Author(s): Paul Fleischman
The way to inner peace is illuminated in this accessible guide to tending one's inner landscape. The lives of outstanding figures such as the Buddha, Walt Whitman, and Gandhi are used to connect the ideal of inner peace with how real people cultivate peace in their everyday lives. Peacefulness as dynamic, selective, and egoless is shown through the constructive act of choosing different ways of life, such as having a smaller family or a more modest career. A message of hope and inspiration permeates this pragmatic approach and is exemplified by the author's own practice of meditation.
"A long-lasting, wonderful read...calls us back to be re-read, then to be read out loud to [those] we love." -Sylvia Boorstein, author, "It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness"
Paul R. Fleischman, MD, is the author of The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifism, The Healing Spirit, Karma and Chaos, and Spiritual Aspects of Psychiatric Practice. He has contributed to Landscape, Nature, and The Yale Review. In 1993 he was awarded the Oskar Pfister Award by the American Psychiatric Association for his writing. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.