From the Bottom of the Pond : The Forgotten Art of Experiencing God in the Depths of the Present Moment Paperback
by Simon Small
This is a book about knowing God. It is for those for whom just believing (or not believing) is no longer enough.
Through personal experience, anecdote and story, a priest shares an ancient, but neglected aspect of Christian prayer.
Contemplation takes us into the depths of the present moment, the only reality there has ever been and so the only place where God can be found.
It takes us at different times into mystical oneness with the All, into profound self-knowledge and reveals love in the midst of the world.
Contemplation is the universal experience at the heart of all religions.
It is the place where their differences fall away and their uniqueness is celebrated. "From the Bottom of the Pond" seeks simply to be helpful.
It says nothing new, but says it in a new way; a way rooted in our western culture and history.
It suggests that the essence of the great and wonderful enlightenment teachings of the East was always here, hidden in plain sight.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/10/2007
- Category: Christian mysticism
- ISBN: 9781846940668
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Review by biunicorn
From the Bottom of the PondThe Forgotten Art of Experiencing God In the Depths of the Present Momentby Simon Small I love this book because it is 20 sticks of spiritual dynamite in a little package. I thoroughly enjoyed the gentle and subtle way the author helps us remember the important spiritual tools that matter most in these troubled times. This simple how-to is honest, direct and I feel can help many find their way back to the path of light. I was especially impressed with how He could take a subject that under many circumstances would be open to rigidity and explain it in such a non-threatening way that even the most fearful of us can see God in everything. I would recommend this fabulous messenger to anyone who has been looking for a wide and comfy bridge between religion and spirituality. Thanks Simon, this little read has it all. Love & Light, Riki Frahmann