Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2013
Duration: 6 hours 32 minutes
Pulling a raisin out of a two-year-old’s nose probably wasn’t on the Buddha’s path to enlightenment, but it was one of the obstacles for author Polly Campbell. For many people, stuck raisins and other real-life moments provide the day’s only opportunity for spiritual growth—and it’s easy to miss the lesson in these ordinary challenges. Imperfect Spirituality shows readers how to integrate those everyday moments with traditional spiritual techniques to allow personal growth and greater well-being. Any activity can be transformed into a spiritual practice. Don’t have half an hour to meditate? Can’t drop everything and trek to India? Find minimeditation while stopped at a red light impossible? Start by brushing your teeth.
Imperfect Spirituality is filled with practical tips and dozens of examples like these, as well as anecdotes from real people who are striving to grow both spiritually and personally. It will help you identify, accept, and appreciate your own imperfections as an integral path to your spirit. The advice will lighten your load and give you a new way to think about your own spiritual connection and path. The things you’ve been trying to hide, fix, change, and deny are the very things that will expand and elevate your life.
“The humorous and candid narrative in this book delivers lighthearted yet significant direction for integrating traditional spiritual techniques with the imperfections that characterize daily life. Campbell calls this ‘choosing a path of imperfection, [which] connects you more deeply with yourself and fills those chaotic, confusing, and stressful moments with possibility and meaning.’ Compelling anecdotes from ordinary spiritual seekers and informative research help to illuminate this path of imperfect spirituality…Practical tips for turning ordinary moments into opportunities for spiritual growth, many of which can be squeezed in while brushing your teeth or waiting for the bus, punctuate this clear and affable spiritual guide for the rest of us.”—Publishers Weekly