Inside the Book

Table of Contents    

PART ONE: THE QUEST

1)    Religion and the Family: The Foundation

2)    A Spiritual Reawakening

PART TWO: VALUES (VS. BELIEFS)

3)    Determining Meaning  
4)    Spiritual Values of One’s Own 
5)    Inspirational Ideals: The Meta-Values

6)    Spiritual Happiness in This World

7)    Transformation to More Spiritual Values

8)    Identity As Character
PART THREE: FROM HEDONISM TO
THE IDEALS OF WISDOM AND PEACE


 The Ideal of Wisdom

9)    The Value of Integrity (Instead of Delusion) 

10)   The Value of Discernment (Instead of Ease)

11)   Individuation: Accessing the Whole Psyche 



II  The Ideal of Inner Peace (and Quietude)

The Value of Equanimity: Accepting the World 

12)  Desire for “The Good Life”

13)  Less Desire and Aversion: Satisfaction
 
14)  Our Fear of Suffering

15)  Less Hope and Fear: The Value of Trust 

The Value of Healing: Accepting Ourselves       

16)  The Wound of Shame

17)  Healing Our Shame: Self-Forgiveness

18)  Healing Our Grief: The Value of Gratitude

PART FOUR: FROM SELF-INTEREST TO THE IDEALS OF LOVE & COMPASSION

19) From Self-Interest to Self-Forgetfulness

I   Love in the Family: Marriage & Nurturance

20)  The Value of Magnanimity

21)  The Value of Intimacy

II  Love in the Family: Parenting & Generativity

22)  Liberation: Ransoming the Children

23)  The Value of Encouragement

III  Compassion for Strangers & Abundance

24)  The Value of Re-Visioning Others

25)  The Value of Interconnection

26)  The Value of Equivalence

27)  The Value of Justice: Sharing Our Treasure

28)  Community Service: Sharing Ourselves

Spiritual Values for our Time | Human Values | The Spiritual Life I Virtues | Principles I Equanimity I Grief I Gratitude 
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