Life at First Sight
Finding the divine in the details
Addressing such themes as parenting and family life, marriage, ageing parents, death, cultural connections and the environment, this book examines how we can come home to and live from the place of our highest nature, our own heart, in everything we do. Essay-sized chapters offer real-life examples of how to consciously overcome a human tendency toward blindly imitating the past, especially in our beliefs about life and ourselves, and instead investigate the reality of just how big our possibilities are.
Life at First Sight encourages watching for glimpses of our truest life --the spiritual one-- in every day and moment. When we apply this kind of "first sight" to our interactions and surroundings, our mere efforts to see in this way help us feel happier, and inspire choices that advance happiness in the world around us. As we develop and use these "eyes of the heart," we gain a more complete view of the reality and purpose of life. We also become aware of how the three kinds of sight available to us --physical, intellectual, and spiritual-- are designed to work together.
Author: Phyllis Ring.
Format: Softcover book, 240 pages, 15 x 22 cm.
Publisher: Baha'iPublishing, 2009.
Phyllis Edgerly Ring is an award-winning freelance writer and columnist for United Press International's ReligionandSpirituality.com. She has more than twenty years of experience and more than seven hundred articles published in several dozen magazines and newspapers, including American Profile, Christian Science Monitor, Ms., Writer's Digest, Bay Area Parent, Yankee, and many others. She offers workshops in writing and serves as an instructor with the Long Ridge Writer's Group.