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Wounded Wisdom free pdf Most of us have lived through painful, humiliating or traumatic experiences, leaving us haunted and conditioned by reactions that trap us in ongoing cycles of feeling hurt and hurting others. And on the wider political scale, we have obviously yet to learn the art of responding well to the hurts of terrorism, exploitation, or more local conflicts of interest. Either we resort to reciprocal violence, or claim too readily the status of innocent victim. The book begins by looking at three predominant negative responses. It then draws on a variety of traditions from the author's own Buddhist Christian perspective, exploring how deep meditation can help take us beyond the negative narratives of hurt. The author finds ambivalent but broadly positive images in childhood innocence and the tragicomic fool, and urges the importance of a radical and unconditional forgiveness of self and others that is grounded in both Buddhist Emptiness and the risen Christ. By these means, the habit of accusation that so easily dominates self and society can give way to humour and mutual wonder.

About Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson has served for 20 years as an Anglican priest and lectured in theology and spirituality. He is the author of several well-acclaimed books on Christian spirituality.

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Author : Ross Thompson
Publisher : O Books
Data Published : 30 September 2011
ISBN : 1846945976
EAN : 9781846945977
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 348 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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