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~FREE DOWNLOAD ♷ Tying Rocks to Clouds ♌ With intrepid good spirits, author Bill Elliott interviews the world s foremost spiritual figures, acquainting us with their exuberant earthly charms as well as their insight and intelligence Propelled since childhood by the untimely deaths of his parents, Elliott traveled the globe to meet with these luminaries and directly find out their answers to the fundamental questions of existence What is life s purpose What is God or Ultimate Reality Why do people suffer Does a part of us live on after death The list of people he met is both diverse and impressive Not only do they represent every major religious tradition, from Rober Schuller, Rabbi Harold Kushner, and Norman Vincent Peale to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Jack Kornfield, but also an exciting variety of perspectives, from Ram Dass to Mother Teresa to psychologist BF SkinnerTime and again, the sages included here warmed to Elliott s heartfelt longing for meaning in the world Their views are framed by Elliott s endearing voice, engaging and perceptive, and by his wonderfully warm sense of humor Tying Rocks to Clouds is sometimes sad, often funny, and always filled with freshness and joy as it reveals wisdom collected from across the world It took me a year and a half to get through this book, but that was mostly because I wanted to get the most out of it so I didn t force myself to read it when I wasn t in the right mindset for it It s a great book to read a chapter at a time I marked my copy all up underlining all these great thoughts that I had never been exposed to before I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a glimpse into a wide variety of philosophies and beliefs in an interesting format the author is s It took me a year and a half to get through this book, but that was mostly because I wanted to get the most out of it so I didn t force myself to read it when I wasn t in the right mindset for it It s a great book to read a chapter at a time I marked my copy all up underlining all these great thoughts that I had never been exposed to before I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a glimpse into a wide variety of philosophies and beliefs in an interesting format the author is simply putting his big life questions to these so called wise people of the world, and they are simply giving their answers I have my list of folks now whose belief systems and life stories I would like to further pursue and know which lines of thought didn t do anything for me personally The author starts each interview with a bit of background regarding his travel or how he was treated or whatever other little conversational tidbits you might tell a friend when relaying an experience, which I think adds a nice touch As an added bonus the author is from Madison, Wisconsin, a place very near and dear to my heart Fascinating read on diverse spiritual figures from many traditions It is a good primer for those trying to understand what spiritual paths are out there A reader can make comparisons and see how seemingly different approaches to a spiritual life are all valid The heart is always at the center of them. it was okay, really some of the questions were just all too common what is the purpose of life i feel like process or experience should ve replaced purpose i m also weirded out by the circumstances that brought william elliot to complete this book his apparent baldness around age 20 and seclusion from friends, life, etc seems a little superficial to me i mean, if someone thinks about that kind of thing all the time and wishes he didn t, i think a journey to find and cure the se it was okay, really some of the questions were just all too common what is the purpose of life i feel like process or experience should ve replaced purpose i m also weirded out by the circumstances that brought william elliot to complete this book his apparent baldness around age 20 and seclusion from friends, life, etc seems a little superficial to me i mean, if someone thinks about that kind of thing all the time and wishes he didn t, i think a journey to find and cure the self is in order rather than an all encompassing text that attempts to answer the questions of life too broad to be meaningful in his life, in my opinion.his pre interview comments are jarring, at times, making me wonder if he actually enjoyed the presence of people like b.f skinner and toni packer the whole book seems to exude a certain expected quality it s as if sir elliot wished his questions to be answered a certain way is it just me nevertheless, i found the comments to be quite interesting, and the book introduced me to some pretty heavy thinkers of whom i wasn t aware.3 I loved this book, these are the same questions I want to ask people William himself is hilarious and I wanted there to bestories about him My favorite parts were his own anecdotal storiesthan the great thinkers He was at a retreat for a week or so focusing on being present in the moment, I think in Tibet When he finally left after driving a few hours he realized he forgot his bag I was laughing out loud. Every now and then I pick up something to read that answers to the part of me that gropes for something spiritual in nature to explain why people live and make decisions the way they do This book has a pleasant narration and follows the authors attempts to understand life and the world and stuff of that nature Interviews are interesting enough to spend time with and include a few worthy commments from the Dali Lama, Mother Teresa, Ram Daas,the author himself, and Elisabeth Kubler Ross who Every now and then I pick up something to read that answers to the part of me that gropes for something spiritual in nature to explain why people live and make decisions the way they do This book has a pleasant narration and follows the authors attempts to understand life and the world and stuff of that nature Interviews are interesting enough to spend time with and include a few worthy commments from the Dali Lama, Mother Teresa, Ram Daas,the author himself, and Elisabeth Kubler Ross who wrote On Death and Dying and who was suggested to me by some elderly folks I used to work with Inside Scoop Elisabeth Kubler Ross seems pretty hokey to me she must be a good public speaker or something I read it anyway Deep This book showed me the commonalities that believers of different faiths can have which they might not realize There were so many truly wise and encompassing thoughts regarding life in general and how powerful faith can be in someone s life This book gives you a feeling of standing on solid, hopeful ground. Awesome read love this quote from Elisabeth Kubler Ross The highest ideal we can reach is the orginal state in which we were created as children of God, with all the love, compassion, and creativity we used to have before we thought We can t do it without God This book is almost 20 years old, but the interviews are interesting I enjoyed reading it I was expectingfrom this book based on the reviews There were so many interesting people that he interviewed, yet there wasn t much substance in many of their responses It felt at timeslike responses I hear from many of my pothead friends than long term practitioners of different ways of life religions However, there were a few gems scattered throughout the book. Bill Elliott searches for answers to life s fundamental questions For almost a decade Bill goes to speak with many famous religious leaders Mother Teresa, Dalai Lama, Elisabeth Kubler Ross, and others, and asks them these questions Often funny and enlightening It reveals the wisdom and humaness of highly spiritual people.