Eastern Wisdom Western Soul
Trade Paperback 200pg August 2016
Subject: Body Mind Spirit / Eastern Spirituality
Bridges Spiritual Enlightenment of the East with the Mind and Soul of the West.
Spiritual enlightenment from the Far East has taught the world that true happiness and peace come from within—a wisdom that transcends time and boundaries. As each new generation struggles to find happiness in an ever-changing world overrun by technology and media, few take the inward path to deep, long-lasting peace.
Richard Singer, a psychotherapist, has studied hundreds of Eastern-based writings and given them new life in today’s world for people looking to apply this wisdom to the stressful and frustrating aspects of the 21st century. Based on the words of Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Buddha, Lao-Tzu, and others, Richard Singer has illuminated some of the most profound Eastern quotes with 111 meditations and contemporary applications. Each selection acts as a seed that he expands upon to create a practical meditation for a real-life situation, enabling you to recognize and accept the inner peace of your true being . . . right here, right now.
LIBRARY JOURNAL: This little book has a definite place on the library shelf. Singer, a psychotherapist and “seeker of truth,” has assembled a variety of quotations and written meditations and “real-life applications” for them. What makes his book interesting is that—in an Asian context—the quotations are pan-cultural; that is, Chinese, Buddhist, Japanese, and Hindu sources stand side by side, implying, probably rightly, that all of Asian thought, considered together, is characteristically different from Western ways of thinking.
SUE VOGAN, Author/Radio Show Host: “Singer has taken the word ‘mindfulness’ to a new level and shows us how to apply it to every moment of our lives.”
Richard Singer is an award winning author, trained psychotherapist, and most importantly a seeker of truth. He continuously searches for wisdom to use in his life, as well as helping other human beings in their precious journey. He has studied Eastern Psychology, Buddhist Healing, and Non-Violence at the Doctoral Level; in addition, he has spent years devoted to the study of wisdom recorded throughout history. He seeks to impart this knowledge to the world through his writing. His primary purpose is to benefit humanity in any way possible. Richard states that, “My books are not only for reading, they are meant to be lived.” Richard resides in the Cayman Islands with his wife Debbie and his twin sons, Matthew and Alexander.