The Tao of Inner Peace by Diane Dreher Online

The Tao of Inner Peace
Title : The Tao of Inner Peace
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ISBN : 9780452281998
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336

Translated more often than any other book except the Bible, the Tao Te Ching has been a spiritual guide for centuries, helping millions find peace within themselves, with each other, and with the natural world around them. Written in workbook style, complete with exercises, questionnaires, journal-keeping techniques, and affirmations, The Tao of Inner Peace translates theTranslated more often than any other book except the Bible, the Tao Te Ching has been a spiritual guide for centuries, helping millions find peace within themselves, with each other, and with the natural world around them. Written in workbook style, complete with exercises, questionnaires, journal-keeping techniques, and affirmations, The Tao of Inner Peace translates the ancient Eastern philosophy into a plan for contemporary Western living. Diane Dreher, Ph.D., shows the way to: * Bring greater joy, fulfillment, and creativity to daily life * Heal the body and spirit * Build self-acceptance and self-esteem * Resolve conflict * Reverse negative cycles of emotion * Understand life as a process of changes and challengesWith its lively, demystifying approach, The Tao of Inner Peace shows how the Tao can be a powerful source of growth, inspiration, and peace.

The Tao of Inner Peace Reviews

  • Denice

    I saw this book for a dollar at Goodwill one day while I in the beginning stages of a rut. I had always been a fan of the Tao Te Ching, so I decided to just give it a try, not expecting anything but some new age-y advice. I stayed up the entire night to read it. As a positive and proactive person, most of what the author was saying was not news to me, but I needed to hear it again. She offers cheesy exercises which I passed on, but when I came to a part about dissecting the fears that are keepin [...]

  • Nick Blankenburg

    I really enjoyed reading this book, and I regret having lost it for I have wished several times to read it again. After reading it, I came away feeling more relaxed about life and its surprises. It felt like a heavy weight was lifted from my shoulders.I know how corny that sounds, but it's the honest truth!After I finished reading this book, I could tell that some of the people I spent a lot of my time with noticed a difference, and I felt different around them, in a very good way. I felt it gav [...]

  • Joseph

    Cleaning off my bookshelves I came across this book. I do not remember when or where I got it, but until today it basically has been left untouched.I started to read it and quickly realized something was wrong. Taoism basically sees people as being a small part of the cosmos, not the center of it. What is immediately wrong is that this is an "I" or "me, me, me" book.The author is an English professor and 'positive psychology' coach. Not sure what that is but cannot help but think of Tony Robbins [...]

  • Kevin Fuller

    Having read the Tao Te Ching, I wanted to further my studies on the Great Way of Things, and came upon this gem at my local Barnes and Noble.Anchored in the Tao Te Ching, Ms. Dreher highlights how to apply it's at times arcane and seemingly difficult to understand Wisdom to us living in postmodern society.She makes connections for example between Lao Tzu and how and when to navigate a career move or change, between Lao Tzu's teachings and how to tackle difficult people, including ourselves.By mi [...]

  • Mitch

    This was a decent introduction into Taoism; however, it felt extremely dated (really a product of the 90's) and the depth of Taoism was sacrificed for a more applicable reading of this philosophy. I can understand where the author is coming from, yet, for example, the clearly made-up incidental people used as examples for her points only made the book feel disingenuous. No your friend Tasha did not have a life-changing moment because of X, Y, or Z. That being said, the broader historical (read: [...]

  • Atlas

    Inspiring!Reading this book in the woods somewhere in the Poconos, gave me a renewed self-peace that elevated to a reunion with nature.On the third month, I gave up being a vegetarian. Haha. No offense to tofu, especially "tokwa't baboy", but I realized that tofu could never replace meat. All the lyrical teachings of Tao were still refreshing and intuitive.

  • Jenny

    I read the first chapter and wasn't impressed. The Tao is supposed to help you live simply and richly, without all the planning, striving and forcing that we are taught to do in western culture. Then this book (that is supposed to be about the Tao) has all these hints and lists and "to do's" of things to do to implement the Tao. Seems to oppose all that the Tao is teaching.

  • Shaughnessy Davis

    Simply put this book is amazing. It invites us to learn ourselves and cooperate with natural cycles and one another. It is filled with the wisdom of the Tao to motive us to create inner and external peace.

