Keeping Spiritual Balance as We Grow Older

Keeping Spiritual Balance as We Grow Older
Author: Molly Srode,Bernie Srode
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2004
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781594730429

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Each of us is a citizen of two worlds -- the spiritual and the physical. As we age and face new demands on our bodies -- illnesses, limited mobility, loss of vision or hearing -- it is easy to focus on only the changes to our physical bodies and forget about the transformations our spiritual selves are going through. Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older guides readers through readings and practical exercises that reintroduce them to their spiritual side. Addressing specific issues connected with aging, Molly and Bernie Srode demonstrate how the power of spirit can help overcome the obstacles of old age. Written for religious and non-religious readers alike, Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older is a unique and inspiring guide to achieving healthy stability later in life.

Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older

Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older
Author: Molly Srode,Bernie Srode
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2013-09-12
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781594735585

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Your Guide to Exploration and Adventure in the Years Ahead As we grow older and face new demands on our bodies—illnesses, limited mobility, loss of vision or hearing—it is easy to focus on only the changes to our physical bodies and forget about the transformations our spiritual selves are going through. Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older will guide you through readings and practical exercises to reintroduce you to your spiritual side. Molly and Bernie Srode discuss how the power of spirit can help you overcome the obstacles of aging, add meaning to your everyday life, and attain both your material and spiritual goals regardless of your religious orientation. With creative, practical advice, this book is brimming with ideas to add purpose and spirit in the building of your meaningful retirement.

Creating a Spiritual Retirement

Creating a Spiritual Retirement
Author: Molly Srode
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2012-10-18
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781594734878

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Discover how retirement can lead to new spiritual possibilities. What now? Where do I go from here? In many parts of the world, retirement from the daily workforce is a door you walk through in order to discover your soul. In the last third of life, it is an opportunity to focus on the goals that are most important to you. Creating a Spiritual Retirement invites you to examine your spiritual life and explore ways of making it more meaningful, from three different perspectives: "The Individual Spirit"—Contemplate the possibilities for spiritual growth that come with retirement from the daily workplace "The Great Spirit"—Discover how to look for the sacred in this life, in both ordinary and extraordinary ways "Practical Spirituality"—Create your path to more fully develop a spiritual practice that will provide support, strength, challenge, and comfort in the later years of life.With creative exercises and warm, practical advice, this book is a helpful tool for anyone on their retirement journey. This unusual "guidebook" helps you deepen your relationship with the unseen but no less real presence of spirit in your life. Each chapter focuses on a particular idea for consideration from a spiritual point of view, and concludes with a reflection and questions designed to help you explore your thoughts during this important time in life. "Retirement can be a time rich in understanding of ourselves and others. It is a time to gather the wisdom we have gained through the years and make it our own. It is a time to take care of unfinished business. It is a time to look beyond the surface of our lives to the deeper inner meaning that is a part of each of us. It is truly a time to connect with our own inner spirit or soul and with the Great Spirit that animates all life." —from the Introduction Supportive, insightful, and inspiring, Creating a Spiritual Retirement will help you make the next stage in your life a meaningful one.

Creathing a Spiritual Retirement

Creathing a Spiritual Retirement
Author: Molly Srode
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2004-07-04
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781594730504

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Retirement from the daily workforce can be an opportunity to refocus on your soul. Deepen your relationship with the unseen but no less real presence of spirit in your life with fresh spiritual reflections and questions to help you explore this new phase.

The Forgiveness Handbook

The Forgiveness Handbook
Author: The Editors at Skylight Paths,Editors at Skylight Paths Publishing
Publsiher: Skylight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-11-03
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781594735776

