For over 35 years, Tom Spector has been sharing his special gift for helping people resolve issues of stress, worry, anxiety, fear, guilt, and chronic pain, and restore self-esteem and inner peace. Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing evolved from Tom’s teachings. The techniques in this book really work! Their descriptions are clear and easy to follow. Tom combines profound meaning with light humor. His anecdotes are powerful and offer great imagery. Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing has three parts.
Part 1: How To Cultivate Healing describes how our unhealthy reactions to normal everyday events and situations create suffering and misery. You then learn techniques to avoid these reactions and to cultivate healthy responses that prevent the suffering and promote healing. You’ll also learn why and how you may avoid healing and how to take charge of your life and stay on the healing path.
Part 2: Inner Peace: A Practical Approach offers techniques to live your life to the fullest in the present moment and to avoid the value judgments that prevent us from enjoying the benefits of this experience. You also see how readily we treat our bodies, our troubling situations, and difficult people as our enemies, and how harboring these enemies internally causes us to suffer. Every time we convert an internal enemy into a personal friend, we take one step closer to inner peace.
Part 3: Visiting Seriously Ill People explores effective ways of visiting seriously ill people that synergistically benefit you and the patient.
As you read this book, you will go on a mini-journey. You start by cultivating healing, travel to obtaining inner peace, and then continue with sharing what you learned with seriously ill people. You probably aren’t too surprised to learn that your sharing creates more healing and more inner peace. This endless cycle of healing-sharing-healing defines our journey and purpose. It will only lead to good.