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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Course of Study

I'm doing an impromptu course of study, mostly of Buddhism but also other systems of examining the mind and emotions. I've mentioned here how I enjoy reading epic fantasy and other types of fiction. But I usually also have some kind of non-fiction, usually spiritual, book going as well. The last three that I've read have had a huge impact on my life and spiritual journey. They offer philosophy that resonates with me, backed up with super-useful practical tools to use in my daily life.

BlackLion has joined me in this latest venture, perhaps because it's spontaneous rather than planned. He says it's helping him a lot with his grieving process. Tonight I announced with a smile that the next book in our study is the one I'm reading now (by Jack Kornfield), and held it up. Quester looked a bit confused, and asked who we were doing the spiritual book club with, and I laughed and explained that it wasn't really a book club, just serendipity.

Here is the book list thus far, in case you're curious. I recommend all three of them highly!

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chodron
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield

1 comment:

LaelShine said...

Duly noted and on my book list,thanks!
I love books of that genre.
I've recently seen this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424505?ie=UTF8&tag=aglfrvemowhkn-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969
All over the place, so I figured I'd better add it to my list too.

I love it when the Universe is trying to tell me something:)