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Spiritual Serendipity: Cultivating and Celebrating the Art of the Unexpected

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The word serendipity was coined by the eighteenth-century British writer Horace Walpole, who defined it as "that quality of mind which, through awareness, sagacity, and good fortune, allows one to frequently discover something good while seeking something else." It is an attitude of mind and heart that attracts and enhances joy. As a mental approach, serendipity can energi ...more
Published by Fireside Books (first published 1988)
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Lincia Walters
Spiritual serendipity was written in 1983 but was one of the most applicable and timeless books I've read in a long while. Richard Eyre's advice need to be taken by the vast majority of today's contemporary adults.

Built on the principles of watching, thinking, listening and praying, this book did for me exactly what it promised it would do at the beginning which was to change my perspective or paradigm of the people, circumstances and events in my life which ultimately determine how I feel.

I appreciated this perspective. loved the story of "the Three Princes of Serendip". Too much poetry. Think their book Lifebalance may be more what I am looking for.
I had a hard time getting through this one; in fact, I didn't actually finish it. I enjoyed the fable of "The Three Princes of Serendip," but not so much the author's commentary on it. Though the premise was good, I felt the author kept saying the same things again and again. I felt like I got the gist of the book by reading the first 100 pages, I didn't feel the need to continue through the last 120!
Dec 30, 2008 Alysia marked it as to-read
I am returning to this book right now because there is a lot of uncertainty in our future, and it is one of the factors that is helping me stay positive and hopeful. I feel like we are being led an a great adventure, and that following intution and inspiration will lead us to be right where we are meant to be. That is even more exciting and blessed than achieving our best laid plans.
The subtitle of this book is "Cultivating and Celebrating the Art of the Unexpected." While interesting, especially the retelling of the Fable of Serendip (the former name of Sri Lanka and the place name that forms the root of the word "serendipity"), this book didn't have much to offer that seemed new or particularly insightful.
A wonderful help for enriching your life.
One of my all-time favorite books!
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As writers, lecturers, and grassroots and media catalysts, Linda and Richard Eyre's mission statement is: FORTIFY FAMILIES by Popularizing Parenting, Validating Values, and Bolstering Balance. Their latest efforts in these directions are their new books, The Happy Family (St. Martins Press,), Empty Nest Parenting (Bookcraft,) and The Book of Nurturing (McGraw Hill,), and their regular appearances ...more
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