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Tears to triumph : the spiritual journey from suffering to enlightenment
Title:
Tears to triumph : the spiritual journey from suffering to enlightenment
ISBN:
9780062205445
Physical Description:
xvi, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
Surrendering our sorrow -- Through the darkness into the light -- The case against numbness -- The miraculous universe -- A culture of depression -- Forgiveness -- Relationship heaven, relationship hell -- Changing ourselves, changing the world -- The light of Buddha -- The light of Moses -- The light of Jesus -- Tears to triumph.
Abstract:
Spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson argues that we -- as a culture and as individuals -- have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so, we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing. Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it. In refusing to acknowledge our suffering, we actually prolong it and deny ourselves the opportunity for profound wisdom -- ultimately limiting our personal growth and opportunity for enlightenment. Frozen by denial, we are left standing in the breech. Whole industries profit from this immobility, and while they have grown rich, we have become spiritually poorer. Marianne demonstrates that true healing and transcendence can only come when we finally face our pain and wrestle with what it has to teach us. Tears to Triumph offers us a way forward through the pain, to a deeper awareness of our feelings, our lives, and our true selves.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2016]