In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, Sacred Spelunker And Sociologist Meredith Gould, Combines Practical Wisdom With Lived Experience To Explain Why And When Traditional Practices Don T Work For Today S Seeker And Then How To Choose Ones That Will In Short, Easy To Read Chapters And With Characteristic Wit, Gould Provides Counsel For Reframing Perception To Discover The Sacred In Everyday Life This Guide Is For Self Identified Seekers Who Have Tried Some, Many, Or Even All The Classic Spiritual Practices And Then, Given Up On Them When They Stop Working In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, Gould Invites Readers To Embrace A Broader Definition Of Practice That Shifts Focus From Doing To Being. Meredith Gould s Desperately Seeking Spirituality A Field Guide to Practice is as accessible as it is invigorating to read She brings years of deeply personal and professional experience, both secular and spiritual, to life for the Seeker Written both in a witty and to the point style, you ll recognize your journey in each chapter as Meredith uncovers the truth as it applies to you For the actively and not so actively seeking Seeker, Gould breaks down the Spiritual Practices of Being into five essential and clear parts Willingness, Curiosity, Empathy, Generosity, and Delight We all feel that we know the definitions of these practices and likely identify with all of them Meredith s expressive prose pulls us into friendly discussions and self examination that quickly shows how much we have to learn about each of these practices You ll be as surprised as I was when this short tome leads to personal revelation and change.One exemplary example of changing how we view these Practices of Being is seen when Gould shares how Curiosity can Slow down reactivity Pausing or stopping entirely in the midst of turmoil to be curious will create time and space to calm down enough to be witness to whatever is happening That s expanding the definition of Curiosity in a way that will impact your life, the Seeker s life, in profound ways This pattern is repeated again and again in the book we
Lucky enough to be an early reader along the way, I am glad to say that once again Meredith Gould has given the world a great go to book This time, one for seekers and searchers, and also for those of us who may have found our spiritual something but who still scan the horizon Smart
This is a book specifically for the spiritual seeker in all of us When you are bogged down or burned out with your spiritual practices this will give you a fresh out look in the way you believe Provides great stories and easy to read chapters, a good daily devotional read. Whether you are just beginning to look for a spiritual practice, or need to regroup with a new one, this is a wonderful, informative, and practical guide.
- 156 pages
- Desperately Seeking Spirituality
- Meredith Gould
- 01 October 2019 Meredith Gould