How to choose faith over fear to develop trust in ourselves and in life.
• Sharon Salzberg, one of the most inspiring and eminent spiritual teachers of our time, tells her powerful, personal story and shares with readers the way that they too can learn to find faith; not in a spiritual teacher, a God or a religion, but in themselves.
• Includes an account of the author's childhood: deserted by her mentally ill father, her mother died of a haemorrhage when Sharon was nine and she consequently grew up with her grandparents, isolated and withdrawn.
• To find a way through her suffering, Sharon investigated meditation and Buddhism, travelling through Asia and studying with many famous masters. Here she reveals her discoveries and describes methods that can be practised by anyone of any tradition, regardless of religion or spiritual beliefs.
• This book offers a way to feel at ease and at peace with yourself, and to discover your capacity for happiness, freedom and awakening.
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Faith is a word that is often misunderstood - we may think the innocent lucky few have it while the rest of us couldn't possibly, or that we have to give up independence to attain it. In this book, Sharon Salzberg strips away negative conceptions that dismiss faith as being divisive or requiring blind adherence to a belief system. She offers advice on understanding faith as a healing quality that is grounded in common sense, intelligence and, most importantly, our own experience. Weaving her own personal story into the text (her father became mentally ill and her mother died suddenly when she was a child), the author speaks of her search for meaning. She chronicles her encounter with the East and with Buddhism, but tells the story in an everyday style that should appeal to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.Review:
‘Gripping lyricism, sparkling intelligence, and remarkable candour.’ Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
‘Sharon Salzberg is a great teacher, and this book is full of wisdom – a knowledge that is earned honestly and rendered vividly throguh wonderful and revealing stories. I will keep this book at my side for years.’ Susan Griffin, author of A Chorus of Stones
‘Brilliant and deeply moving. Sharon Salzberg celebrates the dynamic capacity in us all to movebeyond the cage of our suffering to freedom. Faith is a book for anyone who has ever dreamed of facing the unknown with confidence and choosing life.’ Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom
‘Tender, touching and tough, Sharon Salzberg’s Faith is also achingly beautiful. It is a work of effortless grace and faultless intelligence.’ Mark Epstein, author of Thoughts Without A Thinker
‘Sharon Salzberg sets out to reclaim faith as fresh, vibrant, intelligent, and liberating. She succeeds brilliantly.’ Brother David Steindl-Rast, co-author of The Ground We Share
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Book Description Thorsons, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007151144