Bestselling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way—as an already unfolding awakening.
Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it.
This book also offers accounts from renowned teachers, including Rodney Smith, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, as well as other long-time practitioners. These intimate first-person accounts offer rare glimpses into early spiritual yearnings, struggles, and realizations—and serve as encouragement and inspiration for us to rediscover our own.
“Kathleen Dowling Singh has become one of the premier spiritual teachers of grace.”
– Spirituality & Practice
One of Spirituality and Health’s Best Books of 2016: “Singh offers an intriguing how-to on a contemplative exercise: spiritual biography. It has its roots in namtars, a practice used centuries ago in Tibet, and writing one offers us a vantage point from the middle of our life’s journey—it’s a way to see and acknowledge the times we have already brushed against grace.”
– Spirituality and Health
“Many of us journey through life unaware of the grace, the freely given blessings, that surround us at every moment—the height of cosmic ingratitude. In The Grace in Living, Kathleen Dowling Singh shows us how to break this spell of unawareness. This is an instruction manual on opening our heart to a life that is richer, more meaningful, and joyful. It is difficult to imagine that anyone would not benefit from this luminous book.”
– Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind
“In this wise and wonderful book Kathleen Dowling Singh explodes the myth that spiritual awakening is a static state available to only a select few. Instead she affirms that awakening is a process, an on-going discovery, a ripening available to anyone who is willing to be fully present to this very human life. She inspires us through the transformative stories of ordinary people and invites us to deeply engage in our own journey by using her insightful contemplative exercises. This is an invaluable resource given to us by a compassionate and “grace” filled woman.”
– Frank Ostaseski, founder of the Metta Institute and author of The Five Invitations
“The Grace in Living stands out as special in the budding genre of spiritual books because it offers something truly unique. Author Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by creating our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful contemplations and exercises carefully guide us through the process, step-by-step. In addition, the book includes essays by teachers and practitioners from all walks of spiritual life whose stories of awakening are both an inspiration and a guide on the journey. This transformative book is not to be missed.”
– Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick
“Why are some people allowed to see so widely and deeply? Surely to invite the rest of us into the same. Kathleen is one of those big and deep seers. She is kind enough to invite six others to join her here. She knows that wisdom seeing is one—and that ‘one’ also includes YOU!”
– Fr. Richard Rohr, author of Falling Upward
“Kathleen Dowling Singh teaches that throughout living, aging, and dying there is nothing to fear, and nothing to acquire—we need only realize heaven hidden like leaven in the simple suchness of what is.”