Addressing such themes as parenting and family life, marriage, aging parents, death, cultural connections and the environment, this book examines how we can come home to and live from the place of our highest nature, our own heart, in everything we do. Essay-sized chapters offer real-life examples of how to consciously overcome a human tendency toward blindly imitating the past, especially in our beliefs about life and ourselves, and instead investigate the reality of just how big our possibilities are.
Life at First Sight encourages watching for glimpses of our truest life --the spiritual one -- in every day and moment. When we apply this kind of "first sight" to our interactions and surroundings, our mere efforts to see in this way help us feel happier, and inspire choices that advance happiness in the world around us. As we develop and use these "eyes of the heart," we gain a more complete view of the reality and purpose of life. We also become aware of how the three kinds of sight available to us -- physical, intellectual, and spiritual - are designed to work together.
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"Life at First Sight captures the web of meaning that unites and sustains all of human life. These sparkling essays remind us that the spiritual side of life is not a luxury or an optional nicety, but utterly crucial. At this moment in history, no message is more vital."
Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Power of Premonitions and The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
" These essays are a treasure, especially as they pursue the journey of the human spirit through the perils - and joys - of "the road not taken". This is the sort of book that will warm, celebrate and console the reader on a sour day. This book is lovingly written and beautifully conceived, and dares to approach the practical reality of the spiritual life."
Dolores Kendrick, Poet Laureate, District of Columbia, author of Now Is the Thing to Praise and The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women.
Phyllis Ring writes with a deep sense of soul. Her work carries the essence of a personal touch for each reader. As a former high school English teacher, I imagined the delight with which my students would have responded to Ring's prose/poetic blending of sensitive and emotional sharings. Would that every student could have audience with Phyllis Ring's gift of a full life, expressed in such rich language. As with any extraordinary discovery, I will read and re-read Ring's work.
Lyonel B. Tracy, Ed.D., Commissioner of Education, State of New Hampshire
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Book Description Bahai Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1931847673
Book Description Baha'I Pub, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st new edition. 205 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1931847673
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