by Vancouver Counsellor & Psychotherapist Joseph Eliezer on November 1st, 2011

In many ways, [Simply Spirit] reminded me of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet ... Its message too is both timely and timeless and befits an age where spiritual clarity is beckoned for.
— Robert Pereira, MD
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Just when I thought I had seen it all, read it all and heard it all in the realm of spiritual literature, I came across Simply Spirit by Joseph Eliezer. Unapologetic and edgy, yet deeply comforting and inspiring, this book jolted me into a whole new level of consciousness. I love it here.

— Liora Steiman, MD, MEd in Couns. Psych., Therapist
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Simply Spirit reminds me of the valuable practice and style of the existentialists like Irvin Yalom.

— Dr. M. Hajiazim, Psychiatrist
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I found myself taking frequent breaks to contemplate, reflect and journal on the thought-provoking words of Joseph Eliezer. I could hear and feel his soul through his loving and non-judgmental words. I found myself questioning the very essence of my being and just how and who to “be” in
the world. This book strengthens reflect upon often as I continue along my spiritual journey.

— Jivi Khehra, TV Host of Winds of Change with Jivi.
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by Vancouver Counsellor & Psychotherapist Joseph Eliezer on November 1st, 2011

Fresh spring of warm support

As an avid, "omnivorous" reader, I was thrilled to be given a copy of a newly released book Simply Spirit by Joseph Eliezer.

At first blush, this small book did not appear to be an attention-getter, but rather, a softly presented collection of insights, as offered by a warm, intentional writer. I soon realized that every page was an invitation to sink into thoughtful reflection. At no time did I feel I was being patronized, but rather was being encouraged to bring my own thought processes to bear on my personal journey.

My two copies are picked up and opened randomly. With each re-reading of a passage, a new layer of "ah-has" is brought to mind, and I find myself submerged in a fresh spring of warm support.

— MJA, retired teacher. Amazon review.
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Truly Simply Spirit

Easy to read, easy to understand, and yet there is nothing easy about this book. It'd hit me hard and then comfort me only to hit me again... If you want something to think about deeply, then buy this book. If you want a quick scan through, then don't bother - you'll miss the essence.

— Reader. Amazon review.
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Simply wonderful

This was simply wonderful for the Spiritual primer to be read by all. A guide to life and wisdom!

— Marie. Amazon review.
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SIMPLY SPIRIT is an easy to read awesome book. I LOVE IT!! I love to read books on spirituality but this is by far my favourite. It is packed with wisdom and the insights keep you glued to the book and the next page. It is also very entertaining. A great delight! I can't wait for the next book.

— Lulu.com review
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A very needed book to remind us all how to align ourselves with our best selves and our destinies and live our lives with dignity. The format makes the book so incredibly accessible, yet each page made me stop and reflect deeply on my own values and believes and check in with myself on what I hold dear to my heart. I noticed I was breathing easier after reading it. A great gift.

— Google Books review.

by Vancouver Counsellor & Psychotherapist Joseph Eliezer on November 1st, 2011

These are just some of the stories, reviews and messages that I received from my readers. If you have read the book, you are invited to share yours here.
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Hi Joseph,

I just wanted to thank you for sharing with me your very thoughtful words in your new book. I've always valued a piece of work that inspires others to look inside themselves for their own voice, awakening or mobilizing their own intentions, so your writing has been very meaningful to me. I especially appreciated its ability to both ground me and lift me up to dream. I folded the corners of each page that really resonated within me, only to find that I marked most of the pages!

— Joanna (Email)
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Dear Joseph,

[Your book] is an extraordinary work that is so clearly inspired. I know this because it takes me to a nameless, formless place within me that resonates quietly as I read and ponder. I must admit that I am spell bound by the notion that "Behind every feeling of fear is a seed of love." That is germinating in me deeply as it resonates with my own conviction about the essence of transformation as the release of fear into love. But to honour fear as the genesis and teacher - this is a new and compelling direction for me to move. Thank you again for the gift of this new insight.

— Prof. Michael Hryniuk, Theologian, Author and Educator. (Email)
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Hi Joseph,

...I wanted to say that sometimes I find a books so precious, like a beautiful piece of art, and I so cherish it. I have had some of these books in my life, and, that is what your book is. I take a long time reading them, so slowly so that it is part of my life for a long long time. It is beautiful, and I can see the work that has gone into it. ... Congratulations on its creation, and thank you for this gift to all of us.

— W. (Email)
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This book is pure poetry.

— C. (Email)
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Such Beauty

Your book is wonderful, every time I open it, I feel as though I am sitting beside a warm fire place with a wise old friend and we are sharing our lives.

— Diane Auld RPC, MPCP, HT (Email)
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I can’t read more than one quote or one page per day. There’s too much in it.

— Reader (Email)
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Simply Spirit is so beautifully written. It is real and down to earth, and that’s what I love about it. I keep it by my desk at my office and if I ever need inspiration, I open the book – it doesn’t matter what page I land on, I read the quote, I think about it, it fills me up and I’m good to go.

— Dianne Gilmour, MA, Counsellor (personal note)
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Unbelievable! Beautiful! Raw! Human! Genuine! A Gift!

— G. (Email)
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I have just finished my first read, of many, cover to cover, with a glass of peppermint tea. I have a feeling that this book may accompany me on my journey for years to come. Through my first read, I smiled, I laughed, I teared, I enjoyed.

— C. (Email)
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In my deepest and darkest hours, during the wee hours at the times where I feel most alone, I read this book. It brings me comfort when no one or nothing else can. I am living with cancer, and this book sometimes feels like my only friend.

— Reader (Email)

by Vancouver Counsellor Joseph Eliezer on September 2nd, 2011

A group of wonderful writers started a blog website to share their adventures with each other and the world. I was honoured to be the first guest blogger with the Black Ink, White Paper. They posed a number of interesting questions to me and encouraged me to reflect on such things as what I want to do before I die, what I would be if I weren't a psychotherapist and much more.

I invite you to read through what turned out to be a very personal sharing of myself: Joseph's blog on Black Ink, White Paper.

Sincerely,
Joseph.