Living in a Mindful Universe

A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Heart of Consciousness

Living in a Mindful Universe

What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? In Living in a Mindful Universe, Dr Eben Alexander, author of the international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness and how to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose. 'Dr Alexander's life-transforming NDE during a coma had shattered all of his former beliefs about the nature of consciousness, the roles of the mind and brain, and the meaning of life and death. Living in a Mindful Universe illuminates the many steps he took to expand his understanding of a much larger, richer, and deeper cosmos' Bill Guggenheim, coauthor of Hello from Heaven When eminent neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander experienced a startling near-death experience, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and woke a changed man, certain of the infinite reach of the soul and a life beyond death. In Living in a Mindful Universe, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true origins of consciousness and uncover ways to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose. Questioning, thoughtful but also practical, Living in a Mindful Universe demonstrates how we can tap into our greater mind and the power of the heart to enhance many facets of our lives, including healing, relationships and creativity.

Mindful Universe

Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer

Mindful Universe

The classical mechanistic idea of nature that prevailed in science during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was an essentially mindless conception: the physically described aspects of nature were asserted to be completely determined by prior physically described aspects alone, with our conscious experiences entering only passively. During the twentieth century the classical concepts were found to be inadequate. In the new theory, quantum mechanics, our conscious experiences enter into the dynamics in specified ways not fixed by the physically described aspects alone. Consequences of this radical change in our understanding of the connection between mind and brain are described. This second edition contains two new chapters investigating the role of quantum phenomena in the problem of free will and in the placebo effect.

Becoming More Whole Heart

Becoming More Whole Heart

This is a flexible audio program designed to support personal development goals such as emotional management, understanding relationships, inner peace and love of self. Becoming more whole requires acknowledging that our ­emotions are a fundamental aspect of our existence, and ­crucial to our connections with fellow sentient beings. Learn to release emotional suffering and fully realize the essential nature of the binding force of love, our birthright as humans. As we cultivate gratitude, appreciation and love from within, this energy radiates to others around us, contributing to a world of compassion and harmony.Designed to accompany Sacred Acoustics recordings, available for purchase at sacredacoustics.com.

The Shape of the Soul

What Mystical Experience Tells Us about Ourselves and Reality

The Shape of the Soul

Combining philosophy, psychology, religion, and even a bit of physics, Marshall establishes an expanded consciousness that proves the existence of a deeper being common to us all. Addressing the origin of the universe, evolution, reincarnation, suffering, and the nature of God, Marshall delivers what will prove an instant intellectual classic.

Passion Beyond Pain: A Mindful Approach to Living a Life of Balance

Passion Beyond Pain: A Mindful Approach to Living a Life of Balance

With more and more people making their own health care decisions, renowned cancer specialist Dr. John Inzerillo tackles the mind-body relationship and unlocks the secrets of how each affects the other. As populations age, there is a hunger for pathways to health and healing. It is just now that we are beginning to understand how to awaken that calm center within ourselves where we can enjoy physical and mental health, even when illness intrudes. Award-winning oncologist Inzerillo reveals how chronic pain, frailty and depression can be understood and healed both by the individual and the medical community. In Passion Beyond Pain he gently guides the reader towards the ever-moving goal of balance so that no matter what the ailment, contentment on a daily basis is truly possible. No hare-brained magical discourse, Inzerillo offers a powerful – and peaceful – journey on which to discover the capacity to heal that is within all of us. With an important new foreword by New Age yoga instructor Rodney Yee, Passion Beyond Pain reveals how you can be master of your own health and . . . # Heal the chronic pain that won’t go away. # Meditate into a state that lowers your heart rate and blood pressure. # Teach yourself mindfulness to beat anxiety and depression. # Regain your sense of well-being and contentment. # Get in touch with that calm center within yourself. With Passion Beyond Pain setting the guideposts, you can plan on a life of longevity that is based on good health, an absence of pain, and well-deserved peace of mind.

