By Kirk J. Schneider

Awakening to Awe is a self-help meditation on an alternative—and growing—spiritual stream. it is a move constructed from those who refuse the "quick-fix" version for therapeutic, no matter if that version includes popping drugs, indulging in fabric comforts, or adhering to doctrinal dogmas. against this, the flow approximately which Schneider writes consists of people that have constructed the ability to adventure the humility and beauty, or briefly, awe, of existence deeply lived.

In specific, this booklet highlights the tales of people that during the cultivation of awe have reworked their lives. for instance, readers will detect how awe remodeled the lifetime of an ex-gang member right into a liked and efficient gang mediator, an ex-drug addict right into a communally awake healer, and a patient of level 3 melanoma right into a contemplative and religious seeker. The ebook also will tell readers concerning the demanding situations and joys of awe-based child-raising, schooling, humor, political activism, and getting older. Drawing at the philosophy of Schneider's past paintings, the acclaimed Rediscovery of Awe, Awakening to Awe tells the down-to-earth tales of a quiet but rising revolution within the transformation of lives.

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Soon thereafter, Jim was spurred by an impulse to call the author, who lived just a few miles away on a majestic seaside hill. This call turned out to be a watershed event in Jim’s life, for not only was Rollo May receptive to Jim’s call, he also enjoined Jim to visit him at his home. This invitation was energizing for Jim and led to a touching exchange of gifts. Rollo, whom, as I previously indicated, I too had the privilege to befriend, gave Jim a signed copy of his Art of Counseling, and Jim, in turn, gave Rollo a ceremonial carving he had fashioned.

It’s a cue to express, open, speak, sing, laugh. Other people see the cue [and respond]. [In the] limited view of Isaiah [from the Bible], who saw God and cringed . . it was this whole awesome, terrifying thing. And that was because in that moment, he didn’t take the cue [to] relax and enjoy the moment of the here and now in the presence of God; and because he didn’t know how to take that cue . . the experience was horrifying. He 45 CHAPTER 4 saw all this [God’s grandeur] and couldn’t move with it.

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