In this important, inspirational, and practical book, Rabbi David Aaron, founder of the International Isralight Institute, reveals how to bring God into our lives through the wisdom of the Kabbalah. Making these ancient truths accessible to modern readers, Seeing God also provides simple exercises to put the principles into practice...
* overcome childhood fears about God that stifle our happiness and spiritual fulfillment * reclaim God's love and compassion and infuse life with greater creativity and vitality
* achieve new clarity and greater awareness-in order to see and enjoy the extraordinary in the ordinary * tap into the Divine Life Force, the only true source of love, wisdom, and success
"Inspirational, wise, warm, and witty...David Aaron gives us a down-to-earth understanding of the Kabbalah, revealing the secrets to living a soulful, happy, and more meaningful life." (Deepak Chopra, author of How to Know God)
"After reading this superb book, for the first time I actually felt the spiritual powers of which the Kabbalah teaches-a change for me from an abstract philosophical exercise to a visceral reality." (Dr. Gerald Schroeder, author of The Hidden Face of God)
Seeing God by Rabbi David Aaron presents as its subtitle promises "Ten Life-Changing Lessons of the Kabbalah." Aaron, whose founding of the Isralight Institute in Jerusalem helped establish him as one of today's most popular spirituality gurus, writes in a crisp, clear style that offers eminently practical advice for those who wish to see God in their daily lives. The book's first chapter, "Getting Rid of God," does away with "the male, Zeus-like avenger floating about in heaven," which Aaron calls "a childish and counterproductive" concept. In place of "God," Aaron offers Hashem, a Hebrew term that means "the name," which stands for "Ultimate Reality Who embraces everything and fills everything"--a theological and lexical shift that emphasizes divine immanence in the world. Seeing God then elaborates 10 qualities of Hashem, derived from the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical text. Readers are encouraged to acknowledge and emulate these qualities, which range from Gevurah (kindness) to Malhut (communal consciousness). Each chapter concludes with "Seeing Exercises" and questions for contemplation ("Can you think of three things that you have done to bring justice into the world?"), whose purpose is to demonstrate that "Hashem is right here, right now, waiting to be seen, wanting to be known." --Michael Joseph Gross