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Gratitude, The Essential Practice For Happiness & Fulfillment

The essential practice for happiness & fulfillment
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
March, 2009
ISBN:
9781591796862
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Banyen's Description: 

For most of us, gratitude comes easy when things are going well. But putting it into practice when life throws you a curve ball is another story. On Gratitude: The Essential Practice for Happiness and Fulfillment, cultural anthropologist and educator Angeles Arrien shows us how to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes a way of life—simply and naturally. Integrating the newest social science research with stories, prayers, insights, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the world, Arrien weaves time-tested wisdom to help us master the art of giving thanks, every day. Gratitude invites you to explore:

ª  How to overcome habitual tendencies toward envy,comparison, and narcissism

ª  The top 10 practices for remaining grateful, including keeping a gratitude journal, “remembering the bad to appreciate the good,” and regularly writing notes and letters of thanks

ª  Naikan—the Japanese Buddhist practice of intensely meditating on your interconnections to develop a steady flow of gratitude in relationships

ª  Indigenous teachings about using daydreams and wishes to create a spirit of healing and blessing

Recent studies have shown that a daily gratitude practice can significantly change your life, improving sleep, overall energy, and emotional well-being. With Gratitude, Angeles Arrien offers us an inspiring call to the profound gifts that come when we fully embrace gratitude.

Angeles guides listeners to cultivate this power of deep appreciation through stories and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the world—Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, and more. Here is an inspiring call to open our hearts, embrace gratitude, and change our lives—and thus the world.

Angeles Arrien is also author of The Second Half of Life (on book or CD) and Gathering Medicine (on CD).

Publisher’s Description: 

A gifted anthropologist and heart-centered teacher guides listeners to cultivate the power of deep appreciation through stories and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the world--Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, and more.Gratitude comes easy when things are going well. But feeling thankful when life throws you a curve is another story. Integrating the newest social science research with stories, prayers, insights, and practices from cultures around the world, cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien shows how to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes a way of life. Among the practices she introduces are Naikan, a Japanese Buddhist method of intensely meditating on your interconnections, and indigenous teachings utilizing daydreams and wishes.

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