The Love of Impermanent Things

The Love of Impermanent Things

The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy , 162 . p . 212 Rumi , " Longing for the Birds of Solomon , " The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy , 176 . p . 222 Daniel Matthews , Olympic Natural History : a Trailside Reference ( Portland , Oreg .

Author: Mary Rose O'Reilley

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571312838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

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An English professor and wildlife rehabilitator describes the empowering freedom she experienced when she explored the world through the eyes of wild animals, in a personal account that describes how she reconnected with natural and spiritual arenas by exploring the traditions and rituals of other lifestyles, from pottery classes to Quaker ceremonies.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Call of Soul

The Call of Soul

The eyes are here for seeing, but the soul is here for its own joy. —Rumi Through a transformational change process, the ego begins to renovate the original structure to allow more space and movement for the soul.

Author: Aila Accad

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601635198

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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The Call of the Soul presents a new perspective on the quest to find your authentic self. When that quest is successful, you know who you truly are and what your life’s purpose is. This book provides a new way to approach the journey, with a map and effective tools to ease the struggle and assure success. The Call of the Soul shows you how renegotiate the relationship between the ego and the soul so you can step fully into your purpose. Step by step, you will discover inner passion, purpose, peace, prosperity, and love—all by learning how to hear the call of your soul. With a down-to-earth writing style combined with true-life examples, this book offers accessible wisdom to achieve the self-knowledge you are seeking. The Call of the Soul will guide you to: Compassion and appreciation for all of you, including the part that resists change A quick way to release emotions and beliefs that stop you from expressing your true self and purpose A new feeling of ease and confidence in yourself and your purpose Your authentic self
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dreaming in Church

Dreaming in Church

“Nobody knows what the soul is,” says the poet Mary Oliver; “it comes and goes / like the wind over the water. ... Palmer quotes here from Mary Oliver's poem “Maybe” from The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures ...

Author: Geoffrey G. Nelson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498234245

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Humans are created as dreaming creatures and have been interested in the meaning of their dreams for thousands of years. This book offers tools and guidelines to help you work with your dreams as a practice of your Christian faith. Drawing on biblical and historical references as well as modern research, the book outlines ways to better understand your own dreams and gives practical advice for beginning and leading a dream group. The book also discusses how other contemporary spiritual practices, such as lectio divina, journaling, and meditation, can inform your dream work and vice versa. Dreams are not a secret code and will not necessarily improve your life forever, but they can serve as a valuable source of insights and inspiration in your life. This book will help you reach a deeper understanding of yourself and your faith through working with your dreams.
Categories: Religion

Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside

Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside

The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures.Hopewell, N.J.: Ecco Press,1995. Brussat, F., and Brussat, M. (eds.). 100 Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive: Living Deeply and Fully Every Day. San Francisco: HarperOne, 1994.

Author: Gloria J. Burgess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470440716

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In this inspirational book, Gloria Burgess uses the touching story of her father's relationship with William Faulkner as a starting point to explore a classic topic: how to bring forth the character qualities of love, wisdom, trust, faith, gratitude, creative action, vision, and integrity. Burgess declares the sacred promises of legacy living as part of a transformational process that helps us connect to our past by honoring those who came before us, living with intention in the present, and freeing our talents so we can realize our potential. Dare to Ware Your Soul on the Outside also includes practical exercises for fostering greater authenticity and purpose in our lives.
Categories: Religion

Surviving Storms

Surviving Storms

William Cowper, from “I was a Stricken Deer,” in The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy, edited by Robert Bly. New York: Ecco Press, 1995, p. 67. Here: “the medieval doctor Sydenham...”: A. Zuger, SH Miles. “Physicians, AIDS, and Occupational ...

Author: Mark Nepo

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250862143

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

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"This book is an enduring resource for our times. Journey here and discover your own strength." —Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Modern Elder Academy In Surviving Storms, bestselling author and spiritual teacher Mark Nepo explores the art and practice of meeting adversity by using the timeless teachings of the heart. We live in a turbulent time. Storms are everywhere, of every size and shape. And like every generation before us, we must learn the art of surviving them, so we can help each other endure. In order to stand firm against life’s unavoidable storms, we need to know our true self, deepening our roots and solidifying our connection to all Spirit and all life. Then we, like a firmly rooted tree, can endure the force of trials and heartbreak. A profoundly timely resource, Surviving Storms describes the heart’s process of renewal and connection with insight and accuracy. Though we must each map the territories of our souls for ourselves, this spiritually practical book is an indispensable guide, bringing us to common passages and paths and urging us forward on the journey. Once the rubble clears, we, like those before us, are inevitably called to build the world one more time, admitting that we need each other.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Secrets of the Grand Canyon

Secrets of the Grand Canyon

Robert Bly wrote a collection of poems with the title, The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy (New Jersey, 1995). This title comes from a line from the Persian poet, Rumi. In his collection of poems, Bly suggests that the soul is an ancient ...

