The Translucent Heart: Inspired Choices for Challenging Times encourages readers to become more aware of the spiritual dimensions of life, and bring that awareness into daily lifestyles and choices.
We can make choices that welcome a more enlightened way of being that can make a positive difference in the way we live in an everyday world. The Translucent Heart offers devotional insights for more luminous living and awakening to our spiritual magnificence. Sixty-one meditations encourage the heart in the midst of stress and challenges, reminding you that your choices and attitudes can transform a day—and a life. From being kind to others to forgiving yourself, from loving an animal to loving the mystery, you’ll find reminders of the goodness of this day, this time, and this place.
Listen to Your Inner Guidance System
Create Space for a More Authentic Life
Discover the Wisdom of Playfulness
Listen to Your Body
Overcome Fear with Love
Nurture a Childlike Heart
Create a Circle of Giving
Center Your Heart and Mind in Meditation
Make Peace with Imperfection
Discover the Sacred in the Ordinary
Practice the Art of Contentment
Bless the Dark Night of the Soul
Cultivate Tranquility in the Midst of Chaos
Be Open to the Great Mystery
Live Each Moment as a Blessing
The Translucent Heart also includes a cornucopia of quotations to go with the meditations, showing that wisdom is universal, and people from different times, cultures, and spiritual traditions often agree on the essentials of what it means to cultivate the interior life.
The Translucent Heart brings inspiration for everyday living, helping you discover the true center of sweet serenity and peace that is already in your own heart. You’ll be reminded that there is more to life than meets the eye. Unseen spiritual dimensions are waiting to support you, helping you make the shift from fear and confusion to peace, harmony, and a growing sense of the beauty and potential that life has to offer. These devotional meditations will help you reflect on the something deeper, more luminous and abiding, that illumines the common clay of earthly existence.
Some assume that enlightenment is a one-time event that removes all our flaws and shields us from the pressures and distractions of daily living. But awakening to our spiritual magnificence can be a daily choice, for divine light is hidden in the midst of common clay. The Translucent Heart affirms that transcendence is our true nature. We can make choices that welcome a more enlightened way of being that can transform the lives we live in an everyday world.
A new book from the author of The Heart of Abundance, The Translucent Heart is an inspirational companion that encourages you to blend the clarity of awakening and transcendence with the bills and dishes; spiritual disciplines with the mundane moments and distractions that come with living in modern times. Our work, our homes, our relationships, and our common humanity can be a place where the divine light shines through.
The object of the man, the aim of the moment, is to make daylight shine through him, to suffer the law to traverse his whole being without obstruction, so that on what point so-ever of his doing your eye falls it shall report truly of his character, whether it be his diet, his house, his religious forms, his society, his mirth, his vote, his opposition.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You turn your captivity, or come out of the house of bondage, thralldom, and misery when you claim the qualities, attributes of God as your own, and when you accept mentally all the blessings of heaven.
As one comes into and lives continually in the full, conscious realization of oneness with the Infinite Life and Power, then all else follows.
Ralph Waldo Trine
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke