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Seeking In Solitude

Author : Bernadette McNary-Zak
ISBN : 9781606089699
Genre : Religion
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Seeking in Solitude examines select forms of contemporary Roman Catholic eremitic life and practice in the United States. Given the sustained presence of, and increased interest in, the eremitic life and practice, this book responds to the question of the place of the hermit in American Catholicism in a way that neither mystifies nor mythologizes it, but rather attempts to understand it.
Category: Religion


Author : Robert Kull
ISBN : 1577316320
Genre : Nature
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"Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes is the diary of Kull's tumultuous year. Chronicling a life distilled to its essence, Solitude is also a philosophical meditation on the tensions between nature and technology, isolation and society. With humor and brutal honesty, Kull explores the pain and longing we typically avoid in our frantically busy lives as well as the peace and wonder that arise once we strip away our distractions. He describes the enormous Patagonia wilderness with poetic attention, transporting the reader directly into both his inner and outer experiences." "Kull went into solitude fishing for enlightenment, seeking the Answer, but came back empty-handed. Wilderness, he found, is a place to clearly see the insanity of denying that the world is as it is. He discovered that life itself teaches us all we need to know - once we pause to really listen."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Nature

A Study In Solitude

Author : Iris Origo
ISBN : 9781782272809
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An extremely moving account of the lonely life of the unloved and tragic genius - described as "the greatest modern Italian poet" 'Love me, by God; I need love, love, love, fire, enthusiasm, life. The world does not seem made for me' Giacomo Leopardi, considered the greatest Italian poet since Dante, was one of the most radical thinkers of the nineteenth century. He also regarded himself one of the most miserable and unfortunate people to have lived. Born to strict parents in a provincial town in 1798, he had a lonely childhood, and he spent his time largely in his father's library. He suffered from a debilitating illness, and his short life was full of pain. But this pain and misery gave rise to some of the most intense and brilliant poems ever written in the Italian language. In this poetic biography, Iris Origo, author of the bestselling War in Val d'Orcia traces the short and lonely life of this conflicted poet. Written with generosity and understanding, A Study in Solitude is a sharp, moving portrait of a frail and frustrated genius. Iris Origo (1902-1988) was a British-born biographer and writer. She lived in Italy and devoted much of her life to the improvement of the Tuscan estate at La Foce, which she purchased with her husband in the 1920s. During WWII, she sheltered refugee children and assisted many escaped Allied prisoners of war and partisans in defiance of Italy's fascist regime and Nazi occupation forces. Pushkin Press also publishes her war diaries, War in Val d'Orcia, her memoir, Images and Shadows, as well as another of her biographies, The Last Attachment.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Desperately Seeking Spirituality

Author : Meredith Gould
ISBN : 9780814648759
Genre : Religion
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In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, sacred spelunker and sociologist Meredith Gould, combines practical wisdom with lived experience to explain why and when traditional practices don’t work for today’s seeker and then how to choose ones that will. In short, easy-to-read chapters and with characteristic wit, Gould provides counsel for reframing perception to discover the sacred in everyday life. This guide is for self-identified seekers who have tried some, many, or even all the classic spiritual practices and then, given up on them when they stop working. In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, Gould invites readers to embrace a broader definition of practice that shifts focus from doing to being.
Category: Religion

Seeking Father Khaliq

Author : William Peace
ISBN : 9781681818016
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Seeking Father Khaliq is a modern allegory about one man’s search for spiritual fulfillment. Set in the Middle East, Philosophy Professor Kareem al-Busiri teaches at a prestigious Egyptian university. The professor is persuaded to undertake important pilgrimages. He falls in love with a colleague, while attempting to manage mortal conflicts of values and ideology between his two sons. Carefully researched and constructed, this dynamic story reflects the current religious, political, and social turmoil of the region. Seeking Father Khaliq is unique in its Middle East setting, and its focus on Islam, as well as elements of Christianity and Judaism. The use of the jihadist conflict in Egypt as a surrogate for larger regional conflicts, the religious pilgrimages, and the resolution of inter-faith marriage issues are also highlighted.