Author: Lanny Kuester

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456833015

Category: Travel

Page: 244

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The next step in the journey brought us to a sturdy Park Service bus waiting nearby. According to guidebooks, this bus would carry us to the top of the South Kaibab Trail. Amy and I climbed up the steps and down the narrow aisle lugging our backpacks loaded with sleeping mats, clothes and food. The water, a gallon for each of us, gurgled reassuringly in plastic bottles. We sat down near the back of the bus. After waiting for late arrivals, the bus driver closed the squeaky door, started the bus, glanced at the rear-view mirror and shifted the gears. The driver, a frumpy, middle-aged woman with hints of gray in her hair, started her route with a slight lurch of the bus. Even at this early hour, several people got on and off at various trailheads and scenic overlooks that lined the rim of the Canyon. The driver seemed relaxed and friendly. I felt a mixture of rising anticipation and panic sweep over me as we moved from the known into the unknown. One part of me felt giddy with exhilaration as we neared the trailhead. Another cautious part inside wanted answers and a reassurance I could not supply. This voice began with the usual question, Now what did we forget to pack? Other questions nagged at me beneath the surface. What am I doing? Am I getting in way over my head? I felt embarrassed and reluctant to share my reservations with Amy at this early stage of our journey. Amy silently gazed out the window as the bus bumped along. Several other people on board spoke quietly, but with eager, nervous voices. One younger couple sat quietly, staring out at the passing trees, clear sky and a few scattered park buildings. Time seemed to shift during that ride to the top of the South Kaibab trail. Even through the windows, the views from the top of the Canyon were magical. The elevation on the South Rim of the Canyon reached over 7,000 feet. At certain points, we saw visitors walking along the edge to admire the scenery. I had visited the Canyon just once during a winter vacation to Arizona with my ex-wife just a few years before. Unfortunately, the trail was icy at the time and we cautiously hiked down only a short distance before turning back. Like most awestruck tourist, I spent the previous visit walking along the rim, snapping too many pictures and admiring the views from the top of the Canyon. As we gazed out the window of the bus, I could catch glimpses of the same views that enchanted me years before. I recalled that at certain points along the rim you could catch a glimpse of the Colorado River almost a mile below, although the folds and contours of the Canyon walls usually hide it. During the ride, all of our plans for hiking down into the Canyon took on a new reality. I finally realized in the pit of my stomach that we were really going on this trek and that we were going to be descending an entire mile in elevation carrying a heavy backpack every step of the way. To calm my inner turmoil, I reviewed once again why we had chosen the South Kaibab Trail to reach the Colorado River. For one thing, it offered a rich history. The South Kaibab consisted of a six-mile hike down a steep track first used by natives who, legend has it, followed a game path into the Canyon. Later, in the nineteenth century, miners searching for gold and silver widened and developed the trail. By the beginning of the twentieth century, most of the mines proved unprofitable and the miners abandoned them. However, the trails the miners developed became popular with the growing number of tourists drawn to the Canyon. During the 1930s, the park service started improving and maintaining a number of these trails into the Canyon, including the South Kaibab Trail. The South Kaibab quickly gained a reputation for its beauty. Many hikers selected this route because, unlike other popular routes, it often followed ridgelines and offered a number of unobstructed views of the Canyon. However, the trai
Categories: Travel

Beyond the Mask

Beyond the Mask

The Ninth House is associated with those who seek bliss or, at least, happiness.8 Dr. Patch Adams faces the ... with Sagittarius Rising, edited and wrote the introduction to The Soul is Here for Its Own Joy, Sacred Poems from Many ...

