Heart Broken Open

Heart Broken Open Author : Ray Gaston
Release : 2010-01-18
Publisher : Wild Goose Publications
ISBN : 1849521158
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A moving and insightful reflection by a Christian minister on his grassroots engagement with Islam - from inner-city parish ministry in Leeds to the streets of Karbala at a time of rising Islamophobia and the 'War on Terror'.


Broken/open Author : Jill Jones
Release : 2005
Publisher : Salt Publishing
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These poems are traces and markings through continuous topographies—streets, shores, bodies. They offer an experience of language underway, of jumping into the midst. Their shifts and discontinuities open up spaces through the immediate, memory, the personal, the difficulties of being situated or identified. Many of them are shards, borrowings and reshapings of forms, overheard dialogue and writings and art by others, signs and relics of the concrete world, tensions in a moment, the overturning of the ordinary like a leaf, and the resistance of playing at edges.Jones uses the soundtracks of modern lives—weather and television, music and journeys—as she negotiates difficult harbours and debatable terrains with perhaps more tenderness than previously in these times which seem broken and open. The poems are also voicings of a self under pressure, or close to breaking into the open, imagined, uncertain. They juggle a distrust of too many explanations and a wanting to know, to investigate through word magic and formal strategies.More than ever, locations and displacements interest this poet, the incompleteness of all journeys, gaps and mistakes, where gaps are not empty, where absence is presence. The moves in the book work at times against Jones’ usual reception as an urban poet with a broader mapping than before. Some of the writing is sparser and more open, the meditative lyricism is tempered with a humorous scepticism and argument, the poems more intuitive. Longer sequences and serial poems blend the topical and musical with a subtlety of feeling, an ear for taut lineation strung together on a thread of three or four presiding images. ‘The pages colour with the various, speaking skin of it, life.’

The Power of a Broken-Open Heart

The Power of a Broken-Open Heart Author : Julie Interrante
Release : 2010-02-15
Publisher : Compassionate Arts Pub
ISBN : 9780984095605
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What if life, beneath the surface, were composed of a series of transitions with the potential to break open our hearts? And what if our broken-open hearts could ease our approach to living? Building on her decades of work in hospital and hospice care, in this illuminating book Julie Interrante weaves together insights from those facing great challenge with her own discoveries to reveal the importance of embracing pain. Whether sparked by the loss of a friend or loved one, a pet or long-held belief, a job or a marriage, a home and community, or physical capacity, pain breaks open the heart, catalysing great courage, trust, and creativity for living life joyfully. It also heightens our attunement to nature's cycle of seasons, as well as our own, which moves us full tilt into our living and eventually into our dying. This is not an instruction manual. Nor is it a set of religious guidelines. Rather, it is a down-to-earth exploration of vulnerability and change. Ultimately it offers a new lens on life's gift of transitions.

Broken Open

Broken Open Author : Elizabeth Lesser
Release : 2010-01-26
Publisher : Random House
ISBN : 1407060988
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'And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom' Anaïs Nin Elizabeth Lesser shows how it is possible to deal with fearful change or a painful loss and be reborn, like the Phoenix, to a more vibrant and enlightened self. In Broken Open she shares penetrating tales from her own life, the lives of those she has taught and counselled and the lives of friends and family, tales that explore the big challenges of death, illness and divorce, as well as the daily roller coaster rides of relationships, parenting and work. Woven into these stories are quotations from great poets and philosophers. And following them is a toolbox of valuable aids, including meditation, psychological enquiry and spiritual practice. The result is a book that runs the gamut of the human experience, and in a style that is genuine, funny, often heartbreaking, but always inspiring, she shows us how we, too, can allow the pain of adversity to break us open instead of breaking us down, making us bitter or closing our hearts.

Heart Sense

Heart Sense Author : Paula M Reeves
Release : 2003-03-01
Publisher : Conari Press
ISBN : 9781573248198
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Heart Sense is a compelling combination of research and "stranger than fiction" true stories illustrating that most people need to get out of their heads and back into their hearts. Paula Reeves tells how, time after time, successful heart transplant patients have undergone personality and style shifts as well as memory transfers, proving that the heart is not just a muscle. The real beauty of Heart Sense is that Reeves explains the heart's intelligence and teaches us simple exercises that help us tap into that intelligence and improve our lives. With this groundbreaking work, learn to listen to your seventh sense -- the wisdom of the heart. Book jacket.

