The Tao of Inner Peace

The Tao of Inner Peace

Written by: Diane Dreher

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452281998
  • 336 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


Translated more often than any other book except the Bible, the Tao Te Ching has been a spiritual guide for centuries, helping millions find peace within themselves, with each other, and with the natural world around them. Written in workbook style, complete with exercises, questionnaires, journal-keeping techniques, and affirmations, The Tao of Inner Peace translates the ancient Eastern philosophy into a plan for contemporary Western living. Diane Dreher, Ph.D., shows the way to:

* Bring greater joy, fulfillment, and creativity to daily life
* Heal the body and spirit
* Build self-acceptance and self-esteem
* Resolve conflict
* Reverse negative cycles of emotion
* Understand life as a process of changes and challenges

With its lively, demystifying approach, The Tao of Inner Peace shows how the Tao can be a powerful source of growth, inspiration, and peace.

Table of Contents

The Tao of Inner Peace
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I. The Way: Then and Now
1. Beginning the Journey
2. Tao and Te
3. Principles of Tao
4. The Way of Transformation
II. The Inner Way
5. The Way Begins at Your Own Doorstep
6. Facing Your Fears
7. Releasing Tension
8. Seeking Simplicity
9. Finding Your Center
10. Exploring Your Dualities: Yin and Yang
11. Creating Great Joy in Life
III. The Way of Nature
12. Natural Harmony
13. Natural Cycles
14. Taoist Problem Solving
15. The Importance of Timing
16. Transcending Hostile Cycles
17. Leading with the Tao
IV. The Way of Life
18. Keeping the One
19. The Way of Love
20. Harmonious Action: Wu Wei
V. The Way of Peace
21. Resolving Conflict
22. Building Cooperation
23. The Tao of Community
24. Creating Taoist Politics
Chapter Notes and Resources