The Practice of Presence: Five Paths for Daily Life [Paperback] Review

The Practice of Presence: Five Paths for Daily Life [Paperback]this is an interesting and very personal book talking about one womans journey through different spiritual endeavours and the struggles she encounters to "find" who she really is. A very good read

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Discover practical guidance on how to contact your own inner truth from the seminal ideas of five great spiritual paths.
The Practice of Presence: Five Paths for Daily Life, is about making a new start by coming alive to this present moment, wherever we are, without changing our conditions. It is in the present that we will find meaning and heal the wounds caused by hate, violence and the suffering that is an inevitable part of life. By practicing attention to our own presence we can learn to receive in a new way everything that comes toward us -- the demands, the seductions, the possibilities for joy and nurture.
In The Practice of Presence the reader will find practical guidance on how to seek daily what we truly desire behind all the urgencies and obligations of our lives: contact with our own immediate inner truth. The book contains the seminal ideas and experiential activities of five great spiritual paths as seen through the lens of a seeker s experience. T ai Chi, prayer and meditation are well known. The Alexander Technique and Jungian studies are not usually thought of as spiritual, and the Gurdjieff teaching is relatively unknown.
Each of these paths to wholeness is complementary to the others, calling on the body, mind and feeling in unique ways that can lead to a growing integration of all three. The author, Patty de Llosa, has studied all of these paths intensively for many years, while pursuing fulltime activities as a journalist, parent and teacher. Her website is
Said Spirituality and Practice magazine, "Llosa is especially qualified to write about work for presence in the midst of an active life. She has been engaged in the Gurdjieff teaching all her life, having met the enigmatic philosopher as a child in the 30 s and 40 s, and has taught Gurdjieff s sacred dances and led groups for more than forty years in Peru, Chile, Canada and New York. She is now one of the senior leaders of the New York Gurdjieff Foundation. Prayer and meditation have been integral to her exploration of the world s religions from an early age, and she has studied and taught Tai Chi several evenings a week since l963, first in Lima, Peru (including a special class for Karate blackbelts), then in New York since l979. She has studied Jungian psychology some thirty years and undergone a Jungian analysis. More recently she worked intensively with Jungian analyst Marion Woodman in her Body/Soul Rhythms programs."

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