What a wonderful email Celeste Yacoboni received from a reader:
I am IN LOVE WITH your book. It has become part of my morning meditation ritual to read one or many of the entries and have it inform my heart in how my own practice unfolds that day. I have earmarked so many pages as the book is filled with layers and layers of inspiration. I have shared the book with most of my spiritual friends and we are all using it. THANK YOU!
The inquiry into how you pray is so beautiful. My friend Kimberly and I were just asking each other that question a couple of weeks ago as we have been exploring prayer as a more active practice. Literally the next day she received an email from Sufi books highlighting the publication of your book. We took it as a big synchronicity and each got the book. I’m very much in the inquiry and am looking forward to when I am moved to write an entry. Just the process of consideration feels very fruitful and expansive.
I would love to send you something in the mail. Could you possibly provide me with a mailing address?
Also when are you coming to NYC to read?? I promise to invite everyone I know and help to fill the room…
All the best to you and thank you for your contribution to my spiritual life!
Cook for America®
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.