"The first step on the journey of faith is to recognize that everything is moving onward to something else, inside us and outside.... We see that a self-image we've been holding doesn't need to define us forever, the next step is not the last step, what life was is not what it is now, and certainly not what it might yet be."
Like the great teachers of Buddhism, Salzberg relies on her stories to make the teachings relevant. She shifts effortlessly from the voice of a memoirist to the voice of a master teacher. Through her insights, we come to understand faith as a verb. Faith means never giving up on the possibilities of each moment, always seeing "our own potential for happiness, for vibrant wisdom and sustained compassion--a potential that all beings share." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was a well written book and easy read.
Trust what you know about unconditional love, what your own experience teaches you when you do not flinch from it, but compassionately embrace it.
Sharon Salzberg's book Faith is a flawless, compassionate guide to trusting faith, the deepest experience in yourself.
A revealing, thought-provoking memoir of her journey to faith. While very personal in nature, it leaves you with much to ponder for your own practice, whatever it might be. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Virginia Lohner
This is an amazing spiritual memoir from a fantastic teacher, a great story for anyone who has ever experienced trauma or difficulties that led them to mindfulness or dharma.Published 2 months ago by Ethan
Just OK. Usually like her books, maybe my interests are changing.Published 2 months ago by desertdweller
This was a well written book and easy read. I found the book interesting and loved the message. Because I am not a big meditation type of person it wasn't as applicable as I had... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susan
This reads like a memoir. It was an engaging and informing story as the author shared her life in ways that resonated with me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gina Medlyn
This is an easy read but goes deep. I truly enjoyed Sharon Salzberg's honesty in relating the teachings to her own life's process. Highly recommend!Published 7 months ago by christine
Throughout the book, the author offers relatable stories of her experience with the dharma. And while she made insights throughout, I didn't end up really understanding how to find... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Genevieve Douglass
I don't reread many books but have read this one twice already and expect I'll return to it again. It is the most personal of Salzberg's narratives and confirms that she speaks... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mary B. Roy