The Seeker's Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure

  • Title: The Seeker's Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure
  • Author: Elizabeth Lesser
  • ISBN: 9780679783596
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Seeker s Guide Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure In Elizabeth Lesser cofounded the Omega Institute now America s largest adult education center focusing on wellness and spirituality Working with many of the eminent thinkers of our times incl
    In 1977, Elizabeth Lesser cofounded the Omega Institute, now America s largest adult education center focusing on wellness and spirituality Working with many of the eminent thinkers of our times, including Zen masters, rabbis, Christian monks, psychologists, scientists, and an array of noted American figures from L.A Lakers coach Phil Jackson to author Maya Angelou LesIn 1977, Elizabeth Lesser cofounded the Omega Institute, now America s largest adult education center focusing on wellness and spirituality Working with many of the eminent thinkers of our times, including Zen masters, rabbis, Christian monks, psychologists, scientists, and an array of noted American figures from L.A Lakers coach Phil Jackson to author Maya Angelou Lesser found that by combining a variety of religious, psychological, and healing traditions, each of us has the unique ability to satisfy our spiritual hunger In The Seeker s Guid, she synthesizes the lessons learned from an immersion into the world s wisdom traditions and intertwines them with illuminating stories from her daily life Recounting her own trials and errors and offering meditative exercises, she shows the reader how to create a personal practice, gauge one s progress, and choose effective spiritual teachers and habits Warm, accessible, and wise, this book provides directions through the four landscapes of the spiritual journey THE MIND learning meditation to ease stress and anxietyTHE HEART dealing with grief, loss, and pain opening the heart and becoming fully aliveTHE BODY returning the body to the spiritual fold to heal and overcome the fear of aging and deathTHE SOUL experiencing daily life as an adventure of meaning and mystery

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    1. The section on meditation is excellent and one I go back to often. I used to think I meditated "wrong" until I read this: "Please expect this. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, pleasureable ones, disturbing ones- they will come and go as we sit in meditation, watching our breathey are the weather of the mind. Our goal in meditation is not to get rid of thoughts. Rather, the goal is to abandon identifying with each thought as it comes and goes; to watch the thoughts as we would watch the weather from [...]

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    2. This book is one that I will read for the rest of my life. All I have to do is open a chapter to find the message that my soul needs for this moment.

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    3. Elizabeth Lesser's "Seeker's Guide" is chock full of wonderful spiritual insight, and had some very strong resonances for me. The book is very dense and jam-packed and bursting with information and tools for the eager, but more importantly, SERIOUS seeker of spiritual truth. Having said, it may not be for everyone. It took me awhile to get through not because it wasn't interesting, but because it is so much to take in. Though she's led me to more wonderful concepts, books, principles and teacher [...]

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    4. Just what the doctor ordered. This is a book I'll dig into for years to come. Lesser has so much knowledge and isn't afraid to pick and choose what works on her spiritual path. I applaud the approach and I'm uplifted by many of her recommendations.

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    5. If you are serious about your meditation, this is definitely the book to have on your shelves. While most meditation books focuses on the techniques, The Seeker's Guide provides a compendium of knowledge, material that will help you overcome various obstacles during your meditative journey.

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    6. I read some chapters and others I skimmed. There is a lot of good material in this book.

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    7. The New American Spirituality: A Seeker’s Guide, by Elizabeth Lesser, is a book for those who need spiritual guidance. It presented me with a path to help lead me back to myself, my core, my heart.Through personal anecdotes and meditations, Lesser leads the reader on a journey through the soul, starting from the outside and working inward. She teaches the reader how to love oneself, how to let go of anger and resentment, and how to heal and cope when life gets you (or a loved one) down.If youâ [...]

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    8. I read this as an audio and enjoyed the narrator's voice (always a plus) and found her discussion fascinating being an American surrounded by the materialistic society she describes. I find it hard to fathom that this is only an American fault, however. I'm enjoying her honesty in stating that finding your own path isn't something that happens by reading a book or even 100 books, it's something that takes long, hard work and there are no short cuts despite the myriad of books on the shelves that [...]

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    9. She really makes sense of the modern spiritual search, pretty even-handedly drawing on what's good about a lot of different religious and spiritual traditions, and letting you find your own way. She offers 4 "landscapes": mind, heart, body, and soul, and I think that's a pretty useful and all-encompassing.

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    10. I am sinking my teeth into this one, reading about 25 pages a day - and reading every word. I seem to be on a mindfulness quest these days, searching for some daily peace of mind - I think I'm getting closer. This is a wonderful book thus far.

