The concepts of ‘thinking with the heart’ or ‘emotional intelligence’ are often used today, usually in contrast to intellectual thought. When Rudolf Steiner used the phrase ‘heart thinking’, however, he meant it in a very specific sense. Drawn primarily from his lectures, the compiled texts in this anthology illuminate his perspective – that heart thinking is intimately related to the spiritual faculty of Inspiration. The heart, he says, can become a new organ of thinking through the practice of exercises that work towards the transformation of feeling, shedding its personal and subjective character. The exercise sequences presented here call for two fundamental gestures. Firstly, renunciation, which extends from an extinguishing of images engendered in meditation, through inner silence, to a conscious suppression of sense perception. The second gesture involves the development of new feelings towards natural phenomena as well as to the reports of spiritual-scientific research. By practising these methods, we can attain a kind of thinking that is in harmony with the true nature and reality of what we seek to know. Rudolf Steiner’s texts are collected together by Martina Maria Sam, who contributes a lucid introduction and notes.
Positive affirmations did not work for me. Think and grow rich did not work for me. If you can only believe did not work for me. I read nearly every self-help or self-improvement book out there. Earl Nightingale, Omar Periu, Bob Proctor and dozens more. They all said wonderful things but they did not work for me and it did not seem to matter how hard I tried. Finally, I figured it out! They are right after all. All of their programs really do work if you also understand Heart Thinking as taught in the scriptures. "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he". This book will show you just what heart thinking is and how you must do it. If you combine Heart Thinking with your "head thinking" and align them with the Savior's thinking, you really can have anything you really want.
The isolated Newfoundland outport where Don and Jan Sawyer land their first teaching jobs is a village strapped by poverty and rocked by social change. The local high school is, in a word, terrible. Hoberly Cove is a place and a people Don Sawyer knows nothing about... but he soon learns. And in the process he learns a lot about teaching. This is a superbly written, true and moving story, full of warmth and respect, which most educators and would-be teachers will find completely absorbing. It will encourage you, and at times astound you. Mike Rose, professor at UCLAs graduate school of education (and author of Lives on the Boundary and Possible Lives) says: "I am so glad this classic book is back in print; Ive been recommending it for years." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Fundamental Spiritual Exercises of Rudolf Steiner
Author: Florin Lowndes
Pubpsher: Rudolf Steiner Press
The seer and teacher Rudolf Steiner advised that specific 'accompanying' or 'fundamental' spiritual exercises should always be carried out in conjunction with meditation. While meditation is the foundation of any spiritual path of development, it can pose dangers to normal consciousness. These exercises offer a protection, by helping to develop inner certainty and strength. This is achieved, for example, through the first exercise by concentrating and intensifying the powers of thinking, through the second by developing the control of the will, through the third by mastering the outer expressions of the life of feeling, and so on. Florin Lowndes describes the fundamental exercises in thorough detail, giving suggestions as to how they may be carried out. He also relates an important and hidden aspect - that the exercises embody the means for developing and strengthening organic and 'living' thinking, which is intimately related to the enlivening of a new organ of perception: the heart chakra or lotus. Lowndes casts new light on many aspects of this question, and offers encouragement and stimulus to those seeking a modern path of spiritual development. FLORIN LOWNDES was born in Romania in 1938 and had an international career in architectural art and design. In 1970 he emigrated to the United States, where he taught at college level and in Steiner Waldorf schools. Since 1971 he has been engaged in the study of anthroposophy, and has written many articles for journals on related questions. He co-authored The Human Life, and founded the Center of Heart-Thinking in Boston. At present he leads training seminars in the United States and throughout Europe.
Heart-Oriented Thinking helps you enter a state of mind in which you can achieve your goals and realize your dreams. This gentle and uplifting process aligns the physical and spiritual aspects of your being for a fulfilling life on Planet Earth. Sonia takes you on a spiritual journey, introducing you to her powerful guides, Ruby Heart Woman, Noble Nerve Man, and Rolling Thunder Being. With their expert direction, you learn to: · Use the Golden Formula to manifest your desires. · Write and express affirmations, declarations, and prayers. · Create a Board of Directors to assist in obtaining your aspirations. · Appreicate the importance of gratitude and journaling. · Understand the "I AM" in modern-day life. · Establish equanimity between thoughts and emotions. Turn to Heart-Oriented Thinking to reinvent how you think and feel. You will then hold and embody a vital key to spiritual expansion.
From the Introduction by Robert Sardello:'Spiritual psychology is an active practice. It develops embodied, conscious soul life to make that life open and receptive to the spiritual realms. This is done as an act of loving ourselves, others, and the world.'Psychology, I want to claim, is more than the study of the human soul. It is not possible to make such a study without the student undergoing inner changes in the process. Psychology, since it is we who study it, necessarily requires that the psyche be utilized to study the psyche. It therefore belongs inherently to the realm of practice. It is not a theory wandering around seeking application. We must do our psychology rather than theorize about the soul. And the doing of psychology is the doing of love-consciously, actively, and for the sake of others and the world. If you enter into the interior of these words, your soul will awaken, and begin to move in this direction. It follows, too, that this is not only a book about psychology, it is also the very speech of psyche itself.'
A Monk (and Parent) Explores His Christian Heritage
Author: Tolbert McCarroll
Pubpsher: Council Oak Books
In North America there is a growing number of spiritual seekers who wish to rediscover their faith's traditions, yet want to go beyond the official church and its religious hierarchy. In Grace, Harmony and Spiritual Health, Tolbert McCarroll takes a fresh look at spiritual traditions for the modern age and offers a beautiful exploration of the Christian legacy.
Fifth graders read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.
This book addresses issues of philosophy and religion from a non Western as well as a Western perspective. It argues that mind and emotion are both necessary, namely and a feeling intellect and a thinking heat.