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Practicing the Presence: The Inspirational Guide to Regaining Meaning and a Sense of Purpose in Your Life
The celebrated guide to the awareness of the devine and transcedental in our daily lives. This modern spiritual classic is one of the three books. Goldsmith felt contained the essence of all his teachings.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 8th 1991 by HarperOne
(first published April 1st 1984)
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"I and the father are one," is the sufficiency of the teaching though it's nuance and practice are of a depth requiring stillness and a meditative revelation. It is important to keep in mind that many of the terms used here, while the same as those of conservative fundamentalism, are intimately not the same in usage. Goldsmith hammers out with the lightest of blows a series of truths that are at once enlightening and soul-searing as the ego with which we as people are so enamored is replaced by ...more
This is exactly what I needed. If I hadn't read other books and information previously, though, I probably would've turned away and stopped reading due to the usage of the word "Christ" throughout. But what it's really referring to is the Christ Consciousness, which has nothing to do with Jesus as a human being. He "put on the Christ" that is already within us so to speak...as did all the other ascended masters (Buddha, Krishna, etc). We are called to do the same. This book makes that clear and ...more
Sep 03, 2008 Fashion Junkie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who...[as title says]:)
I can honestly say that this book changed my life! I remember being Super sad during this period of my life, and i dont know who i would be if i hadn't picked up this book. I would wake up and for 5 minutes I would read a section of this book (and cry:)), and that was enough to meditate on throughout my day while i went to school. This book is Amazing because it helps you become more aware of your conscious and how you can correctly use it to be more in harmony with your spiritual Being.
This was an AMAZING book, but not for the faint of heart! It was challenging and it took me quite a while to read, reflect, and absorb the mere 140 pages, but it was worth ALL of it. If you are on a Spiritual Journey as I am, this classic needs to be a part of your journey!
Dec 09, 2009 Sandy rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
More extremely good stuff for finding a more peaceful mind and quieting the restlessness within.... I've got these books some place..... time to find them again and force myself to ...pause.... and breathe...... and reflect....
May 18, 2012 Elizabeth Olson rated it liked it · review of another edition
A Joel Goldsmith book that I didn't have to force myself to get through? Amazing! This is the clearest and most pragmatic laying out of Goldsmith's unique insights into Spirit I've ever read.