Our Dance with God: Finding Prayer, Perspective and Meaning in the Stories of Our Lives [NOOK Book]

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We live in two seemingly incompatible worlds—rational and spiritual.
How can we keep our balance?

Like the dolphin who exists in both water and air, so must we learn to live and thrive in two conflicting worlds—the rational, material, everyday craziness of life versus the still, spiritual soulfulness of our deepest selves. Balancing the two—difficult as it often can be—is the key to our spiritual survival.

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Our Dance with God: Finding Prayer, Perspective and Meaning in the Stories of Our Lives

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Overview

We live in two seemingly incompatible worlds—rational and spiritual.
How can we keep our balance?

Like the dolphin who exists in both water and air, so must we learn to live and thrive in two conflicting worlds—the rational, material, everyday craziness of life versus the still, spiritual soulfulness of our deepest selves. Balancing the two—difficult as it often can be—is the key to our spiritual survival.

Through poignant stories, spiritual teaching and insights, Karyn Kedar shares with us the ways we can integrate the everyday—family, work, personal challenges—with our quest for deeper spiritual understanding. She helps us to decode the three “languages” we must learn to weave the seemingly ordinary and extraordinary together:

  • Prayer—The path through which our souls connect with the Divine.
  • Perspective—How we define life’s twists and turns, and how our words and actions define the quality of our lives.
  • Meaning—The quest to understand and make sense of all that seems incompatible.

In graceful ways, Kedar shows us that by realizing the connection between the ordinary and the awe-inspiring, we can synchronize our hearts with the ways of the world and live with joy, a sense of calm and greater purpose.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580236775
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 958 KB

Meet the Author

Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar teaches matters of the spirit to groups throughout the U.S. She is senior rabbi at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in the Chicago area, and the inspiring author of The Bridge to Forgiveness: Stories and Prayers for Finding God and Restoring Wholeness; Our Dance with God: Finding Prayer, Perspective and Meaning in the Stories of Our Lives; and God Whispers: Stories of the Soul, Lessons of the Heart and contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism—Yizkor; Who by Fire, Who by Water—Un'taneh Tokef; and All These Vows—Kol Nidre (all Jewish Lights).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Imagining the Dance ix
Prayer: The Language of the Spirit
The Iron Wings 5
Navigating the Heavens 14
Meditation on the Beach of Boca Raton 17
Grace 21
And Then There Was Light 25
Mystery 29
Communal Prayer: The Philosophy of the Minyan 32
May the Words of My Mouth 39
Perspective: The Language of Thought
Choice as a Spiritual Law 49
Envision 53
Memory: Life Retold or Unlearned 57
Reflection, Then Reaction 64
Lingering 69
Watch 73
Interpretation 79
Change for the Sake of Transformation 83
Meaning
Searching for Meaning 93
Shema: Listening Is the Language of the Soul 96
Yisrael: Struggling with Reality 107
Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad: All Is One 113
Noticing the Invisible 121
Passion 126
Divine Discontent 132
Mortality Demands 136
Notes 141
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