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The power of grace : recognizing unexpected gifts on our path

Author: David Richo
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Richo shows where to look to recognize the Grace that surrounds you: in nature, in religion/spirituality, in relationships, in yourself. He then provides practical exercises for learning how to manifest Grace in your life--to recognize and claim the help the universe is constantly offering you.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Richo
ISBN: 9781611801460 161180146X
OCLC Number: 866859903
Description: xviii, 173 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. What is Grace? --
How do we know it is Grace? ; Grace and Graces ; Three arrivals of Grace ; What is transcendence? ; The more that we are --
2. How effort fits in. Too much ; Not enough ; Does merit matter? --
3. Destiny, fate, and luck. Destiny ; Fate ; Luck ; After luck, what? --
4. The gift of synchronicity. Trusting opportunities ; Choice and chance ; When synchronicity comes as inspiration ; Calling and coincidence --
5. Grace in the feminine. The materialist questions ; A more inclusive alternative ; Three realities ; The shadow of the feminine --
6. Graces on the dark paths. Calamity ; Void and chaos ; In the face of evil --
7. Grace in Religion. Ancient religion ; Other traditions ; A Christian perspective ; Gift, state, and means of transformation ; Patriarchy and limits ; Two helpful images --
8. Grace in Buddhism. Resources on the Buddhist path ; The pure land tradition ; Power from self, power from other --
9. Grace in nature. Flow and field ; Time and space ; Comfort in nature ; Our natural-spiritual challenge --
10. The graces in ourselves. The gift in our inadequacies ; More than self-help ; How transformation happens --
11. Graces in relationships. Intimate companions ; Discovering the metaphor ; When conflicts arise ; The graces of mature love in a relationship --
12. Spiritual practices that help us open to Grace. Showing gratitude ; Accepting the givens of life ; Cultivating serenity, courage and wisdom ; Letting go of self-centeredness ; Following the eightfold path. --
Epilogue: The grace in being human.
Responsibility: David Richo.

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Richo shows where to look to recognize the Grace that surrounds you: in nature, in religion/spirituality, in relationships, in yourself. He then provides practical exercises for learning how to manifest Grace in your life--to recognize and claim the help the universe is constantly offering you.

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