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Raising the Soul

Practical Exercises for Personal Development

Warren Lee Cohen

160 pp.  

Rudolf Steiner Press


Published:  July 2006


In a world of rising tension and stress it is not unusual to feel dominated and overwhelmed by the life’s events. Here is a practical guide to gaining a firm anchor and taking control of the situation. It is based on seven contemplative exercises as the author has interpreted from the work of Rudolf Steiner. When practiced diligently, these simple exercises—which may take only a few minutes per day—are powerful tools for personal growth and inner strengthening.

The exercises in this handbook help us stay more balanced in emotionally charged situations; see the positive side of any circumstance; gain a more open mind; and develop an inner attitude of gratitude. These exercises also help us cope with the practical aspects of ordinary life—remembering the important details of our day, acting on our intentions, and thinking more clearly. Cohen presents a pathway to help us say “yes” to more of what life offers; we become more open to the abundance of life’s experiences.

The book is organized so that each chapter introduces a different soul capacity, which in turn can be mastered. Topics include: Review of the Day; Clear Thinking; Intention in Action; Balance in Feeling; Positive World View; Open Mind; and Gratitude. The book also offers clear descriptions of the exercises, a “Plan of Action,” and advice on developing a meditative practice.

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