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The Serenity Solution
How to Use Quiet Contemplation to Solve Life's Problems

By: Keith Park
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738736785
English  |  216 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: December 2013
Price: $14.99 US,  $17.50 CAN
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Introduction 7

Part One: Calm Focus and Problem Perception 14

Chapter 1: Focus Determines View of a Problem and its Solution 15

            Focus as Lens and Filter 18

            Autofocus 21

            Calm Focus Opens Views 22

Chapter 2: The Focusing Continuum 26

No Focus 26

            Hyper Focus 26

            Common Signs of Fixed Focus 29

            Avoid the Extremes 33

            Calm Focus is Optimal Balance 34

Part Two: Problem Solving Advantages of Calm Focus 40

Chapter 3: Flexible Focus Control 41

Chapter 4: Broadening Awareness 47

                        Situation Overview: Extracting the Central Factor 47

            Opening Access to Inner Information 51

Chapter 5: Concentrating Awareness 67

            Factors that Enhance a Solution State 72

            Physiological Effects of Immersion 77

Part Three: Solution Targeting: A Two-Phase Problem Solving Strategy 90

Chapter 6: Overview 91

            Targeting Questions 94

Chapter 7: Zooming Out and Gaining Overall Bearings 96

            Target Sighting Advantages 101

            Troubleshooting the Target 102

            Framing the Overall Scene 108

            Example Framing Dialogue 112

Chapter 8: Zooming In on the Target Solution 117

            Identifying Target Markers 117

            Pinpointing the Next Step 122

            Target Resolving Dialogue 124

Chapter 9: Landing on Target 129

            Ongoing Target Monitoring 130

Part Four: Accessing Broader Mind 132

Chapter 10: Harvesting Solutions from Broader Mind 133

            The Quantum Connection 135

            An Evolving, Interconnected Universe 141

            Thought Reception 142

            Thought Transmission 145

            Accessing Broader Mind through Meditation and Prayer 151

            Thought Research 155

Chapter 11: Observing from Broader Mind 163

            Identifying a Fixed View 165

            Zooming Out of a Fixed View 167

            Mind versus Brain 171

Chapter 12: Tying it All Together 180

            Practice, Practice, Practice 181

            Defining a Life Goal 182

Glossary of Terms 189

Suggestions for Further Reading 197

References 197

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