Peoples around the world rely on stories for meaning, healing, and community building. The same tales are told again and again to bind everyone together in the face of hardships and the unknown. Reliance upon stories as a source of truth and wisdom is universal, crossing all cultures and religions. In this book Megan McKenna has gathered tales from the Hebrew scriptures, the Christian gospels, Sufi mysticism, Native American traditions, and Eastern religions that take us to the deep places inside where the soul comes alive. St. Bernard of Clairvaux once said, "If you wish to see, listen." Reading the stories in this collection enables us to immerse ourselves in the waters of the imagination and to appreciate the intertwining of matter and spirit. In addition, stories by McKenna and Cowan challenge us to reverence mystery, honor life, and practice compassion. This wise book demonstrates that storytelling is good medicine.