Dear Celeste, Thank YOU!
When I received your book during this last summer’s war (I live in Northern Israel), I felt submerged as never before under waves of hopelessness – for this country and Palestine, & for the world actually.
The spiritual and psychological tools and practices which have served me for decades, and always direct me to the calm. happy, peaceful space inside, weren’t preventing the utter hopelessness into which I woke up every morning.
And then came your book, a gift from heaven, asking me, the exact right question: “How Do You Pray”?
Long story short, the hopelessness is gone, evaporated, and replaced by possibility for redemption, reconciliation, reformation. Though the external national circumstances haven’t changed yet, external proof isn’t here yet, the internal is choosing to embrace the possibility for a liberating change, mutually, collectively.
Your book provides me with a doorway to walk through, and when I did, I found all these illuminating people, sitting with each
other, and with me, sharing their response to the question “How Do You Pray?”
In a matter of days of reading/ingesting this book , I relaxed enough to see the bigger picture, to envision a much brighter future.
I’m seeing the “How Do You Pray?” book on many millions of bedsides, throughout the world. It’s the perfect book to read before sleep & dream time. And during both rough times and great times, equally.
Someone once asked the scribe of the Course in Miracles : If she could describe the message of the Course in one word, what would it be? Her response was: “relax”.
Same could be said for your book. In one word, it got me to Relax. I am forever grateful, to you, to the contributing writers, and everybody associated with bringing it to light… to light the world.
Much love. Many blessings to you and all your relations.
How Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists & Other Lovers of Humanity.
About the book:
How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, “How Do You Pray?” She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage the reader to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life.
This collection speaks to the reader’s heart and asks What is your soul’s expression? How do you dance in ecstasy, bare your soul to the divine? Bow in gratitude? Merge with nature? Cry out for guidance? How do you pray?
This groundbreaking and moving book gathers responses from leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim one or any particular walk of faith. Contributors include Brother David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, James O’Dea, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Tessa Bielecki, Lama Surya Das, Hank Wesselman, Father Bede Griffiths, Byron Katie, Joan Halifax, Normandi Ellis, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Kristena Prater, Nicki Scully, Mirabai Starr, and more.
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