Emotional Chaos to Clarity: Move from the Chaos of the Reactive Mind to the Clarity of the Responsive Mind

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Penguin, May 10, 2012 - Self-Help - 304 pages
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This inspiring and prescriptive book leads us from the emotional chaos of the reactive mind to the clarity of the responsive mind

As Founder of the Life Balance Institute, Phillip Moffitt has observed that most people lack clarity about their life's direction and the ability to cope with its inevitable challenges. Now, in Emotional Chaos to Clarity, he provides the antidote by showing us the path of skillful living. Grounded in Western psychology and Buddhist philosophy, each chapter introduces a mind state that prevents us from living skillfully, narrates stories from Moffitt's hundreds of students and clients, and provides step-by-step exercises for readers to find clarity in their own lives. Among the many benefits of skillful living are being able to gain wisdom from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences and having an inner life which can flourish, even if our outer life is filled with difficulty.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Beginning Your Journey to Clarity
Getting to Know the Real
Living an Intentional Life
Starting Over
Letting Go of Expectations
Balancing Priorities
Developing Skillful Behaviors
Living into Life through Gratitude
Overcoming Attachments through Generosity
Doing the Right Thing
Bringing Mindfulness to Making Major Life Changes
Removing the Sources of Chaos
Ending the Cycle of SelfViolence
Overcoming Ordinary Compulsiveness
Practicing Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Knowing Whats Really Happening
Making Skillful Decisions
Cultivating the Qualities of LovingKindness
Online Resources
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Formerly owner and editor in chief of Esquire magazine, PHILLIP MOFFITT is founder and director of the Life Balance Institute, a nationally renowned meditation teacher, and co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. He is also the author of Dancing with Life. Visit lifebalanceinstitute.com and spiritrock.org.

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