Prince Siddhartha, raised behind palace walls and showered with every extravagance, abandoned his protected life to embark on a spiritual journey. He ultimately reached enlightenment and became known as the Buddha, which means qone who is awake.q He then spent his life teaching that all have the potential to awaken... Meet Syd Arthur! Living in the cloistered world of suburbia, Syd is a middle-aged Jewish woman who is potentially awake, but likes to start her day with a strong cup of coffee, just in case. Her daughter has just left for college and her diet is once again off track. While for most of her life she's been convinced that happiness can be attained by a magic number on the bathroom scale a or a really great shopping day at Bloomingdale'sashe finds herself in the grocery store with an empty cart wondering if there just might be something more. When East unexpectedly meets West, Syd embarks on a journey as a spiritual seeker. Soon she's in over her chakras as her search takes her from yoga studio to meditation hall to ashram gift store to the pages of Zensational catalogue. Her Mah Jongg group insists it's merely a midlife crisis. But nothing's going to stop Syd's journey toward Nirvanaanot even the hottest sale at Nordstrom's. Follow Syd as she finds her bliss and discovers a richness that rivals a Godiva truffle, making for one delicious enlightenment. qWhat do you wear to the meditation center?q I had asked Montana. qI mean, when I go to temple, I usually wear a suit. Sometimes a pantsuit, but mostly a skirt and a blazer.q qOkay, you definitely don't need to wear a suit, Syd. Just wear something comfortable to sit in. And I promise you Om Guru is not about the clothes. No one cares what you wear. People there are concerned about the inner you, about your journey to realize and meet the Self.q I thought for a minute and then said, qSo let me ask you it this way. When I meet my Self, should I meet her in country club casual or something more dressy?qHe ultimately reached enlightenment and became known as the Buddha, which means aquot;one who is awake.aquot; He then spent his life teaching that all have the potential to awaken... Meet Syd Arthur!
|Publisher||:||Pearlsong Press - 2011-04-01|