The Heart of Who We Are

Realizing Freedom Together

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Pub Date Nov 29 2022 | Archive Date Nov 29 2022

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Awareness practices and contemplative technologies that transform our understanding of ourselves and the worldprofoundly impacting how we live
When Caverly Morgan reentered society after eight years as a Zen monk, she was confronted with a question many of us are asking these days: When faced with the enormity of the collective problems before us, how can one individual’s spiritual practice make a tangible difference in our world?
In The Heart of Who We Are, Morgan explores how meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative technologies designed for the realization of personal freedom can—and must be—applied collectively. Offering a wealth of teachings and reflections, solo and group exercises, and personal stories that inspire us to put our values into action, this timely guide invites us to connect with the deepest truth of who we are, and then use that understanding to transform our own lives and the world we share.
• Chapter 1: Return to Community: Creating an Environment of CARE
• Chapter 2: Return to Truth: Giving the Gift of Attention
• Chapter 3: Return to Wholeness: Recognizing the Conditioned Mind
• Chapter 4: Return to Inquiry: Releasing Negative Self-Talk and Shame
• Chapter 5: Return to Unconditional Love: Embodying the Compassionate Mentor Within
• Chapter 6: Return to Belonging: Unpacking Our Survival Strategies
• Chapter 7: Return to Unity: Seeing Through Duality
• Chapter 8: Return to Presence: Knowing the Heart of Who We Are
• Chapter 9: Return to Oneness: Resting in Luminous Being
• Chapter 10: Return to Embodiment: Releasing the Mind into the Heart
• Chapter 11: Return to Surrender: Turning Toward What Is
• Chapter 12: Return to Service: Loving and Living Truth in the World
At the core of this book is the call to liberation, to find freedom that is within and without, both personally and collectively. “The longer we cling to the notion that there’s a separate self who awakens, the more arduous our path will be,” Morgan writes. “We realize freedom together.”

Awareness practices and contemplative technologies that transform our understanding of ourselves and the worldprofoundly impacting how we live
When Caverly Morgan reentered society after eight years...

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This book by a former Zen monk is basically about seeking absolute truth and shared being while not ignoring the relative world of family, community and society. Discusses the contemplative technologies that will support your experience of being awake in the world, for example, creating an intentional space to practice , releasing negative self talk and thoughts, and getting in touch with your inner mentor. Each chapter contains a collective practices about ways to take the tools and teachings to the real world. This is an original effort to apply Zen to real world systemic problems such as racism, sexual harassment and inequity.

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In her book The Heart of Who We Are…realizing freedom together, Caverly Morgan encourages the reader to find out what is true via our experience of the suggested explorations which are intended to lead us beyond theories and into transformative personal revelations to find more inner peace. The book presents practical and insightful wisdom for individual practices, as well as giving a vision for actions which may help effect a positive change in the wider world.

I really enjoyed the book and found it deeply thought provoking and helpful.

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