The Sacred Year - Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice -- How Contemplating Apples, Living in a Cave, and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life-logo

The Sacred Year - Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice -- How Contemplating Apples, Living in a Cave, and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life

Michael Yankoski

One searcher’s honest and fascinating journey to encounter God, love others, and discover his true self through a year of spiritual practices. Frustrated and disillusioned with his life as a Christian motivational speaker, Michael Yankoski was determined to stop merely talking about living a life of faith and start experiencing it. The result was a year dedicated to engaging in spiritual practices, both ancient and modern, in a life-altering process that continues to this day. Whether contemplating an apple for an hour before tasting it (attentiveness), eating on $2.00 a day (simplicity) or writing simple letters of thanks (gratitude), Michael discovered a whole new depth through the intentional life. Stirred on by the guiding voice of Father Solomon, a local monk, Yankoski's life is slowly transformed. Both entertaining and heart-wrenching, Yankoski’s story will resonate with those who wish to deepen their own committed faith as well as those who are searching - perhaps for the first time - for their own authentic encounter with the Divine.

One searcher’s honest and fascinating journey to encounter God, love others, and discover his true self through a year of spiritual practices. Frustrated and disillusioned with his life as a Christian motivational speaker, Michael Yankoski was determined to stop merely talking about living a life of faith and start experiencing it. The result was a year dedicated to engaging in spiritual practices, both ancient and modern, in a life-altering process that continues to this day. Whether contemplating an apple for an hour before tasting it (attentiveness), eating on $2.00 a day (simplicity) or writing simple letters of thanks (gratitude), Michael discovered a whole new depth through the intentional life. Stirred on by the guiding voice of Father Solomon, a local monk, Yankoski's life is slowly transformed. Both entertaining and heart-wrenching, Yankoski’s story will resonate with those who wish to deepen their own committed faith as well as those who are searching - perhaps for the first time - for their own authentic encounter with the Divine.
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One searcher’s honest and fascinating journey to encounter God, love others, and discover his true self through a year of spiritual practices. Frustrated and disillusioned with his life as a Christian motivational speaker, Michael Yankoski was determined to stop merely talking about living a life of faith and start experiencing it. The result was a year dedicated to engaging in spiritual practices, both ancient and modern, in a life-altering process that continues to this day. Whether contemplating an apple for an hour before tasting it (attentiveness), eating on $2.00 a day (simplicity) or writing simple letters of thanks (gratitude), Michael discovered a whole new depth through the intentional life. Stirred on by the guiding voice of Father Solomon, a local monk, Yankoski's life is slowly transformed. Both entertaining and heart-wrenching, Yankoski’s story will resonate with those who wish to deepen their own committed faith as well as those who are searching - perhaps for the first time - for their own authentic encounter with the Divine.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Smeby

Length:

11h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

54:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:59