Personal Pilgrimage at Midlife: One Day Soul Journeys for a Time of Transition

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Through the practice of personal pilgrimage she developed, Viki Hurst offers readers a tool to explore, contemplate, and reflect upon key midlife issues - careers, relationships, sexuality, finances, spirituality, body image, mortality, and more. It encourages readers to take the time-out needed when midlife challenges crowd their busy calendars and psyches. Drawing on the insights of people from Plato to Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Hurst introduces each of these concerns with a mini-essay, then asks 10 questions for...
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Overview


Through the practice of personal pilgrimage she developed, Viki Hurst offers readers a tool to explore, contemplate, and reflect upon key midlife issues - careers, relationships, sexuality, finances, spirituality, body image, mortality, and more. It encourages readers to take the time-out needed when midlife challenges crowd their busy calendars and psyches. Drawing on the insights of people from Plato to Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Hurst introduces each of these concerns with a mini-essay, then asks 10 questions for reflection. Part 2 outlines 12 pilgrimages users can take to work on these issues, for example Abundance point (finances), Artist's Cove (relationships), and Career Paths (Career).
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In Personal Pilgrimage: One Day Soul Journeys For Busy People, Viki Hurst shows that it is possible for us to find personal adventure, nurture our spirits, as well as honor the sacred in our local environments through twelve easy-to-follow, "user friendly" templates suggesting destinations to a place where water flows, a tree site, or a glorious nature dwelling. Hurst profiles thirty historical sages for reflection and inspiration and provides an engaging, inspiring account on the history of pilgrimage, as well as an extensive reading list for further study. Personal Pilgrimage is especially recommended to those men and women whose lives have become endlessly busy with day-to-day activities and external demands, who lack the leisure time or the financial budget for traditional retreats or extended travels seeking a contemplative renewal of their innermost selves and spiritual well being.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896836454
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author


Viki Hurst holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, with a focus on personal development. University professor, entrepreneur, personal coach to high achievers, public speaker and counsellor, she maintains life balance through frequent personal pilgrimages to the ocean and mountain sites of San Diego County, where she lives. Photo credit: Ellen Long Studios.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Part 1 Journeys to Midlife Balance
Chapter 1 Journeys to Midlife Balance 13
Chapter 2 Midlife Issues for Healing and Enlightenment 25
Chapter 3 Personal Pilgrimage 65
Part 2 Personal Pilgrimage Templates
Career Paths (Career) 76
Mortal's Portals (Mortality) 85
Water's Edge (Sexuality) 93
Sacred Temple (Body awareness) 101
Evergreen (Generativity/legacy) 109
Watchtower (Spirituality) 117
Abundance Point (Finances) 125
Artist's Cove (Relationships) 132
Quiet Summit (Priorities) 139
Stony Place (Loose ends) 147
Open Space (Forgiveness) 155
Familiar Settings (Worldview) 163
Part 3 Index of Inspirational Guides
Abraham Lincoln 172
Barbara McClintock 174
Billie Holiday 176
Carl Gustav Jung 178
Carl Sandburg 180
Cesar Chavez 182
Chief Sitting Bull 184
Eleanor Roosevelt 186
Elizabeth Blackwell 188
Emily Dickinson 190
Indira Gandhi 192
Lucille Ball 194
Martha Graham 196
Martin Luther King, Jr. 198
Mary Baker Eddy 200
Nelson Mandela 202
Oprah Winfrey 204
Paul McCartney 206
Pierre Elliott Trudeau 208
Plato 210
Pope John Paul II 212
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 214
Shirley Temple Black 216
Sojourner Truth 218
Vaclav Havel 220
Biography Template 222
Bibliography 223
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