Seeking inner peace : presence, pain, and wholeness

by Elizabeth De Sa

Paper Book, 2011



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CP 414


Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 2011.

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
De Sa seems quite taken with her "pain." Perhaps I was in the wrong frame of mind, but her rendering the noun God as Godde put me off. Had this been a book instead of a pamphlet, I would not have finished it. As it is, I finished it and cannot really recall what I read. Her "pain" lingers. She is still seeking inner peace. Her unhealed wounds seem more like trophies to be paraded out to show that _she_ has somehow suffered in ways that no one else has. Yes, we need to allow ourselves to be healed. No, we don't need to call the healer "God." But we do need to let ourselves get out to the moshpit of pity and move on. Let us listen to the ways the Divine will call us.… (more)
LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
De Sa explains how her Vipassana Buddhist mindfulness practice works to support and advance her Quaker-type experience of the Spirit, holy guidance, and living out the testimonies as Spirit-led. She uses her mindfulness practice to become aware of pain, feelings, and woundedness, and opens to compassion to heal it. She finds it also opens her to experience Godde.
This is a very interesting explanation of what seems to be comparable experience to much of that experienced and expressed in traditional Quaker terms. The similarities seem clear, and it would be interesting to hear various Friends' responses about the similarities and differences they perceive.
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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 414

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