The Gentle Art of Blessing: A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World

The Gentle Art of Blessing: A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World


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The Gentle Art of Blessing: A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World by Pierre Pradervand

How can a blessing change the world? According to Pierre Pradervand, making the conscious choice to bless every person or being around you can truly make a world of difference in yourself and in others around you. In The Gentle Art of Blessing, Pradervand shows that the practice of blessing has the power to create more than just a renewed perspective. It unleashes tangible benefits throughout your entire life -- through your daily interactions, your life-long relationships, and in the way your approach your place in the world.

Pradervand describes blessing as genuinely wishing the best for another person through seeing their individual worth and honoring them for it. By looking at several different perspectives -- providing spiritual inspiration from Hinduism, Taoism, the Koran, the Bible, and other important spiritual sources -- The Gentle Art of Blessing explores the potential in shifting one's attitude from confrontation and negativity to acceptance and enthusiasm. A powerfully simple way of perceiving and shaping our surroundings, blessings can reflect the unconditional love and acceptance that is necessary for world -- and inner -- peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582702421
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 238,288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pierre Pradervand has worked for decades in personal development social justice. His impressive career includes work on nearly every continent, and as a speaker and workshop facilitator, Pierre is often gives talks on the topic of how to live differently. In his workshops, he provides personal development tools that empower everyone to find and strengthen their internal anchors.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Publisher ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 How It All Started 1

2 A History of Blessing 17

3 A Universe of Spiritual Laws 25

4 The Law of Positive Expectations 35

5 The Law of Right Returns 41

6 The Golden Rule 61

7 The Law of Unconditional Love 77

8 The Law of Universal Harmony 89

9 The Deeper Meaning of the Art of Blessing 103

10 A New Way of Seeing and Believing 109

11 Seeing the Hidden Good 123

12 Don't Forget to Bless Yourself 129

13 Blessing as a Spiritual Path 147

Blessings for Everyday Life 163

Epilogue: Blessing-A Practice That Heals 179

Letters and Emails 187

Suggested Reading 199

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