A Monk in the World: Fully Being Your Spiritual Self in Life

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iUniverse, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 128 pages
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A Monk In The World is the quintessential guide for those on a spiritual path while also remaining actively involved in the world of relationships: family, work and community. Drawing on the great spiritual traditions, Richard Damien offers strategies for more joyous, conscious living.

Chapter titles include:

  • Transforming Fear Into Creativity
  • Honoring Your Emotions as Allies
  • Living With Your Personal Power
  • How to Move Through Difficult Times and Celebrate Life
  • Opening Your Heart to Receive Love and Secrets of Prosperity.

This accessible-yet-profound guidebook includes specific exercises and contemplations designed to integrate the teachings into your particular life circumstances. A Monk In The World is a source of wisdom and inspiration that you'll want to revisit again and again.

"There are those who are born with a gift, then refine it and carry it beyond. Richard Damien is one of those people." Louis Gossett Jr., Actor, Los Angeles, CA

"Richard is thoroughly educated and experienced, has deeply investigated personally varied areas of human experience, emotion and behavior. He is sensitive, dedicated, a natural." Cloris Leachman, Actress, Los Angeles, CA

"Thank you, Richard for the 'great/good medicine' you have shared with friends, my patients and me. I am eternally grateful." Johanna Hoeller, D.C., Seattle, WA

  

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Contents

Honoring Your Emotions as Allies
12
Transforming Fear into Creativity
22
Living with Your Personal Power
30
Opening Your Heart to Receive Love
41
How Gratitude Draws Grace into Your Life
50
How to Change Your Karma in This Lifetime
61
How to Move through Difficult Times
69
Contemplation
76
Release Renewal and the Power of Ritual
85
Embodying the True Spirit of Giving
93
How to Live Like a Monk in
100
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