Where can we find illumination and support when we most need it? "Inside each of us is an inner light that I call 'The One Who Knows'," writes Jack Kornfield. "Awakening to this wisdom can help us find our way through pain and suffering with courage, grace, and tenderness." For anyone seeking answers during a time of trial or confusion, he now offers A Lamp in the Darkness, a new book-and-CD programme filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and special guided meditations to navigate life's inevitable storms. With deep understanding and compassionate warmth, Jack Kornfield illuminates a safe-and sane-pathway through difficulty, as we explore practices created for times of crisis but applicable and useful throughout our daily lives: Equanimity and Peace-how to hold the sorrows and struggles of our world and our selves in balance while seeing the great peace behind it all. Forgiveness-for releasing the past and breaking down barriers to all that is closed in the heart. Setting Your Highest Intention-a guide for awakening to the shining beauty and potential of the human spirit Hard times come to everyone. With A Lamp in the Darkness, we have a trusted guide and friend with whom we can face the road ahead in presence, love, and openness.
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A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times 2011-12-10 16:55:03 Alaina Zipp
Sometimes I wonder how there can be so many books that generally say the same thing, yet are so different. This is a lovely, comforting book presenting the radical acceptance that everyone will suffer in their time and presenting various ideas of how to keep your own "spark" burning as you move through hard times. I recently used just the sidebar meditations in a meeting and it left the participants centered and thoughtful. The cd of meditations is a great bonus (complete with word by word transcription). Definitely a buy for anyone, Jack Kornfield is a timeless author.
A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times 2011-09-16 06:34:56 Diane Holcomb
There’s no escaping it: as long as you live, you will encounter hardship. But you are not alone in your suffering. In A Lamp in the Darkness, spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield offers mindful practices and guided meditations to reconnect you to the calm, wise part of yourself, “the one who knows,” who is always there and aware, who doesn’t take things personally, who accepts all that is—the unshakeable spirit within who has the strength, insight and love to get you through any difficulty. The lamp represents the wisdom and humanity and courage and compassion of those who have passed before, those who have survived their difficulties and grown stronger as a result. Kornfield, whose books include The Wise Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, warns the reader that the practices in these pages and on the accompanying CD are not quick-fixes, they are the tools for “doing the work of the soul.” Sprinkled with inspirational messages and stories throughout, the lessons herein will lighten your load and enlighten your soul.