Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom : The Feminine Face of Awakening Paperback
"The Extraordinary Wisdom of Ordinary Women" is a collection of intimate, heartfelt conversations with women spiritual teachers who live and look like ordinary people.
They have kids, husbands, jobs, and bills to pay. What makes them extraordinary is that each woman has awakened to her true nature. And while that sounds like enlightenment, it doesn't look like the old stereotype of transcendence, detachment, and bliss.
Quite the contrary. This is the feminine half of the spiritual journey - bringing it down to earth and embracing all of what it means to be human.
These real life stories show by practical example what it means to be fully awake and fully engaged, to meet the world without resistance - even and especially when it's not easy - whether it's death, divorce or illness.
The invitation is explicit..."if these ordinary women can be fully awake and fully human, why not me, why not you? And why not now."
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 260 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/10/2007
- Category: Thought & practice
- ISBN: 9781846940682
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Review by biunicorn
Ordinary Women Extraordinary WisdomThe Feminine Face of Awakeningby Rita Marie Robinson Completely amazing and delightfully wonderful describes my experience of reviewing this 236 page unique and precious undertaking. This interview-like tell all about spiritual women and their path to enlightenment was fascinating and I found myself identifying with many and eager to learn more. I loved the format because it disclosed in such a free-flowing way the very essence of each one of the ladies showcased and I was left feeling like I was there and had lived their lives with them. The pictures of each one was a nice touch because it helped me to personalize them just a little easier. The questions were open-ended and straightforward and the answers just blew me away. I would recommend this faithful slice of femininity at it's best to anyone seeking the true nature of the Goddess. Thanks, Rita we all needed that. Love & Light, Riki Frahmann