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"Leyla woke up to the call to prayer. An eleven, she didn’t fully grasp God or his workings, but the words had their pull. She didn’t bow down for the traditional namaz prayer on a mat in the direction of Mecca. She didn’t wash her hands, feet and..." Read more of this chapter »
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Freud's Mistress by Karen    Mack
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Adultery by Paulo Coelho
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Sufism by Carl W. Ernst
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Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
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Marianne Williamson
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”
Marianne Williamson

Ted Hughes
“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes

Barbara Brown Taylor
“Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.”
Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

Anne Lamott
“In a library, you can find small miracles and truth, and you might find something that will make you laugh so hard that you will get shushed, in the friendliest way. I have found sanctuary in libraries my whole life, and there is sanctuary there now, from the war, from the storms of our families and our own minds. Libraries are like mountains or meadows or creeks: sacred space. So this afternoon, I'll walk to the library.”
Anne Lamott

Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

The Tea Runner (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The Tea Runner is a story of Leyla, a Turkish-American girl and her Turkish family. It is set in the 1980s, in Izmir, Turkey, and focuses around an event during Kurban Bayrami, a religious festival that is unlike anything she would ever experience in the United States. What she witnesses transforms her and gives her a deeper understanding of her culture and roots.
Spiritual Running (Health, Mind & Body)
1 chapters   —   updated May 20, 2014 02:36PM
Description: The author's discovery of a spiritual running practice after the loss of her daughter.
I am here (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 09, 2013 09:27AM
Description: A poem of connecting. E.M. Forster's quote from Howard's End: "Only connect!" proved inspirational.
The Path of Leaves: A 9/11 Memoir (Biographies & Memoirs)
3 chapters   —   updated Dec 20, 2011 09:44AM
Description: The memoir chronicle's the author's spiritual transformation after 9/11.
Boo & Lola (Children's Books)
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Description: A children's picture book of a boy and his two dogs who struggle to get along.
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