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Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound by Kirk J. Schneider PDF

By Kirk J. Schneider

ISBN-10: 0765706644

ISBN-13: 9780765706645

Awakening to Awe is a self-help meditation on an alternative—and growing—spiritual circulation. it is a move made out of those who refuse the "quick-fix" version for therapeutic, no matter if that version includes popping tablets, indulging in fabric comforts, or adhering to doctrinal dogmas. in contrast, the circulate approximately which Schneider writes consists of people that have constructed the potential to adventure the humility and beauty, or briefly, awe, of lifestyles deeply lived.

In specific, this ebook highlights the tales of people that during the cultivation of awe have remodeled their lives. for instance, readers will detect how awe remodeled the lifetime of an ex-gang member right into a liked and effective gang mediator, an ex-drug addict right into a communally wide awake healer, and a patient of degree 3 melanoma right into a contemplative and non secular seeker. The ebook also will tell readers in regards to the demanding situations and joys of awe-based child-raising, schooling, humor, political activism, and getting older. Drawing at the philosophy of Schneider's past paintings, the acclaimed Rediscovery of Awe, Awakening to Awe tells the down-to-earth tales of a quiet but rising revolution within the transformation of lives.

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It is a giving up “when there’s nothing left,” after a lifetime of study, discovery, and self-creation. 4 The road to awe—the humility and wonder, and splendor and mystery of living—is a rousing and dynamic one. There is no shortcut to awe. One needs grit and openness to partake of its fruits. Awe embraces the whole of life, the fearsome and the fascinating, the frail and far ranging. Death, despair, and pathos are all integral to awe, as are blitheness and joy. The poignancy of life, the mead of life, these are the keynotes of the awe-informed course.

How does awe contrast and compare with religion, psychotherapy, and other forms of recovery and healing in our society? 7. Is there anything else you would like to add about awe-based recovery or healing? *Please try to be as thorough and yet specific and concrete as possible. The strong effort here is to reach and assist people who desire “recovery,” but who are disillusioned or disenchanted with the prevailing remedies. 23 II AWE-BASED AWAKENING: THE NEW TESTAMENTS TO SPIRIT 4 AWAKENING IN EDUCATION T he stories that follow illustrate the power of awe-based awakening in an assortment of remarkable lives.

And even his own friends [went into that] macho role and asked him, “What are you doing”? Again like those kids you saw today [while observing Jim’s culture class], that natural resiliency came through; [the peer pressure] didn’t stop him. ” And they all started laughing 36 AWAKENING IN EDUCATION Storytelling (6 weekly sessions) Students engage and learn through reading aloud folk tales from cultures around the world. Students write folk tales and read to class. Mask Making (6 weekly sessions) Students create masks in forms of characters from folk tales.

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