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Inspiration and encouragement from across faith traditions for all who seek hope and wholeness through letting go. “The burden of a grudge, resentment or bitterness is not fully understood until the act of forgiving another lifts it and the freedom of grace given is experienced. How weighed down we are with being unforgiving! When you truly forgive from the heart … you know it by the liberation of your own soul.” —Rev. Timothy J. Mooney, in “A Choice and a Gift” Old wounds can bind up your heart and keep you from fully loving—and fully living—in the present. Your pain may come from devastating trauma or unconscious resentment from accumulated everyday grievances. No matter the depth of the hurt, true healing comes from the courage to face the past and begin the process of letting go. These offerings of warmth and wisdom from many different faiths, backgrounds and perspectives will encourage you to begin your own journey toward the wholeness and freedom that comes from true forgiveness. CONTRIBUTORS: Marcus Aurelius • Nancy L. Bieber • Rev. Carolyne Call • Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell • Nancy Barrett Chickerneo, PhD • Paul Wesley Chilcote, PhD • William Cleary •Nancy Corcoran, CSJ • Linda Douty • Rabbi Ted Falcon • Marcia Ford • Marie M. Fortune • Tamar Frankiel, PhD • Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, DHL • Caren Goldman • Rev. Steven Greenebaum • Judy Greenfeld • Kent Ira Groff • Diana L. Guerrero • Karyn D. Kedar • Kay Lindahl • Rabbi David Lyon • Pastor Don Mackenzie • St. Maximos • Ron Miller • Diane M. Millis, PhD • Rev. Timothy J. Mooney • John Philip Newell • Linda Novick • Rev. Larry J. Peacock • Gordon Peerman • M. Basil Pennington, OCSO • Jan Phillips • Susan Quinn • Imam Jamal Rahman • Marty Richards, MSW, LCSW • The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson, PhD • Rev. Nanette Sawyer • Rev. Donna Schaper • Katharine Jefferts Schori • Rami Shapiro • Louise Silk • Rev. Susan Sparks • Aaron Spevack, PhD • Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz • Molly and Bernie Srode • Tom Stella • Sohaib N. Sultan • Terry Taylor • Yoland Trevino • Rev. Jane E. Vennard • The Rev. Peter Wallace • Cynthia Winton-Henry

How Did I Get to be 70 when I m 35 Inside

How Did I Get to be 70 when I m 35 Inside
Author: Linda Douty
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781594732973

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Have the courage and curiosity to face the inner changes of aging--and learn how they can help you find meaning in your later years. "I used to think that age sixty-five was the start of a slippery downward slope to the cemetery. But inside, I felt a surge of enormous energy, with the potential to approach aging as an uncharted adventure instead of a prison sentence." --from the Introduction Unlike other authors, spiritual director Linda Douty discusses the challenges and surprises of aging by talking about how you actually feel, not what you're supposed to feel. In a warm, down-to-earth voice, she offers a spiritually grounded method to adjust to the unexpected as you grow older. There is no one-size-fits-all here, but a variety of responses to the inner and outer transformations of aging and new ways of looking at them. She looks at surprises, welcome and unwelcome, concerning: - Self-image - The physical body - Relationships - Spiritual life Questions for reflecting on who you are in this period of your life--or who you would like to be--will help you live each day more purposefully and joyfully.

A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides

A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides
Author: Andrew Harvey
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2012-01-27
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781594734144

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Four spiritual guides, four classic texts—timeless wisdom for our complicated world introduced by one of today's great teachers of spirituality. Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, Ramakrishna: four of the world's most interesting and challenging spiritual masters. The core of their most important teachings—along with annotations from expert scholars and introductions from Andrew Harvey, one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time—now are all in one beautiful volume. A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides contains selections from four classic texts: Bhagavad Gita (Krishna) Dhammapada (Buddha) The Gospel of Thomas (Jesus) Selections from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (Ramakrishna) The selections focus on the inspiring themes of devotion and selfless action; serenity and the mind; mysticism and the individual's search for answers; and the direct path to the Divine. Andrew Harvey's warm and personal introduction to each guide offers his own experiences of learning from their wisdom.

Like a Child

Like a Child
Author: Rev. Timothy J. Mooney
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-05-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781594735431

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By breaking free from our misperceptions about what it means to be an adult, we can reshape our world and become harbingers of grace. “In our desire to grow up, mature, become adults, we become enamored with who we are supposed to be. When we have finally ‘grown up’ we realize much of who we really are has been left behind or buried under various masks and roles we play. But the knowledge of who we truly are never leaves us. To reclaim our selfhood, we must grow up again and consciously embrace all that it means to be childlike.” —from Chapter 12, “It Takes a Long Time to Become Young” By restoring the childlike ways of humility, trust, awe, wonder, playfulness and more, we can recover a fuller picture of what it means to be human. This unique spiritual resource explores what Jesus may have meant when he said, “Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” It addresses our modern misperceptions regarding the nature of maturity and the common coping mechanisms—distrust, guardedness, insecurity, judgmental thinking—we acquire, and feel we require, in adulthood. Along with the wisdom of ancient and modern spiritual luminaries, this book provides over twenty-five spiritual practices to help us cultivate the childlike ways of attention, self-awareness, joy and resilience in our inner lives as well as in our relationships with others.