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Listening from the Heart of Silence: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, Volume 2 is a companion volume to The Sacred Mirror. It expands and deepens the groundbreaking dialogue begun in The Sacred Mirror.
The title Listening from the Heart of Silence refers to a quality of listening that originates prior to the duality of the one who listens and the one who is heard. It is a listening that is global, spacious, and paradoxically (to the mind at least), extremely intimate. It comes from and points to our homeground in silent, lucid openness - what some have called the Heart. When we listen from this heart of silence, we invite healing on the deepest level, welcoming everything just as it is. This is as true in our ordinary relationships as it is in the specialized relationship between therapist and client. Once the heart of silence is fully recognized, our lives begin to move from the inside out with greater honesty, love, spontaneity and power, radiating out like concentric circles on the surface of a pond. Our lives increasingly embody our deepest truth.
All psychological suffering is ultimately rooted in the misunderstanding of who we really are. The vital current of nondual wisdom implicit in the world's great spiritual traditions directly addresses the origins of the profound sense of lack and separation that are the basis of human suffering.
|Publisher:||Paragon House Publishers|
|Series:||Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
Toward an Embodied Nonduality: Introductory Remarks John J. Prendergast G. Kenneth Bradford 1
Spacious Intimacy: Reflections on Essential Relationship, Empathic Resonance, Projective Identification, and Witnessing John J. Prendergast 35
From Neutrality to the Play of Unconditional Presence G. Kenneth Bradford 55
Intersubjectivity and Nonduality in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship Judith Blackstone 77
Mystery, Mind, and Meaning Dorothy S. Hunt 99
Listening and Speaking from No-Mind Peter Fenner 121
Nonduality: A Spontaneous Movement "To" and "Fro" Kaisa Puhakka 151
Experiencing the Universe as Yourself: The Nonduality of Self and Society David Loy 171
Walking the Talk: The Principles and Practices of Embodied Spirituality Mariana Caplan 181
Healing from the Heart: Embodying Nondual Wisdom Penny Fenner 197
Nondual Wisdom and Body-Based Therapy Sheila Krystal 217
Nondual Awakening: Its Source and Applications Timothy Conway 231
Selected Bibliography 255
About The Contributors 265