July 7, 2021
Interesting reblog we have here.
I have written 1096 posts since this gig began and the original post about this book is number three in popularity! It’s been read 500 more times than the post at the end of the list, which… you don’t want to know. Or maybe you do. I still won’t tell you. LOL
At first, I thought it was the title, provocative as it is. But no, because as I’m quick to say in the post itself, there is no “50 shades” – or actually “any shades” of ecstasy here…
In fact, here’s a story… you know… real quick…
I accidentally lost this book in one of my infamous purges. So after spending $1 or so on it originally, I went and bought it at full price. Why? Because it’s **that** good.
So, there is my preamble. 🙂 Enjoy this review and do yourself a favor and buy the book! Judging by the popularity, everyone else thinks it’s that good, too!
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield is a book I’d never heard of and passed on the shelves at my fave thrift store a dozen times. For one thing, I thought it was about marriage relations… you know, because of the title. For another thing… well, there *is* no other thing, actually. I just didn’t wanna. And then, one day, I opened the darned thing because it sat there mocking me… and was so pleasantly surprised by this statement in the Introduction… I bought it! Here’s what it said:
Most spiritual accounts end with illumination or enlightenment. But what if we ask what happens after that? What happens when the Zen master returns home to a spouse and children? What happens when the Christian mystic goes shopping? What is life like after the ecstasy?
Indeed! I know a thing or two about this! I’ve lived it! (I’ve…
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