Addiction recovery opens us to new ideas.
One such idea is that we can take practices from varying religious traditions and apply them to our own lives. For people following the 12-step way of life, this kind of “take what you like and leave the rest” approach to defining your Higher Power is often liberating and joyful. One book that can help you get closer to relating with you Higher Power is called Here I Am, by Dr. Leonard Felder.
I HIGHLY recommend this book for Jews and non-Jews who want a vital spiritual life. Why?
1. The 8 meditations and strategies explored in the book do not require lots of time.
2. The spiritual practices are effective.
3. Dr. Felder is an excellent transmitter of ancient knowledge. He has written an easy to read, interesting, engaging book.
Although I am only working with two of his eight recommended practices, I have felt more centered, calm and focused when living life. His suggesstions complement my current meditation practices and can work for virtually anyone. I feel confident in recommending Dr. Felder’s work to you and hope that it can bless your life as well.
Questions about Jewish spirituality for non-Jews?
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