Monday, September 10, 2012

Who is Gangaji?

In her own words, Gangaji wrote:

"Today I live a very ordinary life.  I like to walk, I enjoy a good movie, I like a good meal, I love being in nature, and I often enjoy the activity of the world.  Before I met Poonjaji [her spiritual teacher], every activity in my life was a search for some kind of self-fulfillment or self-definition.  Whether it was searching in the peace of nature, or in the excitement of relationship, or in the mundane thrill of acquisition, it was always a search for who I was, most of the time looking for a positive answer and running from a negative one.

"I am not searching now.  I know and I continuously realize deeper every day that no thing can define me.  However great the joy is of spending time in nature, however harmonious my relationships are, however delightful the experiences of the world, that from which it all arises, that omnipresent field of pure consciousness, is so much greater, so much more profound, blissful, and sublime..."

Stepping Stones Books and Gifts Presents

Friday, October 26, 2012
7 PM

Gangaji is coming to Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.  Come and join us for an evening with this amazing woman.  No registration required.  Tickets will be $20 at the door or online.

For more information about this event, or to purchase tickets, click here.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Book Review: a life of being, having, and doing enough — by Wayne Muller

"Do we know what even a single moment of 'enough' feels like?" asks Muller.  In his book he invites the reader to explore and reflect on the essential question of what is, for us, enough.  Muller contrasts the American Dream lifestyle, which fosters a discontent about never enough, with his experience working, living and being with people living in the slums of Peru where enough carried a completely different meaning.  This had the effect of putting things into perspective in a new way for me.  What is the next right thing for us to do?  Each choice in each moment becomes like a string of pearls making a life well lived.  Listen for the most sacred or essential "why" of your life, he suggests.

"Enough is a Verb", "The Practice of the Next Right Thing", "The Wealth of Small Things", Sanctuary is Bearing What We Are Given", were a few of the chapters that caught my attention.  Muller has a way of bringing this living thing we are all doing together into the perspective that "we are enough".  I breathed a sigh of relief more than once as I read his words.  I felt relieved to know and read that I am enough - just the way I am.  This book is a healing read and has something for everyone to breathe in and know.

Review by Sanna Rose, RScP

a life of being, having, and doing enough  is available at Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.

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