Bodied Mindfulness

Women’s Spirits, Bodies and Places

Bodied Mindfulness

“I see spirituality and social change to be integrally related to each other. I believe that liberation efforts that are supported by spiritual experiences of integration promote human dignity as well as social equality.” Bodied Mindfulness combines spiritual, social and analytical perspectives to explore topics central to women’s development: spirituality, women’s bodies, cultural constructions of women’s sexuality in language, sexual ethics, the sexual contract in politics and at work, and the relation between nature and culture. It is Tomm’s deeply held conviction that women need to bring a vital spirituality to feminist social criticism in order to resolve these issues and increase their power to promote social justice and ecological balance. Tomm embraces a vast store of knowledge from diverse sources, including Buddhist, shamanist and feminist resources. In a move away from abstract theorizing, she explicitly connects theory with realities lived by women. Grounding theory in personal experience — her own and others — Tomm delivers a powerful and empowering account of women’s spirituality. The resulting ontological transformation allows women to live deeply in the body while strengthening their relation to human and non-human matter and energy. Bodied Mindfulness will be of great interest to feminist scholars in all disciplines, but most particularly to those in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies.

A Mindful Way

Eight Weeks to Happiness

A Mindful Way

A Mindful Way leads the reader through a comprehensive eight-week course towards self-realization and spiritual growth. Using innovative and creative teaching methods, Jeanie Seward-Magee draws on her own personal experience to show how three simple techniques — writing, breathing, and focusing — can transform one’s life. This humorous, compassionate book is full of practical, immediately useful advice, and speaks eloquently to those with little or no experience with either Buddhism or spirituality. The book’s foreword is by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Journey into Mindfulness

Gentle ways to let go of stress and live in the moment

Journey into Mindfulness

"Everyone should read this. Mindfulness is such a great way to live life to the full." - Amazon Customer "The greatest 'little book' ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!" - Amazon Customer "Patrizia Collard's depth of experience as a teacher and practitioner shines through. I love this little book!" - Amazon Customer "Great book to pick up if you just have a few minutes a day." - Amazon Customer "I carry it with me everywhere. Lovely little calming book." - Amazon Customer "Delightful little book." - Amazon Customer Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation. Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life. This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness! CONTENTS: 1. Being in the Now 2. Accept and Respond 3. Making Your Mind Up 4. Simply Be 5. Mindful Eating 6. Gratitude and Compassion 7. Everyday Mindfulness

Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition

Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition

"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort. The 20th anniversary edition of the classic text, updated, revised, and featuring a Mindful Living Journal. Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors." From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Living Systems Theory of Vocational Behavior and Development

A Living Systems Theory of Vocational Behavior and Development

The Living Systems Theory of Vocational Behavior and Development (LSVD) explains and illustrates the processes by which individuals construct their work experiences, vocational pathways and career patterns through episodes of interaction with affordances they recognize within their contexts, and how counseling can facilitate those processes. The LSVD was created by combining the scientifically based systems theory that explicates the dynamics of all aspects of human functioning and development, called Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems, with important ideas about vocational behavior and development. The resulting integrative theory represents the individual person as a dynamic, self-directing and self-constructing entity, i.e., a living system. Behavior Episodes (BEs) are the fundamental, person-in-context, dynamic units of analysis that serve as the “building blocks” by which individuals construct and retain their experiences in patterns that can be reactivated to facilitate future BEs. The book describes how individuals’ history of satisfying BEs and their current activities provide the means by which vocational and career counselors can assist them to create satisfying vocational pathways. It also describes for researchers how new, non-linear, person-centered, quantitative and qualitative research methods can be used to analyze BE patterns to advance understanding of person-level processes that play key roles in individuals’ vocational behavior and development. The LSVD was designed to be not just an integrative framework for the field of career development, but also to reconnect the field to related areas such as human resources and industrial-organizational psychology and to the range of human sciences that have already embraced a living systems theoretical model.