Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound by Kirk J. Schneider

By Kirk J. Schneider

Awakening to Awe is a self-help meditation on an alternative—and growing—spiritual move. this can be a flow made from those that refuse the "quick-fix" version for therapeutic, even if that version involves popping drugs, indulging in fabric comforts, or adhering to doctrinal dogmas. against this, the move approximately which Schneider writes consists of people that have constructed the means to event the humility and beauty, or briefly, awe, of lifestyles deeply lived.

In specific, this publication highlights the tales of people that throughout the cultivation of awe have remodeled their lives. for instance, readers will detect how awe remodeled the lifetime of an ex-gang member right into a loved and effective gang mediator, an ex-drug addict right into a communally wakeful healer, and a patient of level 3 melanoma right into a contemplative and religious seeker. The e-book 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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However] I point out to people in different ways, through metaphors and such, that it is possible in a pause to have a change [in] a course of action or in this case, reaction. . If you pause for even a half a second, there’s a lot that you can do to change your course of action. KS: Can you summarize your sense of what bringing awe to the kids can mean for society as a whole? JH: Sure, the current path that the human race is on, of moving away from this awe . . is [a place] where the kids are just getting cheated.

Is [a place] where the kids are just getting cheated. They’re not going to be able to experience the fullness of what we were exposed to on a natural basis as kids ourselves, forty something years ago. Here we are a half a century later, [and] they’re told not to trust nature. . They’re told that . . if you go in nature you’ll get poison ivy, poison oak; there’s rattlesnakes, you’ll fall and break your bones on these rocks and so on. . [They’re told to] stay away from it—stay in this concretized world where it’s safe .

Or [I find myself] headed to one of the remote areas of nature that I like. It just pulls me, it calls to me, and I’m gone, just getting up in the morning, getting in the car, and driving away. 41 CHAPTER 4 KS: I should say something about this amazing place [that you live in] because it’s filled with objects that radiate and that call to and remind one of the spectacle of being and the desire for adventure. ] JH: Definitely. And each one of these objects that you see, move me. . ” And so I can go to that room [in my home] to the things that shine from within, and go through those doors of perception.

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