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The Power of Grace

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The Power of Grace by David Richo
Oct 14, 2014 | ISBN 9781611801460
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“This is a good book—that is, filled with goodness, kindness, and wisdom. Deftly avoiding theological sand traps, David Richo shows us simply and practically how to increase our attunement to ‘the gift dimension of life.’”—Cynthia Bourgeault, author of The Wisdom Jesus and The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three

“David Richo shows us that grace is always available, especially when your life is falling apart. Regardless of your religious orientation, this book will guide you to experience grace in your day-to-day life in a way that will transform you.”—Lodro Rinzler, author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar . . . and Walk Like a Buddha

Table Of Contents

1 What is Grace?
How Do We Know it is Grace?
Grace and Graces
Three Arrivals of Grace
What Is Transcendence?
The More That We Are

2 How Effort Fits In
Too Much
Not Enough
Does Merit Matter?

3 Destiny, Fate, and Luck
After Luck, What?

4 The Gift of Synchronicity
Trusting Opportunities
Choice and Chance
When Synchronicity Comes as Inspiration
Calling and Coincidence

5 Grace in the Feminine
The Materialist Questions
A More-Inclusive Alternative
Three Realities
The Shadow of the Feminine

6 Graces on the Dark Paths
Void and Chaos
In the Face of Evil

7 Grace in Religion
Ancient Religion
Other Traditions
A Christian Perspective
Gift , State, and Means of Transformation
Patriarchy and Limits
Two Helpful Images

8 Grace in Buddhism
Resources on the Buddhist Path
The Pure Land Tradition
Power From Self, Power from Other

9 Grace in Nature
Flow and Field
Time and Space
Comfort in Nature
Our Natural-Spiritual Challenge

10 The Graces in Ourselves
The Gift in Our Inadequacies
More Than Self-Help
How Transformation Happens

11 Graces in Relationships
Intimate Companions
Discovering the Metaphor
When Conflicts Arise
The Graces of Mature Love in a Relationship

12 Spiritual Practices that Help Us Open to Grace
Showing Gratitude
Accepting the Givens of Life
Cultivating Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom
Letting Go of Self-Centeredness
Following The Eightfold Path

Epilogue: The Grace in Being Human
About the Author

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