Representing a synthesis of the authoras decades of multidisciplinary work in meditation, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and spirituality, Creating Peace by Being Peace guides readers in creating peace on seven levels of engagement, from the body to the ecology to God. Author Gabriel Cousens addresses the increasingly urgent need to transform humankind with the ancient peace wisdom of the Essenes, a Judaic mystical group that flourished two millennia ago. He begins by explaining the Essenes and the lessons they can teach us as creators of peace. Individual chapters cover a wide range of possibility, from the personal (aPeace with the Minda) to the political (aPeace with the Communitya). The final chapter, qIntegrating Peace on Every Level, q presents a comprehensive plan for peace with the body, mind, family, community, culture, ecology, and God as a pervasive experience in lifeamoment to moment, day by day. Cousens blends documentary evidence with original interpretation to show that the Essenes actually did live this experience of peace. Most importantly, he transfers their gift to modern seekers as a breathing blueprint for realizing this reality as we walk in our lives; work according to our gifts, joys, and sacred design; and live the path of spiritual awakeningathe sevenfold peace. From the Trade Paperback edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Title||:||Creating Peace by Being Peace|
|Author||:||Gabriel Cousens, M.D.|
|Publisher||:||North Atlantic Books - 2010-05-18|