As I Journey on: Meditations for Those Facing DeathThese 50 meditations are arranged by topic and include anger, worry, dying alone, endurance, hanging on, good-byes, letting go, grieving, treasures, loneliness, laughter, wishes, gratitude, hope, children, and darkness. Using anecdotes and wisdom gained from their professional and personal lives, the authors handle even difficult topics with care and sensitivity. Each meditation includes a prayer, a thought to consider for the day, an opportunity for the reader to make a resolution, and suggestions for further reading.
Meditations to Empower Your Soul contains spiritual laws intended for everyday application and are absolutely demonstrable in everyday living. These universal truths, free of dogma, transcend all religious differences and only serve to strengthen ones faith. They are also free from being shrouded in a fog of verbiage, making them attractive to the busy person seeking spiritual growth and personal freedom from inner conflict. You are guided on an uplifting and safe spiritual path through sixty-one succinct essays which elucidate the constant power struggle between the personality and the soul. The personality is an energy tool designed by the Great Architect to serve the soul. It was not intended that the personality struggle to reign supreme over the soul. By becoming aware of and gaining an understanding of the dynamics of this struggle, you learn how to consciously deal with it in a practical way, which empowers your soul. These reflective essays teach you a simple system of balancing the energies of the mind/personality with the energies of the soul. What you understand, you have the choice to control.
Nirvana is not to be found in the fulfillment of endless desires, the analysis of profound thoughts, or even hours, days, or years of meditative contemplation. In fact, it is the very act of seeking to obtain happiness, peace, and enlightenment that keeps them out of reach. Nirvana in a Nutshell offers 157 Zen meditations to help you discover what you might be doing (or not doing) in your life to sabotage your goal of reaching inner peace, your own personal paradise. Let go of the quest and become that which you truly seek and you will find your own Nirvana. Nirvana is the state of grace where there is no longer any physical suffering, mental anguish, or unanswered questions. Many assume that the only way to achieve that magical state is if they walk away from the world and enter "the spiritual path." But conflict is a part of life -- any kind of life. If you allow your peace to be taken away from you by external occurrences or internal disharmony then you will never know contentment. Peace is an inner triumph. Nirvana is not known, because it has been propagated as the ultimate obtainment. It has been made a desire. But, as Siddhartha Guatama stated, "The cause of suffering is desire." Scott Shaw contends that people are looking for contentment in all the wrong places.