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Living in Gratitude: Mastering the Art of Giving Thanks Every Day, A Month-by-Month Guide

Living in Gratitude: Mastering the Art of Giving Thanks Every Day, A Month-by-Month Guide

by Angeles Arrien
     
 

What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites you to find out. Integrating the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for making gratitude your foundation for daily

Overview


What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites you to find out. Integrating the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for making gratitude your foundation for daily living.

Opening with themes such as “Beginning Anew” and “The Power of Equanimity” and progressing to “Letting Be and Letting Go,” “The Mystic Heart,” and more, readers will steep themselves in “the parent of all virtues,” exploring:?- How to overcome habitual tendencies toward envy, comparison, and narcissism;?- Blessings, learnings, mercies, and protections---the four portals to the grateful heart, and how to cultivate these key entryways in our work, relationships, health, finances, and personal growth;?- Journaling and reflection exercises, perennial and indigenous wisdoms, and universal practices for every season and situation.

“The practice of gratitude bestows many benefits,” writes Angeles Arrien. “Anger, arrogance, and jealousy melt in its embrace. Fear and defensiveness dissolve. Gratitude diminishes barriers to love and evokes happiness, keeping alive what has meaning for us.” Living in Gratitude, is a dependable resource for making this cherished virtue your guiding light along life’s journey.
 
 
Praise for Living in Gratitude
 

“The daily practice of gratitude will enhance the quality of every aspect of your life, including better health, more fulfilling relationships, and greater financial abundance.  This book is the best manual I have ever come across to show you how.  I highly recommend it!”
—Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles
 
“Having written about and practiced gratitude for over a decade, I felt there was nothing else to say about the topic.  Then I read Living in Gratitude.  Angeles takes the practice of thankfulness to a whole new level.  Month by month, she guides us with questions and reflections to use gratefulness to grow spiritually in work, finances, health, and relationships.  I give thank to her and to this book.”
—M.J. Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude and A Grateful Heart
 
“Are you exhausted?  Disheartened?  Worried?  Please do yourself a favor and read this book.  Please allow this heart food to feed you at the deepest levels of your being.  This is more than a book—it is a manual for living a life that you love and that matters, a life of savoring and serving, a life or inter-communication and grace.  Please, let yourself be fed.”
—Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer
 
“Angeles Arrien is one of the most gifted and generous teachers of our time.  She brings forward the perennial wisdom of traditional cultures and gives it accessible, pragmatic application that is essential to the health of our contemporary society.  Angeles Arrien is a rare and true wise elder.  She embodies what she teaches.”
—Frank Ostaseski, founder and director of the Metta Institutue

 
Contents

1) January: Begin Anew
Four Concerns of Soul Making – Hopi Reminders for Starting Anew – Renewed Innocence: Five Qualities of Children

2) February:  Attend to the Heart
The Four –Chambered Heart  -  Spoken and Non-spoken Verses of Love – Dalai Lama’s Practice of Cherishing Self and Others

3) March:  Compassionate Service
Five Principles of Compassionate Service – Luck:  Where Opportunity and Preparedness Intersect – Nabakov’s “Thrill of Gratitude”

4) April:  Mercy and Atonement
Spirituality of Empathy – States of Ingratitude – The Cultivation of Mercy and Forgiveness

5) May:  The Gift of Grace
Grace, Gravitas, and Gratitude – Memorial Day and Aboriginal Dreamtime – Nine Practices of Excellence from Japan

6) June:  The Power of Equanimity
Balance, Equanimity, and Renewal – Japanese Practice of Naiken – The Practice and Identification ofEquanimity

7)July:  Embracing Nature
Four Natural Qualities for Survival – Nature’s Three Laws of Governance – Four Soul Retrieval Places in Nature

8) August:  Cultivating Peace
Embracing Nonviolence: The Quaker Queries – Shifting Our Relationship to Conflict:  Questions from the Talmud – Three Guidelines for Fair Fighting

9) September: Opening to Guidance and Wisdom
Seven Outer Practices of Highly Effective People – Seven Internal Practices for Developing Spirituality and Character – Five Principles of Optimum Health

10) October: Letting Be and Letting GoDeeper Lessons of Living and Being Human – Longings and Belongings
Community and Celebration:  Being a Social Architect

