The Spirit of Silence: Making Space for Creativity

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The importance of emptying the mind has been recognized for millennia across a variety of cultures. Meditation is a way of life for millions; at the end of a Hindu’s life, he renounces all and becomes a wandering ascetic, seeking union with God; and the Japanese tea ceremony provides an interlude of spiritual relaxation within lives rooted in activity. Others find their creative inspiration in everyday activities such as gardening, walking, watching the sea, or listening to ...
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Overview

The importance of emptying the mind has been recognized for millennia across a variety of cultures. Meditation is a way of life for millions; at the end of a Hindu’s life, he renounces all and becomes a wandering ascetic, seeking union with God; and the Japanese tea ceremony provides an interlude of spiritual relaxation within lives rooted in activity. Others find their creative inspiration in everyday activities such as gardening, walking, watching the sea, or listening to music.

The Spirit of Silence is for those who wish to look beyond the speed and superficiality of our modern lifestyle to find depth and spiritual space. It is devoted to clearing the clutter from our minds, and to feeding the creative heart and soul.

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Tony Juniper
Cars cause environmental destruction, provoke stress and tear the heart out of communities. Car Sick provides a page-turning account of how we got into this mess and more importantly charts an attractive way out. If you've got a car, read this book. It will change your views, and could change your life (Friends of the Earth)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903998748
  • Publisher: Green Books UK
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Sloman was Assistant Director of the environmental pressure group Transport 2000 for ten years until 2002. She now runs a sustainable transport consultancy, Transport for Quality of Life, helping the government, local councils and voluntary groups find ways to cut traffic. She is an advisor to the Board of Transport for London, a board member of the Commission for Integrated Transport, and a board member of Cycling England. She lives in rural mid-Wales - without a car.
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Table of Contents

Cars - the ultimate mixed blessing
Why the political system can’t tackle transport
Soft, small, stubborn: principles of de-motorisation
De-motorising the rush hour: some soft solutions
Better public transport, or why buses run around empty
Cycling: stripping off the spandex
De-motorising planning, or whose idea was it to drive there anyway?
Civic space reclaimed: the dawn of the de-motorised city
How much traffic can we get rid of?
De-motorising yourself
What does the future hold?
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