Author: Kathleen A. Burt

Publisher: Genoa House

ISBN: 9780981393995


Page: 320

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Well known and respected internationally for her ground breaking work in Archetypes of the Zodiac, Kathleen Burt now offers us a phenomenal distillation of her life work in: Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign - Part II: Libra - Pisces. Beyond the Mask Part II illustrates how midlife urgings bring forth cycles of death and rebirth. Antiquated identities and roles must die, old 'masks' must be pealed away before we can discover a new path in life. Kathleen Burt addresses specifically how the Libra - Pisces rising sign patterns guide us into new life and fresh experiences. With the keen eye of an astrologer examining the biography of creative writers and inspired people, Kathleen Burt brings a depth of understanding to the Rising Sign: Libra - Pisces. This unique volume of wisdom offers decades of scholarly study and practical experience in esoteric astrology, psychology, mythology, and biography and examines the underlying archetypal patterns inherent in our lives.

Creating an Imaginative Life

Creating an Imaginative Life

Whereas the mind is here to learn what must be done, he reminds us that “the soul is here for its own joy.” When I can let go, even for a moment, of my logical mind's incessant need for reason and explanation, I am given a gift of truly ...

Author: Michael Jones

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412094894

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 198

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"Michael's stories have the same combination of clarity and intuitive richness as his music. A fine,contemplative guide to the artist's dedicated life." David Whyte poet,lecturer author of The Heart Aroused and Crossing the Unknown Sea Michael Jones' inspiring and award winning book about his life at the piano offers many rich insights to help the reader find this story for themselves. "Who will play your music if you don't?" He asks. "What is emerging at the periphery of your awareness now? When do you feel that you are fully living your own 'signature in creation' - a place to which you often long to return?" Too often we focus on building our careers, based upon an identity crafted from our trained skills and abilities - an identity that does not accurately reflect our primary strengths, wants or needs. Michael suggests an alternative - through personal narratives that burst with wonder and magic - he offers vivid portrayals of how, through seemingly ordinary people and events, we can discover clues for living a fulfilling and imaginative life. Each story builds upon another as Michael reveals his journey toward creating a life that feels whole and complete. Throughout he offers others an invitation to reconnect with the essence of who they truly are. To begin he suggests that we learn to trust that there is a dimension of life behind life, one that lives through us and brings with it a renewed sense of dignity and grace each time we do what we love, feel what we feel and simply be ourselves. Virtually every page of this truly beautiful book provides wise and wonderful clues for allowing the creative impulse within us to emerge. Throw out your books of creativity exercises and read this book instead!
Categories: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Wild Mind

Wild Mind

Kabir, “The Time before Death,” in The Soul is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures, ed. Robert Bly (New York: Ecco, 1999), p. 81. Chapter 9. West: The Shadow and Shadow Selves Epigraph: Daniel Goleman, Vital Lies, ...

Author: Bill Plotkin

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608681785

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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"Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Plotkin offers advice on recognizing and healing inner wounds and destructive patterns of behavior, which can develop into subpersonalities such as inner critics, victims, escapists, rescuers, and so on, with the goal of growing into an integrated, healthy adult- and elder-hood"--
Categories: Nature

Powerful Beyond Measure

Powerful Beyond Measure

been encouraged to seek and value the experience of our soul and the divine. The mystic poet Kabir (1398–1448) suggests that the soul is here for its own joy, and that the desire for experience is the natural currency of our soul.

Author: Nick Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448168026

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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For many of us, the word 'power' conjures up disturbing feelings of control and dominance, of winning at all costs - and often at the expense of others. Indeed, from our earliest days this is how we have been taught to view the world in order to survive; it is at the heart of the story of man's evolution, and at the heart of much conflict and pain. But now, in Powerful Beyond Measure, Nick Williams reveals the basis of a different kind of power - a power that does not rely on winners or losers, but on a love that feeds our soul and a faith that frees us from the need to control. Here, as he draws upon fascinating case studies and timeless wisdom, Nick reveals how we can: ·Access the innate spiritual power that lies within each of us to find strength and inspiration every day of our lives ·Experience true connection with the world around us as we learn to trust ourselves and others ·Abandon our fears and doubts in order to discover the essence of who we truly are and all that we have to offer Complete with sound, practical advice and based on his experience as one of our most sought-after personal coaches, Nick Williams illuminates the path to a more rewarding life of hope, forgiveness and freedom - a life that is powerful beyond measure. 'Read and learn how to save your life, live in your heart and let the magic happen...' Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
Categories: Self-Help