Posts Tagged ‘books’

Arthur Zajonc’s book

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Arthur (here’s his website) gave a talk in Stourbridge this week, so I finally got round to reading his book, which was a kind gift from people I stayed with on one of my journeys (rare to get given a gift by one’s hosts). Here’s the link to the book:

http://www.steinerbooks.org/detail.html?id=9781584200628

Arthur’s gave a great introduction to some of his thoughts from the book. I am very interested in his ‘modern yoga’ idea, the breathing of attention, living in the oscillation between focussed and open attention. This seems to offer a very good way of making a contemplative mood in which to ‘hear’ a verse that one wants to work with. I would be very interested to hear any comments and experiences. I’ve also just discovered Arthur’s blog on Psychology Today, which has some really interesting-looking articles.

Helpful book

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Difficult Conversations“. Full of great insight. You can even have a look inside at Amazon. Quite a few really important things in this. 3 levels of conversation: factual, feeling and identity. Lots of good stuff about transcending blame without saying the bland ‘everyone’s right’!