or wounded heart. -Professor Tran Van Khe, Ph.D, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France; Corresponding Member of the European Academy of the Sciences, Letters and Arts

The Monks and Me

How 40 Days at Thich Nhat Hanh's French Monastery Guided Me Home


Author: Mary Paterson

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612832135

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2809

"Death can be a destabilizing force. And when it touches you closely, you must somehow discover a way to find and rebuild your secure home," popular yoga instructor Mary Paterson writes. With the death of her father, she felt as if she had no place to stand. She had lost her home. Paterson's response to this life crisis, was to embark on a pilgrimage to Plum Village, the retreat of Nobel Prize-nominated Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. This wonderfully frank and funny chronicle of her 40-day sojourn offers readers the 40 Buddhist precepts that she learned. The primary theme is the necessity of discovering how to "take refuge" or find a permanent home within ourselves--without taking oneself too seriously. With chapters such as The Lesson in a Bad Fish, The Man Who Nicked My Headphones, How a Monk Washes His Face, and How Not to Be Sneaky, this lyrical, wise, and witty personal journey book is inspirational and a joy to read. Paterson's sensibility is grounded, realistic, and engaging.


How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts


Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209949

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 6712

What does healthy intimacy look like? How we do we keep the energy and passion alive in long-term relationships? What practices can help us forgive our partner when he or she has hurt us? How can we get a new relationship off to a strong and stable start? What do we do if we feel restless in a relationship or attracted to someone outside of our partner? These are just some of the questions Zen master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh has been asked by practitioners and readers alike. Deeply moved by the suffering that can be caused by these issues, he offers concrete guidance in his first ever writings on intimacy and healthy sexuality. Fidelity guides the reader to an understanding about how we can maintain our relationships; keep them fresh, and accepting and loving our partner for who they are. Fidelity gives concrete advice on how to stay attentive and nourishing of each other amidst the many responsibilities and pressures of daily life. Readers will learn how to foster open communication, dealing with anger and other strong emotions, learning to forgive, and practicing gratitude and appreciation. Fidelity is written for both couples in a committed relationship wanting to further develop a spiritual dimension in their lives together, and for those where infidelity or hurt may have occurred, and there is a need for best practices to re-weave the net of love and understanding. In addition to addressing everyday occurrences and challenges, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how traditional Buddhist teachings on attachment, deep listening, and loving speech can help energize and restore our relationships. Written in a clear and accessible style, and filled with personal stories, simple practices and exercises,Fidelity is for couples at all stage of relationships. It the guide book for anyone looking to create long-lasting and healthy intimacy.

"Let Us Begin Anew"

An Oral History of the Kennedy Presidency


Author: Gerald S. Strober,Deborah H. Strober

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 9780060922382

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 5197

Provides an insider's account of the Kennedy administration by cabinet members, aides, and others

Philosophical Romanticism


Author: Nikolas Kompridis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134519435

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

View: 390

Philosophical Romanticism is one of the first books to address the relationship between philosophy and romanticism, an area which is currently undergoing a major revival. This collection of specially-written articles by world-class philosophers explores the contribution of romantic thought to topics such as freedom, autonomy, and subjectivity; memory and imagination; pluralism and practical reasoning; modernism, scepticism and irony; art and ethics; and cosmology, time and technology. While the roots of romanticism are to be found in early German idealism, Philosophical Romanticism shows that it is not a purely European phenomenon: the development of romanticism can be traced through to North American philosophy in the era of Emerson and Dewey, and up to the current work of Stanley Cavell and Richard Rorty. The articles in this collection suggest that philosophical romanticism offers a compelling alternative to both the reductionist tendencies of the naturalism in 'analytic' philosophy, and deconstruction and other forms of scepticism found in 'continental' philosophy. This outstanding collection will be of interest to those studying philosophy, literature and nineteenth and twentieth century thought.

American Literature and Culture, 1900 - 1960


Author: Gail McDonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470680474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 1710

This introduction to American literature and culture from 1900 to 1960 is organized around four major ideas about America: that is it “big”, “new”, “rich”, and “free”. Illustrates the artistic and social climate in the USA during this period. Juxtaposes discussion of history, popular culture, literature and other art forms in ways that foster discussion, questioning, and continued study. An appendix lists relevant primary and secondary works, including websites. An ideal supplement to primary texts taught in American literature courses.

The Politics of Postsecular Religion

Mourning Secular Futures


Author: Ananda Abeysekara

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

View: 4211

Ananda Abeysekara contends that democracy, along with its cherished secular norms, is founded on the idea of a promise deferred to the future. Rooted in democracy's messianic promise is the belief that religious political identity-such as Buddhist, Hindu, Sinhalese, Christian, Muslim, or Tamil can be critiqued, neutralized, improved, and changed, even while remaining inseparable from the genocide of the past. This facile belief, he argues, is precisely what distracts us from challenging the violence inherent in postcolonial political sovereignty. At the same time, we cannot simply dismiss the democratic concept, since it permeates so deeply through our modernist, capitalist, and humanist selves. In The Politics of Postsecular Religion, Abeysekara invites us to reconsider our ethical-political legacies, to look at them not as problems, but as aporias, in the Derridean sense-that is, as contradictions or impasses incapable of resolution. Disciplinary theorizing in religion and politics, he argues, is unable to identify the aporias of our postcolonial modernity. The aporetic legacies, which are like specters that cannot be wished away, demand a new kind of thinking. It is this thinking that Abeysekara calls mourning and un-inheriting. Un-inheriting is a way of meditating on history that both avoids the simple binary of remembering and forgetting and provides an original perspective on heritage, memory, and time. Abeysekara situates aporias in the settings and cultures of the United States, France, England, Sri Lanka, India, and Tibet. In presenting concrete examples of religion in public life, he questions the task of refashioning the aporetic premises of liberalism and secularism. Through close readings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Butler, and Agamben, as well as Foucault, Asad, Chakrabarty, Balibar, and Zizek, he offers readers a way to think about the futures of postsecular politics that is both dynamic and creative.

The Powers of Binding and Loosing

(Breaking Down Strongholds)


Author: Elder Nathan J. Elliott

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456822659

Category: Religion

Page: 100

View: 7692

THE POWERS OF BINDING AND LOOSING (BREAKING DOWN STRONGHOLDS) This book is a product of my life, it’s a manual to teach and to instruct the believer on how to live this life by faith, and to walk in God’s perfect will, and that is by applying God’s Word in our lives by faith and watch it produce a harvest. There was a phrase that I heard in a movie and it was this, “with great power, comes great responsibility”, and Jesus Christ has given to His church and to the fellowship of believers such great power and the time has come for us to display the power that has been given to us, to this dying world. We have been told that, life is what YOU make it, it’s how the chips may fall, you win a few, you lose a few, if life throws you lemons make lemonade, life is a crapshoot, it’s all in how you throw the dice! Life is not a crapshoot! God has a purpose and a plan for your life, and contained n His Word are the precepts and the principles on how to overcome the circumstances of this life, and I don’t mean to overcome just a few things, but ALL things, if we’re willing to be obedient to what is being said in His Holy Word! PSALMS 35:19: “MANY ARE THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE RIGHTEOUS: BUT THE LORD DELIVERTH HIM OUT OF THEM ALL.” (KJV) By applying the principles that God has taught me over the years, God has healed me of two major diseases (Gulline Barre Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease) that have no cure by man’s knowledge. Within this book “The Power of Binding and Loosing, (Breaking Down Strongholds)” the reader will learn who they are in God, and why they were created. And because of God’s love and through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ, He has given us the opportunity to have a NEW LIFE! A life which is empowered by His Spirit and covered by His blood; so that all who accept the sacrifice of the cross can overcome the circumstances of this life. The reader of this book will learn how to apply God’s Word as a seed and to plant that seed in our hearts, and then watch the seed of the Word of God produce a harvest in their life. The reader will also learn how to fight the enemy (satan), by using the Word of God which is our greatest weapon, to be victorious in every area of their life for the Gory of the Lord. God has created us with POTENTIAL, and that potential was not given to us just to be deposited in the grave. What is potential? POTENTIAL IS...DORMANT ABILITY...RESERVED POWER...UNTAPPED STRENGTH...UNUSED SUCCESS...HIDDEN TALENTS...CAPPED CAPABILITY. Potential is all you can be but have not yet become...all you can do but have not yet far you can reach but have not yet reached...what you can accomplish but have not yet accomplished. Potential is unexposed ability and latent power! Everything the God has ever created was created with potential...everything! And everything in life has the potential to fulfill its purpose. People who die without achieving their full potential rob their generation of their latent ability. To die with ability is IRRESPONSIBLE! When God created the heavens and the earth, He first decided what He wanted to make something out of and then He spoke to that source. When God wanted plants He spoke to the dirt. When God wanted fish He spoke to the waters. When God wanted animals He spoke to the ground. But WHEN GOD CREATED MAN, HE SPOKE TO HIMSELF! YOU CAME OUT OF GOD!!! So remember, “WITH GREAT POWER COME GREAT RESPONISIBILTY,” God has given to us the greatest power that there is, and that is the opportunity to be re-born in the likeness of His Son and empowered by His Holy Spirit. So let’s take this new life and create an effective change in the earth, for the Glory of my Father’s Kingdom!!!! Elder Nathan J. Elliott

An Introduction to Jean-Yves Lacoste


Author: Joeri Schrijvers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409461610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 6395

Introducing the thought of philosopher and theologian Jean-Yves Lacoste, this book provides an overview spanning Lacoste's earliest works on sacramentality to his latest work Etre en Danger (2011) in which Lacoste opens up the liturgical experience onto a spiritual experience of life. Schrijvers unfolds the logic of what Lacoste calls 'the liturgical experience' from its violent variety in Expérience et Absolu to the logic of love and love's possibility as it is developed in the later works. Throughout the book, the focus is on Lacoste's dialogue with Heidegger and through this his attempt to widen the scope of phenomenology to include the phenomenality of the divine.