The Tao of Contemplation: Re-Sourcing the Inner Life

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578631315
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 3/1/1900
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
A Note on Language xvii
Introduction xix
Chapter 1. The Inner Life 1
Two Journeys 2
The Route Home 5
The Fruits of the Contemplative Life 6
Chapter 2. Contemplation--The Natural Way 9
A Taoist Twist 9
The Natural Way 11
Feeling Our Way Along 12
True to the Essence 14
Chapter 3. Clearing the Space 17
Creating Open Space 17
Letting Go of Structure 19
Taking Time for Renewal 20
Honoring the Empty Spaces 22
Chapter 4. Return to Simplicity 25
Simple Pleasures 25
The Simplicity of Being 26
Voluntary Simplicity 27
Holy and Unholy Poverty 29
A Misunderstanding of Abundance 31
Chapter 5. The Middle Way 34
The Capacity for Restraint 37
Exploration: Gluttony 37
Exploration: Practicing Restraint 39
Renunciation Without Pain 40
The Gifts of Detachment 42
The Capacity for Enjoyment 43
The Tao's Middle Way 44
Chapter 6. Sometimes Two, Sometimes One 47
The Path of Solitude 48
Exploration: What It Means to Be Alone 49
The Path of Conscious Relationship 50
The Urge to Merge 51
Sometimes Two, Sometimes One 53
Chapter 7. Dropping into Silence 55
Stepping Out of Mind-Spin 55
Meditation and Contemplative Prayer 57
Silence in Nature and in Our Lives 59
Exploration: Sensing in Nature 59
Exploration: Drenched in Silence 60
Silence as Gift 62
Chapter 8. Perfect Receptivity 63
To Wait in Silence 63
Empty Hands 65
Exploration: Waiting with Empty Hands 65
Yin Mind 66
Contemplative Reading and Writing 67
Contemplative Living 68
Chapter 9. Open Presence 70
Barriers to Openness 71
Exploration: Who is the Enemy? 72
Open Presence 73
Living with an Open Heart 75
Exploration: Open Presence 75
Exploration: Exploring Your Fears 78
Chapter 10. Healing into the Present Moment 80
The Case for Transformation 80
Following Your Experience 82
Exploration: Staying with Your Experience 86
Now and Zen 87
Chapter 11. Letting Go 89
Letting Go of Control 90
Exploration: What Might Happen? 91
Freefall 91
Exploration: The Current 94
Moving with the Tao 94
Chapter 12. Self Dissolves 97
What Is the Self? 97
Exploration: Beneath the Surface 99
Recognizing the Light 99
The Experience of No-Self 102
Resting in Emptiness 102
Chapter 13. The Way of Love 105
The Lovers of God 105
Remembrance 108
Loving God's Many Faces 110
Praise and Thanksgiving 112
Exploration: Thanksgiving Ritual 113
Love in Action 114
Chapter 14. Riches of the Night 117
Mystical Union 118
On the Way to the Beloved 121
Bibliography 125
Suggested Reading List 127
Index 129
About the Author 135
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