You may seek comfort, inspiration, and answers on the spiritual path, but eventually all spiritual paths lead to paradox-- where directions seem to conflict, the path leads in one of any number of directions, and answers seem elusive. The spiritual path is ultimately a waltz of opposites. It is as serious as a sermon and as wacky as a sitcom. The way is simpler and more direct than some would have you believe-- and also more arduous and more baffling than is often depicted. At each turn in the road we run into a cul-de-sac of paradox, where one guideline or precept is contradicted by another. The concise chapters in Roadsigns: Navigating Your Path to Spiritual Happiness are organized around four big paradoxes that can trip up any seeker: You You're On Your Own/Can't Do It Alone; Lose Yourself/Improve Yourself; Embrace the World/Escape the World; You're Already There/There's a Long Way to Go. Finding your way through these and other paradoxes can cause discouragement and confusion, but they can also bring delight, wisdom, and growth.
Philip Goldberg, Ph.D., an Interfaith Minister, confronts these divine dilemmas with profound insight and engaging humor. Based on more than 30 years of experience and research, the travel tips in Roadsigns will help you keep your balance on the razor's edge of the spiritual path, whether you travel independently or within an established tradition.
Goldberg is a spiritual warrior, wise about the way but light in his method. The road signs he posts-- Use All Available Lanes; Take the High Road; Don't Hurry, Be Happy; and 23 more-- offer a playful, mystical map through the deeper parts of the spiritual journey. They provide not only comfort, inspiration, and good practical sense, but also a challenge. For there are no one-size-fits-all answers on the spiritual path; we each have to clear our own way. Roadsigns will lead you to the best kind of guidance there is: that which springs from your own awareness and insight.
Philip Goldberg, Ph.D., is a spiritual counselor, meditation teacher, and ordained Interfaith Minister. The author or co-author of 17 books, including The Intuitive Edge and Making Peace with God, he has appeared on many television and radio talk shows, including NBC's Today, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Prevention, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies Home Journal. He lives in Los Angeles, where he sees private clients and writes books and screenplays.