Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and Love
:Becoming fully human is a lifelong journey. It can also be an incredible adventure. Here internationally respected depth psychologist, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach David Benner explores the mysteries of human being and becoming. Drawing on insights from science,...
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:Becoming fully human is a lifelong journey. It can also be an incredible adventure. Here internationally respected depth psychologist, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach David Benner explores the mysteries of human being and becoming. Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and forty years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, he presents concrete steps for living in ways that move us toward wholeness. He also draws on mysticism, the perennial wisdom tradition, interfaith dialogue, and the contemplative Christian tradition, developing a robust spirituality that reveals how we can align ourselves with God's presence in the world.
David G. Benner (Ph.D., York University)is an internationally known psychologist, author, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach who has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality. He currently serves as emeritus distinguished professor of psychology and spirituality at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia, and an associate fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
He was professor of psychology at Redeemer College (Ontario) and a practicing clinical psychologist. He is the author or editor of twenty books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and most recently Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation; Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human and Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer
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- :<b>contents<br></b>preface--an Invitation To An Incredible Adventure<i><br>being, Becoming And Doing<br>the Human Journey<br>settling For Too Little<br>looking Ahead<br>meeting Your Guide<br></i>1. Being Human<b><br></b><i>the Gift Of Consciousness<br>the Nature Of Being<br>human Nature<br>perfection And Wholeness<br>head And Heart<br>anxiety, Control, And Surrender<br></i>2. Cosmic Interconnectedness<i><br>the Great Nest Of Being<br>being And Becoming<br>evolutionary Whole-making<br>seeing Through The Optical Illusion<br>cosmic Estrangement<br>cosmic Reconnection<br></i>3. Meaning-making<i><br>beings, Not Billiard Balls<br>the Gifts Of Suffering<br>finding Meaning, Living Meaningfully<br>consenting To The Flow Of Life<br>pushing The River<br>purposeful Living<br></i>4. Mysteries Of Personhood<i><br>mystery And Paradox<br>parts And Wholes<br>freedom And Bondage<br>good And Evil<br>feet Of Clay And Divine Dna<br></i>5. Ego-based Being<i><br>human And Cosmic Consciousness<br>ego And Egocentricity<br>the Binary Brain And The Default Mental Operating System<br>ego-shaped Identity And Consciousness<br>a Portrait Of The Egoic Self<br></i>6. Heart-based Becoming<i><br>the Heart In Science And The Wisdom Tradition<br>heart And Mind<br>helping The Mind Find Its Home In The Heart<br>meditation And Heart-shaped Becoming<br>cultivating Heartfulness<br></i>7. Love At The Heart Of Life<b><br></b><i>what's Love Got To Do With It?<br>eros And Cosmic Longing<br>the Relational Nature Of Everything<br>love And Transformation<br>what The World Needs Now<br></i>8. Living Wholeness<i><br>well-travelled Roads To Be Avoided<br>&#9;individualism<br>&#9;tribalism<br>&#9;perfectionism<br>less-travelled Paths To Be Trusted<br>&#9;expanding Ways Of Accessing Wisdom<br>&#9;living With Inclusiveness<br>&#9;learning, Growing, And Serving Together<br>&#9;holding Beliefs With Humility<br>characteristics Of Living Wholeness<br></i>epilogue--the Further Reaches Of Wholeness<br><i>the Spirit-centered Life<br>love In The Spirit-centered Life<br>barriers To Becoming</i>