The Process of Self-Transformation
Exploring Our Higher Potential for Effective Living
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“From time immemorial,” says the author, “sages from diverse cultures have passed on enduring solutions to the dilemmas of living. Yet their insights are not as known to the world as they ought to be.” This deep, wise, and practical guide intends to make them more so.
It is the harvest of the popular seminars developed and led by Vic Hao Chin, president of the Theosophical Society in the Philippines and a worldwide teacher and presenter. He gives time-proven approaches for eliminating fear, resentment, worry, depression, and the stress of daily living in order to deepen spiritual practice.
And he includes sections on overcoming negative conditioning, developing relationships, and optimizing physical health. To help readers in the process of self-actualization, he also provides helpful illustrations, case studies, and step-by-step instructions for meditation and breathing exercises.
"In a world where people are, as Hao Chin, Jr. says, 'more occupied with how to compete than how to excel', there is very little time or energy left for dissecting and reconstituting our interior lives. We are taught early on to build up defense mechanisms against emotions like fear and worry, rather than process them and learn the spiritual lessons which they contain. For two decades, Hao Chin, Jr. has been leading self-transformation seminars which teach people the skills necessary for processing inner and outer conflicts in order to reach resolution and transcendence rather than temporary victory. His methods are drawn from a broad range of wisdom traditions dating back to ancient times. Some of those traditions are extremely complex but he merges all of them with amassing clarity and ease of understanding. Let your customers know that there are very workable exercises throughout to help them put what they read into practice for a more fulfilling life." --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight magazine
"As Vicente Chin states in this useful guide 'The roots of human problems lie within the mind and personality of human beings. As long as there are internal contradictions and fragmentation within the psyche of individuals, there will be unhappiness in people as well as conflicts and discord among them.' For Vicente Hao Chin, the best place to begin is breathing. Breathing is perhaps the most important bodily function, a natural, involuntary activity but at the same time one that is subject to conscious control. Emotional states directly affect one's breathing. When a person is very angry, his breathing becomes more rapid, while fear has the opposite effect, causing a person to hold his breath because action is suspended in a state of fear. Vicente Hao Chin's guide is full of good advice and techniques for overcoming blocks due to the past, and it opens the door to the possibilities of self-transformation." --Rene Wadlow, President and representative to the United Nations, Geneva, of the Association of World Citizens