  • Christine

    this book has become a guide for me. i reread it in 2005, then again in 2006 and 2007. each time i read it something jumps out at me that is relevant and meaningful to that point in time. it helps me stay grounded and at peace.

  • Ben Myhre

    I read this a long time ago and remember really liking it. I thought it was pretty good this time, but nothing spectacular.

  • Lacey Thornton

    It's a book that I have bought over and over again either because I borrowed to someone or lost it from moving. I will always love this book when I'm feeling overly stressed. When I am looking to refocus my life.

  • Zachariah

    I know, I know "It's an explanation of a book that's essentially self-explanatory." I'd even agree if its scope was as narrow as to only carry paraphrases and excerpts of the myriad Tao Te Ching translations. (Although when dealing with a concept this "un-Taoable", it's un-Tao-tibly useful to approach it from as many p.o.v's as possible. Groan.) Thankfully, this isn't the case at all. What we find instead is a worthwhile treatise on a number of important Taoist concepts, as well as a trove of si [...]

  • Penelope Rothfield

    I keep this book by my bed. The author's voice is very intelligent and soothing and good company. Dreyer shows us how to apply the principles of the Tao to everyday life in ways that are practical and uplifting and effective. The author suggests exercises and affirmations that have helped me quite a bit and support me in living the kind of life I believe in. I keep a mini-copy of the Tao Te Ching in my purse---

  • Madeline Ellis

    this book dawson gave to me to read in chinad i did. i didn't know much about taoism before i read this book but it gave me a wonderful introduction to it. it gives you steps throughout the book to practice and become more aware of nature and the philosophy of the tao and how to really apply it in everyday life. this is the kind of book you keep and read again.

  • Heather

    This book helps to keep me sane! Whenever I feel negative, I just read a few pages and the world begins to make sense again ;) It's not necessarily a book that I would read from cover to cover, but I do recommend it for the inspiring messages.

  • Michael B

    My best buddy,Quinn gave me this book in the early 90's, while i was searching for truth. At the time, this book started my questions, journey and eventually led me back to my spirituality and a belief in God and in something greater than myself.

  • Astrid

    Highly recommended. A book that changes lives. The chapters are easy to get through; beginning with an excerpt from the Tao Te Ching, a brief explanation, and then real life examples of how you can relate. Finally the chapter closes with a personal exercise and positive affirmation.

  • Joey

    This book was great. Filled with personal experiences, as well as examples of friends and public figures made the lessons of Taoism seem very applicable. I truly think every person should read this book.

  • Eileen

    I love this book. It is full of gentle wisdom. Her paraphrases of some of the Tao Te Ching are beautiful. It gives much hope for a better world if people would follow some of her suggestions – everything from personal meditation to global action. I highly recommend this book.

  • Drew Fagot

    It was kind of disappointing. While the book had good points in it, it became too hippy like for me. I love exploring Taoism but this book started to branch off from what Taoism really is. I didn't even finish the book I became so bored with it by the end.

  • Kim

    Some positive insight into the Tao outlook on how we are all connected which is an area I am enjoying studying right now. A little more politics that I personally am into, but that does not in any way throw negative on the book and the message.

  • Natalia

    Learn about the balance that is available to us in this universe. A simple read, wise enough to pass on to children.

  • Michelle

    I refer to this book as one of my "bibles" of the Tao again and again.

  • Racquel Lopez

    This was a very good book for me while going through changes in my life. It helped me with my thoughts, feelings and to live with the choices I've made.

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  • Tracy

    Picked this up off the shelf in the Yoga Studio and started reading a few pages and could not put it down. Goal is to read few pages every night b4 bed and then do some reflecting the next day.

  • Moonshadow

    I've read this book many times and have discovered something new every time ,love it.

  • Shelley

    I liked the beginning chapters best. I wasn't so thrilled with the "change the world activist" message in the last few chapters. But maybe I just haven't grown enough ;)

  • Nicole

    This book was very peaceful, and I especially liked the parts on dealing with conflict. It's a great book to review when you are feeling shitty or out of control in your life.

  • Casey

    This is my all time favorite book on Taoism. I go back to it again and again.