Healing the Heart of Democracy

Healing the Heart of Democracy Author : Parker J. Palmer
Release : 2014-07-31
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 1118970365
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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmerquickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us thetools to do it. This timely, courageous and practicalwork—intensely personal as well as political—is notabout them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in ourstate capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's aboutus, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settingslike families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations andworkplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore agovernment "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him abestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" thatcan help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them inourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of "otherness" An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent andempowering call for "We the People" to reclaim ourdemocracy. The online journal Democracy & Educationcalled it "one of the most important books of the early 21stCentury." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said"This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that willbenefit from discussing it."

Heartbroken Open

Heartbroken Open Author : Kristine Carlson
Release : 2010-04-06
Publisher : HarperOne
ISBN : 9780061732294
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The wife of Richard Carlson—author of the best-selling self-help book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, who died suddenly at age 45—explains how she was left to find her way through grief and the new self she found beneath it. By the author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women. 50,000 first printing.

Praying Fingertips

Praying Fingertips Author : Terrence Douglas
Release : 2009-07
Publisher : Holy Fire Publishing
ISBN : 1603832025
File Size : 21.2 MB
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Terry rises well before dawn, heads for the beach with his dog, returning to read Scripture and meditate. Praying Fingertips captures the fruit of this daily endeavor in 360 meditations selected from the last three years. The meditations are grouped into twelve chapters; each chapter designates a special gift that waits -- from accepting the anointed Word to responding to a call for silence. Whether one meditates regularly, or seeks to resume or commence the practice, this collection serves to encourage all to explore Scripture for the teasures contained therein and apply them to one's daily life in service.

Beyond the Silver Linings

Beyond the Silver Linings Author : D. N. N. S. Yadav
Release : 2020-05-06
Publisher : Partridge Publishing
ISBN : 1543706789
File Size : 35.17 MB
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This book ‘Beyond The Silver Linings’ is in Self Help Motivational category. Basically this is a very thought provoking book on Life Management. The book has impressive arguments and persuasions’ to the people around for establishment of global peace and promotion of mutual brotherhood and feel of fraternity on this earth irrespective of religion or caste. All religions on this earth expressly advocate for mutual respect of religious belief, human welfare and happiness to all. World citizenship is one of the ideas which could explore possibilities of sustainable global peace initiatives. Protection of environment issue must be on top priority world institutions to save our Mother Earth and survival of the mankind. We are witness to worst ever loss of human life due to Covid-19 pandemics owing to natural ecological imbalances caused by human agencies. In this book the author has identified situations in day to day life of individuals who are suffering from worries and struggling under very adverse situations. Positive orientation of the mindset is key of individual happiness. Human mind is most powerful to make you strong from within and win over to your worries to ensure sure life success and life goals. Never allow negative thoughts to creep in your mind. It defeats your endeavors for happiness, life full with joy and peace of mind. Manage your life. Be the achiever. Be the winner.

Heart Broken Open

Heart Broken Open Author : Ray Gaston
Release : 2010-01-18
Publisher : Wild Goose Publications
ISBN : 1849521131
File Size : 80.18 MB
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A moving and insightful reflection by a Christian minister on his grassroots engagement with Islam - from inner-city parish ministry in Leeds to the streets of Karbala at a time of rising Islamophobia and the 'War on Terror'.

Reimagining Democratic Societies

Reimagining Democratic Societies Author : Sjur Bergan
Release : 2013-01-01
Publisher : Council of Europe
ISBN : 9789287175373
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Reimagining democratic societies, although a demanding task, is one in which higher education must engage. As societies change, our understanding of democracy must also evolve. We need democratic institutions, but also democratic culture and democratic innovation. Citizen participation, as a cornerstone of democracy, must go beyond citizen mobilisation on just a few issues. An educated, committed citizenry deeply involved in creating and sustaining diverse democratic societies is essential for human progress and advancing the quality of life for all. The authors - academics, policy makers and practitioners from Europe and the United States - argue this point, making the case for why democratic reimagination and innovation cannot succeed without higher education and why higher education cannot fulfil its educational, academic and societal missions without working for the common good. Case studies provide examples of how higher education can contribute to reimagining and reinvigorating democracy.

Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss

Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss Author : Ashley Davis Bush LCSW
Release : 2016-01-01
Publisher : Conari Press
ISBN : 1573246670
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Ashley Davis Bush published Transcending Loss (Berkley) in 1997. Since then she has grown her Transcending Loss brand by becoming a sought-after speaker for professional conferences and by reaching out directly to the bereaved through online communities where she has established tens of thousands of followers. In her new book Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss, Davis Bush offers daily readings--bite-sized lifelines and glimpses of hope for those coping with the death of a loved one. It comprises a brief introduction, a brief conclusion, and 365 daily meditations, plus a few additional pieces for particularly difficult occasions like death date, birth date, anniversary, holidays, and more. Scattered throughout are calming photographs for further contemplation or stillness. Davis Bush's writings focus on normalizing and validating the incredibly painful process of grieving. She offers a compassionate perspective on staying connected to the deceased, focusing on love, living with gratitude, channeling pain to compassion, transcending loss, making meaning, and living into a new self.

Holy Chaos

Holy Chaos Author : Amanda Henderson
Release : 2020-05-19
Publisher : Chalice Press
ISBN : 0827215169
File Size : 36.5 MB
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Daily living–and loving–in our fraught and deeply divided world can be disorienting, unpredictable, exhausting, and scary. How do we find peace in the midst of the chaotic spaces? Connection in the midst of division? Healing in the midst of suffering? In Holy Chaos, interfaith leader, activist, and pastor Amanda Henderson reflects on the core principles of rooting down, embracing fear, engaging curiosity, showing up, accepting our brokenness, finding joy in each other, and letting go to chart a way forward with integrity and love.

Breaking Open the Word of God

Breaking Open the Word of God Author : Karan Hinman Powell
Release : 1988
Publisher : Paulist Press
ISBN : 9780809129737
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Volume three in a three-part series that functions as a pastoral tool for sharing the word of God; focuses on Cycle C and emphasizes using the lectionary in catechesis throughout the year.

The Mystery at the Heart of Things

The Mystery at the Heart of Things Author : Phillip S. Washburn
Release : 2008-12
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN : 1598587781
File Size : 29.64 MB
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The ten sermons contained in this volume take up the challenge of honoring both mind and heart; recognizing that our minds and our hearts are inextricably entwined, that we are made of both. They do this while also recognizing that traditional religion is in trouble-resurgent fundamentalism notwithstanding-and that much of it fails to address the realities of where we live intellectually and emotionally. Here are sermons that do not gloss the hard questions that arise from hard experience; that recognize God is to be sensed, often most crucially, in the midst of difficulty; that God is ultimately a mystery we may not grasp, but rather a mystery that grasps us. Phillip S. Washburn, a minister in the United Church of Christ, is a graduate of Dickinson College and Duke Divinity School and the author of several librettos for musical dramas for performance in worship. He has served churches in Dumfries, Scotland; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Hamden, Connecticut; and lastly, for twenty-four years as Senior Minister at the Scarsdale Congregational Church, in Scarsdale, New York. Retired as of June, 2007, he currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal Author :
Release : 1986-07
Publisher :
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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

The Broken Way (with Bonus Content)

The Broken Way (with Bonus Content) Author : Ann Voskamp
Release : 2016-10-25
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 0310318599
File Size : 64.41 MB
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This ebook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive section of beautiful photos paired with powerful passages from the text that is not found in the hardcover. New York Times Bestseller This one's for those in need of a renewed revelation of the grace of God. Come and receive freedom, not beyond your fear and pain, but actually within it. New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts Ann Voskamp sits at the edge of her life and all of her own unspoken brokenness and asks: What if you really want to live abundantly before it's too late? What do you do if you really want to know abundant wholeness? This is the one begging question that's behind every single aspect of our lives--and one that The Broken Way rises up to explore in the most unexpected ways. This one's for the lovers and the sufferers. For those whose hopes and dreams and love grew so large it broke their willing hearts. This one's for the busted ones who are ready to bust free, the ones ready to break molds, break chains, break measuring sticks, and break all this bad brokenness with an unlikely good brokenness. You could be one of the Beloved who is broken--and still lets yourself be loved. You could live in the face of your unspoken pain. You could discover and trust this broken way--the way to not be afraid of broken things.

Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development

Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development Author : Loveless, Douglas J.
Release : 2013-11-30
Publisher : IGI Global
ISBN : 1466647981
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"This book presents practical conversations with philosophical and theoretical concerns regarding the use of digital technologies in the educational process, challenging the assumption that information accessibility is synonymous with learning"--

Heart Broke Open

Heart Broke Open Author : Sahara Sun
Release : 2016-06-28
Publisher : Shen Press
ISBN : 9780997295603
File Size : 38.67 MB
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One woman's epic six month pilgrimage to heal every part of her begins with a leap of faith-out of the rainy Pacific Northwest and into the warmer waters of Hawaii. The power of the islands begin to wield her journey into something she didn't expect. Her old life burns to the ground in heartbreak, health issues, and betrayal from both those she loves as well as her own body. She is in the midst of Lyme disease, homeless and alone. Relying solely on her intuition, the enchanting lessons of the Aloha spirit lead Sahara to realize her journey must go deeper to face everything that lingers in her broken heart. Surrendering onto an unexpected and unknown path before her, she leaves the comforts of paradise and bravely ventures into the Nevada desert for intense treatment. Alone. She is continually tested, facing the Shaman's death, to transcend out of the ashes of her old life. Miracles and blessings begin to change every part of her in ways she never would have expected. Relying on the help of strangers, Sahara is rebirthed into divine surrender where grace leads her home to another magical island and a paradise found within her own self. Sahara Sun sweetly weaves this true heart's tale revealing extraordinary lessons discovered throughout her journey to heal her broken-opened heart. She may even inspire you to take the first step on your own healing journey. Heart Broke Open is dedicated to anyone seeking healing, change, and a way to free your heart with the openness to surrender into the mysteries of the unknown.

And So It Is

And So It Is Author : Angelica Jayne Taggart
Release : 2013-10-30
Publisher : BalboaPress
ISBN : 1452582637
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What People are Saying… “Rev. Angelica’s messages are a combination of story-telling, enlightened insight, affirmative prayer, and honest communication around what it means to be spirit having a human experience.” — Danika Dinsmore, author “Rev. Angelica has inspired me for years with her weekly messages and prayers. What a feast to have so much wisdom in one volume!” — Rev. Carrie Hunter, Banff, Alberta, Canada “Open and caring, joyful and sharing are the foundations on which Reverend Angelica builds to inspire us to be the best version of ourselves we can be. I hope you will find as much encouragement and inspiration in this collection of some of her finest messages as I have in reading them over the past ten years.” — Brad McPhee, Financial Consultant “Rev. Angelica’s Messages are an integral part of my spiritual practice. They are always such a great resource, personally inspiring me with many ideas to contemplate and down to earth inspiration that I often quote in my own presentations.” — Rev. Lorraine Trout, Saskatoon, SK, Canada “Rev. Angelica writes with a blend of common sense and spiritual wisdom that is a treasure for beginners and advanced readers alike. She never fails to enlighten, entertain and make me think. I look forward to what she has to say and how she chooses to say it. Her affirmative prayers are pure poetry.” — Rev. Jane Claypool, author This insightful guide is like having my own practical mystic at my fingertips. Rev Angelica finds and shares extraordinary messages from life’s most ordinary events. — Rev. Sandy Shipley, Life Coach & Wedding Officiant “Rev. Angelica is phenomenal in her highly practical way of presenting Science of Mind principles . Through her teachings I have come to know my hearts desires manifest with as much ease as I allow myself.” — Beky Baxter