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With simple, warm, inviting and poignant stories or allegories, Jill Guntur takes the reader through the practical measures to grow beyond survival and thrive with freedom, joy and peace.
"I have known Jill Guntur for almost 15 years-as a colleague at Omega Institute and as a true friend. She is a multitalented person: a fine writer, a glorious artist, a wise counselor. This beautiful book brings all of those talents together. It is, as the subtitle suggests, a trustworthy guide to the soul's journey." -Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute and author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow People are striving to find joy & peace & a sense of wholeness.
Jill Guntur has borne witness to thousands of people coming to the well to quench their longing. Only to then find it difficult to translate concrete changes within their own noisy, busy lives. I am a Promise; a Practical Guide to the Soul's Journey offers beautifully crafted metaphors, allegories, and hard earned wisdom to shine a light on the path of personal transformation. Change happens in simple steps punctuated by moments of sheer inspiration. The invitation to embrace the flawed and fallible journey of being human is in your hands. Hard work gracefully traversed by another wonderful, flawed and fallible human being. Wholeness. Serenity. Love. "An idea born into the quiet blossomed into an experience that set my soul free, and opened my heart to the omnipresent power of love. I am I have always been I will forever be A PROMISE!"
"Gratitude cannot be held in the birth of a child or the death of a loved
one. Although it is a simple thing to view it in grand gestures and situations
or find it absent in the sorrow of tremendous loss.. No, gratitude
lives in much smaller places than either of those extremes.
The more I worked on gratitude, the more I incorporated it with my
morning meditation. I found myself pausing in the course of the day to
stop and give thanks.
I found talismans to remind myself what I was grateful for. It is so easy
to forget those things in the wash of emotions.
I kept focused on the small. The mundane. The crevices. That really
and truly is where gratitude lives."... Chapter on Gratitude.