From this compelling line in the opening chapter –
The end of suffering is not found in getting what you want but in not wanting.
– to the step by step instructions that follow on how to take back the reins of your galloping thoughts, Katz’s common sense, humor, and peaceful writing style will move you to new heights of inner calm. His warm insights clearly come from a wealth of life experiences, giving the reader thought-provoking words that are easy to understand and apply. Every page displays the author’s desire to see his readers set free from the tyrannical nature of a mind galloping out of control. In a world filled to overflowing with stress, performance-based love, and media blitzes designed to leave us hungry for more stuff, Beauty as a State of Being: Mastering Mind and the Spiritual Path stands out as a beacon of hope for those ready to leave behind the Western idea of discontent as a way of life. Line upon line, precept upon precept, Katz gives the reader the tools he/she needs to walk away from the inner ratrace threatening to smother our very souls. Mastering the techniques in this book will be time truly well-spent.
Winner of four prestigious book awards, including a Silver Medal from the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards (an Award also given to the likes of The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Barbara Kingsolver, and Jon Kabat-Zinn), Beauty as a State of Being is both a personal development guide and a work of art. The author – a child of Holocaust survivors, former Buddhist monk, and Harvard-trained psychologist – will take you on a journey of mind from suffering to spiritual realization…awakening the teachings of spiritual practitioners and your own inner peace and joy in the process.
Spanning a lifetime of thoughtful spiritual exploration and meditation, using astute metaphors, essays, and poetry as well as enlightened reflections on his patients’ challenges and perceptive insights from his own life, Dr. Katz’s compelling and entertaining writing style does not pretend to provide a manual for finding the perfect life. Instead, he helps us free our mind from suffering to peace… and in so finding peace of mind we may help build the kingdom of God and the more peaceful world our hearts know is possible.
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