While spiritual delusions lure us into thinking that enlightenment brings the elimination of all suffering, spiritual realism helps us love the world as it is. Steve Posner links his personal experiences with spiritual wisdom from all over the world in order to reveal a reliable path toward a more realistic spirituality. Charting a course that can be followed by anyone of any faith—or even of no particular faith— this book is a guide for imperfect people who seek enlightenment in an imperfect world.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.31(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.05(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents1 THE REWARDS OF SPIRITUAL REALISM.
2 THE WISDOM OF FEELING GOOD ABOUT FEELING BAD.
3 THE ILLUSION OF A PERFECT PERSONALITY.
4 AN ENLIGHTENED WEEPING.
5 YOUR FEARS NEED NOT FRIGHTEN YOU.
6 OUR IMPULSE TO LOVE.
7 EASING ANXIETIES THAT COME AND GO.
8 THE VALUE OF CHANGING BELIEFS.
9 FINDING THE CALM OF UNCERTAINTY.
10 THE NATURAL CYCLES OF EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION.
11 THE MYSTIC’S FREEDOM.
12 USING OUR COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS.
13 RESOLVING CONFLICT WITHIN US AND AROUND US.
14 SHIFTING INTO AN ACTIVE ENLIGHTENMENT.
What People are Saying About This
"Great coaching for your journey from who you are to who you want to be! This book can help you find the person that you need to see most - yourself. Steve notes that, "the best teacher is there to aid your spiritual development." He is one of the best teachers that you will find."--(Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1 Business best seller 'What Got You Here Won't Get You There')
"I can't tell you how much I appreciate the wedding of spirituality and unblinkered, real-world consideration expressed in Spiritual Delights and Delusions. It's given me hope that these two frequently disparate realms are going to continue to converge, and for this sense alone I'm made glad."--(Sonia Linebaugh, author of 'At the Feet of Mother Meera: The Lessons of Silence')
"'Spiritual Delights and Delusions' is a very refreshing and thought provoking approach to spiritual wisdom. It's wonderful to read practical truth. Blessings on this wonderful book.'"--(Caroline Myss, author of 'Entering the Castle' and 'Anatomy of the Spirit')
"Words can't describe the passion and power in Steve Posner's, once-in-a-decade masterpiece. Amidst the cacophony of this fast-forward world, I discovered my own inner silence and spiritual awakening within its pages. Brilliant, moving, quieting, enduring."--(Dr. Denis Waitley, author 'The Seeds of Greatness')
"Posner's book contains great spiritual and psychological truths that can be easily understood and practiced in daily life. This intriguing story of self-realization includes timeless, universal esoteric gems that hold the keys to the awakening of higher consciousness. Here is the 'Perennial Philosophy' taken to the next level."--(Bob Waxman, author of 'Kabbalah Simply Stated')
"With lucidity and genuine intimacy, 'Spiritual Delights and Delusions' shows me how inner peace, far from dulling outer awareness, can help us respond more compassionately to injustice."--(Alex Raksin, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing)