Jan 22, 2020
The Gift of Pain
Posted by Barbara Altemus

Pain is the touchstone of all spiritual growth Physical Emotional Mental Spiritual Pain comes in many forms, diligently avoided by most of us, even at the risk of sacrificing the quality of our lives But pain can and should be a catalyst for change, a doorway through which we travel on our journey from suffering to joy.In The Gift of Pain, author Barbara Altemus linkPain is the touchstone of all spiritual growth Physical Emotional Mental Spiritual Pain comes in many forms, diligently avoided by most of us, even at the risk of sacrificing the quality of our lives But pain can and should be a catalyst for change, a doorway through which we travel on our journey from suffering to joy.In The Gift of Pain, author Barbara Altemus links her personal journey of discovery with parallel experiences of world renowned visionaries, artists, healers, and peacemakers to explore and understand the nature of pain By drawing on themes of pain failure, loss, addiction, lack of community, and loss of homeland, among others these contributors share their intensely personal times of darkness and how these experiences ultimately lead to spiritual awakening and even joy Includes stories of transformation from Isabel Allende Butch Artichoker Chief Arvol Looking Horse Margaret Ayers Rev Michael Beckwith Blaze Bonpane Joan Borysenko Barbara Brennan Rickie Byars Jack Canfield Deepak Chopra Larry Dossey John Funmaker Dick Gregory Alaine Haubert Goldie Hawn Dr Gerald Jampolsky Rigoberta Menchu Tum Dr Roy Nakai Kahu O Te Range Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi Martin Sheen Jana Shiloh Steven Simon Frieda Tomosoa Iyanla Vanzant

  • Title: The Gift of Pain
  • Author: Barbara Altemus
  • ISBN: 9780399527784
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gift of Pain Pain is the touchstone of all spiritual growth Physical Emotional Mental Spiritual Pain comes in many forms diligently avoided by most of us even at the risk of sacrificing the quality of our lives

    Sue

    Excellent idea for a book, and yes, it showed a lot of promise in the beginning and even at the beginning of the chapters Problem was that it became too wordy, so much bla bla bla It had great potential but just flatlined with all the rhetoric.


    Douglas Lord

    First time author Altemus tracks the transformation of pain into healing that journey where we discover how to become empowered and connected through her own personal story and the stories of luminaries like Goldie Hawn, Martin Sheen, and Iyanla Vanzant Though these accounts effectively illustrate small maths, e.g there is a distinction between vocation and career they frequently ramble and overlap previously covered ground Still, readers drawn to the process of healing will enjoy material aplen [...]



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