“The spiritual path is often described as a journey or quest, but for me, it wasn’t so much about “finding” as it was about the struggle to come to terms with my ignorance and vulnerability.”
– Daniel Goldsmith, Choose Your Metaphor
Author Daniel Goldsmith has been on the road for a good part of his adult life. In his first self-published memoir and travelogue, Choose Your Metaphor, he takes us along on a journey through five countries, an informal lesson on the world’s major religions, and an adventure of the heart.
Driven by curiosity and a desire for self-knowledge, in his travels Goldsmith encounters monks, sages and swamis, everyday travelers, and his own assumptions. He holds advanced degrees in Philosophy and History from McGill University, which have given him the framework to interpret his travel experiences with intelligence, sensitivity and critical thinking. Check out Goldsmith’s introduction to Choose Your Metaphor.
IAYB and Daniel Goldsmith have teamed up to give away three copies of Choose Your Metaphor! We want to know: Has travel influenced your spiritual practice? In which ways can traveling deepen self-understanding?
Answer in the comments section* below before 5pm EST on Friday, August 9 and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. Three winners will be chosen at random and notified by email.
And if you’re in Montreal, come on out for the Choose Your Metaphor book launch, Sunday August 11, 8pm, at re:source yoga (5141 St. Denis).
* The email addresses for all entries will be added to the IAYB weekly mailing list. If you’d prefer to not be added, simply write OPT OUT at the end of your comment.
Photo credit: Offering prayers at the festival celebrating the sun god (Surya), Daniel Goldsmith (via Facebook)