"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.
As a person who has struggled with the concept of faith, this book gave me a new and fresh perspective on the subject. It was very helpful to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allie4140
This was amongst the most inspiring and soul nourishing books I read in 2014. It is not about the kind of faith some people invoke to enlist each other into "narrow-minded... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tesa
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 8 months 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 9 months ago by In Brooklyn
Just OK. Usually like her books, maybe my interests are changing.Published 9 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 12 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 13 months ago by Gina Medlyn