Relax, You're Already Home (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 16, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 208 pages
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Simple ways to a fuller and more vibrant existence, drawn from the Taoist tradition and shaped to fit our modern lives.

Relax, You’re Already Home explores how we can enrich our lives in modern America by incorporating simple habits discovered in the Taoist tradition. We don't have to dramatically reshape our lives or perform time-consuming rituals like meditation, kung fu, or breathing practices. Dr. Raymond Barnett instead shows how we can focus on basic daily Taoist habits through activities like going to the park, gardening, or enjoying a cup of tea. He even helps us create our own rituals around holidays, saints, historical figures or events, or anything else that resonates with us.

This warm and accessible book is ideal for anyone whose life seems too fast and complicated, as well as for those who are interested in Eastern religions but don’t have the time or inclination to take up esoteric practices. Complete with “interactives” that suggest exercises and probing questions, Relax, You're Already Home is a perfect primer for Taoism and a philosophy in its own right.
  

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User Review  - Will Mitchell - Goodreads

I really enjoyed Dr. Barnett's take on Taoism. The ideas and suggestions in this book were quite helpful, and I plan on putting several to use in my own life. Read full review

Contents

Note on Romanization
Postscript for Families
Diet
Sleep
Exercise
Historical Perspective
Evolutionary Perspective
Meditation
Bad Things Happening to Good People
Cultivating the Habits
Daily Habits
Folk Taoism
Philosophical Taoism
Religious Taoism
Hermits
Taoistinspired Arts

Postscript
Violent Crimes and War

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Dave Sobecki was born and raised in Cleveland, and started college at Bowling Green State University in 1984 majoring in creative writing. Eleven years later, he walked across the graduation stage to receive a PhD in math, a strange journey indeed. After two years at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, he came home to Ohio, accepting a tenure-track job at the Hamilton campus of Miami University. Dave has won a number of teaching awards in his career, and more recently has turned his attention to writing textbooks. Dave is in a happy place where his love of teaching meshes perfectly with his childhood dream of writing. He lives in Fairfield, Ohio with his lovely wife Cat, and fuzzy dogs Macleod and Tessa. When not teaching or writing, Dave's passions include Ohio State football, Cleveland Indians baseball, heavy metal music, travel, golf, and home improvement.

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