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The Winds of Homecoming

Transforming Loss and Loneliness Into Solitude

Christopher Goodchild


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'It is rare for me to support a book that I feel confident is truly worth a reader's attention and re-reading. It is beautifully crafted and full of a heart's intelligence. Clearly it comes from years of experience and deep reflection. It will take you to a healing place in yourself and inspire you to live with all your talents and limitations.' Thomas Moore, author of Care of the SoulWritten in the true spirit of the wounded healer, The Winds of Homecoming draws from and is enriched by the poetry and writings of Rainer Maria Rilke. These fifty short meditative reflections offer you hope and inspiration to embrace your loss and loneliness, transforming what is limiting and restrictive into something freeing and infinitely expansive. Through his writing, Christopher Goodchild walks alongside us, not in his role as spiritual guide, but as a fellow-traveller, writing from a deeply human place of vulnerability. He does not just tell us how to sit in the contemplative fire and be transformed, he shows us. He shows us by the life he has lived, and continues to live. Christopher's latest book, written with his characteristic lyricism and tender-hearted, compassionate observations on the human condition, is enhanced by four evocative woodcuts by Kent Ambler. Allow the Winds of Homecoming to guide you home.

Christian Alternative, 9781789045635, 168pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2021

About the Author

Christopher Goodchild is a Quaker, Ignatian spiritual director, teacher of the Alexander Technique and author of A Painful Gift and Unclouded by Longing. Based in London, he has a deep interest in eastern philosophy and the Christian contemplative tradition. He loves walking in both remote and urban areas and is known for writing from various locations in the wild. He is a keen supporter of Wealdstone, his childhood football team.