The theme of the book is pretty much summed up in the title. By seeking to understand our limitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain, we being to ease the hurt and move toward a greater sense of serenity and self-awareness. It's not exactly a self-help book I received great comfort from this book. All of the rocks are like the individual members. I can not control being loved by others.
Reassured, the reader learns that telling stories is an effective way to communicate hard-to-articulate themes such as wisdom, humility, wonder. The book uses alcoholics anonymous as its frame of reference for the imperfection. I know that's not the best criteria for literary criticism, but there ya go. It is an easy read and can easily divided up and read chapter by chapter. This beautiful book is a wise alternative to the deluge of metaphysical nincoompary that is as uninteresting as it is unhelpful to those of us who really are trying to find meaning in this often challenging world and still hope to become better people in the process. As life speeded up, as the possibility of both communication and annihilation became ever more instantaneous, people came to have less tolerance for that which comes only over time.
She had many books about recovery. I didn't know that when I picked up the book, but I'm glad I read it. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors. I loved rereading the many stories that are included in this book, which demonstrate the power of connection between one person in another through honest storytelling. This was a book I never would have sought out I just happened upon it , but am glad I read it. I Am Not Perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity.
Then he saw a tiger come up with game in its mouth. Either perfect or bad is untrue and extreme all or nothing thinking. The logs in the fire are the stories of courage, strength and hope that we offer. When I moved to Los Angeles and began to work in the film and television industry, it was like living in Anti-Michigan. Kurtz and Ketcham divide the book into 3 parts. I helped clean out her apartment with another like-minded friend. Either we are moving to another place that we hope will be a better fit, or we are shaping the place around us into a space and a people that are home-like.
The final section takes us deeper into the spiritual principals such as tolerance, forgiveness and humility. This highly functional but highly invalidating little gotcha pretty much ensured that we would have the fence posts dug in and set before my dad had to report to his afternoon shift at General Motors. For instance: I like live in a charming historic neighborhood on the trendy east side of Los Angeles. It speaks so anyone who yearns to find meaning within suffering. I used alcohol and supplemented that with prescription drugs.
But they tend to be about as free and insightful as a wind up toy. Praise For The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning…. But somewhere along the way our ability to tell and to listen to stories was lost. This one spoke to me. Maybe I'll come back to this someday. I more or less thought it worked. The practice of telling our stories is a theme of healing throughout the book.
This book is a truly exceptional volume in a market burdened by many titles that should never have been published. Ketcham lives in Walla Walla, Washington. This is one of the most emotionally satisfying reading experiences I have had in a long time. В книге могут быть надписи на полях, выделения и подчеркивания в тексте, но нет отсутствующих страниц и других повреждений, которые могли бы негативно сказаться на читаемости или понимании текста. Beyond theory and technique, inside this remarkable book you will find a new way of thinking, a way of living that enables a truly human existence. The historical facts are intertwined with an analysis of 'spirituality vs. In fact, it might be one of the most challenging, but most important things I can do with my life.
Beyond theory and technique, inside this remarkable book you will find a new way of thinking, a way of living that enables a truly human existence. Errors, of course, are part of the game. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to do a little searching, is interested in the human condition, is in a Twelve Step program or just wishes to read a great book peppered with great ancient stories that illuminate the meaning of life. To be human is to ask unanswerable questions, but to persist in asking them, to be broken and ache for wholeness, to hurt and to try to find a way to healing through the hurt.