Phyllis Edgerly Ring: author, editor, writing tutor
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 “O wayfarer in the path of God! Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its depths.” 

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” 
Carl G. Jung

"Life at First Sight: Discovering the Divine in the Details" by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
from Bahá’í Publishing

Our truest life awaits
in every day and
every moment

Real happiness arises from a heart ready to receive — and recognize — the divine grace that is the source of all life. It offers itself to us in every moment, but also requires our willingness to meet it on its own terms. Our yearning for it underlies all our desires, yet a thousand worldly things can distract us from it.

In this collection of essays, Phyllis Ring encourages searching for the glimpses of this truest life —our spiritual one — in every day and moment. When we apply this kind of “first sight” to our daily interactions, activities, and surroundings, our mere efforts to “see” in this way help us feel happier. They also inspire choices that help advance happiness in the world around us.

"Life at First Sight captures the web of meaning that unites and sustains all of human life. These sparkling essays remind us that the spiritual side of life is not a luxury or an optional nicety, but utterly crucial.  At this moment in history, no message is more vital.”

~ Larry Dossey, MD
Author:  The Power of Premonitions and
The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

   "These essays are a treasure, especially as they pursue the journey of the human spirit through the perils — and joys — of 'the road not taken.' This is the sort of book that will warm, celebrate and console the reader on a sour day. The book is lovingly written and beautifully conceived, and dares to approach the practical reality of the spiritual life."

~ Dolores Kendrick
Poet Laureate, District of Columbia,
Author: Why the Woman is Singing on the Corner,
and Now Is the Thing to Praise

"Phyllis Ring writes with a deep sense of soul.  Her work carries the essence of a personal touch for each reader.  As a former high-school English teacher, I imagined the delight with which my students would have responded to Ring’s prose/poetic blending of sensitive and emotional sharings.  Would that every student could have audience with Phyllis Ring’s gift of a full life, expressed in such rich language.  As with any extraordinary discovery, I will read and re-read Ring’s work."

~Lyonel B. Tracy, Ed.D.
Commissioner of Education, State of New Hampshire

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