Beyond Duality and Polarization: Understanding Barack Obama and His Vital Act of Participation

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University Press of America, Jul 13, 2012 - Self-Help - 278 pages
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Beyond Duality and Polarization explores an experience-based learning model, the Phenomenal Patterning approach for personal transformation. Rather than traditional prescriptive learning, methods of personal discovery help us understand how the human mind actually functions. Dr. Koziey introduces two modern Zen skills, watching and catharsis, to increase self-awareness. This frees us from habitual patterns we learned in childhood. We identify the patterns of our own thinking and behaving and see that many of the problems we face are self-created. Repressions are revealed in the shadow psyche and we are able to dissolve our negativity. The overriding message is that when we stop fighting, life starts flowing again.
 

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Contents

Different Mindsets
3
Chapter Two SelfAsInstrument on a Path without Form
27
Chapter Three Transcending Duality
41
Four Styles of Reasoning
54
Part Two NIETZSCHES THREE WORLDVIEWS
69
Chapter Five Metamorphoses of the Spirit
71
Camel Lion or Child?
98
Chapter Seven Beyond the HopeHopelessness Duality
106
Mind and Emotions
175
Chapter Twelve Meditation to Creativity
195
Chapter Thirteen Unio Mystica
203
Part Four TRANSFORMING LEADERS
209
Chapter Fourteen SecondOrder Transformation
211
Chapter Fifteen Cutting the Roots of Violence1
237
Chapter Sixteen Effective Leaders
245
Notes
253

Part Three SKILLS FOR TRANSFORMATION
117
Chapter Eight Relaxed Alert and NonJudging
119
Chapter Nine Learning through the Heart
131
Chapter Ten Zen Is Self Discovery
149

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Paul Koziey is professor emeritus of counseling psychology at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is best known for his seminal work applying two modern Zen mediation skills — watching and catharsis — to help us prepare for the new millennium. He examines the fundamentals of our thinking and behaving, particularly in educational, social, and political organization, and introduces new ways of transforming our traditional, conditioned patterns of conflict into a relaxed and inclusive Participant Observer worldview, what Friedrich Nietzsche calls “The Lion” perspective of courage and interdependence.

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