Transforming Our Terror: A Spiritual Approach to Making Sense of Senseless Tragedy

Transforming Our Terror: A Spiritual Approach to Making Sense of Senseless Tragedy

by Christopher Titmuss




This timely volume speaks to all who continue to suffer in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York's World Trade Center. The author, a teacher of Buddhist principles and meditation methods, describes how sadness affects the human psyche. He begins by pointing out the relationship between happiness and sorrow, and suggests beneficial ways of coping with loss. A subsequent chapter deals with anger and the desire for vengeance and includes advice on ways to reverse these feelings, transforming them into positive emotions and acts. He presents ideas designed to help readers make sense of aging, illness, pain, and death, and he discusses ways in which we can rid ourselves of the preconception that people who are unlike ourselves are evil. Readers are instructed on methods of meditation, presented with resources to correct faulty perceptions of the outside world, and advised on ways to transcend tragic events and renew their lives with new directions and fresh priorities. The text includes brief, inspiring stories that tell how men and women from many walks of life have dealt with personal tragedy and enriched their lives and future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764122217
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christopher Titmuss, a former Buddhist monk, is cofounder of the Gaia House retreat in South Devon, England. He is also the author and creator of The Little Box of Inner Calm, also published by Barron's.

Table of Contents

Working with Grief
Dealing with Negativity and Conflict
Overcoming Fear and Anger
Coming to Terms with Death
Looking into Stereotypes
Cultivating Intimacy with Life
Dealing with Authority and its Abuse
Coming to Terms with Suffering

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