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The five longings, what we've always wanted-and already have, David Richo

The five longings, what we've always wanted-and already have, David Richo
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The five longings
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David Richo
Sub title
what we've always wanted-and already have
"Identifying the things you long for can reveal deep truths about yourself. The Five Longingscan show you how to work with these desires to live in a happier, more satisfying way. If you've ever had a vague sense that something's missing from your life, congratulations: That longing for something better is a sign of being fully human, fully alive. But what's even more wonderful, according to Dave Richo, is that when you identify and carefully examine the things you long for--like love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growth--you not only discover deep truths about yourself, but you also find that the things you long for were never really "missing" at all. He provides enlightening advice and practices for accessing just this kind of profound self-discovery, illustrated by a wealth of examples from depth psychology, religion, and literature. Our longings in fact point to the presence of something transcendent in us, he shows. In seeking something better, we are seeking that which we already are"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Our longing for more (Why we always long -- Something gets us going and keeps us going -- What all five longings have in common) -- Longings, desires, addictions (Both desires and longings are teachings -- Wanting more, but not addictively) -- How longings challenge us (When we find abundance -- If nothing lasts, why seek? the answer is yes -- How we let others know what we long for -- Moving toward fulfillment) -- Our longing for love (What happens in relationships -- Tending our relationships) -- Our longing for meaning (Projecting too much meaning -- The ever-unfolding yarn -- Our interior framework -- Appreciating metaphors) -- Our longing for freedom (From compliance to choice -- From compulsion to choice -- The compulsion to be in control) -- Our longing for happiness (Preventing our own happiness -- Regrets -- Contentment, courage wisdom) -- Our longing for growth (A challenge from the past -- Evolving into adulthood with self-esteem -- Integrating psychological and spiritual growth -- Moving out of procrastination -- Our pilgrim soul -- Assisting graces in the dark) -- Questions that don't go away (The heart's shy reply -- Riddle 1 : is there a god? -- Buddhist and Jungian perspectives -- Real presence -- Riddle 2 : why is there evil? -- Loving the unlovable and forgiving the unforgivable -- When we have power) -- The last mysteryAppendices. Loving-kindness practice -- Loving-kindness and the five longings -- Working with our obsessive, judgmental, or worrisome thoughts -- The practice of forgiveness
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