Sale edition. Joyously Through the Days points to our inherent spirituality, the problems we create when we lose touch with it, and how we can regain it. Kaye shows us how spiritual practice enhances awareness, patience, and generosity, and enables us to respond creatively to the complexities, distractions, and uncertainties of our lives. This crisp and universal book is based on reflections of forty years experiencing and observing the relevance of the author's own spiritual practice to the everyday world of family and work and all kinds of relationships, clearly showing how the spiritual and the ordinary converge continually - not merely once in a while. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Saul Bellow, Herman Melville, Khalil Gibran, Virginia Woolf, Frank Sinatra, the Bible and the great Zen teachers of old Joyously Through the Days offers a path to a rich and lasting happiness through what Huston Smith calls, "goal-attaining patience."
"A wise and practical book. Inspiring and pulse-quickening. Les Kaye points out skillfully many of our human foibles - so familiar that they often seem too close for comfort. At one point I found myself exclaiming, almost out loud, "How does he know me so well?" Huston Smith.
"Inspiring. With the voice of a caring old friend, Les Kaye shows how the essence of spiritual life practice is paying careful attention." Frank Jude Boccio.
Les Kaye is a master at finding spiritual lessons in the bits and pieces of our ordinary experience. He invites us to join him in the simple practice of becoming aware of what is actually going on, both inside our heads and in the world around us.Joyously Through the Days is a gentle little guide to such practice." Carl Bielefeldt.
"Joyously Through the Days is the book I have been wanting to read for a while: a wise, humane, and level-headed approach to spirituality. Les Kaye's more than forty years of steady spiritual practice in the world have given him the unique vision necessary to produce this delightful book." Norman Fischer.
"A wise and lucid book the reader will return to for inspiration again and again." Joan Halifax.
" An uplifting work combining grounded good sense with soaring poetic beauty, it is a Zen book that transcends Zen books." Grace Schireson.