11) November:  Grateful Seeing
The Breath of Thanks Practice – Indigenous Giveaway Practices – Grateful Seeking:  Looking for Goodness and What Is Working

12) December:  The Mystic Heart
The Holidays and the Mystic Heart – Two Kinds of Gratitude – Gift-Giving and Royal Generosity

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The daily practice of gratitude will enhance the quality of every aspect of your life, including better health, more fulfilling relationships, and greater financial abundance.  This book is the best manual I have ever come across to show you how.  I highly recommend it!"
—Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles

"Having written about and practiced gratitude for over a decade, I felt there was nothing else to say about the topic.  Then I read Living in Gratitude.  Angeles takes the practice of thankfulness to a whole new level.  Month by month, she guides us with questions and reflections to use gratefulness to grow spiritually in work, finances, health, and relationships.  I give thank to her and to this book."
—M.J. Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude and A Grateful Heart
 
"Are you exhausted?  Disheartened?  Worried?  Please do yourself a favor and read this book.  Please allow this heart food to feed you at the deepest levels of your being.  This is more than a book-it is a manual for living a life that you love and that matters, a life of savoring and serving, a life or inter-communication and grace.  Please, let yourself be fed."
—Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

"Angeles Arrien is one of the most gifted and generous teachers of our time.  She brings forward the perennial wisdom of traditional cultures and gives it accessible, pragmatic application that is essential to the health of our contemporary society.  Angeles Arrien is a rare and true wise elder.  She embodies what she teaches."
—Frank Ostaseski, founder and director of the Metta Institutue

“In our busy lives, we all long for more deep breaths and loving connection. The beautiful gift of this wise book is that it shows us how to do this. It leads us by the hand and heart, month by month, to greater mercy, joy, well-being, and happiness. What a blessed way to live.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
 
“Rarely has the art of gratitude been presented in so rich and evocative a manner. Brimming with story, spirit, science, culture, and prayer, Angeles Arrien brings her luminous wisdom to create a masterpiece of soulful living.”
—Jean Houston, PhD, author of A Mythic Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604079845
Publisher:
Chris Grenard
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
405,211
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
more fulfilling relationships, and greater financial abundance. This book is the best manual I have ever come across to show you how. I highly recommend it!”
-- Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles Having written about and practiced gratitude for over a decade, I felt there was nothing else to say about the topic. Then I read Living in Gratitude. Angeles takes the practice of thankfulness to a whole new level. Month by month, she guides us with questions and reflections to use gratefulness to grow spiritually in work, finances, health, and relationships. I give thank to her and to this book.”
--M.J. Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude and A Grateful Heart
Are you exhausted? Disheartened? Worried? Please do yourself a favor and read this book. Please allow this heart food to feed you at the deepest levels of your being. This is more than a book—it is a manual for living a life that you love and that matters, a life of savoring and serving, a life or inter-communication and grace. Please, let yourself be fed.”
-- Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer Angeles Arrien is one of the most gifted and generous teachers of our time. She brings forward the perennial wisdom of traditional cultures and gives it accessible, pragmatic application that is essential to the health of our contemporary society. Angeles Arrien is a rare and true wise elder. She embodies what she teaches.”
-- Frank Ostaseski, founder and director of the Metta Institutue "Brimming with story, spirit, science, culture, and prayer, Angeles Arrien brings her luminous wisdom to create a masterpiece of soulful living."
-- Jean Houston, PhD, author of A Mythic Life

Meet the Author

Angeles Arrien

Angeles Arrien, PhD (1940 – 2014) received her master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and her doctorate from the California Institute for Integral Studies. Dr. Arrien's teachings bridge the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and comparative religion, while focusing on universal beliefs shared by humanity. She lectured and led workshops internationally on cultural anthropology and transpersonal psychology at colleges, corporate settings, and personal growth facilities. Her books include The Four-Fold Way, The Second Half of Life, and Living in Gratitude, and her audio-learning programs include Gratitude, Gathering Medicine, and more.


Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is a spiritual teacher, lecturer, and author of four New York Times #1 bestsellers, including A Return to Love, Meditations for a Miraculous Life, and many other books.

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