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I like how Polly Campbell gives the reader permission to break down spirituality into bite size bites for the everyday!
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ISBN:
9781936740185
Subtitle:
Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People
Author:
Campbell, Polly
Publisher:
Viva Editions
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
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Trade Paper
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20121131
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
242
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7.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Even if we wanted to, most of us will never retreat to a Tibetan monastery or Indian ashram to cultivate a spiritual practice. The majority of us live ordinary lives, largely preoccupied with routine matters. 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, 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, which begins when we stop trying to hide our flaws and instead 'pay attention to what's going on: to what's working and what's not.' 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. Agents: Jennifer Lawler, Neil Salkind, Salkind Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Imperfect Spirituality presumes you know your relationship to the Divine and shines light on your relationship with Yourself. Polly hooked me at 'don't put any more raisins up your nose.' While Campbell references a buffet of respected sources, the path is her own. Its funny, functional guidance in the accessible voice of a good friend. Read from start to finish, or opened any where for a dip, her words reach out...and touch your heart."
"Review" by , "Grounded in Campbell's life as a wife and mother, Imperfect Spirituality left me smiling and nodding my head. This book will help any reader embrace imperfection, love more completely, and live with compassion, creativity and courage."
"Review" by , "Polly Campbell's Imperfect Spirituality is a welcome addition to the field of self-help and spiritual living — because her book is, above all, practical. No lofty, from-the-mountaintop sermonizing here; this is a woman who found an opportunity for spiritual practice while dealing with a raisin up her child's nose! As Polly reminds us, our ability to connect with the Divine is always possible, and in everyday occurrences — and her book is full of helpful stories, reflections and exercises for doing exactly that. There may be no such thing as perfection, in spirituality or anything else, but Polly Campbell has given us a truly wonderful resource for living our lives with more connection, compassion and calm."
"Review" by , "Imperfect Spirituality doesn't shy away from the messiness of life, but embraces it by giving mothers (and others) a much-needed dose of reassuring comfort, courage, self-kindness, and self-compassion. Campbell's touching and humorous stories from the edge of real life are filled with the kind of wisdom that can only come from a mothers heart. No matter how hard you may have been on yourself yesterday, this book will help you find an easier, gentler, more forgiving, and better way to live today.
"Review" by , "Imagine sitting over coffee with your best friend finally getting the whole perfectionist/inner critic demon tamed while laughing so hard you snort. Polly with Imperfect Spirituality will gently disarm those old voices and welcome you into a new world of ease and time-friendly practices you can use right now. Polly writes the kind of book you'll be carrying around to read out loud to those you care about. I highly recommend you dive into it right now."
"Review" by , "Congrats to Polly Campbell for keeping it real! Her honest, frank, and often hilarious view of the challenges we create when we try to run from who we are is very empowering. You're sure to laugh along the way as author Polly Campbell shares her own insights, stresses, and stories en route to a more authentic life." Dr. Judith Wright, lifestyles expert and best-selling author of The Soft Addiction Solution and The One Decision
"Review" by , "Imperfect Spirituality is a beautiful, inspiring journey to self-acceptance through the lens of spirituality. Campbell quiets the mind and feeds the soul so you can powerfully embrace who and how you are and liberate yourself from standards that actually limit rather than inspire you. When Campbell guides us in embracing our imperfection what she is most telling us is to relish our extraordinary uniqueness. This luminous work will leave you resolved and new."
"Review" by , "Is there a more perfect word for spirituality than imperfect? I think not. Perfection is hoisted as the great and mighty goal, but none of us (aside from a few mystics and saints) are there yet. But thanks to Polly Campbell and this delicious treatise on the totally perfect state of imperfection, we can be at peace with where we are — in our lives, in our messes, in our moments. And guess what? That's where perfection lies. Bless you, Polly, for showing us the crooked road."
"Review" by , "In Imperfect Spirituality Polly Campbell reminds us that the path to enlightenment begins exactly where you are right now. Every moment of our lives is a sacred opportunity to be present and deepen an expand our capacity to give and receive love. Open this book to any page and allow the stories and practical tips to illuminate your path to enlightenment."
"Review" by , "Powerful and well-written."
"Review" by , "The world needs good work from good people on topics that really matter."
"Review" by , "Polly Campbell is doing great work."
"Review" by , "Polly Campbell is the private chef of journalism. Everything she creates is good for you — filled with healthy, practical information that Polly serves in her own masterful, entertaining style — so you not only enjoy every moment reading Polly's work, you feel better for having done so."
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