By Ed Shapiro, Deb Shapiro
Sign up for award-winning authors Ed and Deb Shapiro, and a bunch of world-renowned luminaries, on an enlightening non secular journey. religious leaders from all disciplines and walks of existence show how meditation has replaced their lives from the interior out-motivating readers to start their very own practices and create the basis for a brand new, extra hopeful age within the wider world.
Includes knowledge from those remarkable figures:
HH the Dalai Lama * Robert Thurman * Jon Kabat-Zinn * Byron Katie * Jane Fonda * Joan Borysenko * HH The Karmapa * Jack Kornfield * Krishna Das * Dean Ornish * Ram Dass * Marianne Williamson * and more.
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I had lost touch with something, but I did not know what it was. Mr. Ed was a good stand-in, but I was never going to be satisfied with a talking horse. RECOVERING THE SPIRIT Freud felt that the religious impulse originates in the helplessness and anxiety of childhood, and perhaps my story bears this out. Yet I have come to believe that his interpretation is only partially true. The spiritual impulse seems also to be one of moving toward something, an unlocking of a more complete expression of potential.
In addressing his own narcissism, he made clear how possible it was to detach from the needs of the ego. After a successful beginning as an academic psychologist at Harvard, a terrain that was all too familiar to me at the time, the ambitious Dr. Alpert dove, with his colleague Timothy Leary, into the uncharted terrain of research on the psychedelic drug LSD. After several years of increasing confrontation with the academic community and public exposure of their personal explorations, Alpert was dismissed from his position.
Perhaps he hadn’t really swallowed them,” he thought to himself. ” On his next trip to India, Maharaj-ji called to him again, asking, as if he couldn’t quite remember, “Say, did you give me any medicine last time you were in India? ” “Oh. Go away,” Maharaj-ji said. The next morning he called to him again. ” he asked. ” Ram Dass gave him the equivalent of five pills this time. Very slowly, Maharaj-ji took each pill and placed it into his mouth, making sure that he could be seen swallowing each one.