Joyously Through the Days: Living the Journey of Spiritual Practice

Joyously Through the Days: Living the Journey of Spiritual Practice

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by Les Kaye
     
 

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“A wise and practical book. Inspiring and pulse-quickening. Les Kaye points out skillfully many of our human foibles—so familiar that they often seem to come too close for comfort. At one point I found myself exclaiming, almost out loud, ‘How does he know me so well?’” —Huston Smith

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“A wise and practical book. Inspiring and pulse-quickening. Les Kaye points out skillfully many of our human foibles—so familiar that they often seem to come too close for comfort. At one point I found myself exclaiming, almost out loud, ‘How does he know me so well?’” —Huston Smith

Joyously Through the Days brilliantly points to our inherent spirituality, the problems we create when we lose touch with it, and how we can regain it. Les Kaye shows us how spiritual practice enhances awareness, patience, and generosity, and enables us to respond creatively to the complexities, distractions, and uncertainties of our lives. This crisp and universal book is based on reflections of forty years experiencing and observing the relevance of Les’ own spiritual practice to the everyday world of family and work and all kinds of relationships, clearly showing how the spiritual and the ordinary converge continually—not merely once in a while. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Saul Bellow, Herman Melville, and the great Zen teachers of old Joyously Through the Days offers a path to a rich and lasting happiness through what Huston Smith calls, “goal-attaining patience.”

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Editorial Reviews

Joan Halifax
"A wise and lucid book that explores awareness, patience, and generosity, three essential qualities of goodness so needed in our world today. This treasured book, written by a dedicated teacher of Buddhism, is a source of inspiration and guidance that the reader returns to again and again."
Norman Fischer
"A wise, humane, and level-headed approach to spirituality, wonderful counterweight to the more magical and doctrinaire accounts of Zen and Buddhism that are still all too common, even in a time when most practitioners are looking for down to earth benefits from their practice."
Grace Schireson
"An uplifting work combining grounded good sense with soaring poetic beauty, it is a Zen book that transcends Zen books."
Frank Jude Boccio
"Inspiring. With the voice of a caring old friend, Les Kaye shows how the essence of a spiritual life practice is paying careful attention."
Carl Bielefeldt
"Les Kaye is a master at finding spiritual lessons in the bits and pieces of our ordinary experience. He invites us to join him in the simple practice of becoming aware of what is actually going on, both inside our heads and in the world around us. Joyously Through the Days is a gentle little guide to such practice and a worthy companion to the author's earlier Zen at Work."
Los Altos Town Crier
"Whatever one's spiritual inclination, Joyously Through The Days could serve as a valuable guide to a deeper awareness of personal beliefs and habits that shape how we respond to the world around us. If you've ever wondered about the practice of meditation, Kaye's book would be a great place to start."
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“A wise and lucid book that explores awareness, patience, and generosity, three essential qualities of goodness so needed in our world today. This treasured book, written by a dedicated teacher of Buddhism, is a source of inspiration and guidance that the reader returns to again and again.”—Joan Halifax, author of Being with Dying

"A wise, humane, and level-headed approach to spirituality, wonderful counterweight to the more magical and doctrinaire accounts of Zen and Buddhism that are still all too common, even in a time when most practitioners are looking for down to earth benefits from their practice." —Norman Fischer, author of Sailing Home: Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls.

"An uplifting work combining grounded good sense with soaring poetic beauty, it is a Zen book that transcends Zen books."—Grace Schireson, author of Zen Women

"Inspiring. With the voice of a caring old friend, Les Kaye shows how the essence of a spiritual life practice is paying careful attention." —Frank Jude Boccio

"Les Kaye is a master at finding spiritual lessons in the bits and pieces of our ordinary experience. He invites us to join him in the simple practice of becoming aware of what is actually going on, both inside our heads and in the world around us. Joyously Through the Days is a gentle little guide to such practice and a worthy companion to the author's earlier Zen at Work." —Carl Bielefeldt, author of Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation

"Whatever one’s spiritual inclination, Joyously Through The Days could serve as a valuable guide to a deeper awareness of personal beliefs and habits that shape how we respond to the world around us. If you’ve ever wondered about the practice of meditation, Kaye’s book would be a great place to start." —Los Altos Town Crier

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861716197
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
0 MB

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