Cultivating Inner Peace by Paul R. Fleischman

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Using practical, progressive steps, Paul Fleischman takes us into the experience of attention, focus, devotion and commitment, helping us find our way to that elusive transcendence which is inner peace—ineffable yet always possible. He describes these steps toward peace as an eight-pearled necklace. The pearls can be strung together into a way of life, the first pearl being simply to seek out peaceful people. Fleischman also incorporates moving portraits of those who have conquered this mountain before us: John Muir, Walt Whitman, Gandhi, Thoreau, Tagore, the Nearings, the Buddha, and others. Peace is not the crowning achievement at the end of a hard or virtuous life, but rather a part of day-to-day existence. It is the transcendence of suffering in everyday life that leads directly to inner peace.

About Paul R. Fleischman

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Paul R. Fleischman, MD, is the author of "Cultivating Inner Peace," "The Healing Spirit," and" Spiritual Aspects of Psychiatric Practice," He has contributed to the "American Journal of Psychiatry," "Landscape," "Nature," "The Yale Review," and "The University of Chicago Review," In 1993 he was awarded the Oskar Pfister award by the American Psychiatric Association. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Published May 1, 1997 by Tarcher. 300 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Father Daniel Berrigan shows us the prophetic dimensions of peace as a way of life, and the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore demonstrates a life of peace in action.

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