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Title:
Meditations on everything under the sun : the dance of imagination, intuition, and mindfulness
Author:
Adair, Margo, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2001.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780865714281
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Book

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Summary

This ground-breaking work by one of the country's foremost meditation teachers includes meditations on almost every issue that people face in contemporary life -- whether addiction or job interviews, sexuality or child rearing, social conditioning or community. More than 160 meditations -- all indexed -- can be mixed and matched to suit the reader's needs. In addition to problem solving, the book contains a strong selection of meditations designed to support groups and organisations in collaborating and developing their vision. A reference book that people will regularly turn to, Meditations on Everything Under the Sun is a Joy of Cooking for the psyche. Designed for both professionals and general readers, Meditations on Everything Under the Sun will also appeal to all those interested in integrating the political and spiritual, and the eastern and western approaches to consciousness; and to peer support groups.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xviii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Part I Working with Spirit
At the Heart of Applied Meditationp. 2
Reclaiming the Imaginationp. 3
Imagination and Mindfulnessp. 5
The Anatomy of Consciousnessp. 8
The Witnessp. 8
The Active Imaginationp. 10
The Receptive Imaginationp. 15
The Perpetual Dance of Consciousnessp. 20
Part II Applied Meditation
Applied Meditation in Practicep. 26
Creating a Container for Meditation: When, Where, and with Whom?p. 26
Signposts to Guide Your Inner Travelp. 28
Character of Inner Consciousnessp. 30
Working with Inner Consciousnessp. 31
Making the Meditations Fit Your Needs: How to Use This Bookp. 50
Using the Meditationsp. 50
Part III Meditations for All Occasions
Section 1 Creating the Containerp. 70
Relaxing into the Reverent and Awakening Your Imaginationp. 70
Constructing Meditation Context and Enhancing Inner Awarenessp. 80
Completing Work and Returning to Outer Focusp. 92
Section 2 Gathering the Forcesp. 104
Summoning the Powersp. 104
Section 3 Maintaining Well-Beingp. 126
Centeringp. 126
Empowermentp. 149
Holding Your Ownp. 163
Section 4 Healing Happens Naturallyp. 179
Communing with Your Bodyp. 179
Getting Unstuck: Emotional Resiliencep. 202
Section 5 Life's Activitiesp. 226
Keeping It Together: Balance Amidst Too Muchp. 226
Dealing with the Issue: Problem-Solving and Decision-Makingp. 233
Aligning Your Energies for the Challenges Aheadp. 242
Section 6 Creating Wellness Togetherp. 268
Intimate Relationsp. 268
Getting Alongp. 298
Working Communityp. 312
Appendix
The Principles of Applied Meditationp. 356
Keep in Mindp. 356
The Character of Inner Consciousnessp. 357
Always Strive top. 357
The Witnessp. 358
The Active Imaginationp. 359
The Receptive Imaginationp. 360
Beliefs: Surveying Your Subjective Landscapep. 361
Beliefsp. 362
Climatep. 362
Positive Subjective Resourcesp. 363
Revealing Negative Self-Conceptsp. 364
Social Conditioningp. 364
Constraints on the Quality of Lifep. 366
Cul-de-Sacs of the Mind: Symptoms of an Unhealthy Subjective Climatep. 367
Affirmationsp. 369
General Well-Beingp. 369
Healthp. 370
Time and Routinep. 370
Activitiesp. 371
Relationshipsp. 372
Groupp. 373
The Worldp. 373
Notesp. 374
Meditations Listed by ID Number and Page Locationp. 376
Meditation Use Indexp. 378