A Burning Desire is a gift for those who struggle with the Twelve Step programOCOs focus on the need to surrender to a Higher Power. Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible, and accessible Middle Way. Griffin shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces that can be accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety. His personal story of addiction is not only raw, honest and engrossing, but guides readers to an inquiry of their own spirituality. In doing so, he poses profound questions, including How can I understand God from a Buddhist perspective?; How can I OC turn my will and my life overOCO as a Buddhist?; How can this idea of God OC remove my shortcomingsOCO?; and How do I learn this GodOCOs OC willOCO?qThat takes great manual dexterity.a Shocked, I looked at the guitar I was holding in my hands. How could I not have noticed? How could I have held this belief even when everyday I was disproving it? I did have manual dexterity. But all thoseanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Burning Desire|
|Publisher||:||Hay House, Inc - 2010-01-01|