Author(s): Matt Licata; Mirabai Starr (Introduction by)
A gifted teacher explores how both hardship and joy can lead us back to the sacredness of ordinary life.
What does healing mean to you? For many of us, to "heal" is to solve a problem--to remove an illness, put a trauma behind us, or change something we don't like in our life so we never have to deal with it again. Yet does that idea of healing serve us ... or does it cut us off from life's gifts? "True healing is not a state where we become liberated from feeling, but freer and flexible to experience it more fully," writes Dr. Matt Licata. "When we experience our suffering consciously, it reveals sacredness and beauty we might not expect. Healing will always surprise us."
With A Healing Space, Matt extends an invitation to explore the endless richness of your life--without minimizing or turning away from hardship, nor by seeking the shelter of comfort or certainty. "I do not have any answers for you," he writes. "Rather, I see my role as helping to illuminate the immensity and even magic of the questions themselves." On this journey, you'll learn to use new tools and perspectives to find your own sources of guidance, including:
A Healing Space is not a book to be absorbed and processed in one sitting--instead, you will find yourself returning again and again, whenever your soul calls you to examine, transform, and renew yourself. "At times," writes Matt, "we need to crumble to the ground at the magnificence of it all, awestruck at the bounty that has been laid out before us. To fall apart. To fail. To get back up. To be humbled again. To start over. To be a beginner in the ways of love. To make this journey with our fellow travelers, and the sun, moon, and stars."