Pulling a raisin out of a two-year-old’s nose probably wasn’t on Buddha’s path to enlightenment

By Polly Campbell

Viva Editions, $15.95, 282 pages

Imperfect Spirituality is filled with practical tips and dozens of examples that will encourage readers to boost their optimism, live free of worry, and embrace their authentic selves, with the goal of reaching true enlightenment. Campbell believes that for people in the western world, the largest obstacle to enlightenment is an obsession with perfection, inherited from their Calvinistic forbears. This obsession prevents them from achieving enlightenment and their full potential. Imperfect Spirituality posits that the path to enlightenment begins exactly where you are right now – every moment of our lives is a sacred opportunity to be present and to increase our capacity to give and receive love. Opening this book at any page will provide readers with stories and practical tips that illuminate a path to enlightenment.

Reviewed by Hazel Westly

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Polly-Campbell-Author1-200x300Polly Campbell is creator of the blog Imperfect Spirituality, a successful freelance writer and public speaker, wife, and mother of 6 year old daughter. Her writing has also appeared in the Huffington Post, and the Daily Om. For over 25 years, Campbell’s work has focused primarily on personal development, specifically in showing readers how to integrate everyday moments with traditional spiritual techniques to increase their personal growth and well-being. Campbell’s own well being has never been something she has been able to take for granted; at age two, she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and has lived with pain every day of her life.