When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? How do we make our way with courage and dignity? “Inside each of us is an eternal light that I call ‘the One Who Knows,’ writes Jack Kornfeld. “Awakening to this wisdom can help us fin dour way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness.” For anyone seeking answer during a trying time, he offers A Lamp in the Darkness, a program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and advice for skillfully navigating life’s inevitable storms.
NOTE: The ebook does not contain the audio component included in the original printed edition.
Table of Contents
Foreward by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Introduction: An Invitation to Awaken
- The Wisdom of Our Difficulties
- The Earth is My Witness
- Shared Compassion
- Awakening the Buddha of Wisdom in Difficulties
- The Practice of Forgiveness
- The Temple of Healing
- The Zen of an Aching Heart
- Equanimity and Peace
- Your Highest Intention
- The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the Healing Journey
Afterword: The Return of Joy
Every life is filled with change and insecurity, and every life includes loss and suffering and difficulties that arise regularly. We are all nomads in this ever-changing world, and we need ways to ground ourselves and remain centered no matter what happens.
When we encounter difficult times in our lives, it is not just the outer changes, but often our own state of mind that causes us the most difficulty. Grief and anxiety, fear and loss, and other turbulent emotions that we carry with us—and the stories