Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the
Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

by Gregg Krech
Recipient of the "Best Spirituality Books of 2002" award from Spirituality and Health Magazine

Price: $11.99

Paperback: 220 pages Publisher: Stone Bridge Press (November 2001) ISBN-13: 978-1880656631 Product Dimensions: 6.9" x 5.9" x 0.7"
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Drawing on Eastern spiritual and psychological traditions, Naikan is a structured method of reflecting on one's life, one's relationships with others and the impact we are having on the world around us. Through Naikan we develop a natural and profound sense of gratitude for blessings bestowed on us by others and a healthy desire to find meaning in our life and inspiration to contribute to the happiness and welfare of others. This collection of essays, parables and inspirational stories explains what Naikan is and how it can be applied and practiced regularly as a personal method of self-reflection.

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"Cultivating gratitude is among the most powerful and transformative spiritual practices in which you can engage. Gregg Krech's new book, Naikan, focuses on the art of gratitude, offering in a subtly simple, no nonsense, and highly useful style, practical ways to cultivate it in our own lives. This is a book to be read, and an art to lived." -Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Proverbs, the Wisdom of Solomon



"I hope to buy copies of this book for Christmas this year to give to all of the people I love. I read this book and applied its principles to my life and especially my relationship with my husband. It is transformative! By using the techniques discussed in this book, which are really very simple to use, you gain a truer, fuller picture of what is happening in any relationship in which you are involved. It has helped me to truly appreciate my husband, something that hasn't happened in a very long time. Of course, he feels that appreciation and the result has been a wonderful transformation of our relationship. I recommend this book for everyone as I can't imagine anyone for whom it would not be life changing in some degree." --From an Amazon review

"Don't be intimidated by the title of this book. Gregg Krech is a very practical American man, and he uses plain English and clear examples as he teaches his readers how to recognize the way they are supported every minute of every day by people, processes and products that they give nothing back to, not even thanks.



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