This little book, small enough to fit into your pocket, contains helpful little tidbits to help you begin your day every day of the year with a small meditation.
What I particularly liked about this little book was that it changes its themes along with the months of the year. And it has no particular spiritual belief to push. It provides meditation practices from most of the world's religious beliefs and from many of the great spiritual masters. In particular, Dr. Borysenko teaches the reader 14 primary spiritual practices in her book. As the reader goes on for the 365 daily meditations, he or she is able to put these spiritual practices into use in particular readings that match the seasons of the year.
One such mediation that I have particularly find to help me throughout the year is called Metta, or lovingkindness meditation, which goes like this:
May I be at peace. May my heart remain open.
May I awaken to the light of my own true nature.
May I be healed. May I be a source of healing for all beings.
Dr. Borysenko, an acclaimed healer, offers a unique, organic menas of drawing personal strength and spiritual succor from the wondrous cycles of nature.
She draws on the ancient wisdom at the core of the world's religions, including the guidance of the four great Archangels that stand at the gates of the Medicine Wheel, as well as her own deep mystical experiences for this book.
Some themes she examines include forgiveness, rebirth in love and spiritual healing. In the end, we will hopefully finish the year by letting go of fear and realize the light of peace and compassion that we find dwelling throughout the universe, and now in our hearts, as well.
This little book of meditations is best if started at the beginning of the year. If the reader can't do this, he or she should at least read January first, and then go into the current month then on the calendar. In my case, this is what I did. However, I plan to start the book again on January 1 so I can once again enjoy and grow from the great insights offered in this book.
From the author:
"This book is not about perfection, but about the wholeness and graciousness that arise from an open heart. I offer it to you with great respect and love for who you are, and for your intention to nourish the seed of peace and awakening in this world."
If you want to deepen your spirituality, but don't want to be tied to any one particular religious doctrine, Pocketful of Miracles may be just what you need to nourish your soul and give you hope in this complicated world.
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