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The Grace in Living

Recognize It, Trust It, Abide in It
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Wisdom Publications
 | 
November, 2016
ISBN:
9781614292852
Quantity: 
3
$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Author Kathleen Dowling Singh (who also wrote The Grace in Dying and The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way—as an already unfolding awakening.

The Grace in Living offers not only a deep, contemplative read, it invites the reader into engaging in the exercise of spiritual biography. Spiritual biography allows us to recognize the ever-presence of grace in our lives. Recognizing it, we can begin to trust it and, then, consciously abide in it as we continue our journey of endlessly deepening realization.

The Grace in Living provides a view of four stages of the spiritual path as well as instructions for understanding our own unique awakening journey. The four stages are:

First Quarter: From Tasting to Hunger

Second Quarter: From Seeking to the End of Seeking

Third Quarter: Healing into Maturity

Fourth Quarter: Ripening

 In addition, several renowned teachers from across wisdom traditions share their spiritual biography for inspiration and as illustration of the process. Among them are Rodney Smith (principal teacher at Seattle Insight Meditation Society), Cynthia Bourgeault (principal teacher at The Contemplative Society), and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (founder, The Golden Sufi Center). Others featured in this book are Sherry Ruth Anderson, Prakash Mackay, and Ellen Kympton.

I suggest you spend some time with the first part, that you read it contemplatively. It provides a context for understanding the progression of a spiritual journey and, perhaps, some new ways of looking at the ordinariness and accessibility of awakening. It is not written for forward movement—point building on point. It’s written for deeper movement, into our own longing, our own essence. Reading it contemplatively will allow you to notice where your own depths resonate.

 

The second part of the book, the awakening stories of others, offers a rarely shared intimacy with the inner experiences of waking up. In conversations with me, deeply respected spiritual teachers and longtime practitioners shared their reflections of their own journeys… Their sharings are filled with wisdom and offer a great many moments worthy of pause and reflection.

This book—along with your contemplation/creation of your own spiritual biography, which is a “participatory” third part of the book—offers both encouragement and the wisdom of a radically new view of your life.

“An instruction manual for opening our hearts to a richer, more joyful life. It’s difficult to imagine anyone who wouldn’t benefit from this luminous book.” —Larry Dossey, author of One Mind

Publisher’s Description: 

Bestselling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way--as an already unfolding awakening.

The Grace in Livingoffers not only a deep, contemplative read, it invites the reader into engaging in the exercise of spiritual biography. Spiritual biography allows us to recognize the ever-presence of grace in our lives. Recognizing it, we can begin to trust it and, then, consciously abide in it as we continue our journey of endlessly deepening realization.

The Grace in Livingprovides a view of four stages of the spiritual path as well as instructions for understanding our own unique awakening journey. In addition, sincere practitioners from across wisdom traditions share their spiritual biography for inspiration and as illustration of the process. Among them are Rodney Smith (principal teacher at Seattle Insight Meditation Society), Cynthia Bourgeault (principal teacher at The Contemplative Society), and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (founder, The Golden Sufi Center.)

An invaluable resource on your spiritual path, this book--along with your contemplation of your own spiritual biography--offers both encouragement and the wisdom of a radically new view of your life.

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