This handbook in practical spirituality proposes that the level of stress, violence, fear and disconnect from Nature in the global society has risen in direct proportion to a fall in the collective level of conscious awareness. In order to reverse this trend a conscious impulse is required. Human beings need to rediscover the mystical underpinning of all religions and the engine of spiritual transformation: the art of presence. Only by learning to be present and stay present is it possible to dissolve harmful energy - in the form of false opinions and negative feelings - and create positive energy that imbues actions with intelligence, compassion and respect for the sacredness of all life. To this end, a practice in sensory awareness is offered. It is called 'the Pause'. Pausing affirms the body-mind continuum by empowering the senses as conduits of conscious awareness. When pausing is then applied to ordinary activities such as speaking, working, thinking and relating to others, spiritual evolution accelerates. The fruit of a re-awakened life is healing for ourselves, for society, and for the entire Earth community.
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About the Author
Lyla Yastion obtained a Ph.D. in Anthropology from SUNY - Albany and has taught courses in religious studies and philosophy at Iona College, College of New Rochelle, and Mercy College. She is a reiki master, with training in shamanic healing. She lives in New Paltz, NY.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Secret Chapter 2. A Spirituality of the Senses: the Pause Chapter 3. The Steps - a Close-up: posture and the spirituality of touch Chapter 4. Close-up continued: the spiritualities of seeing, smelling, and tasting Chapter 5. Close-up concluded: the spirituality of listening; resting in simple awareness Chapter 6. The Spirituality of Moving Chapter 7. The Spirituality of Speaking Chapter 8. The Spiritualities of Work and Play Chapter 9. The Spirituality of Thinking Chapter 10. The Spirituality of Relating Chapter 11. Sowing Seeds of Spiritual Revolution
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This book empowers readers to holistically heal by practicing the 7 steps of pause. The diverse spiritual base found within each page reaches out and touches all minds. The extensive quotes bring joy to the soul. Mental Health Counselors will be delighted when they discover the truths within this treasured text that join the philosophies of men throughout the ages with the teachings of spiritual leaders and prophets through time and eternity. Their united wisdom sooths and heals the quagmire in the modern age of information overload.