Barbara Erb, January 18, 2011 (view all comments by Barbara Erb)
We often try to either dissipate or hold back emotions. This book shows us how to really feel them and the wisdom within them. It is by connecting with ourselves through our emotions that we come home. This is a wonderful book.
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kristen.day, August 27, 2009 (view all comments by kristen.day)
I so look forward to reading this book after hearing Raphael being interviewed by Michael Toms on "New Dimensions". The interview is still available by podcast at newdimensions.org- highly recommend it if you are feeling stuck or if you have ever wondered why your emotions seem to get the best of you when "cooler heads" should prevail. I know it will give me the tools I need to get on with life and to make the changes to a more fulfilling life.
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Cushnir (Unconditional Bliss) introduces fascinating and iconoclastic ideas about health and healing in this book, which argues that 'emotions are physical. Our bodies are the only places they can ever be found.' The author, a spiritual teacher, suggests treating depressions, addictions and compulsions by identifying uncomfortable physical sensations in the body as roots of suppressed emotions. His process — 'finding the flinch' — allows people to acknowledge and connect to internal sadness, fear or anger ('whenever emotions are shunned or considered inappropriate, they rule most forcefully behind the scenes'), slow down and allow the feelings to arise and depart. What remains is a softer, expansive frame of mind where one can identify deeper patterns or unearth old stories without any resistance. Emotions 'don't need to be felt forever, or obsessively, but just long enough to have their say,' contends Cushnir, who fleshes out his 'core concepts' with a welcome abundance of profiles; case studies of using his techniques to quit everything from cigarettes to sexual addiction, and practical tips and exercises." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
by Library Journal,
"Cushnir's genius lies in his compilation of easy-to-follow principles, highlighted core concepts, and key refinements."
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