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    11. Great book full of much wisdom. Would recommend to just about anyone who is seeking spiritual guidance. I wish I would have read it three years ago, but I am grateful for having had the opportunity to read and share it with my ministerial studies program.

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    12. Great perspective in the vast ocean of Religion and Philosophy. She is very objective, open and honest. Deffinately recommend.

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    13. So far I am loving this! I feel like the author really knows her stuff, and we think alike! Excited to continue my spiritual journey with the help of this book.

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    14. Co-founder of the Omega Institute, she has a knack for putting the vast history of spiritual seekers into context and includes her own journey to light the way.

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    15. No, I didn't read it. I very lightly skimmed it. And it's not for me. Books that have exercises in them. Just. No.

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    16. I'm currently reading this remarkable book. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is seeking spiritual enrichment. Love this book!!

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    17. Very inclusive and honest and included many pages of suggestions for readings, music and more.

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    18. This book may easily be called a spiritual bible for transformation or a manual for transforming your life. From a spiritual and psychological standpoint, it discusses the general quest for spirituality, and offers just about all you need to know as a seeker. The author tries to focus on the message rather than the messenger.Lesser is the co-founder of The Omega Institute, which is a prestigious adult learning center focusing on wellness and spirituality. She's very aware of the pitfalls of spir [...]

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    19. The author presents spirituality through a variety of traditions and thoughts, many of which she has studied more than the vast majority of people. It gives a path forward to those who disdain organized religion such as myself and for those who still find solace in the walls of their church or temple. That's a complicated task. The writing was very good, easy to follow and her stories are often entertaining and enlightening. I am one who is more comfortable using the words universe or cosmos rat [...]

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    20. I enjoyed the part of the book about meditation and a small smattering throughout the rest but overall I struggled through most of it because of the author's writing. I would have been much happier reading the book with only 1/3 of the pages but it would have still had covered all the juicy and interesting topics. Simply too long winded and wordy. So much so I found myself scanning much of the pages for actual material to read. I would not buy this book. Borrow from a friend or get from the libr [...]

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    21. As with most spiritual books, I believe this one fell into my hands at the perfect time. I appreciated Elizabeth's mix of spiritual teaching and personal story. Her words were encouragement when I needed it the most.

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    22. I learned so much about myself and my spirit from reading this book. I know I will be returning to it for guidance again and again.

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    23. In Elizabeth Lesser’s beautiful summation of life’s big questions, The Seeker’s Guide, we are given the opportunity to follow her rollercoaster of realizations, lessons, and insights as she herself seeks guidance from an array of spiritual teachers. Particularly in the chapter entitled “The Landscape of Death,” Lesser invites us to examine our tired notion of death— one that is often embodied by fear and evasion. Her nuanced approach provides the tools we need to embrace the unknown [...]

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    24. I liked Broken Open a bit better just because it cut some of the fat out and just went straight into dealing with loss in your life, which is just kinda more where I'm at. But I enjoy Elizabeth Lesser greatly and find her way of conveying complex spiritual ideas really accessible and like that she's very honest about inserting herself into her insights and observations. She's easy to read.I think this book is more comprehensive about examining your life as a spiritual journey than specifically l [...]

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    25. The Seeker's Guide, by Elizabeth Lesser, begins by showing how people who search for spiritual fulfillment by exploring different traditions and practices outside of organized religion are consistent with American values of individuality and personal freedom. The unique and most helpful part of the book is not her explanation of meditation or mindfulness, but her personal experiences on her own spiritual path: the ups and downs, the insights and disillusionments, her personal failures and succes [...]

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    26. I notice that some reviewers here are emphasizing that the author devotes many pages to meditation practices. This is true. And the exercises are really good. But there is so much more here. Meditation without a significant commitment to the hard work of transformation in all of our life's many challenges is not very effective in the long run. In this book we are challenged to make our whole a life a journey of compassion. Her journey resonates with mine and so many others who are envisioning a [...]

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    27. We were reading this in a book club I belong to. It's so wordy though, that we found there was really nothing to discuss other than points we liked as the author had already said everything there was to say. I do like the book greatly and am learning much. I'm a detailed person to begin with so I don't find her writing style too bothersome, but I do agree it's better read on your own than in a group. Definitely, an important piece to my spiritual journey; line upon line, precept upon precept.r u [...]

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    28. It's like this woman is my mouthpiece. I think this book is the perfect read for anyone who is already on a spiritual journey, and also for an agnostic or atheist who wants to better understand non-religious spirituality. Her thoughts and observations on the female perspective, life, death, the mind, the body, the heart, the soul, are all so perfectly articulated. This books says so many things I never knew how to put into words. I will read it again and again.

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