Solitude Seeking Wisdom In Extremes

Author : Retirement books publishing
ISBN : 1661920926
Genre :
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★★★ This journal with a funny quote on the cover can be used as a notebook, diary, or school composition book. ★★★ It is Perfect for taking notes, organizing daily activities, creating stories, making lists, doodling and brainstorming This Journal Features 110 high quality bright white pages with lines (27 lines per page) Full size duo sided blank sheets Sturdy and matte full color softbound cover 6 x 9" dimensions (5.24 x 22.86 cm); versatile & portable size for school, home and work Makes a Perfect Gift Idea for Team, Birthday, Christmas Gifts... (Special Occasions Gifts) Journal & Planner Lovers Home Crafting Lovers Team, Coworker, Best friend Gifts Co-worker/Boss Gifts Gift Baskets & Stocking Stuffers ★★★ Click the orange "Add To Cart" button on the right to get it now! This journal is going to be discounted for a limited time ! ★★★

Seeking Spiritual Intimacy

Author : Glenn E. Myers
ISBN : 9780830835515
Genre : Religion
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In Seeking Spiritual Intimacy Glenn Myers introduces us to the Beguines, a network of faith communities in Medieval Europe, where women organized their world around a simple life with Christ at the center. Learn from the insights of wise women of faith who, from their modest homes and communities, revitalized the faith of a continent.
Category: Religion

Seeking For Light

Author : Alexander Henry Craufurd
Genre : Sermons, English
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Thoughts In Solitude

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 1429944072
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Handbook Of Solitude

Author : Robert J. Coplan
ISBN : 9781118427361
Genre : Psychology
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This reference work offers a comprehensive compilation of current psychological research related to the construct of solitude Explores numerous psychological perspectives on solitude, including those from developmental, neuropsychological, social, personality, and clinical psychology Examines different developmental periods across the lifespan, and across a broad range of contexts, including natural environments, college campuses, relationships, meditation, and cyberspace Includes contributions from the leading international experts in the field Covers concepts and theoretical approaches, empirical research, as well as clinical applications
Category: Psychology

Seeking Surrender

Author : Colette Lafia
ISBN : 9781933495897
Genre : Religion
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An unlikely friendship between Colette Lafia and a silent monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where Thomas Merton lived, comes to life through seven years of shared letters. Lafia's palpable openness and warm storytelling lead readers through the same compassionate process that led the author to accept herself, find peace with life, and strive for an ever-deepening relationship with God. Folded within the deep friendship cultivated through letters exchanged between Colette Lafia, a spiritual director and retreat leader, and Brother Rene, a Trappist monk, is Lafia's struggle with infertility, insomnia, the loss of her sister, the declining health and eventual death of her father, and her role as caregiver. Brother Rene's compassion and guidance throughout these trials--and Lafia's responses--provide a template for helping readers to surrender to God in their own struggles. Readers will find simple exercises and profound advice for living a more conscious and intentional life, with tips such as, "look at yourself through God's eyes," "notice when fear arrives at your door," and "trust all is well." Readers will ultimately discover a new attitude of acceptance and letting go.
Category: Religion

Seeking Silence In A Noisy World

Author : Adam Ford
ISBN : 1908005114
Genre : Meditation
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The Art of Mindful Silence explores our existential search for mindful solitude, what it can mean, and how we can all benefit from peaceful solace. Silence-seeker Adam Ford wisely interrogates the quiet spaces and pauses in life, drawing upon the spirtual use of solitude in religious traditions from Native American intitiation ceremonies to Christian hermitages. He examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge, and also reveals its darker side when used as a political or relationship weapon. Through personal anecdote and practical daily meditations, The Art of Mindful Silence shows how we can all find moments of soothing peace to nourish our spirits in an increasingly chaotic world.
Category: Meditation

Seeking The Golden Fleece

Author : Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105048658798
Genre : California
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Wild Western Scenes

Author : John Beauchamp Jones
ISBN : UCAL:B3324642
Genre : Wilderness areas
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Category: Wilderness areas

Seeking Simplicity

Author : Elizabeth Gregory
ISBN : 9781403301185
Genre : Religion
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Seeking simplicity is going against everything our popular culture teaches us. It is being courageous enough to say, "I don't have to have it all, enough is enough!" Complexity is normal in life, simplicity takes effort. Courage is required to make the decision to enter into a relationship with God and evaluate life on your own terms, set your priorities, and decide what deems you a success. The book is written from a Christian viewpoint with scriptural references throughout. The basic tenet is that if we seek first the kingdom of God, then He will make clear to us where we should be placing our time, talents, and energies. Knowing clearly what God is calling you to do, allows you to say "No" to unnecessary busy work and rid yourself of activities that clutter your life. The writer speaks from the framework of a committed Christian who has taken many wrong turns in this journey of life. She also speaks as a professional counselor and clinical specialist in nursing with over twenty-eight years of working with women who struggle to be all things to all people and have experienced burnout or depression in the process. So, if you are Up to the challenge, read on. I trust you will find your soul and your creator in the process that has been set down in these pages.
Category: Religion