Stumbling Into Infinity by Michael Fischman | A Book Review by Mom On A Spiritual Journey | An Ordinary Man In The Sphere Of Enlightenment
Stumbling Into Infinity – An Ordinary Man In The Sphere Of Enlightenment – a book by Michael Fischman
Stumbling Into Infinity – three words which for many can often sum up the spiritual journey.
How long will it take me to get there…how will I get there and what will it be like when I’m ‘there’? I don’t know, but I keep stumbling into infinity, because I’m ‘called’.
Michael Fischman has written a book which opens a window into a whole new way of ‘getting there’. He calls it “An Ordinary Man In The Sphere Of Enlightenment”.
Stumbling Into Infinity – Mom On A Spiritual Journey’s first book giveaway! 🙂
Michael’s book Stumbling Into Infinity certainly documents some of his stumbles, but also clearly leads us along the road of a man finding himself in the position of having to grow, in some cases whether he likes it or not!
His book Stumbling Into Infinity shows us how the Universe keeps placing him – one way or another – in the presence of Sri Sri (Shree Shree) Ravi Shankar, an Indian mystic and holy man who has succeeded in creating the Art of Living Foundation worldwide, and with Michael Fischman’s help in the United States.
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If you find Stumbling Into Infinity as interesting and compelling as I do, you may be interested in receiving a signed copy!
Michael is very kindly offering one signed copy of Stumbling Into Infinity to my readers. Use the form below to enter the simple competition and you may be the lucky recipient of a signed copy of this book!
More about Stumbling Into Infinity the book – what resonated for me and some of my questions answered
I found myself identifying with Michael’s story very quickly – he was a child who always thought deeply about the nature of death and dying (check), saw an image or spirit of his grandfather after he had passed (same happened to me when my father passed away) and Michael also found himself causing his religious teachers (Rabbis) consternation and annoyance with his difficult questions during religious study time.
(Double check – I had to leave Sunday school because my incessant questions made the teachers angry).
I’m also beginning to understand why some people find it beneficial, let’s just say downright enlightening, to work with a ‘guru’ or spiritual leader on their personal spiritual quest after reading Stumbling Into Infinity.
Being in the presence of the resonance of working with somebody who is always ‘doing the work’ and fully connected with the world of Spirit, rather than the position many of us Western seekers find ourselves in – that is, dipping in and out of weekend workshops and courses whilst we run our normal lives – is definitely one way to completely accelerate the process of the spiritual search.
Sri Sri or Guruji
During the telling of Michael’s tale in Stumbling Into Infinity, he finds himself increasingly involved with Sri Sri’s work, or “Guruji” as he calls him.
We all find ourselves sitting at Guruji’s knee and learning from his wisdom – everything from how and where particular emotions are held in the body, through to accounts of people learning the Sudarshan Kriya breathing method to enable them to de-stress and relax in life, simply by breathing.
I particularly like this quote from Stumbling Into Infinity where Michael is thinking of not being a Teacher whilst having a hard time setting up courses for the foundation in Trinidad.
“What is so great about your feelings?… I’m not saying you should run away from your feelings, but if you sit and dwell on them all the time – ‘Oh, poor me! I am bad! Nobody likes me. I am frustrated. I feel good. I feel bad.’ – you create a hell for yourself. Who cares for your feelings? Feelings are just some energy that lasts a moment and passes; they just come and go….Go by your dedication, your commitment to a cause on this planet. That will draw out the valor, vigor, peace, stability, and focus from within you.”
If you’d like to download the first few pages of the Stumbling Into Infinity book, a bonus excerpt, or receive some free Guided Meditations from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (aka Guruji) here’s the link to Michael’s site at www.stumblingintoinfinity.com
And if you’d like a signed copy of Stumbling Into Infinity – enter the competition!
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – the guru written about in the book Stumbling Into Infinity and the Art Of Living organization
I’m very grateful to Michael Fischman not only for writing Stumbling Into Infinity, but for helping to introduce us in the West to a guru such as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Since Guruji’s brilliant presence shines through in the book, I thought you may also enjoy this video of a short presentation he gave as a message for the New Year (2012). (Hint – it will also help you with the competition!).
In my opinion, his work is very much needed in the West to help us reprogram many negative thought patterns that exist in our culture, as well as teaching us how to become more healthy using meditation and such deep techniques as the Sudarshan Kriya.
Then perhaps we’ll all be gaining a deeper sense of the greater than self rather than stumbling into infinity.