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This is one of those gems that will be passed on for generations.
Did you ever wonder what Truth really is? What happens to a departed loved one? How do you tell if a relationship is true? Or simply, how to become a citizen of the world? Rise Up and Salute the Sun features answers to all of your heart's questions and more. With so much uncertainty in the world today, readers will find pages of ageless wisdom to sustain them through all the difficult predicaments and outcomes that life presents.
Using a rainbow of voices congruent to today's times and mindsets, Suzy Kassem’s Rise Up and Salute the Sun reminds us all that our conscience is everything.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
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Excerpt from: "The Little Girl and the Sphinx"
“My heart understands your language, even if I don't understand all the words!” confessed the little girl.
“And that is why you can hear me, divine child. Your heart recognizes truth.”
“Then tell me,” her heart inquired, “Why do I feel in my heart that all that is painted ugly to be truly beautiful, and all that is painted beautiful to be really ugly?”
“What do YOU consider to be beautiful?” asked the Sphinx.
“The woman who sells us tangerines is kind and generous with her fruit. She's also very tender to her donkey and will carry heavy baskets of fruit up a steep hill just to relieve his tired legs from making the trip. She keeps to herself, but will sometimes share her colorful stories with me. My heart tells me her light is pure, but what others say contradicts what my heart is feeling,”
“And are others speaking from the boredom in their minds, or from the truth in their hearts?” questioned the Sphinx.
“I don't know,” Seham confessed. Quickly, her mind drifted back to the group of teachers chatting like chickens behind the bus. They were so busy gossiping about missing children, that they had neglected and abandoned their own!
“One who gossips usually carries boredom in one hand, and bitterness in the other,” the Sphinx remarked knowingly. “Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment. An honest woman can sell tangerines all day and remain a good person until she dies, but there will always be naysayers that will try to convince you otherwise. Perhaps this woman did not give them something for free, or at a discount. Perhaps too, she refused to stand with them when they were wrong – or just stood up for something she felt was right. And also, perhaps some bitter women are envious of her, or maybe she rejected the advances of some very proud men. Always trust your heart, child. If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to her.”
Seham asked anxiously, “Do you think I have Truth in my heart, Abu Huwl?”
The Sphinx paused to choose his words carefully, then proceeded in a voice as regal as his appearance, “Only if you put Truth in your every word and action, then Truth will always remain in you.”
Table of ContentsTable of Contents: Lens of Time, The Sun, The Moon, The Stars, The Light, The Heart, The Mind.
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Suzy Kassem is a woman of almost infinite spiritual capacity-a tremendous spiritual giant.
Hard book to review in fear of a backlash from god.
Time and time again people have talked to me about books that have touched their soul, moved them in a way they didn't think a book could. And for me this book is it. Rise Up and Salute the Sun by Suzy Kassem taught me a different way to view the world and the people in it. This book might not be for everyone but it is definitely a book I will continue to pick up time and time again.