Everyday Sacred A Woman's Journey Home (Paperback)
|Author: Sue Bender|
|Offers suggestions on how to experience a full life in a stressful world, and utilizes Zen imagery and inspirational quotes to demonstrate how to live with just enough *Author: Bender, Sue *Subtitle: A Womans Journey Home *Publication Date: 1996/08/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 8.00|
From the Publisher:
The author of Plain and Simple, which chronicled Bender's spiritual journey that took her far from home to live with the Amish, returns with a compelling book that tells readers how to discover how to find that which is "just enough" to fill our lives each day. Line drawings.
Her struggle is one keenly felt in today's intensely pressured and time-starved world: how can we experience our lives fully in whatever we are doing at the moment—whether cleaning the kitchen, faced with a situation that frustrates us, or momentarily exhilarated by some new fortune that's befallen us. Inspired by the image of the empty begging bowl' that Zen monks would start each day with to solicit enough food to nourish and sustain them, Bender discovers for herself—and shows us in the process—how to find that which is just enough' to fill our lives each day. The lessons along Bender's path of doubt and hope' reveal that each step is a place to learn and that we can seek the sacred everywhere—in our homes, in our daily activities, and hardest to see, in ourselves'.
Sue Bender's follow-up to her phenomenally popular "Plain and Simple" is a conscientious attempt to capture moments from her life that speak powerfully to our shared longing to make each day truly count.
"Every woman will see her own existence in Bender's ordinary experiences, and find beautiful inspiration in her search for what is meaningful and important." Holiday, 1995 Publisher's Catalog
"Reading 'Everyday Sacred', I felt as if I had spent an evening in lively conversation with Sue, searching for meaning through a variety of experiences, with myriad friends, and finding it at every turn." - Whitney Otto