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The Life We Are Given

A Long-term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, and Heart

George Leonard - Author

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ISBN 9780874777925 | 224 pages | 20 Oct 2005 | Tarcher | 7.51 x 9.05in | 18 - AND UP
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Two pioneers of the human potential movement offer this new edition of their classic work, updated for a new generation of readers

Two pioneers of the human potential movement offer this new edition of their classic work, updated for a new generation of readers.

George Leonard and Michael Murphy's groundbreaking human realization program has helped thousands of people harness their potential and capitalize on their ability for growth to enrich their lives. Through balanced and comprehensive long-term practice, we can transform our lives using Integral Transformative Practice, or ITP, a program developed by Murphy and Leonard and followed by thousands of people worldwide.

Drawing upon the authors' combined seventy years of experience in the study of human transformation, The Life We Are Given presents an extensive program for realizing the potential of body, mind, heart, and soul, both for individual actualization and community improvement. With inspiring true stories of the struggles and triumphs of ITP workshop students interwoven into the authors' detailed program, this important book provides a rich source of motivation and guidance for the seeker.

Perhaps even more relevant today than when it was published to great acclaim ten years ago, The Life We Are Given urges readers to begin that most important of human journeys: the journey toward a better, more fully realized self.

The Life We Are Given Preface: Joining the Evolutionary Adventure

Part I: Vision and Practice
1. A Lifetime's Quest
2. A Householder's Path

Part II: A Transformative Practice for Our Time
3. Stepping on the Path
4. The Powers of Affirmation
5. Catching the Winds of Grace: More on Affirmations
6. The ITP Kata: The Tao of Practice
7. The ITP Kata:Transformational Imaging
8. The ITP Kata: Meditation
9. The Exercise Factor
10. Food for Transformation
11. The Body as Teacher
12. The Marriage of Theory and Practice
13. The Magic of Community
14. The Ultimate Adventure

Appendix A. Futher Resources for Practice
Appendix B. Statistical Summary: Cycle 93
Appendix C. Selected Readings


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